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farmers at Fancy farms in Plant City are working to keep their strawberries covered in water, running their sprinkler systems throughout the night. RELATED: PHOTOS | farmers use ice to protect strawberry and blueberry farms across Tampa Bay · Freeze threatens Hernando County farms · Freeze ...
Zimbabwe Considers Compensation Tribunal for Former White farmers: government Document ... is considering establishing a special tribunal to determine the value of compensation and how to pay former white commercial farmers who lost their land since 2000, according to a government document.

The third Thursday in January may not mean much to you but for local peanut farmers, it's a day to collaborate and learn about new agriculture technology. farmers from Augusta all the way to Donaldsville came to the UGA Tifton Conference Center Thursday morning for the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Convention.
Snow and ice had its way in Polk once again, and the Rockmart farmers market has opted to delay its first market of 2018 until Thursday, Jan. 25. They were set to gather today, but cold conditions pushed back the start back to the farmers Market to next week following their holiday break. "Due to cold ...
While U.S. farmers aren't ready to make major changes to corn and soybean rotations in 2018, they plan to plant more of what paid best in 2017, according to farm Futures latest survey of intentions for the coming spring. farmers said they wanted to plant more soybeans than corn for the first time since ...

Cincinnati -- Winter weather doesn't have to mean a break from fresh, local produce. At least seven Greater Cincinnati communities offer winter farmers markets for those who enjoy farm-to-table products. The venues vary from one community to the next. The Village Green farmers Market migrates ...
Hanna Bates with the Iowa Water Center says, "Research indicates that conservation practice adoption's not related to discreet choices, 'Yes, I'm fully adopting conservation practices,' or 'No, I'm not going to do it.' farmers talk about it, they trial it and they ultimately try. So really these practices become a ...
Trump says he's trying to get farmers a fairer deal. "To level the playing field for our great American exporters -- our farmers and ranchers, as well as our manufacturers -- we are reviewing all of our trade agreements to make sure they are fair and reciprocal -- reciprocal, so important," Trump said.
South Dakota farmers planted only 850,000 acres of winter wheat this past fall for harvest in the summer of 2018, the fewest acres seeded in the state in 45 years. It's down 6.6 percent from the 910,000 acres planted in September and October of 2016 and down 28 percent from the 1.18 million acres of ...
LINCOLN -- In late December the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began gathering information about farm economics and production practices from farmers and ranchers across Nebraska and the nation. The agency is conducting the third and final phase of ...
The company plans to help farmers new to the poultry industry by building a facility where producers and prospective producers can see how the computers and equipment in poultry houses are operated. The company will also send field technicians to help farmers implement and follow the best practices.
farmers need water. But Strohauer, like dozens of farmers along the South Platte River, has suffered from the effects of curtailed well pumping, the result of legislation, a Supreme Court case and battles with downstream surface water rights owners. For Strohauer, the results of the court order forcing him to ...
MANKATO -- Agricultural specialists say the 2018 farm Bill needs to keep so-called safety net programs to help farmers through tough times. It also needs to maintain ag public research spending and pursue more opportunities for budding farmers and young adults to get into the ag business. That's the ...
For Illinois farmer Garry Niemeyer, it's a slow time of year, spent indoors fixing equipment, not outdoors tending his fields, which now lie empty. All of his corn and soybeans were harvested in what has turned out to be a good year. "This is the largest amount of corn we've had ever," he said. And this bounty ...
The Sandhills AGInnovation Center will offer a free farmer-Buyer Exchange, from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 13. Potential produce buyers, agricultural-resource providers and produce growers are invited to attend. The center, a facility owned by Richmond County, provided marketing assistance to produce farmers in a ...

