This new visualization tool allows you to explore resource flows between industries. For example, you can see how much meat and poultry flows into the restaurant food industry, and then how much restaurant food flows to the final consumer (all measured in billions of dollars per year). Show More Summary
May 14, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) opening statement at the Ag. Comm. mark up of the Farm Bill. -kg
Award-winning book, Prancing, Dancing Lily, can now be found world-wide as a multi-platform app. The heartwarming story about an Ayrshire cow determined to hoof and groove around the globe, was written by Marsha Diane Arnold and illustrated by John Manders. … Continue reading ?
By Kat Shiffler on February 7, 2013 - 12:00am Why is Land Link Important? A few weeks back, I found myself in a farmhouse kitchen outside of Milford, Nebraska. Dave Welsch was serving me a heaping helping of roast beef and potatoes. I drove down to talk to Dave and his wife Deb about the transition of their farm to a new generation. Show More Summary
By Kat Shiffler on February 5, 2013 - 12:00am REAP Business: Pottery & Espresso Small Towns › Community Development Your stories
A few weeks back, I found myself in a farmhouse kitchen outside of Milford, Nebraska. Dave Welsch was serving me a heaping helping of roast beef and potatoes. I drove down to talk to Dave and his wife Deb about the transition of their farm to a new generation. Show More Summary
By Chuck Hassebrook, email@example.com I cut my teeth at the Center for Rural Affairs fighting for family farming in late 1970s and farm crisis of the 1980s. We were driven by the critical role of family farming in strengthening rural communities and shaping the character of rural life. Show More Summary
From the PBS NewsHour program, November 28, “Two retiring Republican senators have introduced a new plan for immigration reform that grants legal status but not citizenship to young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents. Ray Suarez talks to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Tex., one of the authors of the plan, and Rep. [...]
Ag Leader is pleased to announce the release of SMS Basic/Advanced v12.5 and SMS Mobile v6.5. With this new release, SMS Basic, SMS Advanced, and SMS Mobile PC now support Windows 8 and gesture control for touchscreens running Windows 7 … Continue reading ?
REAP Business Profile: Soup 'n More from CFRA on Vimeo. Rebecka has a passion for healthy food. A couple years ago, she started dehydrating vegetables from her garden, putting them into soup mixes and giving them to her family members. Show More Summary
First, I like the plain matter-of-fact tone of the federal government's MyPlate graphic. It paints a pleasant portrait of a healthy meal, and then underlines several key messages for consumers by stating them in blunt English. One of...Show More Summary
Suzy Khimm reported on Friday at the Wonk Blog (Washington Post) that, “The White House has released its plan explaining how the sequester’s mandatory spending cuts to defense and domestic spending will be implemented in 2013.” The update explained that the sequester is “a package of automatic spending cuts that’s part of the Budget Control [...]
Prunus persica, the ordinary peach, is prized around the world as one of nature's sweetest treats. In America, only the apple exceeds the peach among commercially cultivated fruits. Peach-friendly places around the globe, however, fall within two narrow bands, one in each hemisphere. Show More Summary
The Agvocacy 2.0 Training would not of have been complete without a surprise performance from the Peterson Farm Boys. Their YouTube video, “I’m Farming and I Grow It” went vial this summer and has almost reached 7 million views. Greg … Continue reading ?
One of the YouTube Farming Rock Stars attended the Ag Media Summit. He’s Greg Peterson, one of the Peterson Brothers who made the hit, Farming and I Grow It. Greg really does sing and showed his talent at AMS. Here’s … Continue reading ?
The first day of the 2012 North American Ag & Food HR Roundtable is a wrap. Agribusiness representatives, university personnel and HR professionals have listened two to renowned speakers and already have had a fun evening networking with agriculture colleagues … Continue reading ?
Watch out “Farming and I Grow it” guys – there’s a new kid on video and he just “maybe” the next YouTube sensation for agriculture. L’il Fred performs “Farm It Maybe” a parody of “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae … Continue reading ?
Farm Bill: Senate Process Erik Wasson reported yesterday at The Hill’s On the Money Blog that, “Facing one of the toughest challenges of her career, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) on Wednesday expressed optimism that she will be able to save the 2012 farm bill from defeat on the Senate floor. “‘I am [...]
“I’m Sexy and I Know it” has to be one of the most parodied songs ever, but here’s a new one with a dairy farm theme from a couple guys in Sussex, New Brunswick – “From Sussex and I know … Continue reading ?