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August 10-12: David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, was featured in an episode of Farm Food Facts, a podcast produced by U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action. August 9: New Starch Solutions in Plymouth, Minnesota, sells the equipment and raw materials to create biodegradable “packing peanuts” using starch. The starch is sourced from farmers in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. In many cases, it is material that would likely have gone to waste. August 8: The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research held a recent hearing to examine the U.S. Hemp Production Program. A recording is available here. August 5: Roger McEowen is a professor of agricultural law and taxation at the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. He was interviewed recently for the Kansas State University radio program, Agriculture Today, on the subject of foreign ownership of U.S. farmland. You can listen to K-State radio correspondent Samantha Bennett’s report from that interview. August 3-4: The Farm Journal Foundation--in association with Drovers magazine--hosted a recent web event to discuss the impact of current drought conditions on the country’s cattle industry. The event is posted online for public access. August 2: A recent episode of the Sound Living podcast produced at Kansas State University features economic tips for food shopping from Lisa Martin, a county agent with K-State Extension. The episode name is Tips for Cutting Grocery Costs. August 1: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service puts out food price forecasts on a regular basis. July 28-29: The Farm Foundation teamed with the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute to sponsor a webinar on Agriculture and Food Security--Global Challenges and Local Solutions. It examines the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the pandemic, and other factors affecting food production and distribution. Watch a recording here. July 26-27: Dr. James Schnable, professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska, talks about work at the Nebraska Food for Health Center on popcorn varieties particularly beneficial to gut health. July 25: Customer Demand for Environmental Reporting--A Look at Environmental Impact Measurement was the title of a Farm Foundation Forum this month. You can view a recording as panelists assess the importance of value-chain transparency in agriculture with respect to ag’s environmental footprint.