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â€śAmerican families are demanding locally grown vegetables and I want to provide that to them,â€ť Thiel says in the ad by the Partnership for a New American Economy and the American Farm Bureau Federation. â€śSo, please, tell Congress we need immigration reform now.â€ť
WASHINGTON â€” The number of cattle in the United States has fallen dramatically, but just how much may surprise you. As of July 1, there were 95 million head of cattle on U.S. farms, according to the cattle report published July 25 by the USDAâ€™s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Itâ€™s the lowest inventory for July 1 since the series began in 1973.
(Reuters) - As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool - giant sausage-shaped storage bags - to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 -- USDA and CoBank announced today a partnership to create a $10 billion fund to improve rural infrastructure, an investment Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack called both a â€śhistoric investmentâ€ť and a â€śgreat first effort.â€ť
U.S. corn remained at 76% good to excellent, while soybean's improved one point to 73% in USDA's weekly crop progress and condition report on Monday.
WASHINGTON â€“ The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is continuing to implement provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will strengthen and expand insurance coverage options for farmers. The new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), available through the federal crop insurance program and set to begin with the 2015 crop year, is designed to help protect producers from yield and market volatility.
WOOSTER, Ohio â€” In terms of both production and economic opportunity, hops growing is hot in Ohio. However, crop threats like spider mites and outbreaks of diseases like downy mildew in some areas have both growers and researchers perplexed.
Farmers in the region arenâ€™t planting as much wheat as in years past, but those who did enjoyed â€śa good harvestâ€ť this month with strong yields and no plant disease, reports Ed Lentz, agriculture/natural resources educator for Ohio State University Extension.
After discovering how factory-farmed chickens are handled, Jenny Durbin decided to raise her own chickens. Now, the village of Silverton is threatening to take away her source of eggs and the family of birds to which she's become so close