There is a lot of jargon in agriculture. We call farmers "producers." We call agriculture an "industry." Read an editorial by AFBF's Cyndie Sirekis that touches on a few things that might be good for us all to think about in our quest to spread the word about our industr...oops! We mean, spead the word about farming...
A staggering 72 percent surveyed know nothing or very little about farming and ranching. Still, 70 percent said their purchase decisions are affected by how food is grown and raised, while 72 percent say they think about the topic when purchasing groceries. Those are the results of a survey conducted by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Learn more...
The freezing temperatures recorded last week have put an end to the corn-growing season in most of North Dakota, according to North Dakota State University Extension.
National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 18-24. And the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, part of the National Farm Medicine Center and Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, has published a second edition of “Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—New legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating naturally occurring farm dust is welcome news for the nation's farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.