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West Ohio Agronomy Day, Fort Loramie, Jan. 8

West Ohio Agronomy Day, Fort Loramie, Jan. 8

👤By Debbie Brown, Ohio State University CCA 🕔Nov 21, 2017

West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 8 at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie (Shelby County), from 8:30 am-4 pm. This is our annual Recertification Program for Private Pesticide Applicators and will also include the one-hour Fertilizer Applicator

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Flint on Crops: Sustainability Is Not a Dirty Word – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Sustainability Is Not a Dirty Word – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Not very long after coming to work with the Extension Service I met one of the most colorful people of my entire career. He was not a native to the area, but had become one of the most successful farmers

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New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security

New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security

👤From the United States Geological Survey 🕔Nov 14, 2017

A new map was released today detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are 1.87 billion hectares of croplands in the world, which is

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Mississippi: Sustainability Training Workshop, West Point, Nov. 17

Mississippi: Sustainability Training Workshop, West Point, Nov. 17

👤By Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service 🕔Nov 6, 2017

The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites producers interested in protecting natural resources on their land to attend an upcoming conservation landowner workshop. The Sustainability Training in Agricultural Resources Systems workshop on Nov. 17 will show landowners how the federal farm bill

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Livestock Markets: Pork Industry’s Sustainable Expansion

Livestock Markets: Pork Industry’s Sustainable Expansion

👤By Chris Hurt, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Listen to MP3 podcast The pork industry has been in expansion now for three years dating back to 2014 when the PED virus reduced pork supplies and sent hog prices to record highs. After an initial surge of breeding herd

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Indiana: Explore Sustainable Farming Funding Opportunities in Free SARE Webinar, Oct. 20

Indiana: Explore Sustainable Farming Funding Opportunities in Free SARE Webinar, Oct. 20

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Are you trying to find a source of funds to use on your farm to compare the sustainability of one production or marketing practice to another? Would some additional funds facilitate your efforts to teach youth about sustainable practices? North

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Indiana: Sustainable Farm Law 101 workshop, Indianapolis, Dec. 6

Indiana: Sustainable Farm Law 101 workshop, Indianapolis, Dec. 6

👤By Cheri Frederick, Purdue University 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Have you recently started your own direct-to-consumer farming operation? To learn invaluable information about legal issues related to farming, attend the Purdue Extension Beginning Farmer Workshop – Central Region scheduled Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the

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Louisiana Rice Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation, Stewardship

Louisiana Rice Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation, Stewardship

👤By Lexi Clark, USA Rice 🕔Sep 27, 2017

Coinciding with September National Rice Month, Louisiana rice farmer Christian Richard is being recognized by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture as their Farmer Spotlight Honoree for his commitment to conservation and stewardship.  He was nominated for the

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Cotton: NCC Task Force Sets 6 Goals to Attract More Cotton Buyers

Cotton: NCC Task Force Sets 6 Goals to Attract More Cotton Buyers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Sep 22, 2017

The National Cotton Council’s COTTON USA Sustainability Task Force has a plan. “Our industry wants to be the supplier of choice for those who are committed to only buying cotton that is produced with sustainable and responsible environmental, safety and

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Kansas: Tyson Poultry Expansion Gets Push Back from Rural Community – DTN

Kansas: Tyson Poultry Expansion Gets Push Back from Rural Community – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Rolling hills dotted with cattle paint the horizon to the north and south of I70 just west of Kansas City, Kansas. It’s the place rancher Kirk Sours calls home. Tailgate Ranch Co.’s 2,000 acres sit atop some of the best-quality

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