National Agriculture News

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension are offering virtual workshops for farmers’ market vendors and those wanting to sell food products directly to consumers. The workshop series held Feb. 16-19 includes three online Lunch and Learn sessions, followed by a half-day virtual workshop.

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The late Warren Brown and his wife, Isabel Brown, 98, of Hartland, Wisconsin, were recently awarded Livestock Producer of the Year by the Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association as well as Cattle Producer of the Year by the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association.

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The bleak days of January may not seem like a time for celebration but my ancestors knew how to break the winter blues. About Jan. 25 was the time for Scottish settlers in the Galesville area of Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, to celebrate the life of poetry of the Scottish bard Robert Burns. It was known as Burns Night – an evening of music with bagpipes, singing, dancing, poetry recitation, eating Scottish food, and drinking perhaps a wee dram or more of whisky.

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OPINION  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued proposed regulatory changes related to required pump labeling and infrastructure compatibility for E15. This is a long-awaited proposal and gives stakeholders, including the National Corn Growers Association, the opportunity to provide comments that will be considered by the incoming administration to complete the rulemaking process to address retail barriers.

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MECKLENBURG, N.Y. – At 50-acre Wellspring Forest Farm in the Finger Lakes Region of central New York, the goal is to farm in the image of a forest – agroforestry.

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The process for earning organic certification may seem daunting. But there are many resources available to farmers wanting to label and market their products with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program seal.

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A team from Wisconsin’s Polk County 4-H earned first place in the North American Dairy Educational Experience contest. The recently held contest was developed to provide a learning experience after the in-person National 4-H Dairy Bowl Contest was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.