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The demands relate to the preservation of agricultural land and exploited forests The Mills administration today announced two calls for proposals under the Lands for Maine’s Future Program (LMF). The applications are for agricultural land and working forest proposals and build on previous solicitations for conservation, recreation, water access and functional waterfront proposals. The Land …

160,000 coastal Georgians may be eligible, but only 37,000 use SNAP benefits. (SAVANNAH, GA) When the coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020, many Savannahians who were already living below the poverty line began to face even more difficult circumstances fueled by closures and job losses. Their daily struggles included greater food insecurity, increased risk of diet-related …

WASHINGTON, February 10, 2022 — Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the members of the new Equity Commission and its Agriculture Subcommittee. The Commission will hold its first public meeting on February 28, 2022. As authorized and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, the launch of the Independent Commission fulfills President …

The Midland Conservation District, at 954 E. Isabella Road in Midland, has seen its share of changes over the years. Established in 1950, the MCD has seen name changes, location changes, vision changes depending on the composition of the board of directors, great successes and unexpected failures. In 1990 the Midland Soil and Water Conservation …

As climate change brings more and more droughts, rains and extreme weather to America’s farmland, the cost of insuring the country’s farmers has skyrocketed, increasingly putting taxpayers at risk. growing bill load. New analysis based on government data reveals that insurance payments to farmers increased by more than 400% for drought-related losses and almost 300% …

The Providence Farm Collective will develop a farmers market in Buffalo. (Photo by Brendan Bannon/Submitted by Providence Farm Collective/Western New York Land Conservancy) Thu January 27, 2022 7:40 PM Providence Farm Collective (PFC) received a $477,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market Promotion Program. With this funding, PFC will create …

SEARSMONT, Maine – Glendon Mehuren II’s Faithful Venture Farm, 35 miles east of the state capital of Augusta, looks as peaceful as the farms pictured on organic milk cartons. Cows roam among the weathered barns perched on a hill surrounded by small pastures and woodlands. But things have been bad on the farm since August. …

A global economy freed from the grip of a pandemic has bright spots in terms of farm incomes and land values, but covid-19 still influences the supply chain and consumer behavior, according to a report released in December by the Fryar Risk Management Center of Excellence. The Fryar Center, created in 2020, analyzes all aspects …

Meat prices have gone up. The price of pork increased by 17% on last year. A California voting initiative, which is expected to take effect on Saturday, could push ham and bacon prices even higher. The Farm Animal Cruelty Prevention Act, also known as Proposition 12, was supported by the Humane Society and approved by …

The following items were provided by the USDA: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline for farmers who are certified organic, or transitioning to organic, to apply for the Organic and Transitional Education and Certification (OTECP) program. This program provides pandemic assistance to cover certification and education costs. The deadline to submit …

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It shows that one in two families in drought-affected areas need food assistance because of the drought, while one in five does not have enough food for all family members. Communities across Iraq have suffered damaging losses to their crops, livestock and income. Children eat less, and farmers and displaced populations are the hardest hit. …

The fertilizer industry is reaping the benefits of strong market fundamentals supported by strong global demand and prices for crop nutrients, which make it one of the hottest areas to invest in right now. The underlying strength of the agricultural market, soaring agricultural commodity prices and an attractive agricultural economy are driving the demand for …

As we begin the month of November, it’s really crazy for me to think that 2021 is almost over. It won’t be long before you carve the turkey at Thanksgiving, roast the prime rib for Christmas, and toast to champagne to celebrate the start of a new year. Related: Food prices rise after stabilizing on …

In Vermont, tourists can visit several maple orchards, tour the facility that produces the famous maple syrup, and purchase farm produce. Farmers’ markets open every summer and fall across America, bringing fresh produce, eggs, milk, and meat straight from the farm to the consumer. And in the highlands of Colorado, ranchers guide athletes to some …

