Tag Archives: #USDA

Thought of the Week

“The U.S. exports more than $30 billion in agricultural goods each year.  Imagine the issues that would arise if the U.S. was not a leading competitor.  Our whole economy would be harmed, and our whole nation, along with the world, … Continue reading

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Oh, Sugar, Sugar!

Think sugar only comes from sugar cane? Think again! Sugar also comes from large, strange looking sugar beets!   Yep, beets. Sugar beets flourish in the long Idaho summers, and the state ranks second in the nation for sugar beet … Continue reading

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Organic Fraud

We are all interested in knowing where our food comes from and how it was grown.  Much of what we buy at the market is grown in the U.S.A., and some is imported.  Many of us buy organic produce and … Continue reading

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Another Woman at the Helm

Back on December 29th, 2013, we posted “Farm Girls.”  In this article, we reported that more and more leadership positions in agri-business are now being held by women.  In addition to to this, there is a growing number of daughters actually … Continue reading

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How Does the Shut-Down Affect Our Nation’s Farmers?

The shutdown of our federal government that occurred at 12:00 am this morning due to squabbling between our two political parties affects all of us. Some of us will be affected more than others, like those employed directly by the … Continue reading

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