2020 Year in Review: Top Five Events for U.S. Agriculture

Looking back on the trials and triumphs of 2020.

The start of this decade has been an eventful one, abundant with unforeseen moments unlike anything we’ve experienced together as a nation before—a global pandemic combined with an abnormal amount of severe weather events and topped off with an influential presidential election that will set us up for the road ahead in 2021.
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How 2020 Events Have Shaped the U.S. Turkey Market

Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different for many this year—including American turkey farmers.

The recent resurgence in COVID-19 cases is anticipated to lead to a sharp reduction in large family gatherings. As people may be more apprehensive to travel for the holidays or attend larger events, consumer behavior is shifting in an unpredictable way and turkey farmers are having to adapt to meet the changing demand.Read More

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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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Security Implications and Cyber Risk with Smart Agriculture

What you Need to Know About the Future of Farm Technology and Cybersecurity.

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has affected the daily lives of people around the world. Measures to contain the virus such as social distancing and quarantining at home, has forced many businesses to be more reliant on technology than normal to keep their businesses afloat and functioning effectively. With this increased digital dependence, comes an increased risk of potential data breaches.Read More

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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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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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Agricultural Education Goes Far Beyond the Classroom

As students and teachers head back to school, now is the perfect time to discuss the importance of agricultural education

School is back in session and so is agricultural education. Many students will participate in The National FFA Organization (FFA) and 4-H – two nationwide programs that provide young people the chance to interact with agriculture in a focused and guided format. FFA bases their ag education programs on a three-component model.Read More

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