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

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

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Sunday, March 1, 2015

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 »

Let Us Give Thanks for a Safe and Abundant 2014 Harvest

Let Us Give Thanks for a Safe and Abundant 2014 Harvest

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

As millions of Americans head off to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to consider the abundance of food that we’ll enjoy and that’s grown through the daily commitment of our country’s farmers and ranchers. Read More »

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It’s Porktober & We’re Bringing Home the Bacon

It’s Porktober & We’re Bringing Home the Bacon

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October is National Pork Month, a great time to pig out on all things pig. One of America’s favorite pork products is bacon: last year, we ate 1.1 billion servings of bacon, an increase of 6 percent over the year before. That big number translates to 21 percent of American’s eating more than two pounds of bacon in a year, and five percent eating five pounds or more. Read More »

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Farm to Flagpole: Independence Day 2014

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In honor of Independence Day, millions of U.S. flags are being displayed on homes and businesses, in lawns and on flagpoles. Some of these flags are plastic, some polyester or rayon, but a great number are made from U.S.-grown cotton, produced by dedicated cotton farmers in 17 states, including families like the Fanns and the Parkers. Read More »

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