Mississippi farmers are competing in a yearly grant program put on by a national produce distributor to benefit farmers who want to give back to their communities. The California-based distributor Pro-Act said after this contest, it will have "invested $200,000 in local farms from coast to coast." A list of ...
Joe Mari Maja, a research sensor engineer with Clemson University, talks about the DJI Inspire 2 drone during an agriculture educational session Thursday at the South East Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The session presented farmers ...
farmers have technology that can test different parts of the field to see what nutrients the field lacks. Using a GPS system, these results are mapped out and put into the cloud. From here, they download the data to their computer and analyze it to see which seeds they want to buy and what to add to the soil.
The parade, actually a protest by area farmers, was against plans to build a 2200-acre business park on some fertile farmland. "We don't need it. We don't want it. Industry is already here. The warehouses can go someplace else that's not being used for agriculture," said farmer Alexis Krapf. The proposed ...
The last-minute push to allow farmers to deduct sales to cooperatives could dramatically cut sales to big grain companies like Cargill, ADM and Bunge. Section 199A, which gives farmers the ability to deduct up to 20% of their total sales to cooperatives could make it more profitable for farmers to sell to ...
The recent spate of wheat company mergers in Eastern Washington could ultimately benefit farmers, a grain economist predicts. Randy Fortenbery, an economist at Washington State University, said he doesn't know specific details about the mergers but one major advantage is creating economies of scale.
The Boulder County farmers markets is hosting its annual CSA Fair at 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, in Boulder, where guests can meet the farmers, grab a beer and learn more about the CSA options available. For more information visit the Markets' facebook.
The 10th annual winter farmers market is strategically placed in an area that is often compared to a food desert. A food desert is often defined as an area where it is difficult to buy affordable or quality food. One of the missions of Growing Places Indy is to provide healthy food that is inexpensive. The farmers ...
Summer farmers markets have become extremely popular in Northern Michigan, but there is plenty of local fare available at winter farmers markets as well. Both Petoskey and Boyne City farmers markets continue through the winter with an assortment of hoop house-grown greens and vegetables, root ...
At the core of the program is a Payment for ecosystem Services (PES) mechanism, which rewards farmers for planting trees on sloping landscapes. To date, the country has spent more than USD 50 billion on the program, which includes cash incentives to 124 million farmers in 25 provinces. There have ...
As President Donald Trump marks his first year in office this month, Wisconsin farmers disagree on whether the administration has done enough to address rural needs. Trump talked about trade, tax cuts and expanding broadband access during a speech at the American farm Bureau convention this week ...
You'll find a variety of local produce among other things at the farmers market. Paul Newton. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. Two farmers markets have recently popped up downtown, making the area even more of a destination for food and shopping. The 5 Points farmers Market is held every ...
Most farmers markets in metro Atlanta run from spring to late fall, but some operate year-round. ... Grant Park farmers Market will have a winter market for the first time this year. ... Morningside farmers Market operates year-round on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Find them 1393 N. Highland Ave. NE.
In her early days at the square, McKnight recalls a booming scene, backed by the square's picturesque waterfront location and public promenade. "Everybody in Oakland who wanted to patronize a farmers' market, they had to come here," says McKnight. However, as more farmers' markets have cropped ...
In fact, there is very little by way of policy to support Trump's claim that his administration is "fighting for our farmers," though his administration has been good to agricultural Corporations and the largest industrial farms. Consider the new tax law, which Trump described as a major accomplishment on behalf ...
Planting a variety of crops is essential to climate-smart farming, says Vikash Kumar, a Fiji-based agricultural coordinator with the UN Development Program. "farmers are considering a triple-layered integrated farming system with some short term crops of three to four-month maturity, medium term crops ...
Baton Rouge, LA. (AP) -- farmers in 11 Louisiana parishes could be eligible for federal disaster assistance because of damage from flooding and losses caused by Hurricane Harvey. Louisiana agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has ...
