Vilsack: ‘Don’t Lose Sight of Farm Families’

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Legislative

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made a plea to the Senate Ag Appropriations Committee in an effort to get help for the nation’s farmers and ranchers who are struggling. The committee met this week to review President Biden’s budget proposal for the Department of Agriculture. “I represented farmers during the 1980s as a small-town lawyer. I can tell you the pain. I can …


AFBF Applauds SEC Deadline Extension

Dan Agri-Business

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) extended the deadline for public comment on its proposal to require U.S.-listed companies to disclose a range of climate-related risks and greenhouse gas emissions. The comment period expired in April but now is extended to June 17. The proposal would require public companies to report on Scope 3 emissions, which are the result …

Nominate an Ally for Agriculture

Dan Agri-Business

You have an opportunity to help honor a person in the agriculture industry with the Allies for Agriculture bimonthly award from UPL. Listen to the report: “Allies for Agriculture is a program that UPL and some of our industry partners put together to come in and recognize those people in our food production system that really contribute. They’re those unsung …

Phase 1

Phase 1 NEPA Revisions Met with Criticism from Farm Groups

Dan Agri-Business, Regulation

Last week, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced their final adjustments to portions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Several ag groups have raised concern about the Phase 1 NEPA revisions and the negative impact it will have on agriculture. The latest revisions would effectively reverse the amendments made in 2020, which was the first comprehensive update in …

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COUNTRY Financial Provides Tips for Storm Season Preparation

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Field Crops, Livestock

While many think about the storms we’ve seen this spring, Georgia is prone to storms all year. Farmers are encouraged to take time to think about what their families and/or employees should do in the event of a weather-related emergency. Bart Hester, COUNTRY Financial insurance agency owner based in Moultrie, GA. talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about this. They …


Ag Aviation Group Cautions Drone Operators on Ag Operations

Dan Agri-Business, Technology

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is asking drone operators to be mindful of low altitude manned agricultural aircraft operations. With the growing season getting underway, those operations will increase across the nation. Agricultural aviators treat 127 million acres of cropland in the United States each year and perform a variety of services that help farmers increase productivity and protect …

Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Continues Getting Closer to President’s Desk?

Dan Agri-Business, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last week the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 was unanimously approved during a voice vote of the U.S. Senate. A version of the legislation was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives late last year. Final negotiations will take place before a final bill can be sent to President Joe Biden for a signature. “AFBF appreciates the unanimous vote in …


Biden’s 2023 Budget Proposal: Ag and Rural Funds

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Industry

President Joe Biden unveiled his budget proposal for fiscal year 2023, Monday. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the President’s budget provides USDA with “the tools needed to support a vibrant, revitalized, and prosperous rural America.” The budget includes more than $10 million for oversight and enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act as well as money to support innovation in …

National Ag Day

Celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 22

Dan Agri-Business, Education

Tuesday, March 22 is National Agriculture Day, a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and many others across the country take time to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. While various events will take place across the county, one big event being held in Washington D.C. is “Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall”. Many exhibits …