Industry News | 02-06-2023
Spring to Action - Job Openings at Direct Contact, Inc.
DCI is pleased to announce several job opportunities in geographies across the US. Whether you are looking to use your existing agriculture skills and knowledge to supplement your current income with part-time opportunities or you are looking for a full-time role, Direct Contact wants the chance to speak with you. We have opportunities in a broad range of industry segments including: Seed Delivery, Crop Protection Claims and Data Entry, Digital and Precision Farming, Temporary Sales Rep, and Project Management. We look forward to speaking with you and sharing how we put the right people in the right place at the right time. Follow the link below to fill out our online application today!
For Super Bowl Sunday, Over/Under at 1.45 billion Chicken Wings Eaten in First-Ever 'Wing King Sports Book'
"Wing King" and poultry prognosticator Drew Cerza says bet the ranch on Super Bowl Sunday. He set the over/under at 1.45 billion chicken wings eaten in the first "Wing King Sports Book," citing data from the National Chicken Council and his own analysis of the industry. The Kansas City Chiefs face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Super Bowl LVII. "Americans are just as passionate about chicken wings as we are about football," Cerza told Fox News Digital in an exclusive release of the nation's first-ever Buffalo wing betting odds. "Chicken producers are back at full capacity across the country and producing more chickens, creating a healthy supply of wings," he said.
In Face Of Urban Sprawl, Susan Weaver Ford is the Farm Next Door
If Susan Weaver Ford wasn’t a farmer, she’d be a basketball coach. In fact, she was one before returning to her Kenly, N.C., farm. For two years, Ford was a dedicated strategist on the sidelines of the women’s basketball team at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.V. As assistant coach, she recruited athletes, studied game films, developed players’ skills and coordinated logistics. Most importantly, she honed her relationship skills. Ford knows success in farming is all about partnerships and win-win negotiations — especially when you farm in one of the fastest growing counties in the US.
Solar Energy Grants for Farms
Farmers and small businesses considering adding solar energy to their operations should be looking at new incentives and funding under USDA's Renewable Energy for America Program, known as REAP. The advocacy group Solar United Neighbors held a webinar last week touting some of the changes to REAP with applications due for the next funding cycle on March 31. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that passed last fall quadrupled REAP funding to $180.28 million per year for FY 2023-2027. The bill also increased the federal match for grants from 25% to 40% this year and as much as 50% beyond that.
A More Sustainable Pork Product
Consumers have continued their efforts to be more climate-conscious, and that’s become more evident with their meat purchases. National Pork Board CEO Bill Even says US pork producers have a great story to tell. Follow the link below to hear more: