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Cover crops are a bustling industry within agriculture, promoted as a remedial pill for a host of major farming issues. ... Despite his frustration, when Arends attends a farm meeting, reads an agricultural publication, or receives correspondence from farming organizations, he hears an incessant “cover crop ...
The program covers all sorts of crops, “from corn to clams,” Iowa State University agriculture economist Chad Hart said. But it's not like ... What the the farm bill really does when it comes to crop insurance is make rules, said Erin Herbold-Swalwell, an agricultural lawyer in West Des Moines. If farmers don't ...

Mathew has relatives who own farms in southern India, so he was aware of stubble-burning. Farmers across India burn significant amounts of agricultural waste to clear their fields for the next crop. Although there are numerous uses for that waste—it can be plowed back into the ground as a nutrient or used ...
It's feeding time at Brad Felger's farm in Washington's Skagit Valley. And he's about to feed 40 hungry falcons. Yes, falcons. They're an important, albeit often unseen, part of farming in some states, used as a defense mechanism to keep away pesky birds like starlings, which love to eat berries and apples.
“Agriculture in Napa County continues to be vibrant,” Agricultural Commissioner Greg Clark said, adding agriculture is the linchpin of the local economy ... Office worked with Cal Fire and other agencies to create a system allowing farmers to be escorted on closed roads to their farms, the crop report said.
Nutrients from the cover crop and the cows will be left behind as well, helping the corn to a strong start. The busyness of corn and soybean harvest was still ahead of him, but Johnson was already looking forward to pulling his planter through that field just north of his Frankfort, South Dakota home. Cover ...

The biofuel associations of the Visegrad 4 nations, namely Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia, coupled with those from Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria, issued a press release looking at the potential risk to jobs and livelihoods that could stem from this phasing out of crop-based biofuels.
About two-thirds of India's 1.3 billion people live on small subsistence farms, and they have struggled amid unpredictable markets and weather to eke out a ... India in each of the past several years, unable to bear the shame of insolvency, says K. Ayakannu, a farm activist in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Although he wanted to be a neurosurgeon until he was 14 years old, Jeffery Dailey thinks he was bred to be a chef. “When I was young, we lived close to Red Lobster where my mother worked. She'd pull out the lobsters from the tank. I'd play with them and my G.I. Joes. The lobsters were the monsters,” ...
With winterlike weather hanging on well into April across much of the upper Midwest and Northern Plains, perhaps it's no surprise that the 2018 planting season is off to a slower-than-usual start for some crops. As of April 22, 5% of the U.S. corn crop has been planted, according to the latest USDA Crop ...
Foods edited with gene-editing tool Crispr won't be regulated as GMOs because of a law from the US Department of Agriculture that's been in the works since ... that aims to increase access to Crispr's tools; agricultural giants like Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer, which aim to use the technique to make more robust row crops; ...
Here on the Central Coast strawberries and wine grapes are among the top crops in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. In the most recent agricultural crop report for Santa Barbara County for 2016, strawberries were once again the top crop with a gross production value of more than ...
The home place is about five miles from where he farms today. He went to off Vietnam as a Navy Seabee in 1969 and came back to buy his farm in 1972. He served in the Minnesota Senate and then was appointed Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture by Gov. Rudy Perpich, serving in the DFL ...
“Few farms truly rely on farm income,” the agricultural critic explained in 2016, making additional jobs sound like a luxury rather than a necessity. ... other jobs to help support their family farms so they don't need a Farm Bill or crop insurance to help them manage the unique, high-stake risks of agriculture.
In Iowa, however, corn is still the top crop. USDA's Prospective ... That was due to USDA's Payment-In-Kind program in 1983, which compensated farmers for not growing certain crops, such as corn. Soybeans ... Iowa farmers expect to harvest 1.10 million acres of all dry hay for the 2018 crop year. This is ...
A two-day summit on the topic of agricultural water, followed by farm tours organized by FDA's Produce Safety Network (PSN), illustrate FDA's collaborative approach to implementing provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Produce Safety Rule under FSMA includes standards for ...
The long-term shifts toward agricultural consolidation have occurred in tandem with a shift toward greater farm specialization. Field crop operations increasingly grow just two or three crops, down from four to six crops, and livestock production continues to shift towards farms that produce no crops and rely ...

