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USDA Rolls Out New Program Focused On Nutrient Management
USDA Rolls Out New Program Focused On Nutrient Management
USDA Rolls Out New Program Focused On Nutrient Management
The USDA is out with a new initiative designed to incentivize conservation practices that improve nutrient management.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the initiative will be based within NRCS.   "We're going to put $40 million of resources that we have available and target those resources through a regional conservation partnership program effort to increase better nutrient management
Mulrony: It's Vital Cattle Industry Shares The Many Great Things
Mulrony: It's Vital Cattle Industry Shares The Many Great Things
Mulrony: It's Vital Cattle Industry Shares The Many Great Things
When it comes to the ongoing conversation of climate change, the impact agriculture has, and what the future of the industry looks like, Cameron Mulrony said it's vital that producers share how cattle benefit the climate.  The Vice President of the Idaho Cattle Association pointed out the non-farming community needs to know that the beef industry is a good guy when it comes to the climate conversa
Dairy Checkoff Hires Sustainability Leader
Dairy Checkoff Hires Sustainability Leader
Dairy Checkoff Hires Sustainability Leader
Dairy Management, Inc. recently hired Lori Captain as the executive vice president of global sustainability strategy, science, and industry affairs.  Captain comes to DMI after serving more than 20 years working at Corteva Agriscience and its predecessor DuPont, most recently as chief of staff, external affairs, and counsel to the CEO. She’...
Mulrony: Cattle Industry Helps Ecosystems Remain Health
Mulrony: Cattle Industry Helps Ecosystems Remain Health
Mulrony: Cattle Industry Helps Ecosystems Remain Health
Last month the New York Times ran an opinion piece, Meet the People Getting Paid to Kill Our Planet, which targeted livestock producers and the cattle industry. Farmers and ranchers nationwide criticized the piece as being riddled with misinformation and lacking credible sources ...
Reese Share Pivot Bio’s Story
Reese Share Pivot Bio’s Story
Reese Share Pivot Bio’s Story
Helping the environment and making a unique and very tasty popcorn. Those are just a few of the things Pivot Bio is up to these days. Lori Reese gives us the 411 on what the fertilizer company is up to these days. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail gvaagen@cherrycreekmedia... Read More ...
NCBA Promotes Sustainability To Consumers, Producers
NCBA Promotes Sustainability To Consumers, Producers
NCBA Promotes Sustainability To Consumers, Producers
When it comes to the topic of sustainability, the focus is a simple one for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The NCBA’s Myriah Johnson said it comes down to three pillar areas: Environmental, Economic and Social. She said when it comes to sharing the message of sustainability, there is a lot of work that needs to be done, both with the producers and the consumers. “Wh ...
NCBA Stewardship Award Program Seeks Nominees
NCBA Stewardship Award Program Seeks Nominees
NCBA Stewardship Award Program Seeks Nominees
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is looking for applications for its 2022 Environmental Stewardship Award. The program, established in 1991, annually recognizes the outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of cattle producers across the nation. A c ...
European Union Approves Large Farm Subsidies Deal
European Union Approves Large Farm Subsidies Deal
European Union Approves Large Farm Subsidies Deal
The European Parliament approved the biggest reform to their farm subsidies in decades. According to Reuters the vote switches much of the cash subsidies to smaller farms and rewards producers who use more sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy has been criticized for years over the way the bulk of EU Ag subsidies went to large landowners and industrial ag firms ...
Schrier’s Forest Restoration Act Clears House Ag Committee
Schrier’s Forest Restoration Act Clears House Ag Committee
Schrier’s Forest Restoration Act Clears House Ag Committee
Last week, the House Ag Committee approved legislation that looks to restore damaged public lands. Earlier this year, Washington Representative Dr. Kim Schrier introduced the National Forest Restoration and Remediation Act. The bipartisan legislation looks to allow the Forest Service to collect and keep the interest earned on settlement funds in order to pay for restoration efforts ...

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