NRCS Missouri State Office will offer the following funding categories: These funding categories may include applications that focus on market-based approaches to conservation, including the advancement of emerging markets for ecosystem services and the development of market-based tools. Beginning Farmers or Ranchers, Limited Resource Farmers or Ranchers, Socially Disadvantaged Farmers or Ranchers, and Indian tribes or eligible entities servicing Beginning, Limited Resource, Socially Disadvantaged Farmers or Ranchers, and Indian tribes are encouraged to submit application(s) in any of the categories.
Dairy farmers of America and Vanguard renewables announce strategic alliance
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Vanguard Renewables, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, announce a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across the country. While waste management and environmental sustainability are top priorities for dairy farmers today, renewable energy methods, like anaerobic digesters that convert manure to energy, are not broadly used on American dairy farms. These systems often...
California Farmer Focuses on the Future of Drone Technology
Family-owned and operated, Bowles Farming in the Central Valley in California is taking a close look at the best ways to measure almost every aspect of how they operate—from labor use, to soil variability to environmental impact and profitability. According to Danny Royer, Bowles Farming’s vice president of technology, drones will no doubt be a key measurement and analysis tool—but they’re not there quite yet. Bowles Farming has been in operation for more than 150 years. They grow 12,000...
Shaping today’s farmers though smarter additions: Aquaculture - the new addition to mixed farming
Aquaculture production accounts for 30, 000 mt (19%) of fish supply in Zambia, capture fisheries supplies 75,000 mt (47%) and 55,000 mt (34%) from imports (as at 2015). Zambia’s fisheries produce approximately 70,000 metric tons of fish per year, amounting to over 3% of Zambia’s GDP. Over 85% of this production comes from captured fisheries and over 10% from the new implementation of aquaculture. Aquaculture production in Zambia has been on a positive growth path showing a steady increase in...
New rice strain could help farmers predetermine harvest time
A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow rice farmers to dictate the timing of their harvest regardless of weather, temperature and other conditions that currently affect cultivation. Temperature, day length and other environmental cues determine when plants flower, making it difficult for farmers to control when...
Great day at MDK with a seminar for the local dairy farmers
In connection with the upcoming product launch of the new and bigger Breeze Fan, we invited the local farmers to have a sneak peek and to hear more about heat stress and its effect on the cows. Industry manager for Dairy Gil Inbar shared his knowledge about heat stress and presented the results from a recent study that has been made about the effect of the Breeze Fan in dairy farms. The study compares two farms with 100 cows each for a year, one farm with breeze fans installed and another without. The result...