Farm Harvest Preparation

How Farmers Prepare for the harvest season to come.

As summer gradually draws to an end, farmers across the nation are gearing up for one of the busiest farming seasons, fall harvest. During this time, minimizing the risk for error is critical for farmers, as it directly impacts their profitability and the ability to fund next year’s planting season.Read More

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AgAmerica is Inspired by the Resilience of the American Farmer

With many uncontrollable factors, like weather disturbances, the stakes are high for farmers.

Farmers are at the mercy of the weather—good or bad—and when natural disasters occur like hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and tornadoes, their operations become significantly impacted. In the last three years, at least 13 hurricanes have taken center stage, destroying communities and farmland across the country including: Hermine, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Nate, Florence, Matthew, Michael, Chris, Leslie, Gert, Jose, Maria.Read More

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Profitable Cash Crops Create Financial Opportunities for U.S. Farmers

Explore the wide variety of valuable cash crops and the benefits of growing them.

More than a century ago, cash cropping was introduced into agricultural communities for the sole purpose of generating additional income. When farmers began planting for upcoming seasons, they would add extra rows of certain crops with the intent of selling the surplus to generate additional income that could be used to support their families or to make payments on farm debt. Read More

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The Journey to Recovery and Reforestation After Hurricane Michael

Learn more about the importance of timber reforestation and how those in the forestry industry are recovering from storm damage

Rebuilding homes and businesses is always a priority after a hurricane, but often, forests are also devastated by the raging storms and require timber reforestation. That’s certainly been the case in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, a category four hurricane that slammed into the Florida panhandle and the southwest corner of Georgia in October 2018.Read More

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U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Work to Ensure Food Safety and Quality

Learn more about our nation’s food safety regulations and find out how growers across the nation are doing their part to keep consumers safe.

The importance of food quality and safety can’t be overstated. According to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, each year millions of Americans are medically treated for foodborne illnesses as a result of poor food safety practices. Because of the seriousness of food safety, farmers recognize the high stakes of keeping our nation protected from contaminants and harmful pathogens, and therefore employ several best practices to reduce potential safety risks.Read More

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Best Practices for Summer Farming

Farmers across the nation are preparing for the seasonal shift to summer using these best practices.

With June 21 marking the official first day of summer, now is the perfect time to discuss summer farming, which for many farmers (especially those in production agriculture) is the busiest season of the year.

In this article we discuss summer farming techniques to enhance your ag operation and best practices for remaining safe on the farm during the season.

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May is National Beef Month and a Time for Celebration

This May we celebrate the nation’s beef industry and the farmers and ranchers driving its success.

In honor of National Beef Month, we’re taking a look at the various sectors of the U.S. beef industry and diving into the factors that make cattle and beef production the largest single segment of American agriculture. For example, did you know more farms are classified as beef cattle operations (35 percent) than any other type of farm?

If you’re ready to learn more, read on—chances are you’re going to walk away with a greater understanding of the U.S. beef production system.

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Supporting Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders in Agriculture

Learn why agricultural education is critical to the success of the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

If you’re unsure of how important agricultural education is to the continued success of our nation’s agriculture industry, consider this: according to the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture, 97 percent of the 2.1 million farms across the country are family-owned and operated. On those farms, the average age of principal operators is 58.3 years old, which means retirement is likely on the horizon—and that’s where the next generation comes into play.

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