2012 Census of Agriculture in spotlight this Thanksgiving

Conducted every five years by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census is a complete count of all U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. The Census looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income, expenditures and other topics. FULL STORY »

Post-harvest workshop to focus on grain, pest management

Purdue Extension experts will focus on grain and pest management at a Nov. 28 workshop in West Lafayette, Ind. FULL STORY »

Informa Economics outlook session, Nov. 15

Issues related to Europe's financial crisis, combined with the domestic and global macro-economic landscape will significantly impact U.S. business, commodities and the agriculture and food sectors. These issues and a post-election rundown will highlight Informa Economics' 27th Annual Fall Outlook Conference. FULL STORY »

Veterans growing careers in agriculture

The Center for Rural Affairs along with partnering organizations will host a Farm Training Webinar on Friday, Nov. 16. The webinar will include several virtual farm tours and other information for U.S. military veterans interested in taking up a career in a rural community and starting their own farms or ranches. FULL STORY »

Banff Pork Seminar set for Jan. 15-17

The seminar sessions are set up so attendees can select the options most relevant to them. Although the sessions tackle pork industry issues from a number of different angles, they are all focused on pork industry profitability. FULL STORY »

NPB meets to consider additional promotion, 2013 budget

The National Pork Board (NPB) will consider adding some additional marketing funds to its 2013 budget before giving it final approval next week. The board meets Nov. 15-17, in Des Moines. FULL STORY »

IPPA roundtable meetings seek producer input

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will host 12 fall roundtable meetings during the month of November to provide pork producers with an update on association activities and to get producer input on issues. FULL STORY »

Income Tax Management Program set for Nov. 30

A tax management program will be offered to producers and tax preparers from 9 a.m. to noon CST on Friday, Nov. 30, at 11 interactive video sites in North Dakota. FULL STORY »

AMSA completes successful Pork 101 course

Twenty-six individuals from 10 different companies gathered at Iowa State University in Ames for the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Pork 101 course held Oct. 15-17. The attendees learned about the value differences in swine, pork carcasses, pork primal cuts and processed pork products. FULL STORY »

Crop clinic offers updates for farmers, credit for applicators

Crop producers, landowners and commercial agricultural business people can get the latest crop production updates from Purdue and Ohio State Extension specialists and educators during a one-day workshop in central Indiana. FULL STORY »

Farm Foundation Forum conference set for Nov. 14

What the 2012 election means for agriculture, food and rural policy will be the focus of the Farm Foundation Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 14. For those unable to attend the Forum at the Press Club, a live webcast will be available free of charge. FULL STORY »

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