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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

Feb
09
2015

Business of Agriculture: Common Hurdles to Success in Succession Planning

Succession planning is something most farmers and ranchers know they ought to do to protect the agricultural operations they’ve built and to provide for their families. Unfortunately, it’s also a topic rife with emotion and that requires sometimes awkward conversations, so it’s often postponed. Below are five common reasons why a farmer or rancher will put off their succession planning, along with suggestions to resolve these issues. Read More

Feb
04
2015

Ag News Roundup: January 2015

The New Year started off with a fresh look at the future of agriculture from a variety of viewpoints. The United Nations underscored the necessity for more efficient food systems to feed a growing population, suggesting that a “paradigm shift” is needed to meet the challenge. As to who will be consuming, and sometimes producing, that food, we need look no further than the Millennials, a group revealed by an industry study to be awash in contradictions, which will be key to both their success in farming and agriculture’s success in marketing to them. Read More

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