Farming

‘Fairness for Farmers’ campaign targets market power of large corporations

Building on the Biden administration’s commitment to vigorously controlling farm mergers, the National Farmers Union on Wednesday launched the nationwide “Fairness for Farmers” campaign to restore competition to the market. “This company has clear goals: to reduce the consolidation of agriculture and to break down monopolies, which negatively impact farmers, …

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MSU’s UPREC celebrates successful growing season for two local farms as part of business incubator program

CHATHAM, Michigan (WJMN) – Michigan State University’s Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) is celebrating a successful growing season for two farms in the university’s incubator program. According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan’s food and farming system makes up a large portion of the state’s …

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Sri Lanka’s organic farming crisis: learning from failures

Sri Lanka found itself in economic crisis as it continued to produce 100% organic food ‘The food crisis in Lanka shows the dangers of organic farming ”. It was the title of a column by Indian economist Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar, published recently in a national daily. Aiyar’s article analyzed the …

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Colorado Farm Bureau’s mental health program tailors resources to farmers

Launched this spring by the Colorado Farm Bureau and several agricultural and behavioral health partners, the Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program provides support and resources to farmers and ranchers struggling with mental health challenges. The program provides vouchers to offset the cost of accessing licensed, agriculture-friendly behavioral health …

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Miller-Meeks: Supporting future family farmers

As a member of the United States House of Representatives for the great state of Iowa, I have the honor to represent the interests of family farmers, producers and ranchers. Farming is a way of life for many Iowa residents, and we all understand how our local farmers help feed …

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Farmers best positioned to tackle climate change | Chroniclers

Over the past 40 years, the Earth has lost a third of its arable land, in part due to intensive agricultural practices and the displacement of water. Producers and consumers know that agricultural practices must become sustainable. The good news is that natural solutions to environmental problems are tangible and …

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Georgia Tech Develops Robot Fisherman to Help Farmers | New

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Drought could affect harvest season for farmers

ST. PETER, Minn. (KEYC) – The harvest season is already underway for some farmers and there should be some hardship for them, which is mainly caused by mother nature. “It’s strange, you know. It’s been a really weird year with the weather, ”said Tim Enz, one of the owners of …

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Local Farmers’ Markets End: Sun Postings

SEVEN HILLS, Ohio – The growing season is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t find great, fresh produce at the area’s farmers markets. The Seven Hills Farmers Market continues from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through September 30 at 7221 Broadview Road, at the …

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Help prevent agricultural accidents | News, Sports, Jobs

Recently a headline caught my eye. The words were screaming from the page, “Three Ohio brothers die after being trapped in manure pits” (NYPost). I can’t exactly describe the emotions that hit me. My guts tightened, my breathing stopped and I felt my heart race. My brain kept repeating the …

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Farmers in Rio Grande, New Mexico face premature water cutoff

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – Hundreds of farmers who rely on water from the Irrigation District that channels water along the Rio Grande in central New Mexico face second consecutive year of early shutdowns . The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Board of Directors voted on Friday to end deliveries for …

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Cargill and Continental Grain to acquire Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms Inc. has agreed to sell for around $ 4.5 billion as the poultry giant rides a surge in demand for chicken products. Cargill Inc. and agricultural investment firm Continental Grain Co., which owns a smaller chicken processor, said on Monday they had reached a deal to privatize Sanderson. …

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Kansas farmers use drones to monitor crops

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Technology makes some of the most time-consuming tasks for farmers much easier, including the use of drones. Drones are transforming everything from shipping and delivery to journalism and film, and now agriculture. A unique, fully automated “drone in a box” allows growers and agronomists to remotely …

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Farmers discover drones in agriculture | Local News

Area farmers gathered on Tuesday evening at Chuck Crutcher’s Farm in Rineyville for a country day on the farm featuring drones in farming. The presentations included a cost breakdown of drones, flight demonstrations, data analysis and a discussion of the benefits of drone technology on a farm. The presentation was …

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Agriculture Podcast with Vital Farms

