Source: House Agricultural Republicans news release
WASHINGTON, DC -- The four leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released the following statement on a Farm Bill extension:
"As negotiations on funding the government progress, we were able to come together to avoid a lapse in funding for critical agricultural programs and provide certainty to producers. This extension is in no way a substitute for passing a 5-year Farm Bill and we remain committed to working together to get it done next year."
BUILDING THE NEXT-GENERATION, INDEPENDENT SEED COMPANY, DAN FUNK ACQUIRES OUTWARD AG LLC
Source: Outward Ag LLC sent via AgPR--the news distribution service for agriculture
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Dan Funk, son of legendary seedsman Don Funk, announces he's acquired the interests of Outward Ag, LLC from family members. The acquisition is a step further in his goal to reestablish Midwest Seed Genetics, NC+ and Crow's as premium regional seed brands.
Dan Funk"Through focused, regional seed brands, our mission is to provide a choice for agriculture's next generation - from the seed they buy to the way they do business. I was fortunate to learn three crucial lessons from my father: provide the best quality seed, deliver what customers ask for, and make things as simple as possible," says Dan Funk.
With the re-introduction of NC+ in the West, Midwest Seed Genetics in the Central and Upper Corn Belt, and Crow's in the East, entrepreneurial growers and seed professionals will have the opportunity to be a part of the next generation independent seed company. NC+, Midwest and Crow's represent a new choice - with models that are custom-designed, responsive, and flexible for the specific geographies in which they serve.
Funk goes further, "We have an incredible, experienced team that knows seed represents much more than just another transaction. Fundamentally, it's based on consistently earned trust between a farmer and his or her advisor. While seed brands can never forget that truth, they also have to be prepared to operate in a much more efficient and effective manner going into the future.
"I would like to thank my family for being supportive of my passion to continue the Funk family legacy in the seed business. I have two young sons who love going on plot tours and riding on combines with their dad. My intention is to provide opportunity for the next generation, my sons included, to thrive in the future of agriculture."
About Outward Ag LLC
Outward Ag LLC is a family-owned and operated seed company that provides high-quality seeds to growers across the Corn Belt. The company offers a strong lineup of high quality, localized corn hybrids and soybean varieties. Outward Ag is committed to providing its customers with the best possible products and services.
About Dan Funk
Dan Funk is a fourth-generation seedsman and the son of legendary seedsman Don Funk. He has more than 20 years of experience in the agriculture industry and is passionate about providing growers with the best possible products and services.
USDA RELEASES CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT
Source: USDA news release
ERS conducts research on a range of climate change issues related to agriculture.
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Editor's Note: This is worth the read. It provides as much detail as you are likely to find on what the government has in mind for meddling in your business so they can further regulate you using climate change as an excuse. There are many references on the report to "man-made" climate change even attributing numbers to portions they've determined that YOU cause. Designating these kinds of numbers amounts to complete guesswork and cannot be defended scientifically. Nevertheless you can bank on the federal regulatory framework using these numbers to influence the way you do business. And by the way; there is broad scientific consensus, among "real" scientists, that globally, predicted rises in surface temperatures and slightly elevated C02 levels will INCREASE agricultural output and worldwide crop yields.