Basketball Legend Seeks USDA's Help to Transform Family Farm Into a Sustainable Agricultural Enterprise
USDA Blog » Farming
by
3w ago
For basketball great Ralph Sampson, farming is his new game of choice. The new and beginning farmer is looking to resurrect his family’s farm and spur new economic growth on the ancestral land ..read more
Visit website
Happy Compromise Farm: Nourishing Their Community, Body and Soul
USDA Blog » Farming
by
8M ago
Happy Compromise Farm + Sanctuary grows nutritious food for their local community distributed through a “free farm stand.” Though surrounded by farms in the rural Southern Tier of New York, the area is a food desert with a 16% poverty rate, a condition that often leads to higher risk for chronic health conditions and limited healthcare ..read more
Visit website
What’s brewing? FAS Recognizes 90 Years of U.S. Hops Industry, Gone Global
USDA Blog » Farming
by
10M ago
..read more
Visit website
Discovering Trends in the 2019 National Farmers Market Managers Survey
USDA Blog » Farming
by
2y ago
The 2019 National Farmers Market Survey conducted by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) collected data regarding the market practices of managers in 2019 from 10,000 farmers markets. Using trends and statistics found from these efforts, AMS and Wheaton College created five research briefs highlighting results from this survey and sharing insights into the trajectory for farmers markets into the future ..read more
Visit website
$2 Million Available for Organizations Providing Risk Management Education
USDA Blog » Farming
by
2y ago
As a farmer, I understand the level of risk involved in our line of work. A strong farm safety net is key to ensuring the success of American producers. USDA’s Risk Management Agency is committed to improving access to crop insurance and training for producers that have historically lacked access to resources ..read more
Visit website
Happy National Asparagus Day! Get to Know Spring’s Delicious Vegetable
USDA Blog » Farming
by
2y ago
USDA wishes you a happy National Asparagus Day! Americans consume over 500 million pounds of asparagus each year, and 80-90% of that is imported, mainly from Mexico and Peru. While domestic production continues to decline year-by-year, per capita consumption is growing and U.S. growers still produce 60-70 million pounds per year, mostly in Michigan, California, and Washington ..read more
Visit website
Continuing Cesar Chavez’s Legacy in Supporting Farmworkers
USDA Blog » Farming
by
2y ago
Cesar Chavez Day allows us to recommit ourselves to honoring farmworkers and their many indispensable contributions to our nation ..read more
Visit website
USDA Continues to Expand Opportunities and Support to Small Businesses
USDA Blog » Farming
by
2y ago
As May comes to a close, USDA reflects on recent activities to support small businesses nationwide. The first of the month marked the start of National Small Business Week 2022. In recognition of the observance, USDA’s national and state office leadership connected with small businesses in states and territories that have limited procurement activities. The goal was to highlight federal opportunities to help build and grow their businesses ..read more
Visit website
USDA Proposes New Rule for Transparency in the Service of Fair and Competitive Markets for Poultry Growers
USDA Blog » Farming
by
2y ago
USDA is focused on building new, more, fairer, and more resilient markets for our farmers, ranchers, and producers. To help get there, USDA published the first of several priority initiatives supporting enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act, which protects poultry growers and livestock producers from unfair, deceptive, and anti-competitive practices ..read more
Visit website
85 Years of National Dairy Month
USDA Blog » Farming
by
2y ago
Last week, to celebrate June Dairy Month, I visited Crave Brothers Farmstead in Waterloo, Wisconsin, where I toured this family farm and cheese factory, and learned about how the Crave family crafts their award-winning cheeses. In recent years, dairy farmers have faced many challenges, and USDA has been there along the way to help support dairy businesses as they drive local economies throughout the country ..read more
Visit website

Follow U.S Department Of Agriculture Blog » Farming on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR