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Ag on Instagram: The best farm photos from April 23

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We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for April 23. Want to get listed in this daily feature? Be sure to hashtag your pics with #agdaily!

90th annual Missouri state FFA convention #agdaily

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Happy Earth Day! Enjoy these beautiful cows and sunset while learning some dairy fun facts ⤵️ From 1944 until now, one gallon of milk is made with 10% less land, 35% less water and 63% less carbon footprint. Why is this important? Because by 2050 we will need to feed our 9.7 billion people world. We will need to make more with less. That is why dairy farmers have been and continue to be committed to sustainability. Through our Dairy Sustainability Council, we as an industry are on track to reach our goal of lowering our carbon footprint even more by 2020. How are we doing this? By improving the genetics of our cows, by feeding them higher quality diets, by growing more crops with less water and land, by recycling water in our barn more than 3 times. This list can go on and on. Our job as farmers is to protect our land, care for our cows and provide your family and ours with the highest quality foods.

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Time to knock the new off of it! #bacca18 #c&m

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"Do it for the People! Do it for the Pigs!" Last summer I was extended an amazing opportunity to travel to Uganda to teach livestock husbandry (primarily with pigs) and basic agricultural practices to Ugandan farmers in rural Uganda. This summer I would like to go back by raising money for my trip to support the mission I worked for! This is more so about helping these farmers by training them on how to raise pigs and other livestock as well as proper agricultural practices for crops and livestock to increase yields and gains. This experience also allows me to exercise my communication and problem-solving skills so that I can further my competency as an agricultural educator. As for swine, there are a lot of pigs in Uganda that are in terrible shape due to a lack of basic husbandry education. By supporting this trip you are giving Ugandan pig farmers the chance to learn how to keep their pigs healthy and happy while also saving the farmers time and money through education on proper management of their swine. All of this training will me done by me… Yes, ME. If I do not go there will not be anyone on the mission with experience in livestock to help these farmers. So if you have enjoyed my words and wisdom on pig farming, please help me travel to Uganda by supporting this trip! Please check out my GoFundMe page (link in bio) to hear how I was led to Uganda and why it is so important that I travel back. Even if you aren't able to donate, that's okay! I would just like to encourage everyone to spread the word about my trip. Feel free to repost this post and tag me! Every bit of support helps even if its literally $1 lol I will continue to post about this trip and the specific ways your support can help Uganda. Thank you #realpigfarming #pig #swine #nc #pork #agriculture #garden #sustainable #africa #uganda #ugandanknuckles #missions #missiontrip #evangelism #donate #support #nonprofit #farming#farm

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#pigsofinstagram #pigs #choretime #iowa #farmlife #springpiglets #agdaily

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I do not believe there was ever a life more attractive than life on a cattle farm…– Theodore Roosevelt ________________ Having grown up on a cattle farm, bottle feeding calves and bribing them with treats to come when called, I have to say I agree with Mr. Roosevelt. They are pretty awesome creatures. Calving season rates pretty high on my list of favorite times of the year. ________________ #thisisiowa #myiowa #highlightiowa #exploreiowa #iowagram #onlyiniowa @capture_iowa #ig_iowa #nocoastcollective #iowafarmer #iowafarm #ia_ag #iowaag #cow #cattle #farm #farmer #farming #country_features #agdaily #countryroads #countryliving #rural #ruralliving #blackandwhite #bnw #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhiteonly #ig_bnw @iowa_agriculture @agriculture_worldwide #american_agriculture_ @usa_agriculture #raw_country

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Happy Earth Day from the Circle L! When your main office is the great outdoors and your commute is on horseback, preserving and protecting the Earth is part of the job description. This Earth Day 2018, America’s cattle farmers and ranchers are recognized as having one of the greenest jobs. “My Cowboy and I work every day to teach our four children what it means to be truly passionate about the land and the animals. It is our job to preserve our natural resources, it is how we make our living and how we secure our family business for our children and grandchildren.” Everyday is Earth Day at the Circle L! Each and every day, our goal is to leave our land better than it was yesterday. Here is a list of ways that we help in preserving our planet. We utilize innovative practices to raise more beef with fewer natural resources. We partner with state, local and national environmental agencies to monitor land, water and wildlife and make improvements to the environment. Allow livestock to graze and consume natural and organic forages that convert to healthy, nutritious beef. Utilize rotational grazing in which livestock are moved to different pastures to prevent overgrazing. We protect open spaces from development through programs like conservation easements. We recycle materials such as feed bags, pop cans, feed sacks and plastic containers (mineral tubs), batteries, used motor oil, tires, and scrap metal. We save Energy. We use Windmills to pump water for wildlife and our animals. We turn things off like lights and unused electronics. We maintain open space as cattle grazing pastures, allowing land to remain natural, free of trash, debris and invasive weeds and trees. We maintain and introduce habitats as homes for numerous endangered species. Hold up water on ranch lands for extended periods of time in order to replenish underground aquifers and filter out nutrients and particulate matter. We plant trees for windbreaks, which provide protection for livestock, wildlife and soil. We optimize delivery of feed allowing for fewer trips to the farms. Continued in 1st Comment. 👇

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