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Workshop teaches benefits, law of agritourism

| Posted onOctober 10, 2023 in Agriculture News

By Brad Buck

Many farmers are incorporating tourism into their operations to draw visitors and earn an alternate source of income. If you’re interested in establishing an agritourism business, you can now register for and attend a workshop scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 on Zoom.

Luis Rodriguez and Allie Williams, the agriculture agents for UF/IFAS Extension Polk and Hillsborough counties, respectively, will host the workshop.

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County ramping up to comply with state’s organic waste law

| Posted onOctober 10, 2023 in Rural News
  • By CLAUDIA ELLIOTT For Tehachapi News






Governor Reynolds urging Congress to pass agriculture law | Posted onJune 14, 2023 in Agriculture News

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) -- Governor Kim Reynolds is urging Congress to pass a law that she says would help protect the agriculture industry.

Governor Reynolds joined ten other Republican Governors in supporting a bill that would prevent states from impeding agricultural trade between states.

New agriculture committee puts focus on region

| Posted onMay 3, 2023 in SARL Members and Alumni News

Western Massachusetts will have ample representation on a new legislative committee focusing on agriculture.

Sens. Ann Gobi, D-Spencer, and Jo Comerford, D-Northampton, were named Senate chair and co-chair of the new Agriculture Committee while Rep. Natalie Blais, D-Deerfield, will serve as vice chair on the House side, with Rep. Paul Schmid, D-Westport, as House chair.

Colorado passes first right-to-repair law; others could follow

| Posted onMay 3, 2023 in News

Colorado’s first-in-the-nation law allowing farmers to repair their own equipment could be “the first chink in the armor” that has allowed only manufacturers to complete some repairs, said Rusty Rumley, senior staff attorney for the National Agricultural Law Center.

North Dakota Governor signs corporate farming bill

| Posted onMay 3, 2023 in Agriculture News

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has signed a bill, which modernizes the state's corporate farming law to encourage growth in the animal agriculture sector.

What’s the Future of Agriculture? | Posted onApril 6, 2023 in News

California agriculture is the envy of the world and despite myriad challenges — drought and the pandemic being at the forefront — farmers and ranchers are innovators who can be part of the climate solution.

That was the theme of the keynote message from Karen Ross, California’s Secretary of Food and Agriculture at the “What’s the Future of Agriculture?” symposium held Thursday at Fresno State.

Ag Advocate Takes on all Opponents in Fight for Agriculture

| Posted onApril 6, 2023 in Agriculture News

Amanda Radke isn’t afraid to defend the beef industry, even if it means taking on some famous adversaries.

But Radke’s fight isn’t one that she seeks. It is more of a passion to dispel misconceptions and educate the public on all facets of beef production and nutrition.

American economy driven by U.S. food, agriculture

| Posted onApril 6, 2023 in Agriculture News

By Emmy Powell
Communications Specialist

A new report highlights the significance of the U.S. food and agriculture sectors in feeding the American economy.

A study commissioned by 25 food and agricultural groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), found food and agriculture supports more than 46 million jobs and contributes over $8 trillion to the U.S. economy each year, while exports contribute another $202 billion.

The total food and agriculture industry’s economic impact is up 22% since 2019.