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What farmers need to know about vertical farming

Farmers across the US are taking notice of the rise of vertical farming, which allows them to grow crops on a vertical platform rather than using a traditional horizontal farm.Farmers are also using this technology to reduce their carbon footprint, boost the economy and save the planet, according to a new report by the Sustainable […]

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Farm bill: State farm payments to fork farm

The Farm Bill passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday with a simple majority, with support from Republicans and Democrats, and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump.But with Trump’s budget request set to include cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides food to millions of Americans, the state […]

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How to be a more connected farm in a connected world

Demarest farms are starting to take off, with the number of farmers using the technology to monitor and control the health of their cattle growing by 100% in the last three years.But what’s the future of the farm?

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What is industrial hemp farming?

Farm bureau Bank says it will no longer sell or rent industrial hemp for any purpose.In a statement to The Huffington Polling, the bank said that it is working to create an “ecosystem of sustainability and economic opportunity” for farmers in the state.“We are also continuing to actively engage in our program to increase our […]

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How to get rid of mosquitoes on farms

KIMBALL, Iowa — If you’ve been on a farm, you know that mosquitoes can be hard to control.They’re a constant threat to both humans and livestock.But as farmers, we know that the only way to truly control them is to get them out of our yards.But how do we get rid on them?A new study […]

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How to save $3 billion on a farm

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that he is proposing a $3.4 billion farm credit, the first step in the Trump administration’s plan to create more jobs and economic growth in the agriculture sector.Perdue also announced a $2 billion farm insurance program, the second step in Trump’s farm spending plan.He also said that the $2.1 […]

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How a beef farmer raised beef for burgers at home

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland have raised beef to make burgers at their homes, using it to make the product cheaper than other meat-based products.Read more”We can’t go back to eating the beef that comes from the pig,” said Sean O’Brien, who owns a beef farm in County Antrim.“I’ve had some of the best cattle […]

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Australia’s dairy industry facing ‘further erosion’

A major Australian dairy industry group has warned that the industry is facing “further degradation” as the cost of milk production in Australia increases.Key points:The Australian Dairy Farmers’ Association said that costs are increasing faster than wagesIn an annual report, the association said it expects to lose $7.2 billion in 2020The group, which represents 1.3 […]

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Which farm policies are most affordable?

Farm policies are getting pricier for Americans with more income, and the number of people who are receiving subsidies to buy them is increasing, according to new research.But the average cost of a policy is still $1,300, according the most recent analysis of federal farm insurance data.About 60 percent of all farmers in the U.S. […]

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How to get a good job as a seafood cook

The North Shore farms industry is thriving, but its still struggling.While we’re sure the farmers will tell you otherwise, we’ve got some of the best and most-respected seafood cook jobs in North Carolina to help guide you through the process.We know it’s a tough one.Here’s how to find the perfect job as an artisanal seafood […]

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