"One woman is helping other veterans in Indiana work through issues with PTSD with an unusual outlet -- farming."
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The small, relatively inexpensive vehicles could replace humans in a variety of ways around large farms: transmitting detailed information about crops to combines and sprayers, directing them very precisely to problem spots and cutting down on the amount of water and chemicals that a farmer needs to use in those areas.
“People are realizing that we need a sustainable and very cost-effective source of produce,” says Local Roots co-founder Daniel Kuenzi. Growing food in portable containers can accomplish just that.
"...organic farming in the West is far from booming, even as sales of organic foods are increasing sharply, albeit from a very low base. If there’s so much money to be made in organics, then why aren’t more farmers switching?"
Genetic Literacy Project
"Since the early 20th century, American researchers, entrepreneurs, and statesmen have eyed the plant as a way of freeing the U.S. economy from this deep dependence on Asia."
This second-generation farmer is putting a modern twist on an old-fashioned idea that could help scale up the local food economy in the region.
Putting food on the table on a busy weeknight is a universal problem. Possible solution? Kits made of raw ingredients — portioned and sometimes prepped — that can be assembled quickly to make a meal “from scratch.”
Morning Ag Clips
After two robberies of wheelchair-bound people that were carried out at knifepoint, a Vancouver police officer went undercover as a paralyzed man in a wheelchair.
"It’s not exactly beating swords into plowshares – or maybe it is – but a new program has been launched to educate and train American Veterans to become productive, sustainable farmers."
The American Farm Bureau Federation and Measure released a study that identifies and quantifies the benefits of drone technology in precision agriculture.
Wisconsin Ag Connection
"What’s the secret to growing fantastically flavorful or even extra nutrient-dense fruits and veggies? According to the Netherlands’ GrowWise Center urban farming research lab, it’s all about light..."
"Chip Paillex and his organization America’s Grow-a-Row have a simple mission: Grow food for the hungry."
"The New Aquaculture(TM) is sleek and clean, with always-advancing science and technology on hand to help producers keep an eye on sustainability, as well as the bottom line."