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July 10: A Michigan Sea Grant Extension educator, Elliot Nelson, says farm-raised fish are just as good as wild-caught fish when it comes to food safety and nutrition. July 9: Farmers are reminded by the Growing Matters Coalition about pesticide application stewardship when using neonicotinoid products in order to protect pollinators, wildlife, and the environment. July 7-8: The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety has compiled the 2020 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet. The report shows that, on average, one child dies and 100 children are seriously injured every three days on farms and ranches across the United States. Prevention advice is available. July 6: National Milk Producers Federation Chief Economist Peter Vitaliano talks about a recovery in the dairy business in a recent edition of the NMPF’s Dairy Defined podcast. July 1-3: Older age comes with more risk to our health and that’s amplified by living in a rural community. The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center has been holding online forums on the subject and recordings of those are available on the web. June 30: As gasoline demand picks up, Renewable Fuels Association economist Scott Richman says the ethanol business has started recovering from the pandemic-induced slowdown. Another factor is the increase in sales of E-15 gasoline. June 29: Kansas State University ag economist Gregory Ibendahl offers a sobering outlook for 2020 net farm income, based on the experience of farmers enrolled in the Kansas Farm Management Association. June 25-26: AgAmerica Lending is based in Lakeland, Florida, and focuses on loans for agricultural real estate (farm, ranch, or timber land), conservation or recreational land, “bridge” loans for land, and loans for rural infrastructure. June 24: According to the Farmers for Innovation website, FFI “wants to give Main Street a voice as loud as Wall Street during the country’s economic recovery. Organization and advocacy lie at the heart of FFI’s initiative. In order to be heard in Washington, farmers need unity and focus for our movement to reach critical mass through strength in numbers. June 19, 22, 23: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue talks about the Farmers to Families Food Box Program in his Sonnyside of the Farm podcast. June 18: Purdue University’s Ag Barometer results for May indicated that farmers are more worried about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic than the potential threat to their health.