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Roughly $63 million in loans and grants are being put into 264 new renewable energy and energy efficiency projects via the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), according to recent reports.
USDA on Thursday said it is expanding its Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance option to all counties in the U.S. for 2016, while also making changes to expand coverage for beginning, organic, and fruit and vegetable growers.
Net farm income will drop to $58.3 billion from $91.1 billion in 2014, marking the largest percentage decline since 1983, including when figures are adjusted for inflation. The projected decrease would mark the second consecutive drop after incomes reached nominal record highs in 2013, according to the USDA.
"The strong pace of American agricultural exports continues. Fiscal years 2015 and 2016 exports are forecast to be the third- and fourth-highest on record, respectively. Bulk export volumes are expected to rise in fiscal year 2016 and reach near record levels, and horticultural and livestock product exports are also expected to be higher.
Run by Ron LeMay, who headed Sprint’s wireless division until 2003, the company has created a platform to help farmers rent out their unused equipment to growers who may be hundreds of miles away to take advantage of the differences in peak harvest seasons.
Last year, the board approved an application to build the Greenwich Windpark in Greenwich. The project involves 25 wind turbines, about 490 feet high, with rotor diameters of up to 383 feet. The project would cover 4,650 acres of land from 26 landowners
One look at a chart of corn yields, which have increased four-fold since the early 50′s, shows that farmers are marching to their own version of Moore’s Law.
We find that a contributing force behind the spread of use-value assessment has been the secular trend toward urbanization across all 50 states. Urbanization is associated with increased demand for land, which drives up land values for land in close proximity to urban areas, even if that land is not currently developed
McDonald’s Corp. and Tyson Foods Inc. severed ties with a Tennessee poultry farm after an animal-rights group on Thursday released video footage from the facility that showed chickens being stabbed, clubbed and crushed to death.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to tighten ozone regulations has come under the scrutiny of small business and manufacturing groups who say it is a federal overreach that will hurt Ohio’s economy.