Farm Bureau Shines Innovation Spotlight on Ag

Dan Agri-Business, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), This Land of Ours

Shining a spotlight on innovative startups in ag. That’s coming up on This Land of ours. The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is shining a spotlight on start-up companies focused on advancing agricultural innovation by naming the top 10 teams in the 2024 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. “The future of American agriculture is bright due …

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World Food Prices Lower in August

Dan Commodities, Economy, This Land of Ours

World food prices were lower last month. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index averaged 121.4 points in August, a 2.6-point drop from July, reversing the rebound registered that month. The August drop pushed the index 38 points lower than its peak reached in March 2022. The overall drop was …


Another Challenge to GMOs

Dan Field Crops, Genetically Modified, This Land of Ours

There’s another challenge to GMOs. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Center for Food Safety filed a legal appeal (.pdf) against the USDA in response to its genetically engineered labeling rules. The organization says those rules do not mandate clear on-package food labeling and allow unlabeled hidden GMOs to proliferate in the U.S. food marketplace. The CFS …


Ag Market Growth Ahead

Dan Agri-Business, Commodities, Economy, Genetically Modified, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Taking a look at the projected growth for ag markets. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Business Research Company’s latest look into the growth of agricultural markets shows big jumps ahead. The global agriculture market is projected to reach a substantial size of just over $19.8 billion by 2027, with a robust Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) …

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22007 Program Eligibility

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, This Land of Ours

Who could be eligible to apply for assistance from the 22007 Program? Gary Crawford tells us in today’s This Land of Ours report. Have you been discriminated against in the past by USDA lending and other farm programs? If so, there was a program of financial assistance, you might need to look into the 22007 program. “This program is designed …

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September is Food Safety Education Month

Dan Agri-Business, This Land of Ours, USDA-FDA

There’s no better time to learn about food safety than during National Food Safety Education Month. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emphasizes the importance of food safety, particularly for groups at high-risk of getting sick due to foodborne illness (also known as food poisoning).  Every year, 1 in …


USDA Getting Word Out About 22007 Financial Assistance Program

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Funding, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), This Land of Ours, USDA-NRCS

If you’ve been discriminated against in the past by USDA, officials want you to know about a special program of financial assistance. Gary Crawford has the story coming up on This Land of Ours. If you are a farmer or a forest landowner who feels USDA has in the past discriminated against you in its farm programs, you may be …


Stump Buster Brings Observation to Prevent Forest Disease and Wildfire

Dan Forestry, This Land of Ours

A long time U.S. Forest Service pathologist uses decades of observation of local forests to determine threats of disease, invasive pests, and wildfire. Rod Bain has the story coming up on This Land of Ours. A 55-year career for US Forest Service pathologist Martin MacKenzie has earned him several titles such as professional observer and stump-buster for his ability to …