How Forsyth County farmers are finding new ways to stay in business
Local farm tour(Photo/Georgia Grown website) (Forsyth County, GA) Whether it’s competing with corporate food giants, rising expenses, or anything in between, many farmers have been significantly affected by the changing world. Here’s how Forsyth County farmers are finding alternative methods to make ends meet.
The Jersey Fresh Is Best Contest
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture Kicks Off #JerseyFreshIsBest Social Media Photo Challenge. New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher yesterday announced that the #JerseyFreshisBEST social media photo contest is underway!
Monmouth County Teen Named 2022 Youth Horseperson of the Year
A Howell High School senior from Monmouth County was named the 2022 NJ Youth Horseperson of the Year by the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board. Jacqueline Tanzi, an 18-year-old Howell High School senior from Howell in Monmouth County, was named the 2022 New Jersey Youth Horseperson of the Year by the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board at the 65th Annual New Jersey Breeders’ Luncheon. She was representing the New Jersey Horse Council.
Studies Agree: Our Fruits and Vegetables Are Less Nutritious Now
Can buying your produce from the right location help overcome these deficiencies?. “Here are your tomatoes, now with fewer nutrients! Consider subscribing to Tomatoes+ to get full unlocked nutrients!”Photo by Elaine Casap/Unsplash.
Bees are legally fish in California, judge rules
(Photo from Dmitry Grigoriev/Unsplash) An appeals court in Sacramento declared that bees are now legally deemed fish under California’s endangered species statute. Fish, which were formerly regarded as invertebrates, were specifically protected by the 1970 statute.
Jersey Fresh Strawberries Ripe, Ready for Picking
Department of Agriculture Visits Bonacorsi Family Farm in Hunterdon County for Pick-Your-Own Experience. (FRENCHTOWN) – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture recently visited Bonacorsi’s Family Farm in Frenchtown in Hunterdon County to highlight the Jersey Fresh strawberry picking season.
Colorado assembling task force to study intoxicating hemp products
Hemp plants.Stephen Ward, Oregon State University / Flickr. (Broomfield, Colo.) After a battle between the hemp and marijuana industries, state authorities are convening a group to study intoxicating hemp products, the Broomfield-based Department of Agriculture said Thursday.
Creating a legacy: A farm family focused on growth in Casa Grande
Co-owner Nancy Caywood of Caywood FarmsCaywood Farms Facebook. (CASA GRANDE, AZ) - Looking across the vast desert landscape in Arizona, it’s interesting to consider how important farming is to our state’s history. Being the 5th largest state in the country, we are currently home to nearly 20,000 farms across our state, according to the Arizona Department of Agriculture, with each farm having an average size of approximately 1,600 acres.
STEAD School launches farm, entrepreneurship program
(Warren Wong on Unsplash) (Denver, Colo.) The STEAD School is launching a 1-acre farm on its 10-acre L.C. Fulenwider campus to give students a hands-on, project-based learning model.
Agriculture as a Means of Greening the Economy
Without food and nutrition security, there can be no green economy. Crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries, and food processing will all play a key role in the transition to a green economy. Croplands, pastures, and woods cover 60% of all terrestrial area, agriculture utilises 70% of all freshwater withdrawn globally, and the sector as a whole employs 40% of the world's population.
Department of Agriculture, DEP Allow Controlled Open Burns to Protect Crops
NJ Department of Agriculture to allow open burns from April 20, through Wednesday, May 4. With the state expected to experience colder spring temperatures, the Department of Environmental Protection has agreed with NJDA Secretary Douglas Fisher’s request to allow farmers to do controlled open burning or use specialized torches known as smudge pots to protect flowering crops from damage beginning today, April 20, through Wednesday, May 4.
Are Hydroponics the Future of Farming?
Scientist records data about hydroponic plantsThis Is Engineering. small lakes of water pumped from underground aquifers to soak the crops;. chemical fertilizer to enrich the soil and nurture the plants;
The one billionaire who lives in Iowa
This week Forbes released their annual report of all the billionaires in the world. There are currently 2,688 billionaires around the world. Of those, only one lives in the great state of Iowa.So let's take a look at the Iowa billionaire.
Demand For Manure Rising In America
Since the Russia and Ukraine conflict began, world economies have experienced several shocks. Gas prices are high. And food prices are increasing each day. Now there is a new challenge for budgets, expensive artificial fertilizer costs. The expense of farming has spiked by 200% in the past year. As such, American farmers are trying to avoid rising artificial nutrient costs. Manure from cows is a viable alternative. But the is a hiccup with this plan.
Price Fixing Retrial Again Fails to Fry Chicken Executives
Last week, a Colorado jury was unable, for a second time, to reach a verdict in the trial of ten chicken industry executives charged with price fixing. This second mistrial was preceded, in December, by the first mistrial of executives from several of the nation’s largest chicken manufacturers. The Department of Justice had sought convictions against executives of these massive chicken producers, alleging that they together conspired to fix the prices of chicken, a $95 billion annual business in the United States.
U.S. Wildlife Services, a wing under the US Department of Agriculture, killed over 1.75 million animals in 2021
Wildlife Services is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and it specializes in killing animals to protect agriculture, human health, and vulnerable species. Since its establishment in 1895, Wildlife Services’ goals and objectives have evolved significantly. At first, the program focused on rodent management and predator control activities. Now the agency also does activities such as bird control nationwide at airports to prevent crashes and feral pig control in the South.
Cotati tables urban agriculture ordinance
Cotati puts urban gardening on hold.Pexel Image Archive. More commercial farming won’t be coming anytime soon to Cotati. A decision on a new proposed local law addressing urban agriculture in the central Sonoma County city of 7500 has been pushed to a later date. Cotati city council members have tabled the hotly contested ordinance following over two hours of deliberation and public comment at a virtual meeting Tuesday night.
Governor DeSantis Declares Strawberry Shortcake The Official Dessert of Florida - Do You Agree With His Choice?
Strawberry shortcakePhoto by Joseph Gonzalez on Unsplash. On March 7, in the midst of many other pressing and more serious matters affecting Floridians, Governor DeSantis took time out to sign the bill that makes strawberry shortcake the official dessert of the state of Florida.
Bugs for Breakfast: A Whole New Kind of Agriculture
The more one studies agriculture in Indiana, the more surprises pop out of the soil to astonish and amuse. Lots of unique products are bred and grown here, and all kinds of scientific advancements are being made every day. Lately, an entire new aspect of agriculture has been wriggling its way into the mainstream. Humanity’s multi-legged neighbors are becoming an important food resource.