Alabama cattle producers interested in farm diversification are invited to attend the Stocker Cattle Short Course on July 15 at the Greensboro Recreational Center in Greensboro, Alabama. The day-long stocker management course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes lunch.
The top-notch speaker line up will allow farmers to get answers from experienced industry representatives in a regional setting. Course topics are designed to educate participants on stocker management principles, feedlots, economics, nutrition, health and marketing.
Registration for the free conference ends July 8th. To learn more click here.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 – Today, during National Pollinator Week and in advance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) seventh annual Pollinator Week Festival, the USDA is announcing two initiatives in support of the President’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators, announced just over one year ago. A review of USDA’s most popular conservation program found that farmers and ranchers Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been announced that an agreement has been reached on legislation from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) that would set a national standard for the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. Tyron Spearman has more.
National Pollinator Week continues through Sunday and during this special week, AgNet Media’s Corryn LaRue has a story about how a merger between two bee groups will mean more ease for researchers and more funding for projects within the industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says direct payments made to farmers are expected to increase roughly 31 percent this year to $13.9 billion. Direct farm program payments are those paid directly by the U.S. Government to farmers and include fixed payments, crop price and revenue-based payments, and other payments such as Read the rest of this entry »
More than 470 seed industry professionals from across the nation gathered in Portland, Oregon June 18-22 for a joint Annual Convention of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Oregon Seed Association. ASTA’s Annual Convention brings together the association’s diverse membership to tackle the collective issues confronting the seed industry today. During the meeting, ASTA elected its 2016-2017 officer team which will continue to drive the association’s five year Strategic Plan, focusing strongly on advocacy, efficiency of operations, and internal and external communications. Read the rest of this entry »