At the end of the process, Berkshire Roots' agricultural product will be, based on its farm footprint, the most valuable in the county. By a long shot. According to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture survey, the average Berkshire County farm measures 117 acres and produces crops worth $42,797 a year.
On Sunday, September 6, 2015, scientist Kevin Folta made the front page of the New York Times. The prominent article wasn't recognition for his work in understanding which genes control flavor in strawberries or how light can slow down mold in blueberries. Instead, it was an article questioning his ties to ...
A cold snap in the heart of California's agriculture industry could be devastating to the almond crop and ultimately lead to higher prices. It follows ... In terms of crops in California's $45 billion agricultural industry, nuts (including almonds and walnuts) rank first in value and then grapes. The $6 billion nut ...
What if you could harvest your crops from the comfort of your own home, or from another continent? From artificial intelligence to autonomous vehicles and virtual reality, the digital revolution is sweeping through every area of our lives, and crop production is no exception. What are the opportunities?
At the Kiwanis Club's weekly meeting, Quarles talked about progress with the Kentucky Hunger Initiative and the state Department of Agriculture. Quarles said the commonwealth's 76,000 farms account for one-fourth of economic activity in the state. The average farm size in Kentucky, 160 acres, is smaller ...
An Alabama woman who works for Dothan's Farm Service Agency has been arrested on multiple fraud charges. Federal authorities say 36-year-old Anna Marie Knowles, of Headland, was arrested Thursday and faces charges of wire fraud, theft of government property and using a false document in a ...
“Crop insurance is central to a strong farm safety net, and producers should talk with their agents to purchase their coverage before the sales closing date.” ... of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency urges farmers to sign up for crop insurance before the sales closing dates for eligible 2018 spring crops.
Maria and Ron Rosmann of rural Harlan, Iowa, honored in La Crosse as the matriarch and patriarch of the MOSES Organic Farm Family of the Year, ... Organic farming revolves around the interplay of such factors as fertilizing with manure instead of chemicals and the value of rotating diverse crops to ...
KAYA Farms — a sister company to Kaya Herbhouse, home to Jamaica's first legal medical cannabis dispensary — on Tuesday had its first official “cut” and harvest under the watchful eyes of the Cannabis Licensing Authority's (CLA) interim Chief Executive Officer Augustus Staples at its farm in Drax Hall, ...
Things are not good at all, with just a few areas in good condition (mainly first-planted soybeans). A lot of farmers have said that they never have a big rain event. Maybe a farm received 1.50 inches in the last 10 days, yet a farm a mile away didn't receive anything. At this stage, we can't expect more than 50 ...
In addition to hunting and foraging for food in Metal Gear Survive, you'll gain the ability to grow your own crops on specialized farm plots you can construct in your base camp. You won't get the ability to build your first farm until Chapter 5. When you rescue the nurse, Miranda, and bring her back to base ...
(Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and land use are currently about 8 billion metric tons.) This could happen fairly quickly. "Conceivably, roll-out could take place within a decade or two," said David Beerling, director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation at the University of ...
John Mutie harvests green grams in his farm in Ngondini Village, Kitui County. Harvesting of the green grams in the region is currently ongoing across the counties and it is expected to peak next week with a majority of farmers waiting for a bumper harvest. PHOTO | PIUS MAUNDU | NMG ...
Adding cover crop roots and disturbing the soil less through tillage can help restore the lively ecosystem of organisms your crops and soil crave. ... Data collected on the Soil Health Partnership's 111 farms is starting to show that taking care of the farm's foundation can pay big dividends over time, through ...
The farms in the Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake Okeechobee are major producers of winter vegetables. Along with spring crops, the value is typically more than $400 million. Palm Beach County leads the nation in the production of sugar cane, fresh sweet corn, and sweet bell peppers. It leads ...
Speaking on the implications of the development, Justice Owoyemi, said, "Some people depend on farming while some people are destroying these farms, this will not encourage farming. Most of these people here depend on the farm produce to cater for their family and send their children to school.".
