thanksgiving

Thanksgiving on the Farm

Dan Agri-Business, General

As we enjoy our Thanksgiving meal today, we thank farmers not only here in the Southeast, but across the country. And with that in mind, Mark Oppold takes a break today from providing market news to bring us a poem he wrote for this special holiday.

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Most Electric Vehicles Don’t Have AM Radio, A Problem for Farmers

Dan Agri-Business, General

People shopping for electric vehicles will see that most don’t have AM radio, and it’s a move not sitting well with rural farm broadcasters. Nathan Simington is a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission who spoke to broadcasters at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual convention. He brought a unique perspective to the topic after growing up on a …

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Inflation Boosting Prices, Lowering Sales of Organic Products

Dan General

Inflation is impacting the organic industry. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Ongoing inflation resulted in higher retail prices of organic fresh produce during the third quarter of this year. The Organic Produce Network says that generated a 4.1 percent increase in total organic dollars but also contributed to a decline of 4.5 percent in organic volume compared …

Florida on Alert as Hurricane Ian Threatens

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Hemp, Herbs, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Pollinators, Poultry, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Weather

(NSF/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Sept. 26, 2022) — Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians to be aware of local evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian is expected to strengthen into a “major” storm in the eastern Gulf of Mexico as early as Tuesday. DeSantis said during a media briefing just before noon Monday that Ian will bring heavy rain, strong winds, flash flooding, storm surges …

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New Biobased Product Program

Dan General

A new program that promotes biobased products. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The USDA is accepting applications for a new pilot program created under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that supports the development of biobased products. These products have lower carbon footprints and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials, which creates new revenue streams for farmers. …

honeybees

Problems Continue for Honeybees

Dan General

Honeybees are vital for much of our food, but they continue to struggle. That’s today’s This Land of Ours. Pollinators are currently in the spotlight, as it is National Pollinator Week. We checked in with beekeeper and former president of the American Beekeeping Federation, Gene Brandi, who said there are still problems for honeybees. “Honeybees in the USA are still …