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Landscapes that surround agricultural lands strongly influence the dynamics of beneficial insects as well as insect pests on farms, which in turn affect crop yields. ... Many previous studies on how landscapes surrounding farms affect insect pests and crops have only considered one pest at a time. This ...
Feeder Cattle Auction. April 11, 2018. Steers: under 300, 180.00-230.00; 300-400, 170.00-210.00; 400-500, 160.00-185.00; 500-600, 150.00-180.00; 600-700, 140.00-168.00; 700-800, 125.00-145.00; 800-900, 115.00-127.00; 900-1,000, 110.00-120.00. Marketing

Unfortunately, the 641-page Farm Bill introduced last week by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway (R-TX) would undercut this vision. The Conaway bill is the ... State pesticide regulatory agencies often are closely allied with the agricultural chemical corporations. The bill provides ... Partisan
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally ... children
On the eve of a farm bill hearing, the Specialty Crop farm Bill Alliance presented House Agriculture Committee members specific industry priorities for the ... vegetables, tree nuts, nursery and greenhouse commodities account for $66 billion in farm gate value and 33% of U.S. farm cash receipts for crops.
Cattle receipts: 1,206 head. Feeders, $4 to $7 higher. Cows, $1 to $4 lower. Steers: 300-400, 180.00-195.00; 400-500, 172.00-185.00; 500-600, 158.00-180.00; 600-700, 154.00-170.00; 700-800, 132.00-142.00. Heifers: 300-400, 155.00-169.00; 400-500, 148.00-162.50; 500-600, 140.00-159.00; ... Market

The Colorado Livestock Association would like to recognize those members and safety group participants, who have an outstanding safety record, with Colorado Livestock Association's Safe Farm Award. Safe Farm Award recipients include: Christensen Bros. Inc. of Weldona, Colorado; Dvorak Feeders ...
Instead, the bill contains massive support for commodity crops that are primarily used for livestock feed, climate-polluting fuel, and junk foods. This Farm Bill doubles down on support for intensely polluting factory farms and pesticide-intensive agriculture, while eliminating vital programs that provide ...
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- A central Indiana county is weighing new rules for livestock farms after a state agency's recent approval of a 10,000-hog farm. Delaware County commissioners introduced an amendment Monday to zoning ordinances that would restrict where future livestock farms can be built.
The heavy rains and flooding on Friday evening left Nalo Farms in Waimanalo under 4 feet of water, wiped out its irrigation system, fencing and all of its crops. The multi-generational Farm, which grows baby mesclun lettuces for numerous restaurants and grocery stores in Hawaii, launched a ...
Most of the food we grow or raise on a farm or ranch is full of water, which represents one of the many ways we satisfy our thirst, our need for water. ... for high-value crops and rapidly growing seed treatment market, we think BioLumic could change the Ag industry's approach to crop productivity and seed ...
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) reports that approximately 25,000 farms and ranches produce more than 185 different agricultural ... conservation, rural development, energy, world market access, forestry, specialty crop, organics, and many other programs are part of the Farm Bill.
Regenerative Farming Trailblazers: How Reintegrating Livestock and Restoring Soils Can Lead to More Resilient Farms ... By creating a farming system that includes cover crops and crop rotations, he reduces water pollution on his farm and contributes to better water quality downstream—all the way to the ...
Along the way, a few just might be inspired to continue their studies to become farmers, or successful agriculture entrepreneurs,” Senator Ritchie, who chairs ... “Our district has a long history of providing its students with an extensive agricultural-based curriculum,” said Edwards-Knox Central School District ...
FRIENDSHIP - Residents living near a large livestock operation close to Lake Winnebago in the town of Friendship say the farm's expansion came in ... they made inquiries to the town board, they were told that Kaiser had obtained all the proper permitting, and because the land was zoned agricultural, ...
n The long-term shifts toward agricultural consolidation have occurred in tandem with a shift toward greater farm specialization. While few farms specialize in a single crop, field crop operations increasingly grow just two or three crops, versus four to six crops previously. Livestock production continues to ...
After a waiting several months to be confirmed to his new USDA position, Undersecretary Bill Northey is settling into his role leading Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services. He recently sat down in his new office for an exclusive interview with Successful Farming magazine for a glimpse of his first few weeks ...

