How to Get Started with Raising Peafowl

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

How to get started with raising Peafowl. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Peafowls are not picky eaters. Like chickens, they will eat just about anything. You should feed chicks a medicated starter during the first 6 months, ideally mixed with a gamebird starter. A starter feed should contain about 20-24% protein. They may also need grit if …


NMPF Offers Toolbox to Dairy Farmers

Clint Thompson Dairy

Now that USDA has announced a new round of disaster assistance to agricultural producers with CFAP-2, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has created a resource guide to help dairy farmers understand and apply for the program. The toolbox includes a breakdown of what the latest Coronavirus Food Assistance Program includes for dairy, as well as a link to relevant …

GDA Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings to Resume

Clint Thompson Georgia

Due to COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) had to suspend its Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings. But according to Education and Outreach Associate, Elizabeth Danforth, the trainings will resume next month, but will be held online. For more information and registration please visit, 

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Alabama Cattlemen Assist Members After the Storm

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

Hurricane Sally, the slow-moving Category 2 storm, made landfall in Baldwin County, Ala. early last Wednesday morning. Much of agriculture across that area was affected. According to Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Director, Erin Beasley, that includes cattle producers and many members of the Association traveled to the Southern part of the state this past weekend to help. For more …


USDA Seeks Comments on Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Rainfall Index Insurance Program

Clint Thompson USDA

The Department of Agriculture seeks public comments on recommended improvements to the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Rainfall Index Crop Insurance Program by Nov. 5, 2020.  USDA’s Risk Management Agency contracted for an independent evaluation of the program to determine its effectiveness as a risk management tool for livestock producers. RMA Administrator Martin Barbre says, “We want to be sure that the …


How Peanuts Fare Under CFAP-2

Clint Thompson Coronavirus, Peanuts

Last Friday it was announced that up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers facing market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19 could sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) starting today, Sept. 21. Tyron Spearman explains how peanuts fare under this new round of CFAP.


NCBA Providing Specific Information on CFAP-2

Clint Thompson Cattle

Many agricultural groups are pleased with the announcement late last week that sign-up began today for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program-2 (CFAP-2). One of those groups is the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and its Executive Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck, explains what round two of CFAP looks like for cattle producers. Beck notes they have more specific information …