Freeze Those Summer Strawberries for Delicious Flavor All Year Long

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to freeze your summer strawberries for flavor all year long. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you don’t want those summer strawberries to go to waste, there’s a way to make them last all season long. Freeze them so you’ll have delicious fruit for smoothies, desserts, and more. The most common way to freeze strawberries is …

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Livestock Market Report Week Ending 6-18-2021

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended June 18, 2021, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ending June 18, 2021, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,800 head compared to 11,984 last week and …

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USDA to Invest $5 Million in Wetland Mitigation Banks

Dan USDA-NRCS, Water, Wetland

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an investment up to $5 million in the Wetland Mitigation Banking Program (WMBP). It is a grant program that supports the development of mitigation banks for use by agricultural producers seeking to maintain eligibility for USDA programs. Funds are available to Tribes, government entities, nonprofits, and other organizations. “Wetlands are critical to our efforts …


Vilsack Weighs in on PSA Investigator Bill

Dan Beef, Cattle, Legislative, Livestock, Marketing, Regulation, USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack weighed in this week on a bill to create a Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA) investigator at USDA to boost price discovery and transparency in the highly concentrated livestock sector. He says a Packers and Stockyards Act investigator could be part of broader USDA action to deal with unfair market practices harming small independent producers. “I …


Senate Ag Scheduled Hearing on Cattle Markets

Dan Cattle, Legislative

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow Thursday announced a hearing titled “Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to Consumer.” The Michigan Democrat, along with the committee’s ranking Republican John Boozman of Arkansas, scheduled the hearing for the afternoon of Wednesday, June 23. Cattle market transparency is a priority for cattle producers as disruptions in the market, along with …

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Common Backyard Weeds You Can Actually Eat

Dan This Land of Ours

Some common backyard weeds that you can actually eat. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Backyard weeds are on eye sore and a nuisance.  But one way of getting rid of them is adding them to you dinner plate! Whether you have a large yard, a raised-bed garden, or even a simpler container garden, chances are you’ll have at least …


NCBA President Discusses “Product of the USA” at FCA Convention

Dan Cattle, Florida, USDA-FSIS

The 2021 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention has been taking place this week in Marco Island, Florida and one person attending is National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Jerry Bohn. NCBA recently filed a petition with the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to eliminate the use of “Product of the USA” (POTUSA) and other broad U.S. origin labeling claims for beef products that are …

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Produce Industry Returning to In-Person to Washington Conference

Dan Field Crops, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Members of the produce industry will come together face-to-face at the 2021 Annual Washington Conference on September 20-22 in Washington, D.C. “After a year of virtual events, we’re thrilled to bring our industry back together in person for one of the most important events of the year,” says United Fresh Chairman Danny Dumas. “It’s our opportunity to explain our challenges …