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USDA Investment in Conservation Projects

Dan Conservation, Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG), Environment, This Land of Ours, USDA-NRCS

A new investment in conservation projects. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $90 million in 53 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) projects, which support the development of new tools, approaches, practices and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands. This year, increased funds were available because of President Biden’s …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 07-19-2024

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended July 19, 2024, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions, for the week ended- July 19, 2024, receipts at 16 markets totaled 11,571 head compared to 12,970 last week and 12,814 last …

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Farm Groups Want Changes to SAF Tax

Dan Agri-Business, Biofuels/Energy, Economy, Energy

Top farm groups want improvements in the administration’s sustainable aviation or clean fuel tax credit, shortcomings they say could put the benefits “out of reach for many farmers.” The American Farm Bureau, the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association, and the National Farmers Union wrote to the Department of the Treasury and the White House budget office, OMB. …


Georgia FFA Member is an American Star Farmer Finalist

Dan Education, Georgia

The National FFA Organization has announced the 16 finalists for its 2024 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience.  The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. The award recognizes FFA members who have developed outstanding agricultural skills and …


Independent Study Finds Economic Benefits to Beef Checkoff

Dan Beef, Cattle, Marketing

According to a recent independent economic study, U.S. cattle producers get back $13.41 for each dollar they invest into the national Beef Checkoff program. Dr. Harry M. Kaiser of Cornell University conducted the evaluation. Bottom-line, he said, there are a couple of indications he gets from the study. “These programs tend to have very high ROIs, which is indicative of …


NCBA Looking for Singers to Enter Anthem Contest

Dan National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), This Land of Ours

It could be your time in the spotlight at the next cattle convention. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. It’s time to warm up those vocal cords. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is looking for the next singing sensation to open CattleCon 2025 in San Antonio, Texas, next February 4-6. The 12th annual NCBA National Anthem Contest …

Rep. Scott Warns if More Funding Taken Away from Production Ag in Next Farm Bill

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC)

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission, along with peanut organizations from neighboring states, is celebrating and learning more about peanuts at this week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Members from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association and Mississippi Peanut Growers Association are also in attendance. Talks have put the current crop under the spotlight …

Southern Peanut Growers Conference In Full Swing

Will Jordan General

The Southern Peanut Grower’s Conference is this week in Savannah, GA. Tyron Spearman reports on what producers from across the south can expect. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024