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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 …