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August 27, 2015

  RMA Moves to Increase Beginning Farmer and Livestock Farmer Access to Whole Farm Revenue Protection Last week, USDA’s Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) approved changes to Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) that will increase access to the program for beginning farmers and livestock farmers. These changes will be effective starting...

August 20, 2015

Cover crops increase corn and soybean yields, reduce erosion and control weeds, say farmers responding to a recent  SARE - funded survey. On top of all that, the number one reason they plant cover crops is to improve the health of their soil. Given the many benefits of cover crops,...

August 11, 2015

Booker T. Washington.  George Washington Carver.  Educators par excellence.  Pioneers in food and agricultural scientific research. Dedicated their lives to helping “lift the veil of ignorance” by bringing knowledge to African-Americans and others with limited resources. For 125 years, since passage of the Second Morrill Act on Aug. 30, 1890,...

August 5, 2015

Demand for fresh lamb from ­five star restaurants drives Bob Corio’s use of cover crops and better forages that provide feed but also build organic matter in the ­fields he farms in Union County, South Dakota. “We needed something else for our sheep to eat other than hay,” says Corio,...

July 28, 2015

According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, there are over five million head of sheep and lambs in the United States, and over 2.6 million head of goats. A growing trend is producing these animals using grass fed production systems, especially for small to mid-sized producers.   In response to...

October 17, 2013

USDA's website has been partially restored, making available some resources and department notices for the first time in two weeks. The site was taken offline as part of the government shutdown, keeping users from seeing historical supply and demand information on countless agricultural products and services the department regulates. The...

January 26, 2010

The Farm to School initiative is an effort to connect schools (K - 12) with regional or local farms in order to serve healthy meals using locally produced foods. Farm to School activities may vary from community to community depending upon demographics; however, the basic goals remain the same: To...

 

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