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.
ASA to Review Bayer/Monsanto Acquisition for Impacts on Soybean Farmers
The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded to an announcement today from Bayer and Monsanto that the two companies have signed an acquisition agreement under which Bayer will purchase Monsanto. In a statement, ASA President Richard Wilkins, a soybean farmer from Greenwood, Del., noted that the association will first and foremost evaluate the acquisition with respect to its impact on soybean farmers: “With respect to any merger and acquisition affecting soybean farmers, ASA is concerned primarily with...
Ohio State Aquaculture Boot Camp Program Recruiting New Fish Farmers
Want to learn how to become a fish farmer? The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at The Ohio State University South Centers is offering 30 new and beginning fish farmers an in-depth introduction to aquaculture and aquaponics and the business of fish farming through a yearlong program. Called Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 or ABC-2, the program’s goal is to increase the number of fish farmers in the region, said Hanping Wang, the director of the ABC program at the OSU South Centers. The OSU...
UF/IFAS Extension provides Suwannee farmers with valuable water-saving tool
During most of this last year, Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did—or didn’t—need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone, with updates every three hours. This information helped Starling determine when to turn on the irrigation system and when to skip a cycle. “It’s a window to the underground world,” he said. Thanks to a University of Florida Institute of Food...
Dairy Farmers of Canada’s AGM closes with a continued commitment to strengthen the dairy industry for the next generation
Prince Edward Island hosted dairy farmer delegates from across the country at the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) annual general meeting on July 12th and 13th. Farmers participated in a series of dairy industry discussions and conference sessions, and reinforced their commitment to strengthen and grow Canada’s dairy industry for the next generation of dairy farmers and Canadians. “We take great pride in feeding our fellow Canadians, taking care of the land, contributing to the economy, and...
Leaders of the Canadian Dairy Farmers and Dairy Processing Industry conclude negotiations
Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) and dairy processor associations are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the negotiations started in 2015 by representatives of dairy farmers and processors to evolve the Canadian dairy system for the future. The agreement in principle will now be submitted to industry constituents for ratification. The national agreement includes the creation of an ingredient strategy. The highlights of the agreement will be made public after its final ratification. The anticipated...