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Starting today, youâ€™ll find ads supporting a strong renewable fuel standard posted on websites that cover Washington politics, including Politico. Itâ€™s an effort by Fuels America, a coalition of biofuels groups, to influence the White House ahead of an expected June 1 announcement by EPA on ethanol and biodiesel blending levels for 2014, 2015, and 2016.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the demand is high for jobs in agriculture. A new study shows there are about 60,000 job openings across the country each year, but only 35,000 graduates to fill them.
Agriculture groups have been concerned about the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers' proposal as they are concerned it could lead to additional water regulations that make it difficult to continue farming and ranching effectively. Others are concerned that the proposal may infringe on private landowners' rights.
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Roughly 50,000 American farms and ranches have tourist or family-entertainment side-businesses: â€śpick-your-ownâ€ť days; petting zoos; B&Bs;. Government statistics show these are boosting farm incomes 20 percent or so. But, Brandon Kern of the Ohio Farm Bureau says there are issues.
U.S. agriculture and food companies are struggling to attract enough workers, a problem the industry concedes is getting worse as innovation and growing demand for their products leads to the creation of thousands of new jobs.
It's difficult to know why the farmer hadn't sat down to work through an estate and succession plan for his farm. I suppose it may be similar to the reasons many of us put off legacy planning; we feel like we're too young, or we're too busy with other things on the farm.