No two carbon credit contracts are written the same, which is why Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law specialist Tiffany Lashmet, J.D., said there is a list of considerations she advises everyone to take before entering a carbon credit contract.
Weather will always be an uncontrollable force in the world of farming. Climate conditions are everchanging – cycles of drought and abundant precipitation continue. It is now critical for farmers to continue adapting and mitigating any damage caused by extreme weather conditions.
At the beginning of 2022, ranchers had a lot of reasons for hope in their herd and growth strategy. Cattle prices per hundredweight were up, and many had reason to look at the market and plan growth potential – until the markets shifted. This may be the time to explore creative ways to make extra cash from your land.
Busch Light, the longtime supporter of farming communities, released limited-edition “For the Farmers” cans to fans across the country. The initiative is in collaboration with John Deere, the iconic tractor company with a 188-year history in supporting farmers.
Are you a student looking for a career as an equipment technician but don’t know where to start? Through a new partnership between Case IH, our dealership network, and technical colleges across North America, you can begin a lifelong career of in-demand work with the Top Tech technician training program.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit we filed with the NPPC to stop California’s Prop 12 from going into effect. Prop 12 would ban the sale of pork unless the sow that gave birth to the pig was housed according to the state’s arbitrary production standards. This law would apply to pork raised on farms outside of California too, giving one state the power to set the law of the land across the country.
Former Ag Committee Chairman Sets the Record Straight on Farmer Investments in Climate-Smart Practices
“Using half-truths and outright lies to belittle the farmers and ranchers who provide us with a reliable and affordable food supply is detrimental to our shared mission to protect the planet. So, let us set the record straight.”
Scammers see tragedies as a way to line their pockets at the expense of well-meaning citizens. Give generously to a charity if you are inclined, but always research an organization before sending money. Here are some tips to protect yourself from charity scammers.
Farmers and ranchers believe that each season can be better than the last. That’s the optimism driving us forward in the face of hardship and overwhelming challenges. And it’s the optimism that has been driving us for decades to adopt innovative tools and techniques to leave our land better than we found it.
American Farmland Trust Announces Nationwide Network of Service Providers to Help Transition Land to the Next Generation
Accessing land is the biggest hurdle for new producers – help is on the way with experts and a skills-based training curriculum to support success.
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, fighting in World War I stopped. At the time, President Woodrow Wilson declared it the first Armistice Day. In 1954, the federal holiday was officially named Veterans Day to honor all American veterans. Every day, and especially on Veterans Day, I am grateful for the men and women who have answered the call to serve our country.
Congress and the President should recognize the tremendous potential for investments in soil health to deliver natural resource and other public benefits across America, financial benefits for farmers and ranchers, and economic benefits for rural communities. Soil health should not be ignored in infrastructure and climate legislation.
They say that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. While those two certainties are undeniable, we need to make sure that family-owned businesses, including farms and ranches, aren’t taxed to death. Rural America needs sound tax policy because the future of family-owned businesses and family farming depends on it.
For those interested in a farm-based business, disruption in input distribution makes it a good time to get started. E-commerce and leaner distribution models are bringing better efficiency, and smart operators are learning they can separate agronomy decisions from their crop input choices.
Rather than build a policy that works on Capitol Hill but not on the farm, 4th generation farmer Mark Isbell recommends that Congress looks to rural America to identify existing opportunities to support agriculture through smart policy. As Isbell describes it, policy ideas such as carbon markets are just “one piece of the puzzle… not the whole puzzle.”
If you’ve stayed up to date on national news recently you’ve likely seen and heard about the border crisis. Whatever your thoughts on the politics of border security and immigration, it is undeniable that a crisis exists for those who must live and work amid the chaos. (Viewpoint by Arthur G. Uhl III)
Increasing awareness and concern about the environment, changes in government policy, America’s re-entry into the Paris Agreement, and a robust demand for carbon offsets all point toward an appetite for a different type of agricultural crop – carbon.
There’s little doubt that Carroll, Ohio farmer David Brandt is a soil whisperer. His soil health pioneering techniques, advocacy, and willingness to share his farming methods and discoveries are legendary in regenerative agricultural circles.
Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineer’s gives a grade to America’s infrastructure, and this year, we got a C-. As Americans, we need to develop a plan to fix our nation’s infrastructure and make sure rural America isn’t left in the dust.
Strong commodity prices and farm income continue to support producers’ perspective on current conditions. At the same time, concerns about possible policy changes affecting agriculture, and eroding confidence in future growth in ag trade, continue to weigh on producers’ future expectations.
To raise awareness of the danger posed by grain bins, Nationwide has opened it’s 8th annual “Nominate Your Fire Department Contest” in recognition of Grain Bin Safety Week.