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Ohio Department of Agriculture reinstates their Trade and Export Program

The Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture says it is reinstating the Agricultural Trade and Export Program to strengthen relationships with agencies across the state. Brian Baldridge says the program helps expand Ohio’s international trade opportunities and benefits farmers. “As far as making sure... Read More.

Agriculture as a weapon

Geopolitical expert Frank Kelly with Fulcrum Macro was a featured speaker during the Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit in Ankeny Friday. He said there are no signs the Russia Ukraine War will be over soon, and he’s concerned Russian president Vladimir Putin will get... Read More.

KFB’s Foundation for Agriculture Awards $26,500 in Scholarships

By Kansas Farm Bureau MANHATTAN, Kan. — Each year Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Foundation for Agriculture awards scholarships to college students studying in fields that benefit agriculture and rural Kansas. Forty-five recipients were awarded $26,500 in scholarships for the... Read More.

Soy is Part of the Solution for Animal Agriculture

Did you know the number one consumer of soybeans is the animal agriculture sector?  Specifically the swine industry. In this Managing for Profit, Brock Willard an Illinois soybean farmer says soybean meal helps the animal feed industry to provide top notch nutrition. ...

EPA announces Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

The head of EPA says an office within his agency is being created to help solidify relationships with the ag sector. Speaking to attendees of Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas Friday morning, Administrator Michael Regan said for the first time ever, EPA is establishing... Read More.

Texas wildfires threaten agriculture producers

Wildfires are consuming thousands of acres in the Texas panhandle and endangering the state’s agricultural operations. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller issued a statement saying, “These fires not only threaten lives and property but also have a significant impact on our agriculture industry. We... Read More.

Ernst blasts Prop 12, says the law will harm agriculture

A U.S. Senator from Iowa says she’s continuing to push back against California’s Proposition 12 law. Republican Joni Ernst says tells Brownfield Prop 12 will be harmful to food production and the ag economy. “We aren’t going to be able to sell across the United... Read More.

Illinois Farm Bureau expanding urban agriculture offerings

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is encouraging expansion of urban agriculture throughout the state. Reghala Scavuzzo, associate director of food system development, says they’ve partnered with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for a three-year, 1.2-million-dollar project… “What we’re going to be doing is looking at... Read More.

Investing in the future of MO agriculture

Missouri’s Governor says it’s important to continue finding ways to invest in the future of Missouri agriculture. “Farming is the largest business in the state.” Mike Parson says youth organizations like the FFA are a good place to start. “FFA is important to the nation and... Read More.