Opportunities for farmers to plant seeds to grow mental wellness
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by Ryan Tipps
46m ago
What do you do you to help the health of your animals? Likely vaccinate to protect from diseases, dehorn so they don’t hurt each other, and optimize their nutrition. What about for your crops to ensure they’re resilient under pressure? Probably soil test to know what nutrients are missing, spray to protect from pests, and fertilize for maximum productivity. Now, how about yourself? What are you doing to grow your resiliency to protect from the storms of life? It is impossible to predict when major stress is going to hit, such as natural disaster, health problems in your family, or even the el ..read more
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Philanthropist Joel Roth’s $1.1M gift launches 4-H Leadership Academy
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by Heidi Crnkovic
13h ago
The need for leadership experience in our young generation cannot be overstated. As challenges grow in complexity and scale, from environmental sustainability to social justice, it’s crucial to equip young minds with the tools to navigate these complexities effectively. National 4-H Council has partnered with Atlanta-based businessman and philanthropist Joel Roth, who provided a $1.1 million gift to launch the 4-H Leadership Academy. This two-year pilot will provide 25 high school students with employability skills that business leaders seek, including communication, leadership, ethics, confl ..read more
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Senate legislation targets student loan forgiveness for new farmers
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by Heidi Crnkovic
22h ago
The U.S. agriculture industry is grappling with rising costs and an aging workforce, prompting new legislative efforts to support newcomers to the field. U.S. Sens. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), both members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, have reintroduced the Student Loan Forgiveness for Farmers and Ranchers Act, originally introduced by Murphy in 2019. This proposed legislation aims to establish a loan forgiveness program for beginning farmers and ranchers, including women, veterans, and minorities. Broadly speaking, this kind of legislation has been contentious, wi ..read more
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Agricultural Colleges with Best Research Programs
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by Ryan Tipps
22h ago
AGDAILY and its parent company were paid a fee to publish this article unedited. The views or opinions expressed here are those of the author and may not reflect those of AGDAILY or any of its affiliates. “Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man,” according to George Washington, the first President of the United States. This timeless wisdom underscores agriculture’s enduring value and essential role in society. Agricultural education has evolved significantly, combining traditional practices with advanced scientific research to address global challenge ..read more
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Lean into reliability with Miravis Ace wheat fungicide
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by Ryan Tipps
22h ago
This Syngenta fungicide brings consistent protection and plant health to wheat even across inconsistent years. Volatility looms over almost every day for a grower. Maybe Mother Nature delivers a devastatingly prolonged dry spell or a surprise volley of late-season snow. Maybe the market’s unrest has you checking your phone several times for the latest on commodity prices. Maybe you’ll be kept out of the field because you’re unable to quickly diagnose an issue with a piece of machinery. For all of the stresses and uncertainties that a farmer faces, it’s comforting to find something that delive ..read more
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This Wisconsin-based company is transforming silo manufacturing
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by Ryan Tipps
1d ago
Hay barracks, first introduced by the Dutch who immigrated to America in the 17th century, were open-sided structures with wooden posts and thatched roofs that could be raised or lowered to protect harvested hay. Farmers used the barracks to preserve hay and grain for their milk cows during winter when grazing wasn’t possible. Another method to store feed was to partially bury and expose wood-lined pits, which were referred to as silos. However, because of spoilage from air exposure, these methods were eventually abandoned, and in the 1880s, silos evolved into above-ground, octagonal wooden s ..read more
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Producers garner almost 1,000 signatures for Prop 12 fixes
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by Heidi Crnkovic
2d ago
The National Pork Producers Council, in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation, rallied over 900 agricultural stakeholders for a federal resolution to California’s Proposition 12, aiming to include it in the 2024 Farm Bill. A letter sent to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman G.T. Thompson (R-PA) and Ranking Member David Scott (D-GA) from over 40 states lays out what these agricultural groups say are Proposition 12’s damaging implications.  The coalition has highlighted the following issues in their letter:  Marketplace mayhem: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom ..read more
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Considerations When Buying Farmland and Buildings
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by Ryan Tipps
2d ago
AGDAILY and its parent company were paid a fee to publish this article unedited. The views or opinions expressed here are those of the author and may not reflect those of AGDAILY or any of its affiliates. When purchasing land or residential buildings that have been or are currently used for agricultural purposes, there are additional considerations beyond those for a typical house or apartment. Your solicitor will address these issues during the conveyancing process to ensure everything is in order. Whether you’re acquiring land to expand your garden, converting a barn, or buying an old farm ..read more
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Corteva 2,4-D tariff petition moves forward despite opposition
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by Heidi Crnkovic
2d ago
Corteva’s petition to place tariffs on 2,4-D herbicides from India and China continues to progress despite warnings from commodity groups.  The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed to advance a petition by Corteva Agribusiness on May 17, announcing its intentions to continue investigations after allegations that Corteva is being hurt by imports that are  “allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of China and India.” The National Corn Growers Association said the decision will impact farmers. “We are disappointed that IT ..read more
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Iowa becomes 3rd state to sign law restricting lab-grown meat
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by Heidi Crnkovic
2d ago
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law last week banning the “misbranding” of lab-grown and plant-based meat and egg alternatives. The law will take effect July 1, impacting lab-grown and plant-based imitation meat and eggs in Iowa’s stores. The products will be required to be labeled with words such as “fake,” “lab-grown,” “meatless,” “immigration,” or “vegan.” The requirements apply to meat alternatives sold with insect proteins.  “It’s about the common sense idea that a product that’s labeled chicken, beef, pork and so on should maybe actually come from — get this — an ani ..read more
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