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National Ag Day
Today is National Ag Day and Cathy Isom takes a look at different ways we can celebrate the hard work of America’s farms and farm families. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

Wenger on the farm

Wenger


California Farm Bureau Leaders and Young Farmers & Ranchers Make Strong Impression

By Gary Cooper, founder and president, AgNet Media, Inc.

Hats off to California Farm Bureau (CFB) President Paul Wenger and his family, and to the CFB Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) for their warm welcome and hospitality this past weekend at their annual meeting. Continue reading

Agricultural Production
New research suggests the world’s agricultural production may not need to double by 2050, but offered a wide range in what the increase in production may need to be. Continue reading

Starling

Starling


The Trump administration has named Ray Starling as Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance. Starling has a long history in agriculture and many groups support the appointment. Continue reading

world ag expo
The 2017 World Ag Expo came to a close on February 16, 2017, with large crowds, cutting-edge exhibits and a little bit of rain. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the world’s largest annual agricultural exposition was held at the International Agri-Center and featured 1,480 exhibitors on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. The three day show hosted 105,780 attendees representing 43 states and 71 countries. Continue reading

future
Everett Griner talks about the future of agriculture in good hands in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

turnaround year
At least one company is predicting 2017 to be something of a turnaround year for farmers. An Ag Web Dot Com article says 2017 could see a “global supply pullback” that may give farmers some relief from lower commodity prices. MetLife Agricultural Finance says, “We expect a recovery in 2017 as global consumption rises and corn and soybean supplies decline.” MetLife does caution that the strength of the U.S. dollar could put a crimp in those predictions as U.S. ag exports could face an obstacle from a strong U.S. dollar that’s at it’s highest level in 14 years. MetLife, a major farm mortgage lender, feels that as farmers cut acreage and supplies drop, prices could rise. U.S. farmers are predicted to cut corn acres by 3.5 percent next year to 91 million acres. MetLife predicts other major corn-producing countries like Brazil and the European Union will likely cut back on corn acres. MetLife also predicts soybean acreage to remain flat next year. The company says huge supplies and low prices are driving demand, expected to rise 4.4 percent.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug CA
It’s unknown if the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) can live in the major agriculture-producing areas of California. Researchers say if it can, large populations could take over crops by the tens of thousands. Continue reading

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The Agriculture Secretary says being creative with the next Farm Bill could help expand access for veterans entering careers on the farm or ranch. Rod Bain has the story.

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Chicken Farm, Poultry
Poultry veterinarian Gregg Cutler recalled the day in early 2015 when one of his clients reported an unexpected increase in bird mortality at a turkey farm in Stanislaus County. The birds were immediately taken to a diagnostic lab in Turlock and within hours, the lab identified the presence of an avian influenza virus in the flock.
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Farm City Newsday Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Sabrina Hill. To listen or subscribe Continue reading

Farm City Newsday Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Sabrina Hill. To listen or subscribe Continue reading

Farm City Newsday Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Sabrina Hill. To listen or subscribe Continue reading

Farm City Newsday Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Sabrina Hill. To listen or subscribe Continue reading

Farm City Newsday Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Sabrina Hill. To listen or subscribe Continue reading

2898277 - transport series: freight car on the railroad station
With the numerous challenges facing the California agricultural community, it is understandable how rail crossing safety is not a subject of regular focus. However, raising rail safety awareness is a crucial component for California agricultural professionals and workers, to help them make good decisions when working or traveling near railroad tracks.
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Farm City Newsday Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Sabrina Hill. To listen or subscribe Continue reading

Farm City Newsday Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Sabrina Hill. To listen or subscribe Continue reading

Griner

Griner

Everett Griner talks about how great U.S. agriculture already is in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

ag technology
Everett Griner talks about progress on all levels of ag technology is vital in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

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