6 P CLA: FRIENDS OF ORGANIC FARMERS Blaise Keller MADISON (WKOW) – The Biological Farmer Friends are part of a larger initiative by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture to bring together farmers in a single watershed. In Wisconsin, there are nearly 65,000 farms according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture website. These farms also represent …

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that the spotted fly compliance and enforcement team will conduct spotted fly permit audits and inspection records for businesses in Cumberland and County counties. York from October 25. “We’ve been saying for a long time now that businesses are an important part of the spotted …

There are a limited number of acres in Maine that can produce crops and support agricultural farms. According to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, only 13 percent of the state has suitable farmland. In recent years, these acres have been targeted by developers of solar farms. The most desirable land for large …

Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new insurance policies for small farms. the Department Risk Management Agency (ARM) created the policy based on feedback from local producers and research led by the 2018 Farm Bill. Richard Flournoy, the acting administrator of the RMA, says that while conducting the research, the RMA was …

The committee’s approval of the site master plan for The Ottawa Hospital’s new Civic campus is based on tree protection, collaboration with surrounding communities on parking, and federal legislation limiting future development of the Farm central experimental. The planning committee voted 6-2 in favor of the site plan Monday after a full day of public …

Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported last week that “The US Department of Agriculture has potentially found a vaccine to fight African swine fever [ASF], a disease that devastated pig herds in China and was recently detected in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the agency said Thursday. “The vaccine, which officials described as’promising, provided immunity to one-third …

They are still there, free. A month after escaping from a farm in Maryland, five zebras have escaped capture and continue to roam the Prince George County suburbs, earning their living in territory far from the African prairies of Africa. East. The observations were not lacking. Joshua DuBois, who headed the White House Office of …

The Blanchard River Demonstration Farm Network is once again offering guided tours for businesses, organizations and students interested in learning about the latest water quality technologies. The three farms in northwest Ohio have been testing new and innovative conservation practices that reduce and prevent nutrient runoff since the project began in 2016. “There are always …

(Reynoldsburg) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized five families as winners of the 2021 Conservation Farm Family Awards during the Farm Science Review in London. One of them was the owners of White Clover Farms in Highland County. Jim and Sheryl Linne have two daughters. White Clover Farm is 300 acres of pasture, lumber …

Jacob Wischmeier loads freshly harvested corn into a field along County Road 700E near Crothersville on September 10. Farmers are encouraged to donate grain through the Donate Grain program to the Jackson County Community Foundation. photo SUBMITTED Harvest conditions look set for a good harvest this fall, as some Jackson County farmers are already starting …

Team aims to create data-driven food policy for California SAN LUIS OBISPO – An interdisciplinary team of Cal Poly faculty members strive to create a cohesive and coordinated approach to food policy to replace outdated and uncoordinated policies that currently govern food systems and nutrition education. With the aim of addressing human and environmental health …

by Abigail Sterling and Kenny Choi SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – The global organic farming market is expected to reach $ 103 billion this year, up 8% from last year. In the United States, part of the growth is due to high-tech indoor agriculture. The growing trend is raising questions about the true meaning of …

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is now accepting applications for its annual Century and Heritage Farm and Bicentennial Farm programs, with a deadline of August 27. ADAI created these programs to help recognize and celebrate family farms that have had a significant impact on Alabama’s history and agriculture. A Century Farm is a …

After a difficult year during the COVID-19 pandemic, local farmers, artisans and farmers’ markets have experienced a resurgence of enthusiasm for local buying and shopping. According to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, demand for markets goes beyond last year and the past decade – the state has more than 400 farmers’ …

Wave of new mobile apps connect consumers to farmers GrownBy connects consumers to farmers’ markets across the United States Photo courtesy of Farm Generations Cooperative Accessing fresh local produce from farmers can now be as easy as a click. In the United States, farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture (CSA) flourished, in part because of …

A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists that studied farm consolidation trends between 1978 and 2017 indicates that rural communities are at risk. The study found that half of the mid-size farms in the Midwest have disappeared in nearly four decades – nationwide, nearly 700,000 – while large farms have grown by about …