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USDA Income Projection Indicators

Dan Economy, This Land of Ours

How does USDA get its income projections? That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. USDA projects farm income categories down for 2024. USDA research economist Carrie Litkowski explained some of the indicators during a session at the USDA Ag Outlook Forum. “There are multiple factors that are contributing to this expectation for lower income in 2024. First, cash receipts …

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New Era of Growth for Clean Fuels

Dan Biofuels/Energy, This Land of Ours

It’s a new era for clean fuels. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Clean Fuels Alliance America welcomed almost 850 attendees from over 20 countries to its Clean Fuels Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. It was a chance to connect with key players in the biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel industries. Clean Fuels CEO Donnell Rehagen …

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USDA Helping Small Farms

Dan Agri-Business, Conservation, Economy, Environment, Funding, Greenhouse Gas, This Land of Ours

How the USDA is helping small farms. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Testifying before the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack listed several ways the USDA is helping small and mid-sized farms. “Climate Amart Agriculture Commodity initiative helping smaller-sized producers get a value-added proposition. Having farmers qualify for ecosystem service markets and when they do …

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USDA Releases 2022 Census of Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture, This Land of Ours, USDA-NASS

Results from the new census of ag. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) this week announced the 2022 Census of Agriculture results. The information collected directly from producers shows a continued decline in the total number of U.S. farms. However, the data also show a rise in the number of new …


Pest Prevention Projects and PPA 7721

Dan Pest/Pest Control, This Land of Ours, USDA-APHIS

Projects to prevent plant pests. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Over 370 projects across U.S states and territories are funded as part of a USDA program focused on plant pest and disease defense. Samantha Simon of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service tells us about the USDA program designed to support state efforts. “It grants USDA …


Americans Serving Wings for the Big Game

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Wings are on the menu for the big game this weekend. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us, there’s no hotter time for chicken wings. According to the National Chicken Council’s 2024 Wing Report, Americans will devour 1.45 billion wings while watching Kansas City and San …


Grocery Prices Staying Higher

Dan Commodities, Economy, This Land of Ours

A look at the higher prices in grocery stores. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Many grocery prices remain high and could go even higher according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). AFBF Economist Bernt Nelson says input costs and general inflation are among the main culprits. “Across the board, with our grocery prices, we’re still seeing …


America’s Biggest Landowners

Dan This Land of Ours

Who are the nation’s biggest landowners? That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Land Report Research Team issued it’s “Land Report 100” and detailed America’s largest landowners. It shows that as of 2021, America’s largest landowner is named Red Emmerson. He and his family own just over 2.4 million acres in California, Oregon, and Washington through their timber …