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The first ever Agricultural Road Show took place at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus on Tuesday. The one-day workshop teaches economic developers and local chamber officials about all the resources available to Agricultural businesses. Agriculture is the number one business in Georgia ...
From who to talk to at the coffee shop to the U.S. Department of Agriculture surveys, Texas Land Value Trend report and Texas A&M University's agricultural economics department budgets, she said this fact sheet will help landowners and tenants find information related to average lease rates across ...

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources operates on an annual budget of $7.1 million, said Tim Cross, chancellor of the UT Institute of Agriculture. Enrollment stands at 1,477 undergraduate students, plus 170 master's degree candidates and 85 doctoral students. Eight departments ...
The Kansas Department of Agriculture's Board of Agriculture will meet at 1 p.m. on April 30. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Department of Agriculture at 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan. The meeting is open to the public. Individuals who ...
Daron Joffe, director of agricultural innovation and development with the Leichtag Foundation, is working with SWA on the group's agriculture efforts. He is an advocate of the "citizen farmer" concept: helping people see themselves as farmers by inspiring them to grow something. "Farming nurtures us ...
U.S. agriculture has strongly supported, for decades, efforts to open the world to our agricultural and other trade products," AFBF said in statements submitted for the record to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. The committees were discussing market ...

The audience that came to hear U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Tuesday at the Knox Farmers Cooperative was one part business suits and one part mud-dried work boots and blue jeans. The former dairy farmer and eventual governor of Georgia was right at home. Perdue ... Tennessee
Chlorine, commonly used in the agriculture industry to decontaminate fresh produce, can make foodborne pathogens undetectable, according to new research published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The study may help explain outbreaks of Salmonella ...
One of the most popular exchange-traded funds used by active traders for gaining exposure to agriculture is the PowerShares DB agriculture Fund. In case you aren't familiar, this fund follows a rule-based index composed of futures contracts on some of the most liquid and widely traded ...
The Texas Department of Agriculture will hold a series of community meetings to collect input on implementing a new federal law to promote the safety of fruits and vegetables grown across the country. The meetings will serve as a forum to gather public input as TDA develops the rules to administer the new ...
One of the most confusing and frustrating parts of my job is that I feel like I have to continuously defend agriculture production. It seems counter-intuitive to me that people who enjoy the most abundant, safest, and diverse food in the world would constantly batter and berate the people who provide them with ...
Hannah Borg and Alex Voichoskie host this week's edition of Friday Five at the Nebraska Soybean Board Studio at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Friday Five is a countdown of some of the biggest stories in agriculture of the week.
Phillip Walker, a Salem tree fruit and nut grower who held leadership positions in the agricultural industry for many years, died of cancer April 6. He was 64. Walker served on the Oregon Hazelnut Commission from 1991 to 1997 and from 2003 to 2009, including serving as chairman for three years and ...
A student must be enrolled in an agricultural field of study. Funds are available for high school seniors headed off to college and also for college students who are changing their major to go into agriculture. The scholarships now also are renewable, meaning a student can receive funds for more than one ...
WATSONVILLE — Members of the community came together at Second Harvest Food Bank on Thursday night to celebrate farmers, growers and food distributors in the Pajaro Valley. The event, hosted by Second Harvest and the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, was sponsored by ...
Given a tight labor market, particularly in rural areas, the loss of foreign-born workers would lead to a drop in agricultural jobs, according to a study commissioned by the National Pork Producers Council. Economists with Iowa State University, using a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ...

