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IDOA touts FFA growth & diversity

The deputy director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture says a line item in the state budget is helping more students than ever participate in FFA. Kristi Jones tells Brownfield… “In the FY ‘24 budget, Governor Pritzker dedicated dollars for any ag student to... Read More.

Ag trade official touts Biden administration’s trade approach

The chief ag negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative focused on the Biden administration’s approach to trade at the National Farmers Union Convention. Doug McKalip says “the strength from the top really puts us in a stronger position as we engage... Read More.

RMA Administrator touts growth of livestock producer options

The administrator of USDA’s Risk Management Agency says more producers than ever are utilizing insurance options, especially for livestock.  Marcia Bunger tells Brownfield… “We have grown by almost 10,000%,” she says. Bunger believes the growth stems from recent improvements to the Livestock Risk Protection and Gross... Read More.