The long-range document renews the goals, set in earlier versions, of investing in agriculture abroad and creation of large Chinese grain-trading and agricultural conglomerates, according to an unofficial translation. Rural revitalization would lead to larger exports of high-value specialty crops and boost ...
Agricultural service jobs include veterinarians, crop and livestock consultants, feed, fuel and other crop input suppliers, farm machinery dealers, barn builders and ... Economic activity associated with Jackson County farms and agriculture-related businesses generates $5.7 million in local and state taxes.
The inaugural NoCo Hemp Farm & Agriculture Symposium on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Loveland, CO, will help remedy that. Commercial hemp farmers, growers, researchers and agriculture specialists will convene to learn about crop methodologies, regenerative farming best practices and market ...
FSA Ag Youth Loans: Presenter Lori Hamaker of the USDA Farm Service Agency at Scottsbluff will explain how Farm Loan Programs offer opportunities to family-sized farmers and ranchers as well as youths to start, improve, expand and strengthen family farming and ranching operations. Types of ...
Shortly after he turns 86 on April 10, Eugene Glock will begin planting his 70th corn crop on the Butler County, Neb., farm he operates with his son. ... view of modern agriculture — that farmers seem prepared to outbid and out-borrow neighbors in hopes of out-lasting them — led Gene into off-farm efforts to ...
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is reminding horse farm operators that it needs a Census of Agriculture response from all U.S. farms. ... It came to NASS' attention that some producers weren't sure if the census applies if no crops or livestock are sold, but, in fact, all operations are ...
And who knows more about hope than an 86-year-old farmer with a 40-year-old combine ready to plant his 70th crop. Alan Guebert is an award-winning agricultural journalist and expert who was raised on an 720-acre, 100-cow southern Illinois dairy farm. He began the syndicated agriculture column “The ...
The two-year curriculum includes classes in soil, plant and animal science, crop production, integrated pest management, farm infrastructure and sustainable livestock management. Business courses include agricultural marketing, accounting and small business. Graduates are awarded an associate ...
The Agriculture Department has withdrawn regulations that would have required higher production standards for organic livestock and poultry beginning in May ... Among those that backed the USDA's move is the American Farm Bureau, arguing it will keep more farmers in the organic farming business.
When you think of competitions for agriculture students, the picture that comes to mind is kids raising sheep or rabbits, maybe judging dairy cattle. ... judging and growing crops are important to anyone who might want to make a living at farming, so are agricultural mechanics, farm management and crops, ...
We've already sold a new crop lamb to a regular customer from Chicago to be picked up next week and expect calls from our other regulars for Orthodox ... When our livestock have access to such a diet and can pick and choose for themselves — whether sheep, cattle, goats, chickens or pigs — it's good for ...
China buys more than half of the U.S. soybean exports and roughly 1 in 3 row of beans grown on the nation's farms goes to the world's second-largest economy, ... When including other farm-related products, China's total agricultural exports represent more than $21 billion annually for U.S. farmers.
As Congress continues preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill, rural America continues to voice its support for maintaining a strong crop insurance system. ... First, crop insurance provides certainty that in the event of a loss a farmer will be indemnified based on a portion of the value of the crop or livestock.
CSA farms deliver member shares to a drop site, where members can pick it up, take it home and enjoy a variety of local agricultural products. Lisa Baker is the owner and principal operator of the 15-acre organic certified Bakers' Acres farm in Avon. Baker and her staff grow produce, sell eggs, and raise ...
Though the farm trail's Passport Weekend (Oct. 6-7 this year) is the main event, many farms and businesses welcome visitors year-round. Some are fine with ... Docents and exhibits at this 30-acre ranch just south of Chico aim to preserve and share the agricultural history of the northern Sacramento Valley.
Since the project began in 2014, SOWEDA has established more than two dozen seed multiplication farms for crops including maize, cassava, beans, yams, ... Agriculture authorities say the farms are not only helping Cameroon's farmers grow more to feed their families but also increasing crop production ...
“In 2018, we are transitioning some of our farm to organic production so we can supply this nematode-resistant cover crop to organic farms,” said Payne, a fourth-generation farmer who is optimistic about the future. “With soil health and the cover crop movement on the rise in agriculture, I believe there is ...
