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Precision Ag Workshop with Pheasants Forever

The Precision Ag Workshop is a unique crossover event for conservation and agriculture at the 2019 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic on Friday Feb. 22 in Schaumburg, Ill. The workshop agenda is specifically designed for farmers, precision specialists, agronomists, and ag lenders. The topics on the agenda will help …

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Global warming, climate change and hot air

By Don “Doc” Sanders You likely are aware of former Vice President Al Gore’s book An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, published in 2006. Whatever you want to call it — global warming, climate change, changing weather — there is …

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AFBF sets 2019 policy

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year on key topics such as farm bill implementation, cell-cultured food products, trade, rural broadband access and rural mental health programs. “As our organization has done for …

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Certain Farm Service Agency offices to reopen temporarily

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, January 17 …

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Farmers under fire from legal action

Agriculture is in the crosshairs as class-action lawsuits seek huge monetary awards against agricultural producers, said a panel of experts at a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention. Panelists Andy Curliss, CEO of the North Carolina Pork Council; Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agriculture Law …

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