Water has been—and always will be—a vital part of agriculture. However, in many states across the country, water poses questions and creates quandaries for farmers and ranchers alike. In the drought-stricken west, water is a precious resource. In tropical areas of the Southeast, water can come in a deluge or a trickle. In other places, water rights and access to water can be a tricky proposition, with water conservation laws adding more angles to an already complicated issue.
The various types of plants found on farms can be as different as night and day, but there is one plant that every farm has in common: The Money Tree. It’s the most important plant in the whole operation, yet tending to it can be one of the hardest chores that any farmer and rancher has to face; unfortunately, baling twine only goes so far in fixing problems with this issue!
As a farmer you’re familiar with the many day-to-day concerns of running an agriculture-based business. From weather to pests and diseases, to new regulations and more, there are numerous factors you have to deal with. However, there are at least five things you won’t have to worry about if you have AgAmerica in your corner . . . or your field or pasture!
Peaches are in season right now, which should be great for California; the state that ranks first in the U.S. for production of the delicious, fuzzy fruit. But unfortunately, the California drought has affected the peach industry statewide, just like it has other agricultural industries. The outcome? Smaller produce.
Here are some recent headlines coming out of the United States Department of Agriculture that we’d like to share with our colleagues in the agriculture industry: