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Mar
03
2015

Business of Agriculture: 5 Steps in Effective Succession Planning

As agricultural producers start to think about planning for the eventual transition of their operation to the next generation, there are five essential steps that will facilitate a smooth transition and help ensure the financial stability of all involved. Read More

Mar
02
2015

March 2015 Preview: Women’s History Month, Crop Insurance Deadline and AgDay

Unless you are reading this from Florida, the view out your window, or nearby, likely includes a dusting (or more) of snow. This year’s record-breaking winter has increased hay demand and stalled the maple syrup season. And while March 1 is considered the meteorological spring in the United States, we will have to wait until March 20 to officially welcome Spring and a prelude to a bevy of planting activity as farmers work to get early crops into the ground. Read More

Feb
27
2015

From the Field: National Black Growers Council

For generations, black farmers and ranchers have proven to be important contributors to the American agricultural dichotomy, as they’ve contributed to the daunting task of providing food to our nation and the world. With unwavering dedication and passion, these men and women faced hurdles and endured systematic barriers that thwarted their ability to access government funding and federal programs. Barriers so debilitating that for some it stifled their ability to grow and for others, these hardships forced them out of business altogether. Read More

Feb
24
2015

From the Field: AgChat National Collegiate Congress

More than 70 college students from across the country gathered in Indianapolis, Ind., earlier this year for the first annual AgChat National Collegiate Congress. The social media and advocacy workshop focused on providing attendees with tools to transform how they use social media, and in personal interactions when engaging in agriculture and food conversations. Read More

Feb
23
2015

Rural America Matters: America Depends on its Rural Communities

We are kicking off a new AGgregator blog series, Rural America Matters, which will explore the issues and challenges of delivering rural infrastructure services to our nation’s food producers and their communities, from the upgrade of communications networks to deliver current technology, to the increasing use of renewable energy, and the importance of water supply to rural economic development. It’s called Rural America Matters for two reasons – access to quality infrastructure services matters to our rural communities, and whether we know it or not, our rural communities matter to every one of us. Read More

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