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Farmers Face Problems on and off the Farm

Agriculture and the farming industry is important for the health of our economy and our nation. Food production is a necessity. When farmers are in crisis and face challenges in their work, it impacts the entire industry and the food supply of our nation as well as others who depend on food from American sources.

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Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is an emerging trend in the agriculture industry. It is a method of farming that prohibits the use of pesticides and artificial fertilizers, increases biodiversity, and enhances the ecosystem. The practice is embraced by farmers and food growers who encourage and utilize organic farming methods. The Rodale Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to

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‘Tis the Season for Pumpkins

We are in the season of one of America’s favorite fruit – pumpkins. As we approach the last major holidays of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – pumpkins will be center stage on the tables of many homes while celebrating the holidays. Pumpkins are a popular treat during the fall season. Consumers will

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The Effects of Climate Change on Food

Food is one of our society’s major necessities. One of the biggest threats to the security of food is climate change. Climate change is considered to be any change in a climate system, which may include volcanic eruptions, adjustments in solar activity, or changes in weather patterns. The changing weather patterns that are becoming more

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American Farmers in Crisis

If farmers in the U.S. stopped producing crops and livestock for our dinner tables, it would be devastating to us all. The idea may seem far-fetched to most people, but it is not too far out of the realm of possibility. The American farming industry is in crisis, and the American farmer is struggling to

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Attracting More Young People to Jobs in Agriculture

In the eyes of many younger people, agriculture does not have a positive image, and that should change to keep new energy and ideas in the food industry. Some young people see the industry as boring and unimportant. As the farming population continues to age, it is apparent that younger blood needs to be pumped

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Diversity in Agriculture and Food Production

Attracting more minorities and veterans to the farming and food industry has gotten easier with the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the 2501 Program. The program enables community organizations and others to work directly with minority groups to help them buy,

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Understanding Agriculture Surveys

Various agriculture surveys are consistently being conducted throughout the year by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). These surveys allow farmers, ranchers, and food producers to reveal important information about their farming and food-producing practices that help keep food products and livestock safe for human consumption. The information is published in various farm publications and

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The Agricultural Act of 2014

The Agricultural Act of 2014 is also called the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill. The bill authorizes $956 billion in spending for many years for nutrition and agriculture programs. The bill impacts all Americans, as well as millions of other people around the globe. The bill help the USDA increase markets for agricultural products in America

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Producing Better Crops Through Precision Farming

There is a lot of buzz in the agribusiness world regarding ways to improve sustainable agriculture using precision farming. This concept may allow farmers to grow healthy crops by adding specific nutrients needed for their products utilizing satellite data, sensors, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and other technical gadgets. Farmers are using satellite and aerial remote

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