Articles by AGDAILY Reporters

NCBA selects 6 farms for Environmental Stewardship awards

· July 17, 2017

Six farm families were recognized for not only being some of the nation’s best cattle and livestock operations, but also for their stewardship and conservation efforts during the 2017 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting last week. This year’s Environmental Stewardship regional winners will compete for the national award, which will be announced during the Annual […]

NCBA names Anne Burkholder Advocate of The Year

· July 14, 2017

“Feed Yard Foodie” blogger and cattlewoman Anne Burkholder has been selected for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Assocation inaugural Advocate of the Year award. A Florida native, Burkholder moved to Nebraska with her husband in 1997 to run a family feed yard that had been in her husband’s family since the 1970s. Since then, the mother […]

American Soybean CEO nominated to be Sec. Perdue’s #2

· July 14, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue may soon get a little help in the department. Steve Censky, CEO of the American Soybean Association, has been nominated by President Donald Trump as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Our work has only just begun in delivering results for the people of American […]

Soil warm enough to plant? Climate app can answer

· July 14, 2017

Want to keep better track of the climate conditions around you? A group from the USDA Agricultural Research Station (ARS) has introduced a web-based application that allows users to access important historical information about the past climate in their area and better plan for the current year. “We wanted to make an application that addresses […]

20-year-old admits role in deaths on Pennsylvania farm

· July 14, 2017

The reason that cadaver dogs were searching the Pennsylvania farm where multiple remains were found this week was because the prime suspect, Cosmo DiNardo, 20, told authorities where to look. DiNardo’s attorney, Paul Lang, said that his client admitted “his participation or commission in the murders of the four young men.” It’s not an outright admission that he […]

House committee votes to lift ban on horse slaughter for meat

· July 14, 2017

There’s no question that people have wildly differing opinions about whether using horses as a source of meat is a good thing. For proponents of slaughter in the U.S., permitting such facilities would allow a humane and regulated way to increase the food supply without having the animals go through a stressful trip beforehand to […]

Missouri issues safeguards for dicamba-tolerant herbicides

· July 13, 2017

If a Missouri grower wants to apply a herbicide to dicamba-tolerant soybeans or cotton, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has now approved a Special Local Need label. Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn today issued today a Notice of Release from the statewide Stop Sale, Use, or Removal Order on ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX, and FEXAPAN herbicides. […]

South Dakota farmer asks House for permanent tax code

· July 13, 2017

Farms and ranches need tax relief now. That’s what a South Dakota farmer told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee today, asking them to consider a permanent tax code that boosts the agricultural economy and frees them to reinvest in their businesses. “Farmers and ranchers operate under tight profit margins, often for rates of return […]

Farm groups ask Trump administration to avoid a trade war

· July 13, 2017

Eighteen food and agriculture organizations sent a letter this week to the Trump administration urging them to refrain from placing restrictions on imports of steel and aluminum. The organizations are very concerned that such restrictions will boomerang against U.S. food and agriculture exports and start a trade war. The groups warned that “the aftermath [of […]

Study finds care farming improves veterans’ well-being

· July 13, 2017

Farming is not only a valuable occupation, it can also be therapeutic. A recent study found that care farming — using working farms and agricultural landscapes to promote mental and physical health — helped improve veterans’ well-being. With care farming, individuals participate in various horticultural activities and learn useful skills within a safe community and […]

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