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THE DIRT IRRIGATION DITCH

IS HARD TO FIND ANYMORE

 

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, GEORGE INTERVIEWED BOBBI STEVENSEN, WHO IS NOW BOBBI McDERMOTT,

 AND ALTHOUGH BOBBI IS RETIRED NOW, HER CONTRIBUTION TO YUMA COUNTY AGRICULTURE

IS INCOMPARABLE.  THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY, MANY FIELD STORIES GEORGE DID WITH BOBBI.

Video From the Field with NAFB Farm Broadcaster George Gatley

 

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MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015

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Milk Producers Council

http://www.milkproducerscouncil.org/friday_updates.htm 

 

 

A TOUGH FIGHT EXPECTED OVER TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY

The debate in Congress over giving the President Trade Promotion Authority may be a contentious and hard fought debate.

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Please click on one of the links above to listen to the audio

 

 

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2014

QUARTERLY MILK PRODUCTION

MOUNTAIN REGION HIGHLIGHTS

Arizona dairy herds produced 1.14 billion pounds of milk during the October - December quarter, up 4.8 percent

from the previous year. Colorado dairy herds produced 906 million pounds of milk during the October - December

quarter, up 8.0 percent from the previous year. Montana dairy herds produced 74.0 million pounds of milk during

the October - December quarter, down 1.3 percent from the previous year.

New Mexico dairy herds produced 1.96 billion pounds of milk during the October - December quarter, up 0.5 percent

 from the previous year. Utah dairy herds produced 548 million pounds of milk during the October - December quarter,

up 8.1 percent from the previous year.

Wyoming dairy herds produced 32.0 million pounds of milk during the October - December quarter, up 3.2 percent

from the previous year.

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Nationally, U.S. milk production during the October - December quarter totaled 50.9 billion pounds, up 3.4 percent

from the October - December quarter last year.

 

 

“New On-Farm Educational Videos

Available”

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has pulled together four educational videos to show people what farmers and ranchers do on a daily basis. The videos are How to Use Trash to Help Crops Grow, How to Milk 1,200 Cows, How to Care for 7,000 Pigs and How to Gather 50,000 Eggs a Day. The series is hosted by blogger mom Kelly Snyder who visited the four farms. Each video showcases new technology used on the farms and also addresses common misconceptions about how food is produced. Visit http://www.fooddialogues.com to watch the videos.  Please share with friends and teachers.

January 21, 2015

 

True Champion for the American worker,

Sen. Jeff Sessions, named chairman of Senate Immigration Subcommittee

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was named chairman of the Senate Immigration, Refugees and Border

 Security subcommittee this week, giving significant control over immigration legislation to Congress' top

 champion of lower immigration levels and American workers. Sen. Sessions has already renamed the

 

 subcommittee "'Immigration and the National Interest, as a declaration to the American people that this

 

subcommittee belongs to them," according to a statement on his website.

 

 

True Champion for the American worker,

Sen. Jeff Sessions, named chairman

of U.S. Senate Immigration Subcommittee

 

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was named chairman of the Senate Immigration, Refugees and Border

 

 Security subcommittee this week, giving significant control over immigration legislation to Congress'

 

top champion of lower immigration levels and American workers. Sen. Sessions has already renamed

 

 the subcommittee "'Immigration and the National Interest, as a declaration to the American people

 

that this subcommittee belongs to them," according to a statement on his website. 

 

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was named chairman of the Senate Immigration, Refugees and Border

 

 Security subcommittee this past week, giving significant control over immigration legislation to

 

Congress' top champion of lower immigration levels and American workers. Sen. Sessions has already

 

renamed the subcommittee "'Immigration and the National Interest, as a declaration to the

 

American people that this subcommittee belongs to them," according to a statement on his website.

"The financial and political elite have been controlling this debate for years; this subcommittee

will give voice to those whose voice has been shut out ... the voice of all Americans who

believe we must have a lawful system of immigration they can be proud of and that puts their

 interests first."-- Sen. Sessions

Sen. Sessions' record on immigration speaks for itself. He was the most ardent opponent

 

 of the Senate's Gang of 8 mass amnesty bill in 2013 and has consistently spoken out against Pres.

 

Obama's executive actions on immigration. Earlier this month, his staff hand-delivered a

 

25-page memo he wrote to all House GOP in advance of their retreat, making the case for lower

 

immigration levels and increased enforcement.The appointment could prove to be extremely

 

significant should new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellstick to his pledge to return the

 

Senate to "regular order". It would mean that every immigration-related billwould have to pass

 

through Sen. Sessions' subcommittee before it could reach the Senate floor for a vote.The

 

subcommittee's vice-chair will be another immigration-reduction champion, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.).

 

Both Sessions and Vitter have NumbersUSA Career grades of A+. 

 

 

Meet Arizona Agriculture's Dinsmore Family

By Justen Ollendick and Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau: Family and community focused,

this young Yuma County couple are daily celebrating the adventures of raising a family and growing

 crops in our desert climate. Arizona Farm Bureau feels privileged to have this talented couple

engaged in leadership roles within Farm Bureau.

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(The Interview by clicking here)

 

 

LOCAL MAYORS MAY NOT KNOW EXTENT OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

 it's partly  the federal government's fault.

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