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Catastrophic Losses Ahead After Texas Wildfires

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Forestry, This Land of Ours

Catastrophic losses from the Texas wildfires. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller announced his agency’s commitment to providing support to the state’s producers as they deal with the aftermath of devastating wildfires in the Texas Panhandle. The Smokehouse Creek Fire has burned through almost 1,700 square miles of land, making it the largest …

AgNet Weekly: Brian Kuehl on Ag Tax Bill and Future of the Farm Bill

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly

We’re reporting from Commodity Classic this week, where Sabrina talks with Brian Kuehl about a tax bill that’s important to agriculture and the future of the farm bill.  Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture nationwide. Host Sabrina Halvorson is a 30-year media veteran known nationally for her award-winning, balanced, and accurate reporting. For more than …

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Nearly 20% of Shoppers Purchase Groceries Online

Dan Economy, This Land of Ours

Checking in on who’s checking out groceries online. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Are you turning to online shopping for your groceries? More people are these days. Nearly 20 percent of shoppers bought their groceries online in 2022. That’s according to newly released data from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). Of that 20 percent, nearly half bought …

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Nature Connects Us Campaign Launches

Dan Forestry, This Land of Ours

A new campaign to connect us to nature. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The National Forest Foundation and USDA’s Forest Service Monday announced the launch of “Nature Connects Us.” The outreach campaign aims to awaken and strengthen our connection to national forests and grasslands. The campaign is grounded in honoring ancestral tribal homelands through respectful and mindful …

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Funding Announced for Renewable Tech in Ag

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, Technology, This Land of Ours

Funding the future of ag tech. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Department of Agriculture and the Energy Department this week launched a new initiative to help farmers cut costs and increase income using underutilized renewable technologies. Through the Rural and Agricultural Income & Savings from Renewable Energy initiative, USDA is setting an initial goal of helping …

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Cell-Cultured Meat Labeling Questions

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Livestock, Research

As advances in cell cultured meat continue, the questions around labeling the final product are growing. At last week’s USDA Agriculture Outlook Forum session on cell cultured meat, an audience member wondered how far labeling will go.   “Are we looking at a future where you’re going to have to have a cultured label and a conventional? And also are …

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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 …