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National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Ask many Americans where their food comes from, and they’ll answer the supermarket, while clothing comes from the mall. Dispelling such notions is why today kicks off National Agriculture Week. Tomorrow is National Agriculture Day, featuring most of the themes and

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Farm Size, Productivity Focus of International Conference

Farm Size, Productivity Focus of International Conference

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 30, 2017

Economic researchers will gather in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss how agricultural productivity differs by farm size, drawing on new evidence from around the world. The conference–Farm Size and Productivity: A Global Look–will examine the relationship between agrarian structure

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Ag Politics: Why Trump Needs a Strong Ag Secretary – Commentary

Ag Politics: Why Trump Needs a Strong Ag Secretary – Commentary

👤By former Rep. Larry Combest (R-Texas) 🕔Dec 7, 2016

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack dished out strong medicine to fellow Democrats in the wake of the 2016 election: Stop writing off rural America. This advice came after President-elect Donald Trump racked up nearly 85 percent of the rural vote

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Farming and Big Data: Don’t Confuse it with Precision Agriculture

Farming and Big Data: Don’t Confuse it with Precision Agriculture

👤By Prithviraj Lakkakula, Research Assistant Professor NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department 🕔Dec 6, 2016

In recent years, there has been much buzz around the term “big data,” and most of the time, the term has been used loosely in the media.   The increase in the amount of data created, collected and stored in

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Farm Business: USDA Streamlines Loan Process for Small-Scale Operators

Farm Business: USDA Streamlines Loan Process for Small-Scale Operators

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 21, 2016

Small-scale farms and urban producers got a present from USDA this week in the form of a streamlined guaranteed loan process. EZ Guarantee Loans uses a simplified application to help beginning, small, underserved and family farmers and ranchers apply for loans

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Texas Plant Protection Association Conference, Bryan, Dec. 6-7

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2016

Agricultural technology will be the focus of the 28th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 6-7 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. “We have an outstanding program that will give attendees the latest information on technology

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Land Ownership: A Family and Economic Bond – DTN

Land Ownership: A Family and Economic Bond – DTN

👤By Lance Woodbury, DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔Oct 11, 2016

“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.” —Thomas Jefferson Among all of the financial assets you pass on to the next generation, perhaps none is as valuable

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Louisiana Agriculture: Flood Came at the Worst Possible Time – Video

Louisiana Agriculture: Flood Came at the Worst Possible Time – Video

👤From This Week in Louisiana Agriculture 🕔Aug 26, 2016

6.9 trillion gallons–that’s how much rain fell in just one week across the state of Louisiana. That sent rivers, like the Tangipahoa, Amite and Comite into flood, which backed up ditches and bayous and sent water into neighborhoods and fields,

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U.S. Agriculture Production Costs Sharply Decline in 2015

U.S. Agriculture Production Costs Sharply Decline in 2015

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 9, 2016

U.S. farmers spent $362.8 billion on agricultural production in 2015, down 8.8 percent from 2014, reversing a long-term trend of growing costs, according to the Farm Production Expenditures report, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics

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Mississippi: Family Legacy Endures Through Growing Farm

Mississippi: Family Legacy Endures Through Growing Farm

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU AgCommunications 🕔Jul 11, 2016

Mindy Rutherford devotes her days to the family’s expanding Rolling Fork farm. A former teacher, she left the classroom 11 years ago to focus full time on the row crop farm’s administrative duties and to help manage the first beef

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