OZY’s award-winning podcast studio selected Vital Farms to co-produce the series because of its reputation and expertise in ethical food production. A recognized leader in the development of premium sponsored content, the OZY studio team has also produced the successful podcasts. Go back, The thread, when Katty met Carlos (in …

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FarmFED Co-op helps area farmers find bigger buyers

Local farmers and community members are joining forces to meet the needs of food grown in the central Illinois region. A new idea in Mount Pulaski called the Illinois Farm-Fresh Enterprise Development Cooperative (FarmFED Co-op) will operate a facility that preserves the freshness and nutrition of local foods through processing …

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Debt relief, a first step towards equity for all farmers

By State Representatives Eddie Rodriguez and Nicole Collier Black farmers long overdue for debt relief were hit last month. Florida judge issued preliminary injunction stopping a debt relief program for minority farmers in the US bailout. Florida is one of many states where white farmers have sued the US Department …

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Good protest, farmers – now let’s make some progress

NOTICE: Well done the farmers. Friday’s protest was well organized and dignified. We got the message. You are under pressure and you feel marginalized. Wellington bureaucrats trying to legislate for a greener future tell you how to farm. It’s also a future you want – clean rivers, vibrant communities, thriving …

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Walls Farmily of 6 and Sydney’s Wood Creations

The Seymour Area Farmers Market will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Walnut Street parking lot south of the tracks near the Jackson County Public Library. The market is also open from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Here is a look at two of the …

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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog »Blog Archives Multi-crop (mixed cropping) farming practices promote more successful farmland than monoculture (monoculture)

(Beyond pesticides, July 15, 2021) A study by ETH Zurich finds multi-crop (mixed crop) agricultural land, which includes a wide range of crops, produces higher biomass and seed yields than monocultures (monocultures). Monocultures are most prevalent on arable land, as commercial industrial agriculture uses this practice to increase the efficiency …

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Farmers focus on mental health

By Garrett Hawkins On the farm, the to-do list seems to never end and only grows when the weather isn’t cooperating. For my family, we found a small window when it was dry enough to wean the calves a few weeks ago – and it’s been raining intermittently since then, …

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Piglets with pork chops | Successful agriculture

Vertical integration has not only allowed three generations of Hord Family Farms in Bucyrus, Ohio to grow, but also to extend this advantage to other family farms. “We realized that building more facilities and managing each pig on a daily basis was going to be a challenge. Then we turned …

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Couple learn farming to help feed hundreds in community

A husband and wife from Maine with almost no farming experience now grow enough organic produce to help feed hundreds of people. “My goal is to grow beautiful, super healthy organic produce to give to people,” said Erica Berman, co-founder of Veggies to Table. co-founder in Newcastle. She admits that …

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Neighbors unite to help farmers in need

ILLINOIS (KFVS) – A group of Heartland farmers recently came together to help a colleague in need. Illinois farmer Greg Webb was recently diagnosed with lymphoma cancer. Monday afternoon, the community gathered to help them plant their crops. “The people around here really come together when someone has a problem,” …

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Stop sticking with the farmers, argues a city businesswoman

An enthusiastic Invercargill businesswoman calls on the Southlanders to support the agricultural sector which she says has been treated unfairly. Anne-Maree Thomas first had 500 “Farmer Friendly” stickers printed, which she wants businesses in the city to display on their windows, to show their support for the agricultural sector. She …

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A look at the positive impact of dairy farming | News, Sports, Jobs

Farm Business Management Specialist Katelyn Walley-Stoll shares the most information about the dairy industry in our region during June, Dairy Month. By KATELYN WALLEY-STOLL Specialist in agricultural business management with the SWNY program for dairy, livestock and field crops Summer just wouldn’t be the same without the ice cream cones, …

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Agriculture must change image to attract workers, report says

The agriculture industry urgently needs to change its image to avoid “catastrophic” labor shortages, a new report warns. The poor image of agriculture as a career – associated with low wages, long hours, poor work-life balance, poor conditions, lack of progression, heavy physical labor and unskilled labor – must be …

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