The chickpea (Cicer arietinum), also known as the garbanzo bean, is an annual grain legume and is a staple crop and important source of protein in central Asia, Africa, India and the Mediterranean. It also is one the eight Neolithic founder crops thought to be responsible for the origins of agriculture, and ...
Hopefully, they can pull it off,” said Charles LaPradd, Miami-Dade County's agricultural manager. “This will be ... Sam Accursio, owner of Accursio Farms in Homestead, said he'll have a full house manning the crops Thursday night into Friday morning. ... If it goes down to 32, we'll see serious crop damage.”.
Bone-chilling cold across the U.S. farm belt riled agriculture markets at midweek as concerns over crop damage and delayed export shipments sent prices of key food commodities ... “The worst may be over, but the damage is done,” said Drew Lerner, chief agricultural meteorologist with World Weather Inc.
A Canadian greenhouse and fish farm is utilizing the waste heat generated by Bitcoin mining to complement its operations providing evidence of a ... came, they were an excellent proxy for what a server could do in terms of emulating heat, and whether we could use that heat for agricultural purposes.
It's why strawberry farmers across the area are caring for their crops, including in Wimauma where they're gearing up for yet another night of temperatures flirting with freezing. Parke says at his farm the crop is still doing well and while some loss is expected, he says the impact on the prices consumers see ...
Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) Turkey-Sudan Business Council Chair Mehmet Ali Korkmaz indicated that 780,000 hectares (7,800 square kilometers) of land leased by Turkey would be open to Turkish investors and agriculture production, doubling Turkey's crop. Last week's high level ...
On the right are those farms with fewer than 100 acres. Pay particular attention to the orange portion of the bars. That represents the percentage of growers who do not grow the crop. The more orange you see, the less diverse the crop selection. Let me explain: If a grow selects only five of the crops offered, ...
The deep freeze in the Midwest is likely doing significant damage to winter wheat crops that lack a protective layer of snow, according to analysts and ... but “very thin” in the central and southern Plains and southern Midwest, said Donald Keeney, a senior agricultural meteorologist for Radiant Solutions.
“One drawback … is that it would end subsidies for policies that producers can use to manage the risk associated with entering into a forward contract to sell crops,” said the CBO. As a way to lock in a favorable price, growers often agree, while a crop is still not yet mature, to deliver part of the harvest to a ...
Restoring carbon in the soil results from a matrix of management practices that reduce soil disturbance, conserve root and plant residues, improve soil structure, and enhance soil biology and nutrient cycling growing diverse crop rotations including cover crops and perennials. These processes tend to ...
Cannabis business owners who lose their crops have little reprieve. ... in their facilities and as much as $3 million on growing the crop itself.
Uncertainty about the size of U.S. corn and soybean crops along with ... Senior Editor Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. ... contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports. ... of Agriculture for her assistance in raising awareness of the "Harvest of Hope" program.
The USDA said the 2017-2018 season orange crop in Florida would total about 54 ... On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's crop production report ... Before Hurricane Irma, Florida was expecting to harvest more than 75 ... drought in most agricultural regions but also caused loss of blooms. Also ...
“Same pest, same crop, same Bt proteins, but very different outcomes ... of Plant Protection at Nanjing Agricultural University in China, said, “This ... “I see these crops as an increasingly important part of the future of agriculture.
This type of thinking is the foundation of precision agriculture.” ... According to a Farms.com study, even a 1,000-acre crop farm can see an ...
USDA crop progress: Corn harvest reaches only 22% complete ... Farm Futures, which participates in these surveys, estimated a 63% ...
Seeking profits, farm transitions to organic crops ... By manually terminating a rye cover crop with the roller crimper this spring, Levi ... Farms with the best weed management may extend rotations to four or even five years. ... University Organic Program, Iowa Department of Agriculture Organic Program, ...


 

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