Category: Conservation Plans
Published Mar 6
Undoubtedly day by day agriculture is growing, improving its techniques and increasing its efficiency. Hydroseeding is one of the most revolutionary and modern techniques that have emerged in recent years. It is a type of herbaceous planting technique that has certain advantages over traditional manual or tractor application methods. In this article we will try to clarify the fundamental concepts of hydroseeding, the benefits of its application and the general guidelines in the process of this type of sowing. What is hydroseeding?Hydroseeding consists of spraying an aqueous mixture of seeds, mulch, fertilizers and adherent substances on the soil...
Categories: Conservation Plans, Soil Health
North American Ag
Published Jan 31
This week North American Ag Spotlight's Chrissy Wozniak speaks with National Farm Bureau Federation's Courtney Briggs. Courtney is American Farm Bureau’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, and she shares what's happening in Washington with the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) ruling and why it matters to every producer!Courtney stated that, the Trump administration drew a bright line to protect farmers property rights, but now the Biden Administration has repealed the NWPR and put forward their troubling version of the rule. AFBF is challenging the new Waters of the United States rule. AFBF joined 17 other organizations representing agriculture, infrastructure and housing, as well as county and state Farm Bureaus in filing suit. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall stated “Farmers and ranchers share the goal of protecting the resources we’re entrusted with...
Categories: Ag Policy, Conservation Plans, Sustainable Agriculture
"The Wilderness Ranger District of the Gila National Forest is seeking public comments on a proposal to remove unbranded and unauthorized cattle from the Gila Wilderness, using lethal and/or non-lethal methods."
What is that method?
"Aerial shooting would occur over two 7-day periods in winter when visitor activity within the Gila Wilderness is typically at its lowest."
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Do you have wild turkeys in your area?
What an amazing rebound for the wild turkey population.
REPOST from USFWS
In prehistoric times, millions of bison roamed North America -- from the forests of Alaska and the grasslands of Mexico to Nevada's Great Basin and the eastern Appalachian Mountains. But by the late 1800s, there were only a few hundred bison left in the United States after European settlers pushed west, reducing the animal's habitat and hunting the bison to near extinction. Had it not been for a few private individuals working with tribes, states and the Interior Department, the bison would be extinct today.
October 9th-15th is National Wildlife Refuge Week!
The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, provides vital habitat for thousands of native species, including sandhill cranes, American alligators, bison and sea turtles. In carrying out this conservation mission, under the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, wildlife refuges pump $3.2 billion per year into regional economies and support more than 41,000 jobs.
Wild birds can transmit diseases and parasites that can affect domestic poultry. Immediately clean all feed spillages, and do not locate your coop or pen near an open pond that can attract migratory waterfowl.
Anything she want she can get it Canada lynx are usually born in May or June, making this young cat 4-5 months old. Dens are often made in dense brush or in this case a hollowed out log. At about 5-7 months old, young lynx will start to hunt. Snowshoe hare make up the majority of the lynx diet, but they'll also eat grouse, squirrels, moles and more.
Photo Credit - Tom Driggers/CC BY 2.0
Field day to help pork producers utilize trees in windbreaks.
Published Jul 18, 2022
The 21st century gave birth to global agrarian economy. For many people, the term agriculture means only working on the field and growing crops. This is a limited meaning of the term agriculture. In reality, the term agriculture includes many other streams and segments. A key segment of agriculture is animal husbandry...
Categories: Agribusiness, Conservation Plans, Operating a Farm
Published May 8, 2022
Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) have become an integral part and a key link in the implementation of large investment projects under the project finance model, playing an important role in public-private partnerships. Special purpose vehicle SPV was first surfaced in the middle of first twentieth century, spreading around the world thanks to the global economic transformation of recent decades. Initially, SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) was seen as a joint venture created by partner companies to implement projects with minimization of financial responsibility and risk. Today, special project companies are widely used in project finance (PF) schemes, financing capital-intensive projects in the framework of public-private partnerships, as well as in various asset securitization schemes. Typically SPV / SPE is created as a legally independent subsidiary that serves the specific economic goals of the parent company and is fully liable to the debts of a specific project...
Categories: Agribusiness, Conservation Plans, Feed
First planted cotton is up. Took roughly one week and we're thankful it's up considering how limited the moisture is around here.
Published Apr 22, 2022
Financing for a business stat-ups is ideal provided the business that requires financing is viable enough to yield profits. Prior to that, you need to But consider how much money you need and when you will need it. The financial needs of a business will vary according to the type and size of the business. For example, processing businesses are usually capital intensive, requiring large amounts of capital. Retail businesses usually require less capital...
Categories: Conservation Plans, Farmland and Real Estate, Grass-Fed Livestock
Lots of work being done across South Carolina, including prescribed burns, by these awesome humans. Their work is a collaboration of efforts from Conservation Legacy, Conservation Corps North Carolina, The Nature Conservancy, The Longleaf Alliance, South Carolina Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Help For Landowners Organization. Hats off to the "boots on the ground" for what you're accomplishing and a warm welcome to the students from University of Idaho Fire Ecology Club who are tagging along this week.
Are you spending these cold winter nights dreaming of next year's trophy buck? How about planting a food plot? Here's an article jam-packed with great ideas to help you get started.
