Farming

Significant progress in the first year of the project

Members of the EIP group on Selective Targeted Anthelmintic Treatment met at John Martin’s farm last summer. Alongside AgriSearch, the EIP project group is made up of three cattle ranchers, two dairy ranchers, two sheep ranchers with technical input from Queen’s University, AFBI and AHWNI. This is one of seven …

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Highlights of agricultural news ICYMI | Monday, January 4, 2022

We are starting the first full week of the New Year, and there is a lot of news to share. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the latest weather and machinery coverage on Agriculture.com. WEATHER It may be a new year, but the climate in Brazil is …

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How body farms and human composting can help communities

Spade began her investigations as a master’s student in architecture with her thesis, “A place for the urban dead”. Seeking to replicate the cattle composting process for humans, she invested a decade of research and fundraising in the Urban Death Project, followed by the opening of Recompose in 2020. Her …

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Pileated Farms in Chatham recaps its first growing season

CHATHAM, Mich. (WLUC) – In May, Olivia Kingery and her partner Brian Kakas purchased an 80-acre property in Chatham and launched Pileated Farms. As the pandemic has created uncertainty, Kingery says it has been a joy to call the earth home and start farming. “We love the local food community,” …

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There are still viable cane farms that can increase the productivity of the industry.

Mr. Editor, Few of today’s decision-makers, since the nationalization of the sugar industry, would remember the adoption of the law on the National Committee for Cane Cultivation (1965), the rules of the contract for cane producers (general conditions) and of the law on special funds for cane producers. It would …

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Plants That Can Tell Farmers What’s Bothering Them – Part 1

Plants That Can Tell Farmers What’s Bothering Them – Part 1 Tim hammerich Journalist It’s time for your report on the Farm of the Future. I am Tim Hammerich. For the past twenty-five years, genetically modified traits have dominated the seed industry of crops like corn and soybeans focused on …

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A separate directorate would be created to increase farmers’ incomes: Karnataka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday that a separate leadership would soon be established to increase farmers’ incomes. The Chief Minister was speaking at a reception to congratulate Farmer Leader Kuruburu Shanthakumar. Over the years, governments have focused on increasing food production, but not increasing farmers’ incomes. “I …

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Vertical farming on the rise in B.C., but facing challenges for the land, advocates say

Growing for Alycia van der Gracht means producing up to 900 heads of lettuce per month in a classroom at the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, British Columbia. She grows shelves of lettuce, cilantro, and bok choy in a space of just two by four meters in a …

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USDA rewards OSU agricultural projects $ 800,000

Two Oregon State University Extension Service Small Farms projects have received grants from the United States Department of Agriculture totaling more than $ 800,000 to strengthen the viability of small and medium-sized farms and food businesses from Oregon. OSUCenter for Small Farms and Community Food Systemsreceived a $ 249,511 grant …

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State Farmers and Ranchers Deserve Congressional Investment | Opinion

David Miller It’s no secret that Colorado’s natural beauty is a major draw for residents and visitors, both long-time and newcomers. Our natural and public lands are a big reason Colorado’s population has grown by almost 15% over the past decade. According to a comprehensive 2019 statewide outdoor recreation plan, …

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