NCGA, BASF Announce 16th Annual Scholarship Program

Dan Corn, Education, Field Crops, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), This Land of Ours

A scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students who are passionate about agriculture. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and BASF have partnered for another year to provide scholarships to undergraduate students passionate about agriculture. Over the past sixteen years, more than 80 undergraduate students have received scholarship funds to aid them in pursuing …

Working to Strengthen Agriculture’s Talent Pipeline

Dan Agri-Business, This Land of Ours

Working to strengthen the future of ag. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Agriculture Future of America and the National FFA Organization made their partnership official. The groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding during AFA’s Leaders Conference in November. The MOU cements the bond that existed between the two groups and underscores a shared commitment to developing and …


Consider Composting for Holiday Leftovers

Dan Environment, This Land of Ours

What to do instead of tossing those holiday leftovers that were “leftover” too long. Consider composting practices and the gift that keeps on giving. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Are there some Thanksgiving leftovers that will stick around in the refrigerator too long? Experts at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences suggest you …

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Turkey Industry Less Dependent on Holiday Whole Bird Sales

Dan Commodities, Economy, Poultry, This Land of Ours

Why Thanksgiving isn’t quite as vital as it used to be for the turkey industry. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The turkey industry is less dependent on holiday whole bird sales these days. USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam explains. “The turkey industry has diversified in terms of providing more products, either in the sense of ground turkey …

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National Christmas Tree Tour

Dan Forestry, This Land of Ours

The nation’s Christmas Tree is on tour. That’s coming up on This Land Of Ours. The 2023 U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree has been named “wa’feem’tekwi” by the Shawnee Tribe. The name means “bright tree” in the Shawnee language and is pronounced phonetically “wa thame tech we”. Now on its home stretch of its month-long tour, of its home state. …

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Dental Care in Rural Areas

Dan This Land of Ours

A USDA grant to bring better dental care to rural areas. Gary Crawford tells us more in today’s This Land of Ours report. “It’s an extraordinary opportunity for us to make sure that people living in rural and remote areas have access to the healthcare, the dental care and the mental healthcare that they need,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack …


FAO Predicts Decline International Foodstuffs Trade

Dan Exports/Imports, This Land of Ours, Trade

Will the international food trade see a decline? That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) predicts a declining international trade in foodstuffs for multiple reasons. While the organization’s latest forecasts point to favorable production outlooks for most basic foodstuffs, global food production systems remain vulnerable to several risks. Those challenges include …