Agriculture

The 2025 California Small Farm Conference will be a bilingual, hybrid event

The 2025 edition of the yearly California Small Farm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-27 and will be offered as a hybrid and bilingual event. Participants, small-scale farmers, ranchers and local food advocates, will experience... more »

GreenStone Farm Credit Services awards scholarships

This year GreenStone Farm Credit Services awarded $60,000 to exceptional students via the GreenStone Scholarship Program and the Dave Armstrong Scholarship Program. Since its inception in 2010, the scholarship initiative has granted $500,000 to students... more »

Native plants give local pollinators a kick-start to the season

Mother Nature awakens her spring with a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings. Farmers are acutely in tune with the change in seasons and approach them with their own levels of intensity. They monitor their... more »

On-farm AI: How water, farm and labor research guides decisions

Washington State University is leading an effort to tackle three distinct areas where artificial intelligence (AI) use can help agriculture meet challenges posed by changing weather: farm operations, water allocation and labor. [caption id="attachment_35011" align="aligncenter"... more »

Report released on ag census by congressional district

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Congressional District Profiles and Rankings from the 2022 Census of Agriculture. This summary presents data by congressional district from the 118th Congress that includes land, farms,... more »

Ohio State University Extension announces joint agritourism and OPGMA events

Ohio State University Extension has announced the Ohio Agritourism Conference and OPGMA Summer Tour, combining efforts to provide valuable learning experiences while minimizing time away from the farm. Participants will gain insights into customer engagement,... more »

May is farmworker mental health awareness month

Farmworker organization Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is spotlighting Mental Health Awareness Month in May. EFI, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, recognizes the month as a time... more »

Field tests show efficacy of ‘hybrid’ fungicide Regev

Summit Agro has completed a series of 163 replicated field trials across the U.S. to evaluate the efficacy of Regev "hybrid" fungicide. These field trials have included apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, citrus, corn, cucumber, grape,... more »

Georgia ag commodity commissions seek nominations

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is calling out for growers to serve on the Peach State’s agriculture commodity commissions. A dozen of Georgia’s agricultural commodity commissions are seeking nominations from producers to serve on... more »

Growers share tips on sparing crops from wildlife

From fences to traps and hot sauce, growers shared tips on how they keep wildlife from eating and damaging their crops at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. Throughout a session on wildlife damage control,... more »

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