The farm sector is “rightfully concerned” that President Trump's plan for steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum could trigger retaliatory tariffs on U.S. ag exports, said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. The second-largest U.S. farm group called on Trump to focus on “specific countries who are ...
It comes after the ATO carried out 16 similar raids in the last 18 months, seizing and destroying crops worth more than $91 million. About 12 acres of tobacco crops worth $6 million were destroyed in Dunnstown near Ballarat last Thursday, where authorities also seized illegal firearms and equipment.
Farmers attending the Farm & Gin Show at Memphis, Tenn., March 2-3 spent hours kicking tires, quizzing product representatives and looking for ways to improve their ... Farm Press talked to three farmers during the event to get insights on what they expect in 2018 from their farms and U.S. agriculture.
Mark and Sharla Wagoner and their son Tim grow wheat and alfalfa seed at Touchet, near Walla Walla, Wash., on the farm where Mark grew up. ... Eastern Washington has perfect climate for growing alfalfa, and the Walla Walla Valley is ideal because there are no other crops nearby that the bees might fly ...
Robotic machines to pick everything from strawberries to apples are being tested and could one day help ease the farm labor crunch. Another agricultural technology in development involves small robot fleets operating in swarms. However, robotics won't steal all the farm jobs in the future but could be ...
But is that step toward empowerment happening on farms? Some of the most vulnerable members of society are female immigrants who work in livestock operations. Perhaps they don't have a good grasp of the English language. Perhaps they are afraid of losing their job if they come forward. Are you ...
BISMARCK, N.D. — The Plains farm aid nonprofit Farm Rescue is accepting applications for spring crop-planting assistance. Farm Rescue provides free physical labor for farmers and ranchers dealing with an injury, illness or a natural disaster. It relies on volunteers from around the country, donations and ...
Contract livestock production seen as way to grow farms ... The Hugenberg family had a hog operation on his farm for as long as he can remember, but moved to the contract-based system in 2013 as they needed to upgrade ... "That's the thing with agriculture and when you talk about farms," Valter said.
When you think of retail operations, you probably think of going to the store or shopping online. If you think agricultural retail, you might think of going to Tractor Supply or Big Earl's Hay and Seed Emporium. But did you know there is an entire business-to-business retail industry that serves farms and ...
KEY stakeholders from across the agriculture sector have joined forces to tackle WA's soil nutrition challenges, with a $14.6 million cross-industry ... said driving Australia's largest agricultural sector forward was vital, with WA's grain, oilseed and pulse crop exports worth close to $4 billion per year. “Healthy ...
Table 1, with data provided from the U.S. Geological Survey, lists the top aluminum producing countries in 2016 and 2017. Table 2, with data from worldsteel.org lists the top steel producing countries in the same years. Followers of U.S. agricultural trade will notice several important trading partners among ...
The farm program rules will differ in 2018 with no more generic base and the addition of seed cotton as a covered commodity. What are the implications of these changes and the record 2017 peanut crop for producers and the peanut industry? Dr. Nathan Smith Clemson University Extension Professor and ...
Fierce campaigns by activists pedalling fake news about farming means it has never been more important for farmers to educate the British public about agriculture. We are forever being reminded that a shocking number of British consumers remain clueless about where their food comes from and how it is ...
In the spring of 1995, all the bare ground was planted in pasture and the following year all of the farm's livestock were out on it. ... Ron planted fences, water lines and perennial pasture in place of crops. ... Along the road to the farm, there are a set of farms that are still being used for active agriculture.
Americans want urban farms: A 2013 national study on urban agriculture found increasing popularity for urban farms among both residents and policy makers. Urban farmers are generally younger than the overall U.S. farming population, with an average age of 44. But the Pittsburgh survey, although not ...
CSA farms deliver member shares to a drop site, where members can pick it up, take it home, and enjoy a variety of local agricultural products. Lisa Baker is the owner and principal operator of the 15-acre organic certified Bakers' Acres farm in Avon, Minn. Baker and her staff grow produce, sell eggs, and ...


 

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