Morning 26 January: Chinese committee member mentioned food security concerns

A special new council is set to focus on China’s investment in farmland around the world. Representative Dusty Johnson of South Dakota, a member of the Select Committee on China, says Chinese investment in American farmland and ag processing is not the only concern. It is also a major Chinese investment in Africa and other … Read more

Michigan Senator Stabenow has announced more than $2 million for fruit and vegetable growers

WASHINGTON (WNDU) – USDA is awarding more than $2 million to a special project aimed at helping Michigan agriculture. The grant will go to 22 projects, including one featuring the Michigan Bean Commission. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow called the project a “huge win” because the funding will help farmers in the Wolverine State become more … Read more

People’s Garden established in Chicago to produce local food

CHICAGO – The first of 17 gardens across the United States has opened in Chicago. The new garden is supported by the US Department of Agriculture’s Human Garden Initiative and is located at Metropolitan Pharmaceuticals in the Urban Transformation Network. “Urban transformation network on metro farms is ideal for people’s gardens,” said Tom Vilsak, secretary … Read more

Extension Workshop on Locust Outbreaks and Management for March 29th

Montana State University Extension and USDA Agricultural Research Service will host a free two-hour grasshopper workshop on the Richland County MSU Extension Conference in Sydney and online on Tuesday, March 29, 10 p.m. Bozeman – Montana State University Extension and USADA Agricultural Research Service Free, two-hour workshop, “Locust Outbreaks and Management Options 2022” will be … Read more

Climate Smart Special Crops Pt 2 – AG INFORMATION OF THE west

Climate Smart Specialty Crops Pt 2

Climate Smart Special Crops Pt 2 In today’s Fruit Growth Report, I am Bob Larson. Climate Smart Agriculture is one of the major national issues that farmers and ranchers are closely following following two years of severe challenges. According to Mark Powers, President of the Northwest Horticulture Council, specialized crop producers will be more actively … Read more

Cornell Ag Connection: Food Products Labels – What Does It Mean?

The food we buy at the supermarket and at the grocery store has many different characteristics. And, among other things, we rely on these labels to provide us with information on how the food is produced and / or prepared, or on meat and meat products, how the animals breed. We want to know if … Read more

Mango from shelf to line re-shelf | Visakhapatnam News – Indian Times

The US Government has received permission from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to export Indian mangoes to the United States during the new season. Indian mango exports restricted to US in 2020The USDA approval opens the way for the export of traditional mango belts from Andra Pradesh. While many countries import mangoes according … Read more

North East Community College in Norfolk to receive a $ 450K USDA grant

Washington DC (KMTV) – US Senator Deb Fisher (RB) announced Monday that the North East Community College in Norfolk will provide $ 450,000 in agricultural manpower training through the US Department of Agriculture. Nearly half a million grants are intended to benefit NECC Ruraltech + training program to strengthen information technology and cyber security skills … Read more

Vegetable garden gate veteran farmers

A.D. In 2017, 351,647 males and 18,972 females earned the title of American Patriotist while serving their country’s agricultural products from corn, beans, cattle and hay. Of these, 7,996 worked as herdsmen for farms and 264,240 lived on subsistence farms (Source 2017 Census). That is amazing! The benefits can be both economic and therapeutic, especially … Read more