US Farmers and Ranchers Documentary - Turkey Farming
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Learn about how turkeys are raised at Nilsen Farms in Wilton, Calif. Nilsen Farms uses its natural resources to create sustainable energy and eliminate waste. This is part of the USFRA effort to educate consumers about how their food is grown and raised.
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Jim Blome, Pres & CEO Bayer CropScience
Challenged to enhance sustainability and increase productivity, the crop industry continues to search for new scientific benchmarks to meet the growing demand for food, fiber and fuel. Jim Blome, President and CEO of Bayer CropScience says the company is heavily invested in discovering new benchmarks in genetics, conventional plant breeding, biologics, and crop protection. Blome says the crop science industry needs consistent and predictable domestic and global regulatory system to give farmers access to new innovations in the industry.
This special six-part series addresses the important political changes impacting American agriculture and rural America:
October 15, 2014
Feature: John Deere and PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association recently hosted a demonstration on the need for better connectivity in rural America. Many producers use precision agriculture in their operations, but in some cases, those tools are only as good as the speed of their wireless connection.
As the first member of the House Ag Committee from Connecticut since 1907, Joe Courtney has an opportunity to work for his district's agricultural interests many of his predecessors didn't. In this interview, he talks with Agri-Pulse's Spencer Chase about the committee's learning curve and Connecticut's GMO labeling bill, the first such legislation in the nation.