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The National Council for Agricultural Education named Travis Park the director of agricultural education, National FFA board chair and National FFA adviser.
Technology is constantly changing. It helps us accomplish more tasks, use fewer resources and increase efficiency on the farm. Innovations start with hardworking people who put everything they have into turning their ideas into solutions.
Bill Gates says the global hunger crisis is so immense that food aid cannot fully address the problem. What’s also needed, Gates argues, are the kinds of innovations in farming technology that he has long funded to try to reverse the crisis documented in a new report.
U.S. consumers typically purchase fewer dairy products during periods of inflation. “We’re likely looking at a slowdown in dairy demand driven by a slower economy,” said Nate Donnay, StoneX Group director of dairy market insight.
Berry specialist Anya Osatuke shared tips for growing flavorful strawberries at the Indiana Horticulture Conference this year.
General Motors is finding new markets for its hydrogen fuel cell systems, announcing that it will work with another company to build mobile electricity generators, electric vehicle charging stations and power generators for military camps.
Corn silage harvested this year has a unique set of characteristics. “I can’t recall a crop like the one we are likely going to be seeing, if not already feeding,” said John Goeser, director of nutritional research and innovation at Rock River Laboratory.
Newborn calves are the most susceptible animals to cold stress on a dairy farm.
Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar energy.
Cattle producers for 35 years have been bankrolling one of the nation’s most iconic marketing campaigns, but now many want to end the program that created the “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” slogan.
As soon as an ear of corn is taken off its stalk or a potato is pulled from the ground, it travels anywhere from a few miles to across continents and sometimes undergoes processes that transform it into the food we consume.