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National Ag Day Reminds Us of the Enormous Impact of Agriculture on Our Daily Lives

Dan Education, General, Industry News Release

When most people walk into a grocery store, the shelves are stocked year-round with all the food they want, so they might not consider the origins of their food. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, said it’s critical to know the origins of our food supply, and not just the sake of being aware. “As …


Responsibilities of New Under Secretary Northey

Dan General

Bill Northey, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, was officially sworn in last night in Iowa. But some wonder what this newly created position actually entails. Deputy Ag Secretary Steve Censky outlines some of the duties for new USDA Under Secretary. Responsibilities of New Under Secretary Northey

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National Farm Machinery Show Sets Record

Dan General

Increase in Attendance, Ticket Sales and Exhibitors The 2018 edition of the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) closed Saturday with an increase in attendance and ticket sales, and a record number of new exhibitors and exhibit sales. Over 314,000 attendees packed the Kentucky Exposition Center for the four-day event that celebrated 53 years of providing the agricultural industry’s latest and …


E-Verify Could Mean Trouble for Growers

Abbey Taylor General

E-verify was once a part of U.S. Congressman Goodlatte’s Agriculture Guestworker Act (AG Act), but now e-verify is a standalone piece of legislation. According to Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, this separation could mean trouble for growers. Wolfe compares e-verify to a digital I-9 form. “It’s (e-verify) the online, instant feedback equivalent to 1-9. We’ve all filled out …

Agri View: California Farming a Different Business

Dan General

Everett Griner talks about California farming being a different business in today’s Agri View. California Farming a Different Business You know the picture of farming in California is rather a confusing one. One agri-official put it this way. “California is the most expensive place to farm in the whole country. Maybe the whole world.” You know it is a state …


Perdue Speaks at AFBF Convention

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Also appearing on the American Farm Bureau Convention program this past weekend was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.  Tyron Spearman reports that Perdue said the Trump administration is “rolling back onerous regulations” at USDA and all across the federal government. Perdue Speaks at AFBF Convention