“The wide support for this legislation illustrates that the ag community recognizes the need to better leverage USDA's vast data resources for the benefit of American producers and trusted agricultural researchers while protecting producer privacy,” Former Deputy Secretary of USDA and AGree Co-Chair Jim ...
Commissioner Walt Whitcomb of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announced five grants totaling almost $188,000 on Thursday that will support projects addressing critical needs in the state's agriculture industry. The awards were announced during Agriculture Day at the ...
A car drives past a farm in Williamson County near Hutto in 2007. After President Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminium, the Chinese government responded Monday with tariffs on U.S. products including pork, wine, fruits and nuts. The administration announced ...
Samples should be collected to a depth of 12 inches for routine analyses of agricultural fields, gardens and trees and shrubs. A 6-inch depth is sufficient for turf. The soil cores are then crushed and thoroughly mixed and then combined into one composite sample, a minimum of two cups, to submit for ...
GRANVILLE — It took several years to arrange, but the Putnam County Rotary was finally able to welcome legendary agriculture broadcaster Max Armstrong to its annual Agri-Business Night on March 29. For more than 30 years, Armstrong provided the voice of agriculture at Chicago's WGN radio station.
Earlier this semester, I wrote a piece, Why You Should Eat Less Meat, in which I discussed some of the moral issues of modern meat production system and some of the reasons I choose not to eat meat. Since then, I have researched and thought a lot more about animal agriculture. I have identified ...
This new concern comes to an industry that has already seen an income decrease of about 50 percent nationwide over the past four years, according to LuAnn Adams, Utah Agriculture and Food commissioner. "A lot of that (decrease) just has to do with supply and demand. Commodities are influenced a lot ...
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Northwest Apple growers are among agriculture groups worried about negative China is retaliating against U.S. tariffs on Chinese steel and other goods with tariffs on what it says are $3 billion worth of U.S. agricultural and steel products. Trade tensions between ...
He is already working closely with Shawn Irvine, economic development director for the city of Independence, on its Smart Rural Community effort, encouraging the growth of agricultural technology businesses. “Alex brings an inquisitive mind and go-getter attitude,” Irvine said in a statement shortly after ...
That sent a chill through places like Sioux County, which ranks first among Iowa's 99 counties in agricultural exports. In 2016, the county sold $350 million in meat, grain, machinery and chemicals overseas. Far closer to the sparsely populated crossroads of South Dakota and Minnesota than Iowa's bustling ...
A local family has been farming in Franklin County for centuries. The family's years of dedication to agriculture was recently recognized by the K-State Research and Extension office and Kansas Farmer magazine. Doug and Jean Higbie were honored as one of six couples in the 2017 class of Kansas ...
The thesis shows that experts in the agricultural sector have different views on what various indicators represent. For instance, the proportion of irrigated land is classified as an indicator of 'sensitivity', while in other cases the same indicator is classified as 'adaptation capacity'. "Planners, researchers and ...
Rwanda has set a new research strategy that will improve agriculture production in 2018, and enhance the country's resilience to climate change. While addressing both chambers of parliament on Tuesday, Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente said that in order to improve research work in agro production, ...
... of Agriculture event organized by Illinois Agri-Women. “You're going to meet fabulous women who have done amazing things that probably didn't realize they could make a difference,” said Kim Kidwell, dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois.
Mike Johanns, who worked on farm bills as both an Agriculture Secretary and U.S. senator, is becoming less optimistic that Congress will complete a ... be a lot of radical changes, a new farm bill will offer the chance to change program enrollment or possibly prop up the Agricultural Risk Coverage program.
BISMARCK, N.D. - When President Trump took office, he promised to roll back regulations for the agriculture and energy sectors. He did that this past Friday as a section of the $1.3 trillion Omnibus Spending Package eliminated the animal waste emission reporting rule. In December of 2008 the EPA ...
ImpactAlpha, Apr. 3, 2018 –– The 'S' word is still sensitive for many investors (see “Do impact investments need subsidies?”). But more than two dozen funders, including Skoll, Gates, Rockefeller, Shell, MasterCard, are deploying “smart subsidies” to tilt global agriculture finance markets toward small ...
Iowa's agricultural leaders fear further blows in trade war. By Cole Johnson ... DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) -- Iowa agriculture groups said Monday that they are already feeling the repercussions of China's tariffs. ... 1 producer in the nation for pork, making the tariff hard on the state's agriculture community.
There's concern that soybeans could be the next agricultural commodity targeted by Beijing after Trump announces duties on Chinese tech products. The U.S. ships more than $12 billion in soybeans to the world's second-largest economy, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "This is in many ...
“The investment we are announcing will help Alberta farmers and processors meet the growing needs for the quality food we are so capable of providing,” said federal agriculture minister Lawrence MacAuley before signing the agreement in Calgary on March 26. The new money becomes available April 1 ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct its biannual agricultural labor survey during the second half of April. The survey will collect information about hired labor from more than 1,600 Northeastern farmers and ranchers. USDA and the ...
BOSTON (AP) — State officials, farmers and students will descend upon Beacon Hill on Tuesday to celebrate Massachusetts Agriculture Day. Held annually, the day ... Several events, including a session on how to promote your farm, are on the state's agricultural industry calendar . Farmers will meet with ...
As of late Friday, word was these negotiations were still quite “fluid,” according to agricultural leaders I spoke with by phone. “Farmers never win in a trade war” I heard from one speaker at a meeting I recently attended here in California. Groups that represent almonds, citrus and pistachios are watching this ...
The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 would legalize hemp, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances and allowing it to be sold as an agricultural commodity, according to WKYT. "Hemp has played a foundational role in Kentucky's agriculture heritage, and I believe that it can be an important part of ...
Laura Wolf and Gracie Weinzierl are farm girls from Missouri and Illinois, respectively, who have both found themselves working in advertising in St. Louis, Mo. The co-workers hatched a plan to keep their fingers on the pulse of agriculture that would also indulge their love of learning and reading. Over the ...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Most consumers are several generations from the farm but at the annual Ag Day at the Pavilion in Sioux Falls on March 17, they learned all about the state's top industry. More than 2,500 Sioux Falls-area consumers participated in hands-on educational activities about agriculture and ...
Myanmar is a country of growers. The agricultural sector accounts for 37.8 percent of the country's GDP, employs 70 percent of its labour force and generates 25 to 30 percent of total export earnings, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Yet Myanmar falls far short of its ...
Modern agriculture is changing, and women are playing a larger role now in professional and production agricultural pursuits than ever before. Groups like FarmHer work hard to highlight these women, and it's great to see, particularly since females have historically been left out of agriculture's earliest ...
The Friends of the Montgomery County Agricultural Farm Park will be sponsoring the 22nd annual Gas and Steam show at the Agricultural Farm Park April 7 and 8 on the farm grounds at 18000 Muncaster Road, Derwood. The event kicks-off the Maryland State Gas and Steam show schedule for the state.
Michelle Cook (D-Torrington) joined Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington) and current and former vocational agricultural school students last Wednesday in support of vo-ag programs, coinciding with Agriculture Day, an annual event highlighting Connecticut's agriculture industry.
Although a UK initiative the issues this particular funding seeks to address are undoubtedly relevant in agriculture EU-wide. As the future shape of EU agricultural policy and research programmes begin to be debated once more it will be important that the policy framework is developed in conjunction with ...
U.S. agriculture was closely watching a congressional omnibus appropriations bill this week that contains a number of provisions connected to farms. ... members to support stand-alone legislation in the House and Senate that would also exempt agricultural producers from CERCLA reporting requirements.
President Trump called for trade sanctions against China on Thursday. Several industries fear retaliation by the Asian nation. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images). President Trump's call Thursday to impose tariffs on Chinese products prompted an outcry from several U.S. industries that expressed fear of an ...


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