"As this year’s grain harvest is coming to a close, farmers should remember to follow basic safety practices around grain storage facilities, no matter if that includes metal bins or flat storage of grain in a building or in an outside pile."
"Farming can be tough work and even more challenging for those with disabilities, but now some are getting a hand thanks to some remarkable working dogs."
NBC Nightly News
"A partnership between the USDA and the Department of Defense has expanded to ensure service members know there are loans, grants, training and technical assistance for careers in agriculture."
The Washington Times
"Native American communities are connecting to their roots through food, farming, and education."
"Racism is still here in the marketplace and in credit, but we have learned to deal with it and not give up on changing the system. We struggle every day to bring about a change."
“Women are key to long-term global food security and they are critical at every part of the global food chain,” Veneman said.
Madison Francis, a 10-year old from Texas, who has been in a wheelchair her whole life, stole the hearts of fairgoers this year when she showed her pig.
Las Cruces Sun-News
"Refugees learn small-business skills and sustainable farming, resulting in an additional source of income and a small taste of home."
"Despite commodity price volatility and lower net profit projections, ag lenders surveyed continue to support farmers with a plan."
“The new and improved USDA “New Farmer” website should win an award for accessible, user-friendly assistance from what has sometimes been a difficult to access bureaucratic minefield for those seeking help in getting started in agriculture."
"Very few grants are available for beginning farmers, but those who are serious about finding resources will look for cost-share opportunities and mini-grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies such as Natural Resource Conservation Service and USDA Farm Service Agency."
"Sometimes it feels as if the divide between organic and industrial farming is too wide to bridge — but we’re almost certainly going to need the best of both for a future that makes sense."
"The third wave of innovation in urban ag is upon us, and it’s all about supply chain and distribution."
"Mr Shady has...made dramatic changes to his lifestyle and now wants to help reduce the rate of suicide amongst his peers."
"Keeping your children safe on a farm requires much more thought and effort than in a nonfarm home. "
Mother Earth News
"While farmers are eager to adopt these groundbreaking tools, they are not willing to simply hand over their sensitive business information – nor should they have to."
"Sometimes, sustainable small farms are, well, unsustainable. And it’s not just Big Agra or a broken food system to blame: Sometimes, it’s the farmers themselves."
"A number of independent farmers have grown disillusioned since Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act, in 1990, establishing a uniform national standard for organic crops, livestock, processed products, and wild-harvested plants, to be enforced by the USDA."
"This May, Google Ventures became a leading investor in a big data company called the Farmers Business Network. AgFunder matches institutional investors with agricultural startup companies, many of them on the technology side."
U.S. News & World Report
" It’s a job that would’ve taken at least a week to do, but after 10 hours and many helping hands, all 450 acres of Carl’s crops are now harvested."
"A Northeast Missouri farmer is getting a new lease on life with the help of a four-legged friend."