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July 2019

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AgriSafe Learning Lab

AgriSafe has a new learning portal called the Learning Lab ( AgriSafe has curated learning content on several continuing education agricultural health and safety topics, as well as completing the move of the Nurse Scholar program online. Topics range from how to talk to a farmer about pain, ergonomic safety, mental health, and women’s health. If you know of any nurses working in rural America who would be interested in becoming a Nurse Scholar with AgriSafe, please direct them to the AgriSafe website at:
Submitted by Carla Wilhite, New Mexico AgrAbility

Upcoming webinars: Seven Habits for Effective Farmers Webinar Series

Specialists from the University of Tennessee and the University of Kentucky will teach direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs, and agritourism operators, about a variety of farm business management, marketing, and planning topics, in a webinar series starting in May. The free "lunch and learn" Seven Habits for Effective Farmers Webinar Series will be held the first Wednesday of each month from May through November from 11 am to noon Central/noon-1 pm Eastern time.
Topics for the webinar series are:

The webinars will last for one hour and there is no registration fee. Participants will need to register online at Information about the webinar series is available on the Center for Profitable Agriculture's website. These webinars are being recorded.

Submitted by Tennessee AgrAbility

New database puts sharper focus on U.S. ag injuries

"A newly updated online tool is providing a clearer picture of injuries in agriculture."
Morning Ag Clips

USDA now making payments for dairy program

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019."
Morning Ag Clips

Committee passes Family Farmer Relief Act

"Would ease the process of reorganizing debt through Chapter 12 bankruptcy rules"
Morning Ag Clips

Progressive Agriculture Safety Days

"Making farm, ranch and rural life safer for children and their communities"
Morning Ag Clips

$20,000 child ag injury prevention grants available

"Proposals are now being accepted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety for grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. Application deadline is Aug. 19."
Morning Ag Clips

USDA Farm Bill implementation progress update

Implementation progress is reported in commodity programs, conservation, trade, nutrition programs, credit, rural development, research and related matters, forestry, energy, horticulture, crop insurance, and miscellaneous (including tribal consultation and veteran farmer or rancher).
Morning Ag Clips

Act seeks to mitigate student loan debt for farmers

"Bill would extend the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to farmers and ranchers"
Morning Ag Clips

Is your will clear?

"No family wants a contentious probate. Losing a loved one is hard enough without having to go to court to fully litigate the contents of a will. Fortunately, this is a problem that can be avoided, or at least minimized, with an effective plan."
Morning Ag Clips

When do cover crops pay?

"Cover Crop Economics, a new report published by USDA-SARE looks at the economics of cover crops to help farmers answer that big question: 'When do cover crops pay?'”
Morning Ag Clips