Tight Supply of Christmas Trees

Dan Forestry, This Land of Ours

What’s the story behind the recent very tight supplies of real Christmas trees? Gary Crawford tells us in today’s This Land of Ours. Shop early to find that perfect Christmas tree before they’re all gone. Shoppers are hearing that message a lot this year, but why? Well, Tim O’Connor with the National Christmas Tree Association says most growers these days …


New Nutritional Campaign Launches on Wheat

Dan This Land of Ours, Wheat

Why you may be hearing more about the nutritional benefits of wheat. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Consumers want nutrition information, so the Wheat Foods Council (WFC) is launching a social media campaign that educates fitness professionals and trainers about the benefits of wheat foods in healthy diets. U.S. Wheat Associates and the WFC are both farmer-led …


U.S. Farmers at COP28

Dan This Land of Ours

U.S. farmers are involved in international climate change conversations at COP28. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Several U.S. farm representatives will be on hand during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP28, to express agriculture’s important role in climate mitigation efforts. “We’ll have a number of opportunities both through our direct involvement as a member …

National Christmas Tree

National Christmas Tree Now on Display

Dan Forestry, This Land of Ours

A holiday tradition is now on display at the nation’s capitol. Rod Bain has more coming up on This Land of Ours. This 2023 holiday season will kick-off with the National Christmas Tree Lighting! This beloved American tradition, presented by the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Park Foundation (NPF), will feature musical performances and the official lighting of the …


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 …