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One element of the order would ask the Justice Department to work with regulatory agencies against foreign-owned shipping alliances and monopolized rail routes that the administration believes have driven up shipping costs nationwide. “It doesn’t sound right to most people that there are three shipping companies that are dominating the market and upping and increasing …

Some 4-Hers and clubs value static projects over livestock projects or vice versa. But I think a variety of experiences in life brings us all the greatest value, which is a part of why I love 4-H and county fairs so much. 4-H doesn’t dictate your path. Your 4-H member finds their own passions through …

Jeff Tober There’s no question that we need to significantly increase use of solar and other clean sources of energy as quickly as possible to meet New Jersey’s worthy Energy Master Plan goal of transitioning to 100% clean energy by 2050 and try to prevent the worst effects of climate change. Farms and farmland may very well …

Securing Plant Genebank Collections and Providing Educational Resources For Training Opportunities Contact: Maribel AlonsoEmail: [email protected] July 7, 2021 How many times have you heard, “it is vital to back up all important information to prevent accidental losses?” Scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Center (ARS), in Fort Collins, CO, are …

Scene from a constructed wetland in the Le Sueur River Basin. Credit: Amy Hansen A new paper from a lead author based at the University of Kansas finds wetlands constructed along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers. Rather than focusing on individual farms, the …

Guy Barnett,Minister for Primary Industries and Water The Tasmanian Government is continuing to work with farmers and landcare groups to sustain the natural resources that underpin our world-class agricultural sector. Twenty-eight projects across the State have been funded under the latest round of the Landcare Action Grants Program. The Program supports enhanced land management practices …

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The governor signed seven bills into law Friday all related to Hawaii’s sustainability goals. The measures addressed local food production, protecting people and businesses from rising sea levels, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and prioritizing the creation of green jobs. One of the bills signed by Gov. David Ige creates a goal to …

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office spent $969,587 in state funds on radio and television advertising in the fiscal year that ended Wednesday — a reduction of 57% from the $2.26 million spent in the previous fiscal year — according to records in the attorney general’s office. The Republican’s office spending on radio and television …

State Rep. James White, R-Hillister, announced Wednesday that he is running for agriculture commissioner, marking the first major primary opponent for incumbent Sid Miller. “The combination of my proven conservative record, experience on agriculture issues, and commitment to integrity and ethics makes me the right candidate to steer this crucial agency back in the right …

Proceeds from the government’s carbon tax should be used to support Irish agriculture into the future, according to Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Livestock chairman Brendan Golden. He told Agriland: “Revenues from the tax should amount to €1.5 billion annually. A proportion of this should be used to meet the needs of those farmers who …

Late last week, Reuters writers Andrew Chung and Stephanie Kelly reported that, “The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday made it easier for small oil refineries to win exemptions from a federal law requiring increasing levels of ethanol and other renewable fuels to be blended into their products, a major setback for biofuel producers. “The justices …

MARSHALL — Funding for a program which encourages low-income Minnesotans to buy fresh food from farmers markets is no longer in jeopardy, state Sen. Gary Dahms said Friday. While funding for the Market Bucks program was cut from the Minnesota Senate agriculture budget, Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, said Friday that $325,000 was included in the state government …

ZimmCast Preview of 2021 Agri-Marketing Conference After a virtual year the National Agri-Marketing Association will have an in-person Agri-Marketing Conference in July. In the program, conference committee chair, Greg Lammert, Corteva Agriscience, provides a preview of the activities planned for this year’s event. I’ll be there and ZimmComm will have a booth in the Connection …

The SpaceJLTZ payload will be onboard the D2/Atlacom-1 high-performance nanosatellite, developed by the Hyperactive Consortium, launching on SpaceX’s Transporter-2 mission via the Falcon 9 rocket. WATERLOO, Ontario, June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SkyWatch Space Applications Inc. (“SkyWatch“), a Waterloo-based space technology startup, announced today it has signed an agreement to deliver data management capabilities to …

The Oklahoma County District Attorney is requesting the acting state attorney general investigate an Oklahoma City police detective. District Attorney David Prater sent a letter to the attorney general’s office requesting they open an investigation into the conduct of investigator Bryn Carter after he recanted his findings in the police shooting of Bennie Edwards. In …

