Check out this great interview on Show-Me Ag about PHARM Dog.
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The number of women farmers, and women who own farms, has risen dramatically in the last four decades, spurring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to look more closely at the whos, hows, and why of this possible demographic transition.
The Daily Yonder
"The proportion of farmers over 75 is rising, and one-fourth of all farmers plan to retire within 20 years. Who will grow America’s food?"
"USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administers a number of 1890 LGU education grant programs that support projects that strengthen teaching, research, Extension, and facility programs in the food and agricultural sciences."
“The choice between ARC and PLC is completed and remains in effect through 2018, but producers must still enroll their farm by signing a contract each year to receive coverage,” said Dolcini.
"An informal network among farmers may be more important than federal regulation in building trust in the organic industry — and it needs greater support."
"Ugly is in. At least when it comes to what we eat."
"It's easier and cheaper to ship vegetables across the country than to grow them in local greenhouses. ~ Lightfoot, though, is betting that the future of vegetables, starting with salad greens and fresh tomatoes, lies indoors."
"FamilyFarmed’s Wholesale Success training program is helping farmers thrive"
"...for the first time, they've made the capture of carbon in soil a formal part of the global response to the climate crisis."
A report from Purdue University and the USDA projects about two open jobs for every qualified graduate.
"The Zoetis Industry Support Program is returning for its eighth year and providing around $1.5 million in donations to selected FFA chapters and veterinary student scholarships."
"...the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the release of a new handbook aimed at helping Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) field staff work with organic and transitioning-to-organic producers."
"Testing Bonirob in carrot fields proved the robot to be over 90 percent effective at removing weeds and preserving crop plants."
"To better understand U.S. agriculture, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released America’s Diverse Family Farms."
"The Secretary of Agriculture talks about funding for organic farming research, Cuba, and GMO labeling."
"DuPont Pioneer, Trimble enable wireless data transfer between programs"
"With the world’s population expected to grow to between 9 and 10 billion by 2050, some experts have estimated that to meet the growing demand for food, it will take as much innovation in agriculture in the next 40 years as in the preceding 10,000 years."
USDA Office of Communications
"Producers need to take care when creating and maintaining stored silage piles to not only ensure they produce quality feed but also to lessen the risk of injury or even death from suffocation caused by an accidental silage avalanche."
"What if you could have a weekly box of locally grown produce, only you get to choose exactly what is in it."