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USDA uses CCC funds for international food aid

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will make $2.3 billion available for international food aid through the Commodity Credit Corporation. CCC funds are used to implement specific programs established by Congress and are managed by a board of directors with the secretary of agriculture serving as... Read More.

SWCS International Conference shines light on conservation progress

Cultivating a legacy of conservation is the focus of this year’s Soil and Water Conservation Society International Conference. Clare Lindahl (pictured above) is the organization’s CEO, and tells Brownfield farmers and ranchers play a critical role enhancing natural resources. “Farmers face it all the time,”... Read More.

Agricenter International – connecting ag innovation to farmers

Agricenter International, located inside the Memphis, Tennessee city limits, helps connect agriculture research and innovation to the farmers who use it.  John Butler, president of the center, says the facility dedicates more than 600 acres to research and partners with companies like Helena... Read More.

Creating international conversation

Missouri soybean growers spent part of June in Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, and Germany. Missouri Soybeans Merchandising Council Chairman, Aaron Porter, says the mission included visits with producers, customers, and policy makers. Porter, who farms in Southeast Missouri, says growers and staff on... Read More.

Hosting International Trade Teams

This week Illinois Soybean Association Trade and Exports Manager Eileen Urish highlights checkoff investments toward expanding markets by hosting international buyers on Illinois soybean farms. She explains the value of these events and opportunities planned for 2023. ... Hosting International... Read More.

Sustainability a focus of international customers  

Indiana Pork Producer Mark Legan says a recent update from the U.S. Meat Export Federation highlighted the growing importance of sustainability to international customers of U.S. red meat. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom met with Indiana ag groups this week.  “One of the things... Read More.

World Dairy Expo Innovations: Quality Technology International (QTI)

Joey Coor from QTI talks with Brownfield’s Larry Lee at World Dairy Expo to discuss botanical products for ruminant animals that help keep animals healthy with all-natural ingredients. Joey Coor from QTI discusses botanical products and animal health with Brownfield’s Larry Lee at World... Read More.