News EU farming unions call for livestock to be included in upcoming agriculture promotion policy 22 June 2021 Excluding livestock products from the EU Promotion Policy would be both an environmental and economic aberration, says Copa and Cogeca. MEP Elsi Katainen (Renew) hosted an Parliamentary Intergroup event “Biodiversity, Climate Change, Sustainable Development” on the future …

AG Jennings announces more than 120 charges in NorthPak gang indictment – State of Delaware News Read the latest news on coronavirus in Delaware. More Info NEWS FEED State Auditor McGuiness Demands $24.5M in Overcharges Back From State Employees’ PBM, Express ScriptsDate Posted: June 21, 2021 AG Jennings announces more than 120 charges in NorthPak …

Connectivity is a word we hear a great deal nowadays, in many contexts and with many connotations. It has become a generic term which tends to give an impression rather than deal with specifics. Despite this lack of clarity the influence of digitalisation is all pervasive and it is no longer the novelty it was …

“The President has been clear throughout these negotiations: He is adamantly opposed to raising taxes on people making less than $400,000 a year,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates said. “After the extraordinarily hard times that ordinary Americans endured in 2020 — job losses, shrinking incomes, squeezed budgets — he is simply not going to allow …

News Arkansas farmers battling a post-flood mess June 18, 2021 By Meghan Grebner Filed Under: 2021 Growing Season, Ag Weather, Agriculture, Agronomy, Arkansas, Crops, Crops, News, Soil, Soil Health, Weed management A weed scientist says recent floods have destroyed thousands of acres of crops at a crucial point in the growing season.    Tommy Butts with …

Robert Holifield, co-founder and a principal of Lincoln Policy Group and a longtime Capitol Hill staff member, died June 16. He was 43. He is a former staff director of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee, where he served as the principal adviser to then-Chair Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark. During his tenure, Robert helped develop …

Media top headlines June 16 CNN’s Andrew McCabe getting slammed for claiming FBI still doesn’t know motive behind 2017 shooting of GOP lawmakers, Associated Press announcing they will no longer release mugshots, suspect names in minor crime stories, and Charles Barkley criticizing TNT bosses over cancel culture round out today’s top media headlines. The New …

  The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) this week announced the launch of an inaugural foodservice competition challenging professional chefs to create innovative “to-go” dishes using California dairy products. The “CADairy2Go” competition is inspired by chefs and foodservice operators who made quick, creative pivots to adjust their menus for the takeout and delivery model during …

News EPA’s water rule reversal a “blow to agriculture”, says AFBF 15 June 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. “The American Farm Bureau Federation is extremely disappointed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of …

A new promotion for New York’s dairy industry recently kicked off at the New York State fairgrounds. Provided The Citizen staff A pair of decorated life-size cows that will be on display at the New York State Fair this year are first going on a summer vacation, traveling across the state in an effort to …

PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the South Dakota Farm Bureau are proud to continue recognizing longstanding South Dakota family farms and ranches. The South Dakota Farm and Ranch recognition program honors South Dakota families who have owned their farm or ranch for 100, 125 or 150 years. Century Farms …

As the national food system came to a screeching halt in the early days of the pandemic, the demand for food increased, providing a unique opportunity for local agriculture. This opportunity was only possible due to the hoarding of supplies, the closure of restaurants and outbreaks in large scale processing causing an inability to garner …

A federal judge in Wisconsin has ordered a temporary halt to a $4 billion federal loan relief program aimed at addressing longstanding inequities for farmers of color after a legal challenge by white farmers who argue the policy discriminates against them. Judge William Griesbach found in an order issued Thursday that the white farmers “are …

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office announced more charges in an amended lawsuit on Thursday against local orthodontist Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah, who was already being accused by Healey of keeping children in braces for longer than medically necessary “to steal millions of dollars”. The state attorney general’s office said on Thursday that …

New life is coming to an old Vermont dairy farm that ceased operations.  Along Vermont’s busy Route 7 in Charlotte, the big white barn at Nordic Farms has long been a recognizable landmark. The cows that used to be there, though, are gone — part of the gradual contraction of dairy farming.  “When I got …

