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Megan Seifert, ag ed teacher and FFA director at Melrose High School, image courtesy of CHS Foundation Sixty-four agricultural education teachers are taking their passion for agriculture and sharing their stories with local communities and beyond — as part of the National Teacher Ambassadors for FFA program. The program, which began in 2016, provides teachers with the tools to share information about FFA and agricultural education with their communities. Teachers selected for the program receive intensive training in June to learn and collaborate on educational resources.  Throughout the year, the ambassadors will present multiple workshops and work with over 1,000…

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Top Third Ag Marketing helps farmers become better agricultural marketers with the goal of marketing crops and livestock in the top third of prices. Mark Gold and his team provide AGDAILY.com with the latest information and a look ahead in their audio commentary. Listen here! https://www.agdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Top-Third-agdaily-2024-05-06.mp3 The post Markets in Minutes: Top Third looks ahead for week of May 20, 2024 appeared first on AGDAILY.

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The extra amount of money that people facing hunger said they need to have enough food has reached its highest point in the past 20 years, according to Feeding America’s annual Map the Meal Gap study. People facing hunger said they needed an additional $24.73 per week in 2022, a 9.5 percent increase after adjusting for increased prices. Nationally, the amount needed among all 44 million people facing hunger in 2022 hit a record high of $33.1 billion, up nearly 43 percent. This increase suggests that rising prices, especially food prices, likely contributed partly to the need increase. Map the Meal…

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The sagebrush steppe in America’s western states is an important ecosystem for biodiversity and ranching economies. Amid a rapidly accelerating fire season, U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are investigating the best practices for growing and regrowing forage in sagebrush rangelands and range sheep systems in the Intermountain West.  Hailey Wilmer, range management specialist with the Agricultural Research Service Range Sheep Production Efficiency research unit in Dubois, Idaho, is among those working to promote biodiversity and improve the efficiency of range sheep production. “Fire is an important natural disturbance that has been managed by humans for thousands of years, including on…

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If you have a long weekend coming up and looking for the best place to seek a perfect break from the city chaos, Coonoor Sims Park is the ideal place to be. Perfectly poised in the rolling Nilgiri Hills,  Sims Park Coonoor is a perfect place to take a replenishing break. With its idyllic location, the park’s well-manicured gardens entice you to spend some more time in this tranquil heaven. Your trip to Coonoor is incomplete without visiting Sims Park. Entrance to the park in Coonoor. About Sims Park Coonoor Spreading over 12 hectares, the stunning park is segregated into…

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When it comes to FFA and beef, there have long been events such as market steer or breeding heifer judging, meats judging, range contests, and other traditional contests.  However, the need for a greater understanding of the agricultural industry and more opportunities for youth in agriculture has grown. Thus, the Arizona FFA Master of Beef Advocacy contest was born. The purpose of the MBA Career Development Event is to provide FFA students with knowledge and understanding of beef and the beef lifecycle — as well as the tools to share that information.  To participate, students first complete the MBA program…

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Ooty is bestowed with numerous stunning tourist attractions, however the Botanical Garden stands out as one of the best places to visit. Beautifully set on the lower slopes of the majestic Doddabetta Peak, the Botanical Garden Ooty is the perfect place to find peace and to get close to Mother Nature.  Experience a deep sense of tranquility in the virility of the well-trimmed gardens, showcasing thousands of indigenous and exotic flora and fauna. As you walk through the garden, be prepared to be amazed by the unique sections that are manicured exquisitely to present a bewitching sight. Home to rare…

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Welcome back dear wanderers to another exciting guide featuring Pondicherry. If you are planning a trip to this mesmerizing town, then this blog is going to be of immense help to you! As suggested by the title, our guide this time is going to be all about the resorts in Pondicherry.  Pondicherry indeed has a lot of tourist attractions that attract people of all ages alike. But it also has some of the most amazing resorts that are popular not just in Pondicherry but in the entire South India for providing a unique and iconic experience. From amazing views to…

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Farmers and ranchers are still waiting for a new farm bill, but the release of a discussion draft means forward progress.  “The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 is the product of extensive feedback from stakeholders and all Members of the House, and is responsive to the needs of farm country through the incorporation of hundreds of bipartisan policies,” wrote House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson. “The release of this draft is a significant step forward in a years-long, deliberative process. The markup is one step in a greater House process that should not be compromised by…

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About 400 workers at five farms in Ionia County, Michigan, will lose their jobs due to a mass layoff at Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, which is being affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza. The company informed Michigan’s Department of Labor on Wednesday that avian flu has affected the hen population at Saranac and Lake Odessa farms, resulting in layoffs. “In the face of ongoing efforts to address the detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza alongside state and federal regulators, Herbruck’s has reached the difficult decision to conduct layoffs at the affected facilities where work is not available,” CEO Greg Herbruck said…

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