Sustainable Ag News

Food Safety Video Series Explains Good Agricultural Practices

ATTRA - 8 hours 20 min ago
The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has launched a series of short videos to supplement its manual, Good Agricultural Practices for Small Diversified Farms: Tips and Strategies to Reduce Risk and Pass an Audit. This video series documents real-worl…
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EPA and Manufacturers Cancel Use of Methomyl on Some Crops

ATTRA - 9 hours 43 min ago
In response to EPA's evaluation of data showing risk from methomyl in drinking water, EPA and the manufacturers have agreed to cancel the use of the insecticide on some crops. The agreement cancels the use of methomyl on barley, oats, and rye, and limits…
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Video Helps Hmong Farmers Work with USDA

ATTRA - 10 hours 7 min ago
Related ATTRA Publication:Phau ntawv qhia txog kev ua liaj teb tsis ywg tshuajNational Hmong American Farmers (NHAF) has released a new video in which farmer May Vu and NHAF give step-by-step instructions about how Hmong farmers can work with the USDA an…
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Report Details Business Opportunities Arising from Cover Crops

ATTRA - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:06
A new report from the National Wildlife Federation, The Growing Business of Cover Crops, details new business opportunities arising from a resurgence in the ancient practice of cover crops. As more farmers begin using cover crops, more will need support…
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Undergrads Participate in Sustainable Agriculture Research Through Southern SARE Program

ATTRA - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:54
Undergraduate college students got the opportunity to help further sustainable agriculture research and education through the Young Scholar Enhancement Grants Program, an extension of SSARE's Research & Education Grants. The goal of the program is to…
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Orchard Management Video Available

ATTRA - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:44
Cornell Small Farms Program has released a video on orchard management. Ian Merwin, professor emeritus in Cornell University's Dept of Horticulture and owner of Black Diamond Farm, demonstrates the art and science of shaping the form of apple trees in "B…
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Online Course on Transitioning to Organic Offered by Iowa State University

ATTRA - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:51
Related ATTRA Resource:Organic FarmingOn August 26, Iowa State University is beginning a 16-week online course on organic agriculture for producers who are interested in learning about the latest techniques for transitioning into organic farming, or impr…
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Fact Sheet Helps Tomato Growers with Leaf Mold

ATTRA - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:29
Related ATTRA Publication:Organic Greenhouse Tomato ProductionThe Northern New York Agricultural Development Program/NNYADP has issued a new resource to help tomato growers cope with a fungal disease that has become increasingly troublesome for greenhous…
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Food Animal Concerns Trust Awards Grants to Livestock Farmers

ATTRA - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:17
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) has awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to farmers located across the country through the organization's Fund-a-Farmer Project this year. The grants will help 24 livestock farmers transition to pasture-based systems, improv…
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USDA Now Providing Local & Regional Market News Data

ATTRA - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:54
USDA Market News has created a new series of market reports on locally or regionally produced agricultural products. The reports, covering products from all commodity areas, are all available on the Local & Regional Food Marketing Information Web pag…
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National Agritourism Professionals Association Organizes

ATTRA - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:49
The National Agritourism Professionals Association (NAPA) has just held an organizational summit. Representatives from 21 states and Canadian provinces gathered in Indianapolis or by teleconference to pass the organization's charter and bylaws, discuss l…
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LettuceBot Brings Smart Machines to the Field

ATTRA - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:38
A Silicon Valley start-up helping to issue in new era of smart machines in agriculture, reports KAZU. Blue River Technology has developed the LettuceBot, a machine that automates lettuce thinning using an algorithm to facilitate decision-making. The mach…
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Engage with Organicologists and get Recognized for your Support

Oregon Tilth News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:30
Organicology offers a stellar opportunity to promote your business and products. Sponsorship gets your name in front of hundreds of like-minded consumers, farmers, organizations and future partners.
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Organic Trade Association Honors Organic Visionaries

Oregon Tilth News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:52
The Organic Trade Association recognizes pioneers of the organic industry with the 2014 Organic Leadership Awards. Oregon Tilth client, Barry A. Cik of Naturepdic Organic Mattresses, was honored with the Rising Star Award for his lifelong interest in preserving the environment for future generations and the organic revolution in the mattress and bedding industry.
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Webinar Series on Non-Timber Forest Products Offered

ATTRA - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:53
USDA National Agroforestry Center is one of the sponsors for an eight-part webinar series beginning August 21 that focuses on non-timber forest products. NTFPs include plants, parts of plants, fungi, moss, lichen, herbs, vines, shrubs, parts of trees, an…
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California Small Farm Conference Calls for Workshop Presentations

ATTRA - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:37
The 28th California Small Farm Conference will take place in San Diego, March 7-10, 2015. The California Small Farm Conference Workshop Committee is seeking proposals for interesting and timely presentations that support the Conference's mission. That mi…
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Michigan State University Addresses Effect of Agriculture on Human Health

ATTRA - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:33
Michigan State University has launched a first-of-its-kind center to research and address the growing global effects of agriculture on human and animal health. The new Center for Health Impacts of Agriculture links MSU's renowned agriculture and food sec…
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APHIS Issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Cotton and Soybean Resistant to Dicamba

ATTRA - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:45
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a draft environmental impact statement for public comment as part of its review to determine whether to deregulate GE cotton and soybean plants that…
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Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkits Updated

ATTRA - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:42
The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems has updated two popular farm to school resources, The Wisconsin Farm to School Toolkits that help school nutrition programs and producers create successful farm to school programs. These interactive toolkits…
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NCR-SARE Announces Recipients of 2014 Research & Education and Graduate Student Grant Awards

ATTRA - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:36
NCR-SARE has announced the projects recommended for funding for the 2014 Research and Education and Graduate Student competitive grant programs. More than 25 projects were awarded a total of more than $1.7 million through these two NCR-SARE grant program…
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