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USDA Invests in Wildfire Mitigation and Water Quality

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:23:31 +0000

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 16, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly $32 million this year to mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and restore healthy forest ecosystems in 24 states and Puerto Rico. More than $400,000 of that funding will support the Ocala National Forest in Florida. The Ocala Longleaf Priority Protection Area project will restore ...

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Best Time to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:30:35 +0000

Cathy Isom gives us the how and why now is the best time to grow a certain type of mushroom. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Best Time to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms Shiitake mushrooms are not only delicious, but a superfood. Shiitakes are a medicinal mushroom with tons of benefits, from boosting the immune system to fighting cancer. ...

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Funding to Run Government Runs Out Again Friday

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:07:31 +0000

Funding to keep the government open runs out again this Friday…and agriculture and other industries face what they don’t like most—uncertainty… The only thing certain about Washington is, there’s always ‘uncertainty.’ American Farm Bureau budget adviser RJ Karney. Uncertainty New programs are delayed and some existing programs not expanded, making producer decisions much harder. And Karney says the clock is ...

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Congress Fixing Farm Co-op Tax Change

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:06:16 +0000

A provision in the overhaul of the U.S. tax code had some unintended negative side effects on certain agribusinesses across the country. The provision gives producers a chance to cut down on their taxable income if they sell their commodities to agricultural cooperatives. It appears that farmer-owned cooperatives like CHS, Inc., came out ahead of other agribusiness giants like Cargill ...

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Ag Labor Fix Tied to DACA Bill in Congress

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:05:42 +0000

A complete overhaul of the American agricultural guest worker program is a major part of a House of Representatives’ plan to fix the immigration status of young people involved in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). The DACA program is currently tied up in an immigration reform battle on Capitol Hill. A DTN report says Virginia Republican Bob ...

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USDA Sending Extra Financial Help to Farmers in Seven States

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:04:48 +0000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will start sending additional money to row crop farmers in 14 counties throughout seven states who are enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage program. The move comes after the USDA reevaluated the program using a different method of determining county yields. Politico says the re-evaluation was directed by a provision in the fiscal 2017 government ...

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Possible Breakthrough in a Major NAFTA Obstacle

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:03:16 +0000

One of the biggest sticking points in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has to do with the auto industry. There’s a little more optimism about progress after Canada joined Mexico in indicating there may be room for negotiation in the auto sector. The development comes just one day after markets dipped on Canada’s fear that the odds are ...

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Canada Welcomes Possible NAFTA Deadline Extension

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:02:27 +0000

President Donald Trump suggested that the deadline for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement might need to be extended. A Reuters report says Canada is agreeable to the idea. Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that “a lot of things are hard to negotiate” as the Mexican presidential election is coming up in July. Canadian Foreign Minister ...

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Agri View: Migrant Labor Program Changes Dragging

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:50 +0000

Everett Griner takes a look at the H-2A Program, explains what it is, and why it is important to agriculture in today’s Agri View. Migrant Labor Program Changes Dragging Officially it is known as the H-2A Program. It is a law farmers use to bring migrant workers into the United States to help produce our crops. In reality, farmers do not ...

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More Numbers from January Crop Report

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:26:14 +0000

Tyron Spearman looks at even more numbers from USDA’s January Crop Reports. More Numbers from January Crop Report

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