Farm Management Workshops Offered by Clemson University
Learn how to create your own farm enterprise budget, conduct farm productivity analysis, understand your own accounting data and be able to plan your farm business actions, and perform financial feasibility analysis with the help of Clemson University Extension software. Bring your farm production records to test the financial feasibility. This training has been designed for any grower, FSA officer, landowner, lender, rancher or extension specialist with farm enterprise responsibilities.
Two different workshops will be offered, both are in two, one-day sessions, and all are at the Greenville Cooperative Extension office in Greenville. For more information, and details on how to sign up, check our calendar. Workshops get underway in mid-March, but space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
NC Representative Moves to Number 2 Spot on House Ag Committee
North Carolina’s 7th District Representative, Mike McIntyre has ascended to be the number 2 ranking member of the House Ag Committee, in addition to being appointed to two key subcommittees for the 113th Congress. McIntyre will serve on both the Livestock, Rural Development and Credit Subcommittee and the Energy, Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee. McIntyre is the only representative from North Carolina on the House Ag Committee, and one of a handful from the southeastern US.
Farm Bill a Top Senate Priority
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has introduced the Senate-passed version of the farm bill as a top priority bill for the 113th Congress. Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow applauded Reid for his support and commitment to enacting a new five-year farm bill. Stabenow notes the farm bill approved by the Senate last year with overwhelming bipartisan support saved more than 23-billion dollars in taxpayer money and reformed farm bill programs to be more cost-effective and market-oriented.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in a recent speech, saying the new Farm Bill has to embrace a sensible immigration message:
“Agriculture has a stake in the immigration debate. Agriculture wants and needs immigration reform. Agriculture must have a steady and stable supply of labor. And agriculture relies on immigration for that steady supply. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us in rural America to embrace diversity and an immigration policy that makes sense.”
45 New Soy-based Products to be Introduced in 2013
From paintballs to nail-polish remover – the Soy Checkoff helped bring 45 new products to the marketplace this year – and Russ Carpenter – United Soybean Board Farmer-Leader from New York – says these new products represent 45 new opportunities for enhancing U.S. soybean farmers’ profitability…
“Its very important as we go forward that we work with industry and look for great opportunities wherever we can find value for the beans.”