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  • Top Tractor-Maker Warns Ransomware Attack Has “Adversely Affected” Production

    05/07/2022 8:07:16 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-7-2022
    One of the world’s top manufacturers and distributors of agricultural equipment announced Thursday that a ransomware attack impacted operations. Duluth, Georgia-based AGCO Corp. released a statement that some of its manufacturing plants have slowed production for several days because of a ransomware attack. “AGCO is still investigating the extent of the attack, but it is anticipated that its business operations will be adversely affected for several days and potentially longer to fully resume all services depending upon how quickly the Company is able to repair its systems,” AGCO’s statement read. AGCO has an extensive portfolio of machines and equipment manufacturers...
  • What Is Going On? Union Pacific Railroad Begins Restricting Rail Shipments of Nitrogen Based Fertilizer During Spring Planting Season

    04/21/2022 7:36:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 18, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    In early March, Tucker Carlson invited Iowa Corn and soybean farmer Ben Riensche on his top-rated program to discuss the massive inflation we are about to see in food prices here at home. According to Rienshe, grocery prices may increase up to $1,000 per month due to Russia’s sanctions on fertilizer. ... “It’s embarrassing how little most people know about fertilizer, what it means, tell us the implications of this sanction?” Carlson asked. .... Soaring fertilizer prices are likely to spike food prices,” Riensche said. “If you’re upset that gas is up a dollar or two a gallon, wait until...
  • Judge refuses to block grazing in eastern Oregon pastures

    04/02/2022 4:00:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    KATU 2 ^ | March 31st 2022
    A federal judge this week denied a temporary restraining order sought by environmental groups that would block grazing in six eastern Oregon pastures. The Capital Press reports U.S. District Judge Michael Simon said the plaintiffs haven’t shown that turning cattle out on the pastures will cause irreparable harm to sage grouse or to rangeland research. He said continued grazing isn’t likely to irreparably harm the ability of environmental plaintiffs to enjoy undisturbed sagebrush grassland, since the pastures have long been grazed and are rested on a rotating basis. The case was filed against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management by...
  • "Fertilizer Is Out Of Control" - US Farmers Ditch Corn For Soy To Save On Costs

    04/01/2022 6:17:03 AM PDT · by blam · 113 replies
    The rising cost of natural gas, the primary input for most nitrogen fertilizer, has been one reason for rising fertilizer prices. Also, global supplies are expected to tighten as Russia will limit fertilizer exports to ‘unfriendly‘ countries. Russia is one of the biggest exporters globally — the US just so happens to be a large importer of nitrogen and potash from Russia. Gregerson said due to global disruptions, “getting fertilizer is going to be more and more of a problem for the world in general.” In return, farmers will transition to crops that use less fertilizer — and it will...
  • Top Biden Economist Says Farmers To Increase Crop Production On “Price Signals” To Avert Food Shortage

    03/29/2022 6:21:22 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3-29-2022
    The White House’s chief economist told reporters at a daily press briefing on Monday that American farmers will respond to “price signals” to increase crop production to mitigate food shortages worldwide following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A reporter asked Cecilia Rouse, the chair of President Joe Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers, about the White House’s plan to deal with food shortages when it comes to wheat. Rouse said, “well, first we are a net exporter of many food commodities, and farmers respond to price signals, and so with the price of food rising, they will be responding by making additional...
  • Farmers On The Brink

    03/27/2022 9:45:07 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3-27-2022 | Doomberg via
    It was a spooky time to be out at sea off the US East Coast on Halloween in 1991. A strong storm system over the maritime provinces in Canada merged with the remnants of Hurricane Grace, forming a new, epic, and dangerous Nor’easter. The winds of this new storm breached 70 miles per hour and a wave as high as 100 feet was measured off the coast of Nova Scotia, but the storm was not renamed as either a tropical storm or a hurricane – instead, it is known only colloquially as simply the Perfect Storm. Six fishermen from Massachusetts...
  • EDITORIAL: Polis’ actions cast doubt on interest in governing all of Colorado

    03/11/2022 7:53:38 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Journal- Advocate Sterling ^ | March 8, 2022 | Journal- Advocate Editorial Board
    A question must seriously be asked whether Jared Polis is interested in governing all of Colorado, or just the narrow strip that contains the vast majority of the state’s population. Polis has repeatedly angered the small band of hardy farmers and ranchers that make up Colorado’s second-largest industry by his insensitive slights and tone-deaf insults. It’s as if the governor pays lip service to agriculture one day and then slaps it in the face the next. Case in point: In February Polis ignored the recommendations of his own Department of Agriculture and appointed yet another animal welfare extremist to a...
  • Macron tells French farmers: Ukraine war will weigh on you, and it will last

    02/26/2022 12:30:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Trade restrictions resulting from EU sanctions on Russia will weigh on French exports such as wine and grains, Macron said, while a further rise in energy prices will hit livestock farming. A surge in commodity prices in the past year has benefited grain producers but squeezed livestock farmers for whom grain feed is a major cost. The government announced at the end of January a 270 million euro ($304 million) relief package for the pork sector. The crisis in Ukraine is increasing volatility in agricultural markets, with Paris wheat futures hitting a record high on Thursday. Farmers are also worried...
  • Canadian Farmers Break Through Police Barricades To Support Truckers Who Blocked The US CANADA Highway

    02/01/2022 5:21:10 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/01/22 | Real MAC
    Canadian farmers break through police barricades to support Truckers who blocked the US CANADA highway.
  • Craig, one of Colorado’s last coal towns, grapples with its future as its power plant and mine shut down

