Agriculture in the Big Game

Agriculture plays a big part in football and all sports. This Sunday is easily one of the biggest days for football. Millions of people tune in to watch the big game every year and this year will be no different as the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots face off in “Super Bowl 52.” Not […]

Syngenta to Pay Kansas Farmers $217.7 Million

Kansas Corn Growers Awarded $217.7 Million from Syngenta in Class Action Lawsuit A Kansas class action lawsuit was heard in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas where a jury ordered Syngenta AG to pay $217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers. The class action suit claimed that genetically-modified strains of corn […]

President Trump Talks Agriculture in Iowa

President Trump Speaks About Agriculture in Iowa President Donald Trump made a visit to Iowa recently to speak about agriculture. After taking a tour of the precision agriculture training program at Kirkwood Community College, he spoke to Iowa agriculture leaders first before speaking to an arena full of Trump supporters. Trump talked about rebuilding rural […]

Technology Advancing in Agriculture

Technology Continues to Advance in Agriculture By the year 2050, it is expected that the world population could increase to somewhere around 9 or 10 billion people. In order to be able to feed the population, farmers will have to develop methods to increase production efficiency while using the same amount of land – and […]

Veterans Find a New Home in Agriculture

Veterans Find a New Home in Agriculture Trying to find a job can be a scary, tiring process. The process may be even more difficult for veterans. They’ve worked hard serving our country, and now they must come home and attempt to reenter “normal” life. This can be a big struggle. The “Armed to Farm” […]

Leaders in the Field Agriculture Event

Photo Credit: Nate Manley | QConline On May 18th, students from United Township Education Center attended an event called “Leaders in the Field.” This event is an educational program hosted by the John Deere Foundation. 29 UTEC students and 15 North Scott High School students came together at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy Farms for the event. […]

Trump Establishes Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Properity

Trump Establishes the Inter-agency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity On April 25th, Trump held a “Farmers Roundtable” to address and discuss issues that are facing American agriculture. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, was present at this meeting, along with representatives from all areas of the agriculture community who were able to point […]

Trump to Negotiate with Canada about Dairy Trade Policies

Last April, a new milk-pricing policy was implemented by the Canadian province of Ontario. The policy imposes import taxes on ultra-filtered milk, which is a liquid protein concentrate that is used to make cheese. Before this, imports like this had been duty-free under the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. Because of the new policy […]

USDA Announces $150.2 Million in Funding

The U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced that there is $150.2 million in available funding to help support projects that address societal and global challenges, including food safety and sustainable agriculture. The funding is through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The AFRI is a competitive […]

Increasing Opportunities for Agriculture Students

Through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduate Fellowships program, awards totaling more than $5 million were given to 18 universities in the United States. Cornell University was awarded $281,475. The federal funding Cornell received will go to students who are pursuing research and experimental learning opportunities that […]