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Pharm Dog USA Staff (2- and 4-legged)PHARM Dog USA presented at the Hundley-Whaley Research Center FFA Ag Science Day in Albany, MO, on August 29th with 450 FFA students present. FFA students participated in 18 different learning stations.

PHARM Dog USA staff will take part in Husker Harvest Days September 11th-13th in Grand Island, NE. PHARM Dog USA and Nebraska AgrAbility are located in the hospitality tent where they both share information about their services.

Submitted by Jackie Allenbrand

The Farm Economy is Not All Bad News: 8 Positive Stories in 2018

"While the challenges and uncertainties playing out in 2018 will likely be a talked about for generations, we thought it would be helpful to pause and reflect on a few positive stories."
Agricultural Economic Insights

SAF hires first African American CEO

"The Society of American Foresters (SAF) hires longtime SAF member and forestry advocate Terry Baker to be the first African American to lead the 118-year-old organization."
Morning Ag Clips

USDA supports opioid prevention, recovery

“With its impact on workforce, quality of life and the economic vitality of rural communities from Maine to California, the opioid epidemic is more than just a matter of public health – it is an issue of rural prosperity,” (Anne Hazlett)
Morning Ag Clips

Reforms would increase access to capital

"USDA is hosting listening sessions to solicit feedback on a plan to increase access to capital in rural areas by streamlining regulations for four Rural Development loan guarantee programs."
Morning Ag Clips

New site helps rural areas bridge broadband gap

“Rural high-speed broadband e-Connectivity is as important for economic development as rail, roads, bridges and airports – and as vital as the buildouts of rural telephone networks were decades ago,” (Sonny Perdue)
Morning Ag Clips

Test detects trace amounts of peanuts in foods

"Surveys indicate that at least 3 million people in the U.S. suffer from peanut allergies"
Morning Ag Clips

Growing urban: A Lower West Side story

"Westside Tilth Farm in Buffalo, NY improves productivity with infrastructure improvements"
Morning Ag Clips

Reducing cow methane emissions with diet

"UC Davis researchers add seaweed to cattle feed to reduce emissions"
Morning Ag Clips

Farmers plant crops in S. Korean tunnel

"Indoor vertical farming is seen as a potential solution to the havoc wreaked on crops by the extreme weather linked to climate change and to shortages of land and workers in countries with aging populations."
Morning Ag Clips

The science of autumn leaf color change

"...the display of color we enjoy each fall is explained by understanding plant pigments, the physiology and anatomy of leaves, and the influence of climate and seasonal weather conditions."
Morning Ag Clips