    01/27/2022 7:53:20 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 22, 2022 | Patty Nieberg
    The coal plant is closing, along with the mine that feeds it and has nearly 115 more employees, and all the workers will lose their jobs over the next decade ... The same scenario is playing out in other small towns across the U.S. After decades of relying on coal for their workforce, tax base and way of life, the towns face uncertain futures as new state and national legislation forces the retirement of fossil fuels ... The impact spreads beyond the plants workers and is felt by the rest of the community, too. In Craig, much of the infrastructure...
  • Ellen Kessler, controversial appointee to state vet board, resigns after calling ranchers 'lazy,' 'nasty'. ( Colorado )

    01/25/2022 11:33:01 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | Jan 24, 2022 | Marianne Goodland,
    Animal rights activist Ellen Kessler, a gubernatorial appointee to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine, submitted her resignation from the board at 3:26 p.m. Monday. Kessler's letter, released by the governor's office, said her resignation would be effective at the close of business on Feb. 11. "I realize that some of my actions have caused anger and discomfort and that I was unprofessional in my judgment," Kessler wrote. "I apologize to you and the citizens of our great state and wish you the best of luck as you continue to make Colorado the best in the nation." Kessler, appointed to...
  • Beware: China is Gobbling Up American Farmland

    01/13/2022 4:38:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | January 13, 2022 | Martha Boneta
    There’s an old saying that we should invest in land because there’s a limited amount of it, so it won’t lose its value. But when it comes to farmland in the United States, there could be a more pressing reason to invest these days – national security. China has become one of the biggest players in American agriculture. In the decade ending in January 2020, the Chinese snapped up 192,000 acres of America’s 900 million acres of farmland. That may not sound like much, but some experts say China’s influence is much larger but concealed by having American straw owners...
  • Federal watchdog: Trump’s USDA overpaid corn farmers by $3B

    12/22/2021 2:01:27 AM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 21 December 2021 | DAVID PITT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump administration overpaid corn farmers by about $3 billion in federal aid in 2019 and farmers in the South were paid more for the same crops than those elsewhere in the country, a federal watchdog agency has found. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released Monday that international disputes resulting from tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump hurt farmers but that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s county-by-county methodology for computing the extent of damage was flawed, leading to overpayment....
  • Colorado’s first wolf kill in decades

    12/21/2021 4:05:08 PM PST · by george76 · 88 replies
    Fence Post ^ | 12/20/2021
    A confirmed wolf kill was discovered near Walden, Colo., the home of one of Colorado’s wolf packs. An approximately 500 pound purebred replacement heifer was found dead after being attacked and eaten by this pack of wolves. This is the first confirmed wolf kill of livestock in Colorado in over 70 years. In early 2021, Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed the existence of this pack in north central Colorado; however, individual wolves have been sited in the area previous to the pack confirmation. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are working closely with the livestock producer to learn as much from...
  • $6500 Methane Fee On Every Dairy Cow And $4500 Beef Cow So Farmers Get Rid Of Their Cows

    11/07/2021 7:23:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 134 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/06/21 | Doug and Stacy
    Democrats are going after our food source. Democrats snuck into the inferstructure bill these new climate change taxes on cows. The tax is $6,500 per dairy cow and $4,500 per beef cow. They are going after Agriculture in the name of Climate Change. Democrats are hoping Farmers will get rid of their cows.This will cause prices of meat and dairy to sky rocket. There will be a lot less available since most farmers cannot afford the high fines. People will starve to death in our country if this bill passes.We will have to import more meat and dairy from other...
  • Minnesota Media: Too Many White Farmers in the State, Black Farmers Should Have Federal Help

    10/18/2021 1:36:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/18/2021 | Penny Starr
    President Joe Biden’s effort to forgive farmers’ debts based on race continues as several Minnesota media outlets lament that too many white farmers are in the state and federal assistance is needed to correct past racist agricultural policies targeting black farmers. The aid includes Biden’s executive order over debt forgiveness and the already-approved $4 billion to help black farmers through the American Rescue Plan.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil October 13, 2021

    10/12/2021 9:38:33 PM PDT · by Norski · 21 replies ^ | October 13, 2021 | FreeRepublic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Finally, brothers, rejoice. Set things in order. Be encouraged. Agree with one another. Be at peace. And the God of love...
  • Farmers Being Forced To Destroy Their Crops!!

    09/26/2021 5:00:46 AM PDT · by Bearshouse · 23 replies
    Rumble ^ | 8/24/21 | Uncensored Storm
    Rumble — Video compilation of people revealing how the government is creating a food and resource shortage. Infuriating!!!!!
  • Farmers cry foul over Biden’s inheritance tax proposal

    08/10/2021 5:13:01 AM PDT · by gattaca · 38 replies
    Just the News ^ | August 9, 2021 | The Center Square Staff/Casey Harper
    Under Biden's change, heirs would be forced to pay taxes on the appreciation of assets, potentially over the entire lifetime of the recently deceased relative. President Joe Biden has proposed amending the inheritance tax, also known as the “death tax,” but farmers around the country are raising concerns about the plan. In the American Families Plan introduced earlier this year, Biden proposed repealing the “step-up in basis” in tax law. The stepped-up basis is a tax provision that allows an heir to report the value of an asset at the time of inheriting it, essentially not paying gains taxes on...
  • 'The animals are on fire,' say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey

    07/31/2021 6:19:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2021 | Gul Tuysuz and Arwa Damon,
    At least six people have died in dozens of blazes that started earlier this week, amid scorching summer temperatures and fires that experts say have been worsened by climate change. Among the victims are two firefighters who were killed battling the flames on Saturday, according to the Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry. Since Wednesday, 88 fires have broken out across the country, said the ministry. Ten fires were still burning on Saturday, it added. . The largest fire, in Manavgat, Antalya Province, killed at least three people, according to the Turkish Natural Disaster and Emergency Directorate... Holidaymakers were also evacuated...