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North Central Region SARE Announces Grant Recipients

ATTRA - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:54
The North Central Region of Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (NCR-SARE) has announced the 2017 recipients of its Youth Educator Grants, Partnership Grants, and Farmer Rancher Grants. For the 2017 Youth Educator Grant Program, NCR-SARE…
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Midwest Cover Crops Council Meeting Proceedings Online

ATTRA - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:45
The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) has posted the proceedings of its 2017 meeting, held in March. State reports from the MCCC business meeting are available, as well as the keynote speech on cover crop termination by Dale Shaner. Numerous…
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Camelina Oil Approved in Canada as Feed for Farmed Fish

ATTRA - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:32
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved mechanically extracted camelina oil as a feed ingredient for farmed salmon and trout. A recently completed large-scale study of camelina oil managed by Genome Atlantic found camelina to be an…
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Our Farms, Our Future Conference Set for April 2018

ATTRA - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:48
SARE and NCAT/ATTRA will host the Our Farms, Our Future conference April 3-5, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. This national event will bring together our diverse agricultural community: farmers and ranchers, agricultural professionals, agribusiness,…
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Cornell Research Finds Pesticides in Honeybees' Stored Food

ATTRA - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:08
A new Cornell University study examined beebread, food stored by 120 honeybee hives placed near apple orchards in New York State, and found 17% of colonies showed acutely high levels of pesticide exposure, while 73% were found to have chronic exposure.…
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USGS Interactive Map Shows Changes in Water Quality

ATTRA - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:41
U.S. Geological Survey has developed an interactive map that provides a comprehensive, long-term look at changes in the quality of our nation's rivers and streams between 1972 and 2012. The interactive map can be used to see whether 51 water-quality…
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Froyo: Conceptually Cool But Usually Unhealthy Snack

Organic Trade Association - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:04

Froyo is a cute word that marketers gave frozen yogurt years ago. This clever little word breeds curiosity while at the same time creating confusion as to it’s true nature. Is it something new, or is froyo simply a new word for something you already know? There are a few local companies out there that […]

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Annual Cover Crop Survey Invites Farmer Participation

ATTRA - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:36
Farmers across the country are asked to share their cover crop information in the annual survey conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE), and the American Seed…
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Canadian Research to Focus on Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture

ATTRA - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:21
University of Alberta scientists have received funding from Canada's federal government for three projects that will create technologies, practices and processes that can be adopted by farmers to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. One project is a…
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Soil Health Efforts Gain Backing of Major Food Manufacturer

ATTRA - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:15
Leaders from General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute, and the Soil Health Partnership have announced a collaborative effort to advance soil health on America's farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and…
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8 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of College Studying

Organic Trade Association - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:00

As a student, it feels as though stress is a constant companion in your everyday life. You may even feel as though it works to motivate you, getting you through all the classes and assignments that are required of you. However, if you can’t keep on top of it, too much stress can actually cause […]

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Cornell Small Farms Program Offers Farmer Funding Information

ATTRA - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:57
Cornell Small Farms Program has updated its Funding Portal, which provides information on grants, loans/finances, and more for farmers and agricultural educators. The portal features four Farm Finance webinar recordings, including Free Money? Finding…
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Insectary Plant Information Online from UC IPM

ATTRA - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:46
Related ATTRA Publication: Companion Planting & Botanical Pesticides: Concepts & ResourcesThe University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) has published information on insectary plants online. Insectary plants…
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Economic Impact of Agritourism in Virginia Calculated in New Report

ATTRA - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:01
Related ATTRA Publication: Tips for Selling with: Agritourism and "Pick-Your-Own"A new economic impact study, conducted by the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, shows that Virginia's agritourism industry accounts for $2.2 billion in economic…
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USDA Count of Certified Organic Operations Shows Continued Growth

ATTRA - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:38
USDA has announced new data indicating the organic industry continues to grow domestically and globally, with 24,650 certified organic operations in the United States, and 37,032 around the world. The 2016 count of U.S. certified organic farms and…
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Study Ranks Production Attributes Most Important to Consumers for Livestock Products

ATTRA - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:58
Related ATTRA Publication: Direct Marketing Lamb: A PathwayA recent University of Illinois study ranked seven livestock production attributes on which were most important to buyers of beef, chicken, milk, and eggs. The top three attributes consumers…
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Cover Crops May Help Agriculture Mitigate Climate Change

ATTRA - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:41
Related ATTRA Resources: Soils and Compost VideosA Penn State University researcher says cover crops can play an important role in climate-change mitigation and adaptation. Cover-cropping initiatives in Pennsylvania and central Spain showed that…
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Different Types of Milks Offer Different Benefits

Organic Trade Association - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:54

A stroll down the milk aisle of your grocery store might have you doing double takes. Soy Milk, rice Milk, coconut milk, almond milk, low-fat, unsweetened, fortified . . . the list goes on! There are a plethora of different types of milk, each with distinct advantages. Dairy milk is one of the most popular forms of […]

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Texas Stewardship Week Highlights Importance of Voluntary Stewardship in Protecting Water

ATTRA - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 19:05
Related NCAT Resource: Soil for WaterThe Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Texas Agricultural Land Trust, Texas Wildlife Association and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers…
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Organic Check-Off Comment Period Ends April 19

ATTRA - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:03
CCOF has issued a reminder that the last day for the public to submit comments to the National Organic Program on the Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order is April 19. The Organic Check-Off would create a 17-member governance board of…
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