It’s time to do some needed spring yard work. Gary Crawford springs into action with this report.
Time to Give that Lawn Some Springtime Attention
Post-COVID, Black Farmers Face Mounting Obstacles to Land Ownership
The growing value of agricultural commodities is attracting deep-pocketed financial investors – like Bill Gates – and pushing land ownership out of reach for many, particularly beginning farmers and farmers of color. According to data from the U.S. Department of …
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The Yonder Report
Finding childcare is a struggle everywhere, prompting North Carolina’s Transylvania County to try a new approach. Maine is slowly building-out broadband access, but disagreements remain over whether local versus national companies should get the contracts, and specialty apps like “Farmers …
Coalition Calls for Business Technical Assistance in the Farm Bill
An agriculture-focused coalition Wednesday asked the House and Senate Agriculture Committees for dedicated funding for business technical assistance and farm viability in the upcoming Farm Bill. American Farmland Trust, the Agricultural Viability Alliance, and a national coalition of agricultural organizations, …
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Lower Beef Cattle Numbers. How Low Can They Go?
Latest reports show lower beef cattle numbers, but how low can they go? Gary Crawford has this report.
NASA and Agriculture? There’s a Connection
Did you know NASA is into agriculture? Bradley Dorn, program manager for the agriculture area in the applied research program at NASA, says that when NASA began 50 years ago, they started looking at agriculture via satellites. And that has …
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Preparing for New Rice Production Program
Rice growers impacted by natural weather events last year can soon apply for a one-time assistance program to be offered by USDA. Rod Bain reports.
Dispose of Waste Pesticides at Events throughout South Carolina
COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is offering South Carolina residents the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides. The pesticide and chemical program is open to all private, commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators …
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Report: Food and Ag Industries Provide &8.6 Trillion Impact
As part of the National Ag Day Celebration Tuesday, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture released its annual Feeding the Economy Report. The data shows food and agriculture industries and their suppliers contribute over $8.6 trillion to the …
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New Coalition Calls for Robust Farm Bill Agriculture and Nutrition Funding
Feeding America this week announced the launch of Farmers Feed America. The organization says the broad coalition shows that farmers and food banks are united in calling for a strong 2023 Farm Bill that meets the needs of America’s farmers …
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