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October 2018

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P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA: Providing A Howling Helper To Farmers.

P.H.A.R.M. Dog recipients and a trainerReciipients with P.H.A.R.M. dogsSeptember 18th & 19th, 2018, PHARM Dog USA was invited to do a presentation for 30 Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation counselors. Herding demonstrations were done at Fischer Stables in Sedalia, MO, so that counselors could see the benefit of having a four-legged farm hand to aNew P.H.A.R.M. Dog owners and trainerssist farmers dealing with an illness or injury. Past PHARM Dog USA recipients were in attendance as well as a trainer along with Director Jackie Allenbrand.
Growing America

Tool helps rural areas address opioid crisis

"Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched an interactive data tool to help community leaders build grassroots strategies to address the opioid epidemic."
Morning Ag Clips

Group health plan requirements

"An important component of the Affordable Care Act applies to small groups"
Morning Ag Clips

New VitTellus Soil Health test now available

"The A & L research agronomy team has developed and launched VitTellussm Soil Health, next generation Soil Health Test and recommendation package to help farmers and crop consultants make more informed decisions on application of nutrients, and managing and improving their soil."
Morning Ag Clips

Farmers use buried underwear to test soil health

"Farmers participating in the “Soil Your Undies” program buried cotton underwear in their fields this summer to see how they would decompose over time..."
Morning Ag Clips

Farm bill holds hope for hemp farmers

"Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant that doesn’t generate a psychoactive effect. Traditionally used to produce cloth and rope, hemp can also now be used in wellness products and food."
Morning Ag Clips

Farmers on the front lines

"Many of the world’s future farmers will likely be farming oceans, as aquaculture – the cultivation of fish and other aquatic species – continues its expansion as the fastest growing food sector."
Morning Ag Clips

Rural America’s Moonshot

"Drones, smart tablets in the field, and precision agriculture tools weren’t commonplace five years ago, but now we can’t imagine life without them. And we need to keep working to ensure all American communities have access to these resources that come with the connectivity of new wireless networks."
Morning Ag Clips

Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

"Robots may be the key to a new wave of metropolitan agriculture"
Morning Ag Clips

Dairy linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease

"Dairy consumption of around three servings per day is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality, compared to lower levels of consumption, according to a global observational study of over 130,000 people in 21 countries, published in The Lancet."
Morning Ag Clips

NFU celebrates National Cooperative Month

“Co-ops are not just an effective business model,” said Johnson. “They empower individuals, and they connect those that otherwise would not have significant buying or selling power in a marketplace."
Morning Ag Clips

Proven IoT solution offers farmers new options

"Sensoterra’s LoRa-enabled sensors reduce water usage up to 30 percent"
Morning Ag Clips