The Influence of Ag-Conscious Youth in the 2020 Presidential Election

The political and agricultural involvement among American youth is growing.

In recent years, the increasing influence of young people who are advocating for social or political change is apparent. Combined with the growing involvement of youth within the agricultural community, these societal shifts will likely play a significant role in the outcome of the upcoming presidential election.

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California Almond Farming: Working Towards a Sustainable Future

Modern farming practices create opportunities for almond farmers. 

Almond farming originally began in Western Asia, but it wasn’t until the 1700s that it was officially introduced to American soil by Spanish explorers. By the 1900s, commercial almond production in the U.S. had been established in the heart of California’s Central Valley as almond trees flourished in the Mediterranean climate.

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The Role Land Equity Plays in Securing Financing in 2020

Farmland Remains Stable During Economic Tumult

The economic disruption caused by COVID-19 has negatively impacted many sectors in our global economy, including the stock market and businesses deemed nonessential. Temporary closures of nonessential businesses have brought industries such as hospitality, entertainment, and travel to a sudden halt. The disruption has drastically shifted how the agriculture sector—a critical infrastructure—distributes food to the consumer.

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(Infographic) The State of American Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture’s Impact on Farm Programs and Policy.

Why is Census data important to American agriculture and its producers? The Census data provides the agriculture industry with a wealth of information, including land use and ownership, farmer demographics, production practices, income, and expenditures. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) collects this farm data, which is used by both stakeholders and legislators to,

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Coronavirus Relief Bill: A Resource Guide for U.S. Farmers and Agricultural Producers

Emergency Relief Brings Funding to Critical Infrastructures

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—phase three of the coronavirus stimulus package—was passed last week, resulting in a $2.3 trillion bill. This historic relief bill was approved unanimously by the Senate (96-0) to alleviate the economic pressures businesses and individuals are experiencing as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Celebrating National Ag Day

Find ways to support the American Farmer this National Ag Day.

March 24th is National Ag Day, and according to the Agriculture Council of America, it’s a time “to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.” Recognizing the importance of our nation’s farmers is critical now more than ever, especially during this time of uncertainty and anxiety as we face the global spread of the novel coronavirus. While the ongoing pandemic has flooded most media platforms, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the continued dedication of our farmers and ranchers who continue to sacrifice their own safety to provide food for our nation.Read More

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Impacts of Natural Disasters on California Farming

Meet Jamie Johnson

West Coast surfer and California avocado rancher, Jamie Johnson, has spent the greater part of his adult years cultivating his love for the land. As a fourth-generation farmer, it was Jamie’s grandfather and great-grandfather who first shared this honorable way of life. As seen in our documentary Jamie Johnson: An American Farmer, Jamie’s first memories of farming began out in the avocado fields as a boy, watching his grandfather touch and closely examine each tree. “Do you have to touch every tree, Grandpa?” He would ask.

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How the U.S.-China Trade Deal Impacts American Agriculture

The U.S. and China trade deal marks the beginning of a major shift in the global market of agriculture.

Phase one of the U.S.-China trade deal was officially signed last week by President Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He. While some view this signing as a small step for U.S. and China’s trade relations, it’s a step nonetheless towards resolving an 18-month long economic conflict between these two global economic powerhouses. In this article we will discuss the following: 

  • How and why a trade war between the U.S. and China occurred; 
  • What significant changes happened in the signing of phase one;
  • How it affects U.S. agriculture and commodities; and
  • Predictions on what to expect next. 

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