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Rural Issues that Could Impact Agriculture

Dan General

During the recent Rural Prosperity Summit, one man told attendees there are nine global trends that are impacting rural areas and urged everyone to work toward finding solutions rather than dismissing them. Tyron Spearman has the story.


A Day to Give Thanks

Dan General

On this Thanksgiving Day, Tyron Spearman takes time to look at the history of the annual holiday, and how folks here in the United States are not the only ones celebrating this day of giving thanks.


Legislation to Preserve Family Farms Introduced in Congress

Dan General, Legislative

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has announced they strongly support new legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Jimmy Panetta of California and Jackie Walorski from Indiana. NCBA notes the “Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019” is important bipartisan legislation that would expand IRS Code Section 2032A to allow more farmers and ranchers to take advantage of the special use valuation …

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Food Trends 2020: Meal Kits, Convenience Store Nutrition and Drinkable Collagen

Dan General, Industry News Release

(UF/IFAS) — Most people think of collagen as a protein used for cosmetic purposes that you get in a jar, but prepare for drinkable collagen. If you think that’s interesting, try going online to order meal kits – full of just-the-right ingredients for the dishes you want to prepare. Those are a couple of the fearless forecasts from UF/IFAS faculty …


Voting Continues for FSA County Committee Elections

Dan General

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently mailed ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce said the county committee system is very important to administering FSA programs. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by Dec. 2, 2019. According to Fordyce, eligible …


USDA Promoting No-Till November

Dan General, USDA-NRCS

USDA is once again celebrating No-Till November. This fall, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging America’s agricultural producers to keep the stubble and give their farm a more rugged, natural look. While many farmers till during the fall, NRCS notes the reasons not to do so. They note that No-till improves soil health by not disturbing soil microbiology, …

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House Agriculture Committee Approves Bipartisan CFTC Reauthorization

Dan Economy, General, Industry News Release

The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 4895, a bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Ranking Member Austin Scott (GA-8) released the following remarks upon passage: “This reauthorization provides the CFTC with the tools it needs to successfully regulate the U.S. derivatives market, safeguard consumers, …

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Enhancing Your Landscape with Garden Stones

Dan General

Cathy Isom takes you into your gardens and landscape by filling you in about using garden stones to enhance your space. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Garden stones are the perfect way to enhance your space, and the right stones will boost your home’s appearance.  Landscaping stones are a great way to personalize your garden. Furthermore, they’re …

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Voting Begins for 2019 FSA County Committee Elections

Dan General, Industry News Release

Eligible Voters to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 4 (USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections. “Our county committee members play a key role in our efforts to provide assistance to producers,” said FSA Administrator …