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Archive for January, 2011

House Committee on AG Press Release

25 Jan

For Immediate Release: January 25, 2011

Media Contact: Liz Friedlander
202-225-1564, liz.friedlander@mail.house.gov

Peterson Announces Subcommittee Ranking Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced the Democratic members and leadership for the Agriculture Committee’s six Subcommittees. Peterson will serve as an ex officio member of all Subcommittees.

Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
Jurisdiction: Soil, water, and resource conservation, small watershed program, energy and biobased energy production, rural electrification, forestry in general and forest reserves other than those created from the public domain.
• Ranking Member Tim Holden, PA
Rep. Kurt Schrader, OR
• Rep. Bill Owens, NY
• Rep. Mike McIntyre, NC
• Rep. Jim Costa, CA
• Rep. Tim Walz, MN
• Rep. Chellie Pingree, ME
• Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, OH
• Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, MP

Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Credit
Jurisdiction: Agency oversight, review and analysis, special investigations, and agricultural credit.
•    Ranking Member Marcia L. Fudge, OH
•    Rep. James McGovern, MA
•    Rep. Joe Baca, CA

Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Jurisdiction: Program and markets related to cotton, cottonseed, wheat, feed grains, soybeans, oilseeds, rice, dry beans, peas, lentils, the Commodity Credit Corporation, risk management, including crop insurance, commodity exchanges, and specialty crops.
• Ranking Member Leonard L. Boswell, IA
• Rep. Mike McIntyre, NC
• Rep. Timothy J. Walz, MN
• Rep. Larry Kissell, NC
• Rep. James McGovern, MA
• Rep. Dennis A. Cardoza, CA
• Rep. David Scott, GA
• Rep. Joe Courtney, CT
• Rep. Peter Welch, VT
• Rep. Terri A. Sewell, AL

Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture
Jurisdiction: Food stamps, nutrition and consumer programs, fruits and vegetables, honey and bees, marketing and promotion orders, plant pesticides, quarantine, adulteration of seeds and insect pests, and organic agriculture.
• Ranking Member Joe Baca, CA
• Rep. Chellie Pingree, ME
• Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, MP

Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry

Jurisdiction: Livestock, dairy, poultry, meat, seafood and seafood products, inspection, marketing, and promotion of such commodities, aquaculture, animal welfare, and grazing.
• Ranking Member Dennis A. Cardoza, CA
• Rep. David Scott, GA
• Rep. Joe Courtney, CT
• Rep. Tim Holden, PA
• Rep. Leonard L. Boswell, IA
• Rep. Joe Baca, CA
• Rep. Kurt Schrader, OR
• Rep. Bill Owens, NY

Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
Jurisdiction: Rural Development, farm security and family farming matters, research, education and extension, biotechnology, foreign agriculture assistance, and trade promotion programs, generally.
• Ranking Member Jim Costa, CA
• Rep. Henry Cuellar, TX
• Rep. Peter Welch, VT
• Rep. Terri A. Sewell, AL
• Rep. Larry Kissell, NC

WY Business Council AG Press Release

25 Jan
Wyoming Business Council
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Tel: (307) 777-2800 Fax: (307) 777-2838
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For release: Jan. 25, 2010
For more information:
Kim Sears, Marketing and Public Relations
Wyoming Business Council
Office:  307.777.2834
Ag photo contest underway, cash prizes available
CASPER – The Wyoming Business Council’s Agribusiness Division is now accepting photos for its 4th Annual Ag Photo Contest.
Amateurs, professionals, youth and adults may submit photos to the Agribusiness Division until Sept. 1, 2011.  While there are no subject categories, all submissions must be agriculture related and taken in Wyoming.  Photos could include crops; livestock and farm animals; ag recreation and activities; or scenic agriculture.  Photos may be in color or black and white.  Contestants may submit multiple photos to the contest.
All contestants are eligible for the Grand Prize of $300.  Adult contestants may win $150 and $75 for 1st and 2nd places respectively.  Youth contestants may win $50 and $25 for 1st and 2nd places respectively.  Winning photos will also be used in the 2012 AgriCulture Calendar issued in fall 2011.
“The response we get to this contest grows every year and we couldn’t be more pleased,” said Cindy Garretson-Weibel, Agribusiness Division director.  “We really enjoy seeing submissions from around the state and are so impressed by the photos we receive from the many talented individuals.” 
Each submitted photograph should be accompanied by a completed and signed application form.  The photos must be at least 300 dpi in jpeg or tiff format.  Each submitted photo should include the location of the picture, the contestant’s name and a title (optional) on the back of the photograph.  Digital photos may be submitted on CD or via email.
For questions or to receive the application and contest rules, contact Terri Barr at terri.barr@wybusiness.org or 307.777.2807.  Applications and contest rules are also available online at http://wyomingbusiness.org/ag/agribusiness.aspx
All photos become property of the Agribusiness Division and may be used in marketing materials, publications and the AgriCulture Calendar.   
For a free copy of the 2011 AgriCulture calendar featuring last year’s winning photos and submissions, contact Barr. 

18 Jan

What is taking place in your corner of AG? National Western Stock Show ends its 2011 run on the Jan 23. AGConnnect 2011 was a great success. AG events and news are constantly taking place, AGTV Network wants to give your event or news item some “press time”.

More followers continue to gather through Twitter.

National Western Stock Show 2011

11 Jan

National Western in Denver still going strong through the 23rd. What is your take so far?

AGConnect 2011

11 Jan

AGConnect is over for 2011. What was your experience?