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August 15, 2018

Farm Aid kicks off on Saturday, September 22nd at XFINITY Theater in Hartford Connecticut, a sold-out concert fundraiser to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land.

April 25, 2018

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April 24, 2017

Check out archived Farminars on our website and stay tuned for new Farminars coming your way.

March 14, 2017

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) has released a revised version of How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch.

March 14, 2017

Which U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies have programs that are tailored to meet the needs of diversified farming operations, organic growers, or beginning farmers? What resources are available for small- and mid-sized growers looking to reach expanding regional markets, and where can you find them?

March 14, 2017

Practical Farmers of Iowa is making videos, presentation slides, and handouts available free online from sessions at its annual conference, held in January 2017.

March 14, 2017

The two-year Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program is accepting applicants. The program requires 4,000 hours of instruction, including 277 hours of online classes, and on-the-job training.

March 14, 2017

Penn State research published in Bioscience suggests that world food production likely will need to increase between 25% and 70% to meet 2050 demand, rather than needing to double as is frequently posited. Furthermore, according to the researchers, agriculture's environmental impacts are increasing and must drop dramatically to maintain clean water and stabilize the climate.

March 14, 2017

A three-year experiment in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania explored the best times and methods for crimping cover crops, reports the American Society of Agronomy.

March 14, 2017

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture released Letters to a Young Farmer, a book which compiles insight from some of the most influential farmers, writers, and leaders in the food system in an anthology of essays and letters.

February 7, 2017

The Pennsylvania USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)<www.pa.nrcs.usda.gov> is accepting applications from north-central Pennsylvania forest landowners for financial assistance to apply conservation practices that enhance forest ecosystems.

January 30, 2017

The FDA has recently published FSMA draft guidance on growing, packing and holding sprouts. Public comments are being accepted.

January 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has several programs and policies dedicated to supporting beginning farmers and ranchers, and late last month they announced a new opportunity within the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

January 17, 2017

Mike Baker, Cornell Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, looks at beef cattle as they hang on the rail at a packer.

January 17, 2017

Rodale Institute, the world's leading organic agriculture research organization, has launched a new membership organization for organic farmers.

January 12, 2017

USDA Ombudsperson Office Expands to Help Women and Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Resolve Access Issues to USDA Programs

January 12, 2017

Take the National Young Farmer Survey and let Congress know that #FarmersCount! The survey is conducted every five years by the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) in order to understand and elevate the issues that matter most to young farmers and aspiring farmers. Take the survey today and share it broadly. It is crucial that the survey results represent all young farmers and aspiring farmers, no matter where they live or what they grow. Survey answers are completely confidential.

August 12, 2016

Farm Commons makes workbook for CSAs available free online.

August 12, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program recently released the results of its 2015 – 2016 Cover Crop Survey, which assessed the benefits, challenges, and growth of cover crops, as well as demand for cover crop seed across the United States

June 24, 2016

The National Farmers Union has released a series of videos on farm safety. The Penn State Ag Safety and Health Department have dvds for loan on farm safety.