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Agriculture Advocate: Talking Cows and Sows

Have you noticed the questions swirling around these days about where our food comes from and how it is produced? It really shouldn’t come as a surprise given 80 percent of Americans live outside of rural areas. Many of these consumers have probably never set foot on a farm, which makes them increasingly hungry for... Read more »... Read more »
Asian Longhorned Beetle

Check Your Trees

Have you inspected your family’s trees lately? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the trees in your backyard may be under attack from foreign invaders. The Asian Longhorned Beetle was accidentally introduced to the United States from Asia in 1996. Over the past 17 years, the destructive wood-boring pest of maple and other hardwoods... Read more »... Read more »
Cove High School students witnessed the installation of an irrigation system.

Drilling Down Information in Oregon

Two thirds of the earth is covered by water. However, less than one percent is fresh water, usable by humans. This is why the allocation of water is one of the most important issues facing agriculture today. Something as simple as water for a farmer’s crops is complicated when issues such as who was there... Read more »... Read more »
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The Fight Against Hunger

Want to join in the fight against hunger? See how other FFA members across the country are helping to end hunger and get inspired. Discover Ways Your FFA Chapter Can Fight Hunger in Your Community One in six Americans is experiencing food insecurity, so there’s no time to waste. It’s time to act, and there... Read more »... Read more »
Be an advocate for agriculture and set the record straight in your community.

Be an Advocate for Agriculture in Your Community

In case you haven’t noticed, the agriculture industry has gotten a bad rap in recent years. As anti-agriculture activists are leading the public to believe the industry is made up of uncaring, insensitive factory farms, farmers and other agriculture workers are fighting an uphill battle to set the record straight. Farmers in America today are... Read more »... Read more »
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