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- AFBF Foundation for Agriculture names children’s book of the year
- Young Ag Professionals start new group
- Forum explores human-animal bond
- Highland County farmers receive ‘hero’ award
- How 'Farmland' will help bridge the gap between farmers and consumers
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I want you to go to the movies and take a nonfarm friend or relative. On second thought, make that a carload of nonfarm friends. Buy their tickets, their popcorn and their overpriced fountain drinks. It will be the best investment you will make this year. Trust me.
â€śWe are not realizing our fullest potential in American agriculture because there is not the certainty of workforce that a lot of producers need,â€ť he said. â€śIt's an unfortunate and tragic circumstance. Itâ€™s costing jobs; it's costing income; and itâ€™s really the kind of situation that's totally preventable.â€ť
The film, which hits selected theatres May 1, focuses on the lives of young farmers in six different food production areas. It is billed as a glimpse into the farmers' "high-risk, high-reward" jobs.
American farmers are a dying breed, in part because theyâ€™re killing themselves at a shocking rate
Most people are not privileged to raise farm animals, but a cat, dog, fish or bird can fulfill a need.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is creating new, stronger permit conditions for deep oil or gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity.
Weâ€™re telling farmers to enact strict biosecurity measures on their farms to keep their herds safe,â€ť Ms. Hawkins said. â€śSince there isnâ€™t a treatment, there isnâ€™t a cure, if that strain hits the baby barn, theyâ€™re pretty much wiped out. Weâ€™ve seen 90 to 100 percent mortality rates for pigs under 10 days old,â€ť she said.
Through the Market Access Program (MAP), FAS partners with U.S. agricultural trade associations, cooperatives, state regional trade groups and small businesses to share the costs of overseas marketing and promotional activities that help build commercial export markets for U.S. agricultural products and commodities.
A farmer is required to be a person capable of wearing many hats -- from accountant to nurse to scientist to engineer. A farmer's head is full of so much information, and also full of contacts, for those questions that they can't answer. A farmer knows how to make the best out of a sticky situation, and knows when to call in reinforcements.
Ukraine is the worldâ€™s third-largest corn exporter and sixth-largest wheat exporter. Russia is the worldâ€™s fifth-biggest wheat exporter â€“ and a large buyer of U.S. corn and poultry products