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93rd National FFA Convention and Expo Next Week

FFA members and supporters from across the country will log on to their smart devices next week to celebrate agriculture during the 93rd National FFA Convention and Expo. The event, which is traditionally the...

U.S. Winter Outlook: Cooler North, Warmer South

Expect a dry, warm winter in the south, and cooler, wetter, conditions in the North, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA last week released its U.S. Winter Outlook, indicating weather impacts...

Reuters: Payments to Farmers at All Time High Before Election

Direct payments to U.S. farmers are at an all-time high as the nation prepares for a national election next month. Record government subsidies, much needed in the turbulent trade environment and coronavirus pandemic, are...

Grants Support Ethanol Industry Safety Education

$75,000 in grants awarded to the Renewable Fuels Association will promote safety education through on-site seminars and internet webinars. Both grants were received via the association's work with a voluntary national outreach effort that...

Forest Service Accepting Grants for Innovations in Wood Products, Energy

The USDA Forest Service is accepting applications for innovation grants. Announced Tuesday, the agency has approximately $10 million in funding available through the 2021 Wood Innovations Grant and the 2021 Community Wood Energy and...

January Sheep Industry Convention Goes Virtual

The American Sheep Industry Association Executive Board last week opted to plan a virtual event rather than in person in January 2021.  The ASI Annual Convention was scheduled for January 27-30 at the Sheraton...

Rodale Institute Investment to Increase Land Access for Organic Farmers

Rodale Institute Monday announced a $2 million investment to provide organic and regenerative farmers land security through long-term leases and mortgages. Through a partnership with the Iroquois (err-re-coy) Valley Farmland Real Estate Investment Trust,...

National Grange Urges FDA to be Innovative in Vaccine Distribution

The National Grange wants the Food and Drug Administration to consider "any and all" delivery options of a COVID-19 vaccine for rural Americans and farmworkers. In a letter to the FDA, the organization says,...

NPPC Seeks Immediate COVID-19 Relief

The National Pork Producers Council calls for immediate relief for the nation’s hog farmers. U.S. hog farmers are facing $5 billion in collective pandemic-related losses this year following two challenging years due to trade...

Meat Institute Calls for Mandatory Labeling of Cell-Based Products

Two meat industry groups urge the Department of Agriculture to support mandatory labeling of cell-based/cultured meat and poultry products. The Meat Institute and the Alliance for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Innovation penned the request...

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