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Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 2:30am
This roundup of global food, farming, and agricultural photos appears every Sunday on Big Picture Agriculture. Embed from Getty ImagesCut carrots are added to fresh peas at the Del Monte Foods Inc. facility in Mendota, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, June 23, 2017. Photo credit: Daniel Acker /... Read More
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:17pm

Photo Credit: Michigan Food and Farming Systems

Historically, farmers of color and military veterans have not had the same access to or rates of participation in the programs administered by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA); often this disparity has been due...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:24am

Are you transitioning to organic? The USDA Organic Certification Cost Share Programs (OCCSP) provides organic producers and handlers with financial assistance to reduce the cost of organic certification. The programs reimburse producers and handlers for a portion of their paid certification...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:24am

Are you transitioning to organic? The USDA Organic Certification Cost Share Programs (OCCSP) provides organic producers and handlers with financial assistance to reduce the cost of organic certification. The programs reimburse producers and handlers for a portion of their paid certification...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:30am
When we travel, our "thing" is to visit farmers markets. They are the perfect event to show off a community's personality, its resources, and its local geography. In late April, we visited the Sanford, Florida farmers market, and it was my first visit ever to a Florida market. I was impressed... Read More
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension corn specialist, says he has never seen a growing season get off to such an uneven start as this one. Heavy rains in April and May delayed planting and left standing water in many parts of Indiana while other areas baked in unusually hot and dry conditions.
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:00am
During the 2017 Central Indiana Field Day in the Tri-county area of Clinton, Howard and Tipton counties, speakers will talk to attendees about a wide range of topics to improve various aspects of farm production. Discussions range from recent research on weeds, entomology and cover crops to the use... Read More
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:25pm

North Carolina milk inspectors showed excessive lenience by not penalizing dairy farmers, processors and transporters after finding hundreds of sanitation violations, many of them repeat problems, a state report released Wednesday said.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
Cubans import about $2 billion in food each year, but in 2016 they purchased only $200 million from Americans—a tiny amount given the productivity of our farms and the proximity of our ports.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:21pm

What wild bees need

A new national assessment estimates that wild bees declined in 23 percent of the contiguous United States between 2008 and 2013. The team of...

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