American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced July 14 that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, general farm organization.
As the floodwaters recede in South Carolina, recovery requires information. Clemson University Extension has posted straightforward instructions for coping with flood damage on its website, from water safety to insurance claims to salvaging agricultural buildings....More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that in a first round of funding it will commit $4 million to several states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to help agricultural landowners with accelerating stream and riverbank tree plantings that can reduce soil sedimentation...More
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed four members and five alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending on Dec. 31, 2018....More
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced that $2.5 million in grants is now available for projects to educate new and under served farmers about more than USDA Farm Service Agency programs that provide financial, disaster or technical assistance....More
U.S. peanut production is on track to be the second largest ever. Cotton production ticked up but remains well below last year’s level, and soybean farmers planted their largest acreage ever, according to the USDA September Crop Production Report released Sept. 11....More