Combine Sales Rise While Tractor Sales Drop in October

Dan Agri-Business, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Economy, This Land of Ours

A look at trends in ag equipment sales. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Combine harvester sales showed double-digit gains during October in North America. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says all tractor sales fell in the U.S. and Canada. The latest AEM report says total U.S. ag equipment unit sales stayed above the five-year average for the …


CAB Awards $70,000 in Scholarship Funds

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education, This Land of Ours

An ag organization helping students pay for school. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Certified Angus Beef (CAB) awarded an annual record of $70,000 in scholarships to 20 students pursuing careers at the ranch, in meat science, in a research lab, or supporting agricultural business and marketing. The Colvin Scholarship Fund recognizes students for the commitment and energy …

holiday favorites

Who Grows Our Holiday Favorites?

Dan This Land of Ours

A look at where our holiday favorites come from. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Among the many traditions of the holiday season is the opportunity to make some of our favorite holiday dishes. The USDA is reminding everyone to thank a farmer at this time of year, and take a look at where all that food on your family …

healthier school meals

USDA Investing Funds in Healthier School Meals

Dan Education, Funding, This Land of Ours

The USDA is investing funds for healthier school meals. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service launched a new initiative for healthier school meals through a $50 million grant opportunity. It will support collaboration with the food industry to develop nutritious and appetizing school meals for students. “We’re investing in innovative solutions and challenging …

SNAP participation

SNAP Participation Varied Across States from 2019 to 2021

Dan This Land of Ours, USDA-ERS

A look at SNAP participation. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. In fiscal year 2021, USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program served an average of 41.5 million people monthly. USDA’s Economic Research Service Wednesday reported the 2021 figure is an increase of about 5.8 million per month compared with fiscal year 2019. SNAP participation increased nationwide during the COVID-19 …


USDA Prospective Customer Survey

Dan This Land of Ours

The USDA is seeking information on prospective customers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Producers can now take a nationwide survey to help the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) improve and increase access to its programs and services for America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest managers. The survey gathers feedback on programs and services available through USDA’s Farm Service …

grain shipments

Mississippi River Grain Shipments Down 78 Percent

Dan Corn, Economy, Exports/Imports, This Land of Ours, USDA-AMS, Wheat

Drought continues to cause a major slowdown in shipping. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) says the number of grain barges being unloaded in New Orleans during September and October dropped significantly. An AMS report says the number of barges is 20-30 percent lower than in recent years. The slowdown coincides with …

plant based products

Plant Based Products Council Announces First Annual Industry Conference

Dan This Land of Ours

A new conference is set for the plant based products industry. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) announced its first annual conference. The PBPC 2023 Annual Conference: Circular Solutions, will explore the innovations, business models, and policies influencing the entire lifecycle of bioproducts in the promotion of a more circular economy. Attendees …


Culver’s Launches Farmer Appreciation Contest

Dan This Land of Ours

A restaurant chain is honoring farmers. That’s coming up in This Land of Ours. Culver’s this week launched “To Farmers With Love,” a farmer appreciation contest. The contest is an opportunity for individuals to nominate a farmer in their life to win a generous prize package as part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project. Fifteen winning farmers will receive a …