MADISON, WI FFA Stars Over WI finalists announced Here are the FFA members that will be vying for the most prestigious awards presented at the 92nd Wisconsin State FFA Convention and those hoping for national recognition as well. State Star in Agribusiness finalists – Kaelyn Sumner, Pulaski and Madison Russell, Shullsburg. State Star in Agricultural Placement – Carter Schmitt, Cochrane-Fountain City.; …

“We are concerned by the fact that these chicken growers still have not received federal assistance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” lawmakers said in the letter referencing the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) aid. “We recognize that it is challenging to determine how losses and payments should be calculated fairly, given variations in …

ZimmCast Farmers Edge Smart Carbon Program Want to learn more about carbon credits and values for farmers and buyers? Wade Barnes, founder/CEO, Farmers Edge, talks about their new Smart Carbon Program. In the program, Wade will explain the kind of data Farmers Edge provides to customers and how the company is reaching out to farmers …

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democrat, mounted her campaign for governor with a rebuke of conditions under two decades of Republican leadership. “I’m here to break the rigged system in Florida,” Fried said in her June 1 video announcement. “It’s corrupt. It’s anti-democratic. And it’s time for something new.” Asked about her campaign, Republican …

Gregg Motley. President of the Bourbon County Economic Development Council. Submitted photo. Agriculture is #1 Changes in how we produce food has to be the number one reason rural America and Bourbon County are shrinking; however, agriculture continues to be a major economic influence in rural America and the number one industry in BB. Consider …

A Fauquier landowner will get to keep his permit to build a looping road on his property — even though his neighbors believe it was designed to be a go-kart track — as the result of an unusual Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Thursday. Still, a neighbor who lost her attempt to stop the …

**Small-stature tomato plants being developed by the University of California could benefit indoor urban agriculture, and could perhaps be grown on long-duration space flights. Researchers at UC Riverside have been studying different types of small tomatoes. One type has been engineered for use in urban “vertical farms.” Other, similar tomatoes will ultimately be grown in …

June 03, 2021 SIU names interdisciplinary scientist as new dean of College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. — A professor of geology and soil science from a North Dakota university will be the next dean of the College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. …

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2021 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. Graph of Fed Districts from, “The Beige Book.” * Sixth District- Atlanta– “Agricultural conditions remained mixed.  Widespread rain across much …

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch says 20 human trafficking victims were rescued during three undercover operations across the state. Fitch announced in a news release that operations took place in Hattiesburg, Jackson and Jackson County over the course of two weeks, leading to six arrests. The Hattiesburg operation was conducted on …

As I am writing, soybeans have hit 2013 pricing, corn and wheat are over $7, and there are drought conditions for the summer. Second crop corn in Brazil is under pressure from heat and drought during pollination, threatening bushels. World demand is still high, and world stocks are low. Everything the world needs has some …

QUEENSLAND farm advocacy group AgForce has questioned the Australia Institute’s credibility after its latest report on climate highlighted emissions caused by livestock had declined 25.4 percent between 1990 and 2019, yet claimed, “any reduction in these emissions is likely to revert to previous levels” as drought conditions ease. In its report, “Banking on Australia’s Emissions: …

Southeast Arkansas students, ages 14-17, have until June 4 to apply for Anitrak Camp, a two-week summer residential veterinary and animal science career enrichment program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The camp is set for July 6-19 and hosted by the UAPB Department of Agriculture, according to a news release. In addition …

COMING UP ON AGWEEK TV LAWMAKERS TURN UP THE HEAT ON A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION ON PACKER CONCENTRATION TO PROTECT PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS. PALMER AMARANTH IS SLIPPING THROUGH STATE INSPECTION CRACKS AND CREATING HEADACHES FOR PRODUCERS. Katie Pinke: IN THE HEART OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, FRIENDS SARAH WATSON AND TERRI TRICKLE BOUGHT THE FORMER DISTRICT 166 …

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – The Franklin County Agricultural Fair won’t be happening this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “This was not an easy decision but was made out of an abundance of caution due to the uncertainty associated with the present and anticipated lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” officials said in a statement …

The California citrus industry has a message for road trippers traveling this Memorial Day weekend: Don’t give grandma (or anyone else for that matter) your homegrown fruit. The transport of backyard oranges, lemons, grapefruits and kumquats is illegal in most of Southern California, which is under a citrus fruit and plant quarantine. That’s because movement …

