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Arkansas Rice Farmer Named 2017 U.S. Sustainable Farmer of the Year

Arkansas Rice Farmer Named 2017 U.S. Sustainable Farmer of the Year

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture last night announced the recipients of its inaugural 2017 Sustainability Leadership Awards and Arkansas rice farmer Jennifer James was named 2017 Farmer of the Year. James, a fourth-generation rice farmer from Newport,

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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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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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Cover Crops Success Is Encouraging to Farmers Nationwide

Cover Crops Success Is Encouraging to Farmers Nationwide

👤By Kristy Borelli, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialist 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Farmers have been successfully incorporating cover crops into their rotations and their enthusiasm for the practice remains high according to a 2016-2017 Cover Crop Survey Annual Report conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC). This survey is also supported

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Mississippi: Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day, Lucedale, Aug. 18

Mississippi: Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day, Lucedale, Aug. 18

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Farmers can learn about free-range livestock rearing and pecan orchard practices during the Aug. 18 Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day. Sweet Grass Pastures in Lucedale will host the event. Topics include raising pastured poultry, beef and pork using rotational grazing. Attendees

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Cotton: Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Supply

Cotton: Wrangler Launches Pilot Program for Sustainable U.S. Supply

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 24, 2017

Iconic American denim brand Wrangler today announced the launch of a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers reach the next level in sustainable growing practices. The announcement took place at the Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit, where Wrangler co-hosted the

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Farm Business: Don’t Delay Making Use of Site-Specific and Real-Time Software

Farm Business: Don’t Delay Making Use of Site-Specific and Real-Time Software

👤By Danny Klinefelter, DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔May 8, 2017

Margins are tight and additional spending is being very carefully scrutinized. But for those farmers who are profitable, I think delaying the implementation of real-time, site-specific business software is very short-sighted. To stay in business over the long haul, it’s

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Mississippi: MSU Programs Promote Sustainable Agriculture

Mississippi: MSU Programs Promote Sustainable Agriculture

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Dec 9, 2016

Efforts are underway to inform producers about incentives to encourage sustainable agricultural practices on farms across Mississippi. Implementing sustainable agricultural practices requires short-term investments, and it takes time before producers will see tangible benefits. However, financial assistance is available to

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