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July 2016

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Strengthening support of U.S. small farmers

"This year’s conference, “Creating and Sustaining Small Farmers and Ranchers,” will put specific emphasis on women and youth in agriculture, farmworkers, immigrants, socially-disadvantaged producers and returning veterans."

Supporting a diverse generation of farmers

"...$8.4 million in competitive grants to support the work of partner organizations that provide training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged, Tribal and Veteran farmers and ranchers. "

FVC Member, Marine Veteran Awarded New Kubota Tractor in ‘Geared to Give’ Program

"Kubota Tractor Corporation announced the latest recipient of a donated tractor in its “Geared To Give” program is Michigan resident Jason Scramlin..."
Farmer Veteran Coalition

Syngenta supports “FarmHer” series

"To celebrate the critical role women are playing in agriculture, Syngenta U.S. is sponsoring a new television series on RFD-TV. "

Consumers sour on milk exposed to LEDs

"Cornell University researchers in the Department of Food Science found that exposure to light-emitting diode sources for even a few hours degrades the perceived quality of fluid milk..."

Farm labor shortage vexes farmers

"A new video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation shines a spotlight on the frustrations of the nation’s farmers in finding workers to harvest their crops."

‘Ghost workers’ common in migrant work

"Some companies disguise employment of undocumented immigrants"

Assistance for cotton producers

"The program will provide, on average, approximately 60 percent more assistance per farm and per producer than the 2014 program that provided cotton transition assistance."

Finding health insurance for farmworkers

"Farmworkers living in the U.S. legally via the H-2A program must be insured"

Education is crucial for agriculture careers

"...AgCareers listed 1,800 internships last year, a 17 percent jump over 2014. Many companies like Syngenta offer a number of student internships."

Planting 25 million flowers for the bees

“Planting more flowers is something everyone can do to help address the challenges pollinators face today." "For a short time, individuals can request a free packet of wildflower seeds, while supplies last, to start their own pollinator patches."