NEW YORK, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Growing demand for tractors, brush cutters, water pumps, and lawn mowers for agriculture and horticulture is lending impetus to the growth of the South Asia agriculture equipment market. The agriculture sector has seen significant growth in the past few years, and the same is expected over the coming …

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s quarterly agricultural trade forecast projects fiscal year 2021 U.S. farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record. This represents an increase of $28 billion, or 21%, from last fiscal year’s total, and a $7-billion increase from USDA’s previous FY 2021 forecast published in February. The annual export record …

Court Cancels Ethanol Exemptions and American Rescue Plan Notficiations From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update. **With California farmers plowing under crops and removing trees due to water shortages, irrigation districts are trying to find supplemental supplies. Districts on the west side of the Central Valley face the prospect of …

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, the farming town of Corcoran has a multimillion-dollar problem. It is almost impossible to see, yet so vast it takes NASA scientists using satellite technology to fully grasp. Corcoran is sinking. Over the past 14 years, the town has sunk as much as 11.5 feet in some places — enough …

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – FBSciences, a global leader in the innovation and commercialization of sustainable biologicals for agriculture and food production, launches the ProSeriesâ„¢ line of concentrated formulations developed for select manufacturers and formulators. The ProSeries line offers select manufacturers and formulators access to innovative biological formulations that allow partners to expand their …

Urban agriculture offers many benefits for food production but often has higher costs relative to traditional farming and is limited to only a few crops.  Robert Jinkerson, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at UC Riverside, is working to change this by engineering the size and nutritional value of tomato plants to increase …

Georgia Farmers A Fork In The Road and Trucking Prices Soar From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update. **From mushrooms and peaches to pecans and peanuts, Georgia growers are sharing their stories on the new Georgia Grown TV series, “A Fork in the Road.” According to www.thepacker.com, more than a …

“People are outdoors a lot more because of COVID so we’ve all discovered this newfound love relationship with nature, which is really cool and I’m really happy about. So there’s just a lot more chances for … human interactions with ticks,” said Patti Casey, environmental surveillance program manager for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. It’s …

In the last three weeks of legislative session, some state lawmakers are talking about the birds and the bees. Democrats, who hold a supermajority in the Senate and Assembly, are pushing to advance the Birds and Bees Protection Act, or bill No. S699B/A7429, to prohibit the sale of neonicotinoid or “neonics” pesticides, insecticides and coated …

Rural communities across Colorado and Kansas are telling colorful stories about their local history through murals. These works of art make a statement and help regenerate community spirit by giving rural towns a voice. “Heart of Harvest” is a mural in Limon, Colorado, painted by Staci Beauford, Audrey Sayles, Krystal Wiser and Kayla Ravenkamp. (Journal …

An extra 350,000 Michigan families will be able to get food assistance this month thanks to the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.  That brings the state’s total to more than 700,000.  Those households will get a monthly boost, even if they’re already getting the maximum payment, and use their bridge card for …

Cooler-Wetter Good for Georgia and Bayer on Roundup Ruling From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update. **A chilly, wet winter isn’t the worst thing if you’re a Georgia farmer. A cooler December, January and February slowed the growth of broccoli, cauliflower, onions, greens and cabbage, and also brought a fair …

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office is criminally investigating longtime Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg’s personal taxes, an official close to the investigation told NBC News. The investigation of Weisselberg’s personal finances stems in part from documents shared by his former daughter-in-law, Jennifer Weisselberg. Alan Garten, the Trump Organization’s general counsel, did …

A new effort from the Bipartisan Policy Center to combat food and nutrition insecurity is headlined by a celebrity chef and former ag secretaries but also includes heavy-hitters from all aspects of food and agriculture. The Bipartisan Policy Center on Tuesday announced its Food and Nutrition Security Task Force, which will be co-chaired by former …

Posted: Apr 11, 2021 / 09:57 PM EDT / Up to date: Apr 11, 2021 / 10:13 PM EDT The U.S. Division of Agriculture’s Meals Security and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public well being alert for about 211,406 kilos of uncooked floor turkey merchandise, produced by Plainville Manufacturers, LLC, a Pennsylvania institution, resulting …

AP supply: Suspect in Capitol assault suffered delusions WASHINGTON (AP) — The person who rammed a automobile into two officers at a barricade outdoors the U.S. Capitol, killing one among them earlier than he was shot to demise by police, had been affected by delusions, paranoia and suicidal ideas, a U.S. official advised The Related …

