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October 21-25: Incentivizing Conservation Agriculture was the topic of a recent forum put on by the
. The forum examined “the
potential value and benefits of an ecosystem marketplace, which could enable and encourage farmers and ranchers to adopt and sustain
conservation management practices to improve soil health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve water quality and use. You can
listen to the entire forum
is a professor and extension specialist in the areas of nutrition and food safety at North Dakota State
University. I talked with her about the history of
October 17: In Midwest Dairy’s
Dairy on the Air
podcast, youth marketing expert
says millennials and Generation Z consumers are
very brand-loyal and represent an important base of purchasers of food and beverages.
, director of the Center for Agricultural Competitiveness at Texas Tech University,
governments subsidize their farmers, it hurts U.S. farmers’ ability to compete. He also says that, since the U.S. did away with subsidy policies,
American farmers are operating more efficiently.
October 14: The dairy industry--and the
National Milk Producers Federation
in particular--is concerned about the Food and Drug Administration
seeking public comments on
proposed changes to the way standards of identity are applied to various foods
is a specialty yarn company based in Portland, Oregon. The company sources wool only from U.S. sheep ranchers
and has the wool processed into yarn in U.S. facilities.
October 8: Maud Powell talked about the value of networks for ag women in the 3/1/2019 episode of the USDA SARE program’s
Our Farms, Our
October 7: You can
about the work the
U.S. Grains Council
is doing with Tanzanian poultry farmers to grow export markets for
American grain producers.
October 1-4: Testimony at a
by the House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Rural Development, Trade, and
on “Growing the Clean Energy Economy” focused on the impact of policy decisions--many of them not good for the renewable
September 30: The variety of cover crop you plant can matter a great deal in a field infested with soybean cyst nematode. You want to pick one
or more nonhost or poor host species. The
September 26-27: Clean meat (grown from lab cultures) is described by proponents as a way to produce animal protein with less impact on the
Good Food Institute
says it’s still quite expensive compared with animal agriculture but costs are coming
is based in California and has expanded its crop imaging services into much of the Midwest.
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