Resource Library - FARMING

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Organophosphate harms salmon and orca populations

Organophosphate harms salmon and orca populations

New recommendations proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) offers protective measures to avoid pesticide runoff from entering marine environments. The organophosphate family of pesticides are commonly applied to nut, rice, cotton, and citrus crops....

New Proposed Beekeeping Regulations

New Proposed Beekeeping Regulations

A story published on www.northjersey.com calls for action against newly proposed beekeeping regulations.  Hobby beekeepers say the regulations would discourage beginning beekeepers. The proposed regulations restrict hives in residential lots less than one-quarter acre...

USDA offfers conservation grants

USDA offfers conservation grants

The NRCS is now accepting grant applications for its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. This funding awards innovation and conservation specifically focused on grazing land, organic agriculture, or soil health.  The NRCS focuses on transfer and ownership of...

Humane Farming Mentorship

Humane Farming Mentorship

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is offering a mentorship opportunity for beginning livestock and poultry farmers seeking guidance from experts on business strategies and animal management practices. The mentorship program will begin in February 2018 and end in...

Agricultural Justice- What does it mean?

Agricultural Justice- What does it mean?

Agricultural justice ensures the health and safety of farm workers and their families.  As farm workers are typically immigrants, it is harder for them to speak up against injustice for fear of deportation. Sustainable agriculture must ensure standards of living for...

Radar reveals how bees develop routes

Radar reveals how bees develop routes

A recent study conducted in London tackles the "traveling salesman problem" of foraging bees.  The "traveling salesman problem" is the travelling distance between multiple destinations and a home base. The challenge is to find a route that visits each destination...