Eating Almonds Before Meals May Help Lower Blood Sugar

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Tree Nuts

Eating a handful of this nut before meals may help lower blood sugar. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Two new research studies with almonds, one conducted over three days and the other over three months, demonstrated benefits to blood sugar control for Asian Indians with prediabetes and overweight/obesity – and the three-month almond intervention broke new ground, …

AgNet Weekly: Court Ruling on WOTUS, Black Vulture Relief Act Introduced

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly, Cattle, Legislative, WOTUS Act

This week NCBA Chief Council Mary-Thomas Hart joins us to talk about the latest development in the WOTUS saga, after a split ruling in Texas. We also talk to Sigrid Johannes, Director of Government Affairs for NCBA and the Public Lands Council, about the Black Vulture Relief Act.   Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture …

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Vilsack Announces School Lunch Actions

Dan Education, This Land of Ours, USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making another investment in school lunch programs. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The USDA announced several actions to expand support for and access to the school meal programs, including awarding $50 million in grants that will increase collaboration between schools, food producers and suppliers, and other partners to develop nutritious, …

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USDA Central America-Dominican Republic Trade Mission

Dan Agri-Business, Exports/Imports, This Land of Ours, Trade

USDA leaders visit Panama for a trade mission. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor arrived in Panama City Monday to launch a regional agribusiness trade mission. Taylor and the trade delegation on the trip look to develop stronger ties and build economic partnerships between the United …


AFBF Hails Bipartisan Effort to Freeze Wage Rate

Dan Agri-Business, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Labor and Immigration

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) urges Congress to pass legislation to freeze the 2023 Adverse Effect Wage Rate, or AEWR. AFBF says the rate distorts labor costs for farmers across the country who hire nearly 400,000 employees through the H-2A program. The bipartisan Farm Operations Support Act temporarily resets the AEWR at 2022 levels, providing much need wage relief …

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Vidalia Onion Season Date Announced

Dan Field Crops, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

A favorite sweet onion heads to supermarkets soon. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The start of Vidalia onion season is almost here, with the official pack date announced by the Georgia Agriculture Commissioner and Vidalia Onion Committee. Vidalia onion fans across the country can mark their calendars for April 17, when the sweet onions are set to …

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Bill Introduced to Provide Clean Drinking Water for Rural Americans

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, Legislative, Regulation, This Land of Ours, Water

A new bill would help rural Americans get clean drinking water. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins introduced the bipartisan Healthy Drinking Water Affordability Act, or The Healthy H2O Act. Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat and Collins, a Maine Republican, say the bill will provide water testing and treatment technology grants directly to …

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New Children’s Book from Farm Bureau Foundation

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Education, This Land of Ours

A new children’s book about agriculture is coming soon. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The latest children’s book from Feeding Minds Press, the publishing arm of the American Farm Bureau Foundation, offers a look at the various types of boots farmers and ranchers use. Farm Boots is the latest book from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for …


FFA Members Prepare for Careers in Animal Systems Pathways

Dan Agri-Business, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Education, Livestock, This Land of Ours

Students prepare for careers with animals. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Future Farmers of America (FFA) members from across the country this spring traveled to Denver, Colorado, to explore careers in the animal systems industry. The 73 FFA members attended the Next Gen Conference, which began in 2020 and focuses on specific pathways, from animal systems to …