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IDEAg Group LLC announces its second annual National Anthem Contest for this year’s Minnesota Farmfest. Farmfest will take place Aug. 6-8 in Redwood County, Minnesota; the deadline to apply for the contest is July 5. The winner of the contest...
Canada Expands Beef Access to Japan, Providing a Boost for Middle Class Farming Families "I was pleased to advocate for and represent our hardworking farmers and processors in Japan last week. Increasing and diversifying trade in Asia's dynamic markets is...
Several people told Norborne FFA member Garrett Heil that he couldn’t grow cotton in northern Missouri’s Carroll County. “I remember sitting in my middle school history class when I was 13 years old and learning about the Civil War and...
Who is the American farmer? My answer: a professional, a person of integrity and honesty, an expert in his or her field, a steward of the land, a champion of the working class, an employer, a hard worker and...
America’s farmers need a swift resolution to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a letter to President Trump. The six-year downturn in farm prices that has produced “near-unprecedented...
The USDA National Organic Program’s (NOP) National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) met April 24-26 in Seattle, Washington. The NOSB follows a governmental hearing process for these meetings.  While the meetings are set up to efficiently deal with a full...
Conversion of agricultural land to urban and low-density residential development between 1992 and 2012 The development of agricultural land is shown in relationship to the low-to-high continuum of productive, versatile, and resilient values for agricultural land. The conversion of agricultural...
The map of the U.S. above identifies our best—most fertile and productive—land threatened by development. The red areas represent high-quality acres in the path of development, the green areas the high-quality acres less threatened. Every state in the nation...
Both feature all-wheel CommandDrive for more power to the ground, better fuel efficiency John Deere is expanding the top end of its 4-Series Sprayers with the introduction of its biggest sprayer yet – the 1,600-gallon (6057 liter) capacity R4060 Sprayer...
CFA is pleased to see the Government of Canada respond today to the challenges canola farmers are facing as a result of ongoing trade challenges with China. Having long advocated for a request to see the Advance Payments Program...

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