HUDSON - Town officials plan to ramp up marketing efforts for the weekly farmers market in hopes of attracting more customers this year. Hudson's Community Development office and Health Department launched the town's first farmers market last spring after discussing the initiative for some time.
A review of U.S. Department of Labor statistics for 18 years and ending with 2010 by Dr. Wendy Ringgenberg and others indicated that suicide in the workplace was more common for farmers than for any other occupation. This finding, which was printed in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Rural Health, ...
HASTINGS, Fla. - With the hard freeze on the way, one local farmer is worried about his crops. "This is planting time... When it's cold, makes me want to put a crop in the ground," said farmer Danny Johns. He has Blue Sky farm in Hastings in western St. Johns County. He already had some seeds planted ...
Sacramento County (CBS13) -- farmers around the Sacramento region are praying the upcoming storm will bring heavy rain. It's been a mostly dry winter, and it's making some farmers nervous about their crops. "It's really dry for December; usually it's mud, there's not a lot of moisture left." No rain has ...
EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP -- This is the type of weather that if you don't have to go outside, you probably won't. That was apparent at the Lewisburg farmers market. Like clockwork, the Lewisburg farmers Market is held every Wednesday. "It's usually so packed you can't walk around here," Lillian Kline ...
There's an eerie silence among aging farmers but that doesn't mean they aren't struggling. As Politico reports, in recent months, lawmakers introduced legislation to make sure young farmers have their voices heard in the next farm bill. But a report released last year by the National Young farmers Coalition ...
Whether it's a small town by a town, getting a niche market or it's building on a big farm like we are, there are opportunities there and there's a lot of older farmers that are willing to give it there," said Jenny Burgess. Jenny Burgess, 33, is a first generation farmer. She and her husband Geoff own Burgess Hill ...
If you enjoy certain health foods, like wheatgrass and sprouts, this cold weather could affect your next trip to the market. Here in Southwest Florida, we're lucky enough to have a climate that's able to grow some pretty unique produce. But when a cold front moves in, like the one we're experiencing this week, ...
UK farmers will receive money for making improvements that boost the environment, under a new system to be introduced after Brexit. Environment Secretary Michael Gove will tell farmers the new payments would reward planting wildflower meadows and woodland, and improving water quality.
You may not realize it, but the Bellingham farmers market is special. Everything sold there was grown or created in Whatcom or Skagit counties. It is truly a hyperlocal market. It supports locals and helps them build a steady customer base, while offering a wide selection of quality goods for customers.
Yet after waiting so long for the trophy of legalization, to finally be free in our lifestyle choice to live off the land, I can't help but wonder: Will small farmers like me be wiped out by big business? Yes, New Year's will be a day of celebration for many, including tech billionaire Sean Parker, who helped bankroll ...
The SPRINGFIELD WINTER farmers market will return for a second season. As in the first year, the market is scheduled for the fourth Saturday of January, February, March and April at Third Presbyterian Church, 1030 N. Seventh St. "We're still in the process of approving vendors," Molly Gleason, ...
In this Dec. 4, 2017 photo, Southwest Minnesota hog producer Randy Spronk poses at his farm near Edgerton, Minn. Minnesota farmers like Spronk fear they could lose millions of dollars if the United States leaves the North American Free Trade Agreement. (Mark Steil/Minnesota Public Radio via AP).
Phil and Barb Hamburger set out on an epic road trip Tuesday, something the couple hadn't done for ages. "It's been 40 years since I've been to California on a road trip," Phil Hamburger said. "I've flown out there a few times." The Seneca area farmers have a destination in mind: the 129th Rose Parade ...
In each of the last two years, the USDA's Food Insecurity Nutrition program provided more than $16 million to draw SNAP recipients into farmers' markets by increasing the value of SNAP benefits when food stamp recipients shop there. Smith says she sees a universal benefit to farmers' markets, from ...
A group of irrigators will work with water scientists to learn more about how water moves through a canal that cuts through Bozeman and delivers their water. The farmers Canal Company is working with the Montana Bureau of Mines and geology on a monitoring project along farmers Canal, which begins ...


 

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