LetFarm is expanding to other countries and we are looking for potential partners and test farms in your country! After succesful launch in Denmark using a nationwide partner for support and sales activities - we are looking for a partner to help us do the same abroad in either one or more countries.
Farms must begin reporting air releases of hazardous substances from animal wastes
Beginning November 15, 2017, many livestock, poultry and equine farms must comply with reporting requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 103. The law requires entities to report releases of hazardous substances above a certain threshold that occur within a 24-hour period. Farms have historically been exempt from most reporting under CERCLA, but in the spring of 2017 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down the...
Fish Farm Diseases Preventable With Chemical-Free UV Treatment
PASTURELLA SKYENSIS Today, BBC News unearthed an account where a company in Scotland lost around 125,000 salmon due to an outbreak of the bacterium Pasturella Skyensis. With high concentrations of salmon living in each cage at farms and hatcheries, diseases and bacteria, like Pasturella Skyensis, spread quickly and can have disastrous effects on the site and to the business as a whole. IS THERE A SOLUTION? Pasturella Skyensis in particular was only recently discovered in 2002 and, with no vaccine currently...
Is Vertical Farming Here to Stay?
Farmers growing vertically, in a warehouse, say they can grow 100 times more greens per square foot than traditional farms. Videos and articles are popping up everywhere about new vertical farms opening. An article from Business Insider features a new farm called Bowery, located in New Jersey. Using LED lighting that mimics natural light and instead of soil, growing hydroponically, they are producing over 80 different varieties of greens. Watering, moving plants, changing lighting, or atmosphere are being...
Farm Management and Technology Field Day on Aug. 9
Farmers are always looking for ways to be more efficient and self-sustainable, and energy technology is one way to accomplish both. The Mahoning County office of Ohio State University Extension is hosting a field day Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ward Campbell Farm, 11440 Palmyra Road in North Jackson. The focus of the event is how energy technology, such as solar and wind technology, can fit into a farm management plan. “Farmers will get to see and learn about efficient farm management and how...
Maryland confronts overuse of antibiotics on farms
A new law in Maryland will prohibit the routine use of antibiotics on animals that are not sick, a procedure health experts believe helps spread drug resistant bacteria. The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act will also require the Department of Agriculture to collect publicly available data on use of antimicrobial drugs in the state. Maryland joins California as the second state confronting antibiotic use in farm animals. Per Scientific American, the Maryland law “go[es] further than the U.S. Food and Drug...