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  • The American Farm Bureau Federation has expressed its appreciation to Monsanto Co. for its generous wildfire relief donation of $200,000 to be shared equally among Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Farm Bureaus following devastating blazes that have caused more than $20 million in property damage and thousands of square miles of property loss in the four states. Kansas Farm Bureau will dedicate its $50,000 to the YF&R Wildfire Relief Fund for beginning and young farmers and ranchers in the four affected states.
  • The board of directors of the Global Farmer Network is growing with the addition of Roberto Peiretti, a fourth-generation farmer and trained agronomist from the Cordoba Province in central Argentina, Cherilyn Nagel, a farmer from Saskatchewan, V. Ravichandran, a third-generation farmer in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and Craige Mackenzie, an innovative dairy and cropping farmer from Methven, New Zealand.
  • Potatoes USA Board Members were sworn in during its Annual Meeting held in Denver CO, March 13- 16. Of those sworn in, there were 20 new producers and two new importers as well as 16 producers and one importer who were sworn into their second three-year term.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of more than $6 million in funding to implement practices that will help private farmers, ranchers and forest landowners affected by the wildfires blazing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
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