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Ana Liss, Monroe County’s director of planning and growth, is one of many girls accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate habits. Liss, a former aide for the governor, confirmed to Information 8 that the New York State Legal professional Normal’s Workplace has contacted her about scheduling an interview regarding the workplace’s investigation into …

BELLAIRE — Attorneys with the monetary crimes division of the Michigan Legal professional Basic’s workplace are pursuing a larceny case towards the homeowners of a failed Antrim County “glamping” resort. Bradley and Sandra Carlson in 2015 introduced plans to open a high-end glamour tenting resort, full with luxurious tents, tree homes and novelty villas, although …

Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh distributed agriculture equipment and tools to farmers and monetary help of Rs 10,000 for handicraft software kits below North East Area Textile Promotion Scheme to 1,500 artisans in Imphal on Saturday. “Immensely glad to distribute monetary help for handicrafts software kits below North East Area Textile Promotion Scheme …

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In early 2020, Adrian Barragan was wrestling with the way to incorporate farm journeys into the brand new spring course on ruminant herd well being administration he was main at Penn State. Other than the standard logistical issues concerned, the coronavirus had simply breached the U.S., inflicting the assistant scientific professor …

**The restaurant business has little question been one of many hardest hit through the pandemic. The truth is, in a LendingTree survey of greater than a thousand Individuals, half of them say a restaurant they beloved has gone out of enterprise prior to now yr. www.agrimarketing.com reviews, moreover mandated shutdowns that pressured eating places in …

Commodity Basic Replace Trevor Williams Information Reporter Along with your Southeast Regional Ag Report, I am Trevor Williams. Commodity Basic kicked off on Tuesday of this week. The extremely well-liked convention, which focuses primarily on soybean associated information, additionally covers different row crops like cotton and corn. Whereas Soybean manufacturing may not be a major …

AFBF Happy with CFAP Extension and Vilsack Imperatives From the Ag Data Community, I’m Bob Larson along with your Agribusiness Replace. **American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall is happy with the USDA’s choice to increase the Coronavirus Meals Help Program software deadline. Duvall tells www.agrimarketing.com, AFBF applauds Secretary Vilsack for his swift response to …

Recruitment is underway for a youth advisory council to supply voice, perception and imaginative and prescient to North Dakota’s vitality and agricultural pursuits. Three of the state’s largest associations – The Lignite Power Council, the North Dakota Farm Bureau and the North Dakota Petroleum Council – are partnering on the mission, in keeping …

Laws that will change the definition of agricultural land for tax functions will head to Gov. Kristi Noem’s desk for signing, however not with out reservations from some senators. Home Invoice 1085 adjustments the tax code in order that land could possibly be categorised as agricultural — and obtain any ensuing tax breaks — if …

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Madalyn Arthur, of Dallas, Pennsylvania, a junior majoring in meals science in Penn State’s School of Agricultural Sciences, is elevating the picture of agriculture and the school as an Ag Advocate. Arthur has been a member of the Ag Advocates for the reason that spring semester of her freshman yr. She …

Right here’s what you must know: Tracy Davie, left, and Renee Thevenot, each carrying masks, procuring in Austin, Texas, in January.Credit score…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Occasions Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas stated on Tuesday that he was ending his statewide masks mandate, efficient March 10, and that every one companies within the state …

Days after federal regulators accredited one other COVID-19 vaccine, Idaho’s timeline for when meals and agricultural staff can entry photographs has moved up two weeks. State well being officers instructed reporters in a convention name Tuesday that 13,300 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose virus shot will arrive within the state by Thursday, boosting the …

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As local weather change continues to impression agriculture worldwide, a convention geared toward advancing technological cooperation in agriculture and water was held in Tel Aviv this week with senior authorities representatives from Israel and Africa together with buyers from the United Arab Emirates and Israeli agricultural expertise firms. …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Agricultural Wastewater Remedy (WWT) – International Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s providing. International Agricultural Wastewater Remedy (WWT) Market to Attain $3.1 Billion by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 disaster, the worldwide marketplace for Agricultural Wastewater Remedy (WWT) estimated at US$2.1 Billion within the yr 2020, is projected to achieve …