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Check out the latest Engineering Your Farm podcast on getting more conservation on the ground with conservation agronomists Zach Timm and Ruth McCabe. We talk cover crops, edge-of-field conservation practices, getting funding for conservation, the future of conservation agronomy, and more.
Updated Nov 30, 2021
Project finance refers to the funding of long-term projects, such as public infrastructure or services, industrial projects, and others through a specific financial structure. Finances can consist of a mix of debt and equity. The cash flows from the project enable servicing of the debt and repayment of debt and equity. Understanding Project FinanceThe structure of project financing relies on future cash flows for repayment of the project finances. The assets or rights held under the project act as collateral for the finance...
Categories: Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Conservation Plans
Feed the Soil, Feed the World
Published Oct 13, 2021
In part two of this two-part series on the economics of cover crops, we explore how a holistic approach to taking care of resources comes with long-term gains. By GO SEEDThere are no “quick fixes” when it comes to the health of soils, the benefits take more than overnight to show up. While it takes time and deliberate care to learn how to enhance resources holistically within your own system, the general principles are relatively simple and can be significant cost savings. “Soil is the natural capital of the land,” explains Dr Shannon Cappellazzi, GO Seed Director of Research. “By making the investment in soil health, not only are you making an impact on all of the downstream ecosystem services that are related to soil functions, you are also regenerating the land for continued agricultural production...
Categories: Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, Farm Management
Feed the Soil, Feed the World
Published Sep 20, 2021
In part one of this two-part series on the economics of cover crops, we explore how they can help reduce input costs. By GO SEED“Yeah, the principle of cover crops makes sense but how much are they going to cost me?” From farmers using them in rotations to field experts alike, this is one of the most common questions they get asked when discussing the integration of cover crops. And in a business where inputs can quickly get out of hand and cut into thin profit margins, it is understandably so. According to Jerry Hall, Director of Research for GO SEED, this question needs to be flipped on its head with farmers asking, “How much can cover crops save me?” “With strategic use, cover crops can help decrease inputs like fuel and labor, while providing long-term production benefits from resource improvement,” explains Hall. “To see the full potential they bring to an operation, we need to stop chasing yield and look at the overall production picture...
Categories: Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, Fertility
Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE) is a farmer-led non-profit advancing a voluntary stewardship program that provides a reasonable return to farmers as part of a national bipartisan climate policy. Our RIPE100 policy plan enables farmers of all sizes and types to earn $100 per acre from conservation practices that deliver public value through carbon sequestration, soil health, water quality and other environmental services.
In California, The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program, or SWEEP, is a grant to help improve water systems and reduce greenhouse gases for growers. This year, growers can get up to $200,000 for a field to upgrade to soil moisture monitoring systems, add drip systems, do pump retrofits, add a variable frequency drive and even install renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy.
I have spent months listening to Zoom meetings and learning about the program to make sure our customers can get the funding for this program. The cool thing about it is that you can put up just a little bit of money and have the rest of it paid for.
If you live in California and want to know more about the program, you can message me. I work at Agri-Valley Irrigation in Fresno. We can start getting you set up that way you can have the paperwork ready to submit for the program in October.
"You should be able to tell from my blog that I am a big fan of soil health/regenerative agriculture. ... With all this in mind, however, ... I'm getting worried that we are trying to break this approach to farming and ranching down into a simplistic laundry list of specific things you have to do each and every year on each and every acre instead of recognizing that every acre is a little different and that every producer has a different reality. ... All I can suggest is that maybe we take a little time to step back from the checklist and take a broader view of what needs to be done on an individual farm or ranch."
Check out our latest Engineering Your Farm podcast for a discussion of the Iowa Watershed Approach project and related efforts to mitigate flooding and improve water quality. Does tile drainage contribute to flooding? What can we do to improve water quality? Listen in and visit iowawatershedapproach.org to learn more.
Published Jul 1, 2021
Ngày nay, 70% lượng hạnh nhân chất lượng được tiêu thụ trên thế giới được nhập khẩu từ Mỹ. Ở Việt Nam, hạnh nhân được trồng nhiều ở các tỉnh Bắc Trung Bộ như Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Thanh Hóa… Bên cạnh đó còn có hạnh nhân Trung Quốc, Thái Lan cũng tràn lan trên thị trường hạt dinh dưỡng Việt Nam. Nếu bạn đang cần mua hạt hạnh nhân ở đâu uy tín tại Tp. HCM và Hà Nội? Hãy để Vườn Hạt gợi ý cho bạn. Các loại hạnh nhân đang bán ở Việt NamHiện nay trên thị trường Việt Nam có các loại hạnh nhân Mỹ, Trung Quốc, Úc và số ít của Việt Nam...
Categories: Agribusiness, Canola, Conservation Plans
Published Jun 30, 2021
Hạnh nhân là loại hạt dinh dưỡng hiện đang có vị trí trên thị trường rất cao. Bởi vì những lợi ích mà hạnh nhân mang lại rất tốt. Tuy nhiên, vấn đề tìm kiếm cho mình một nơi bán uy tín vẫn còn lăn tăn với bạn đúng không? Đừng lo nhé! Bài viết này Vườn Hạt sẽ giúp bạn với những địa chỉ mua hạt hạnh nhân chất lượng. Và trả lời cho câu hỏi thường gặp của mọi người “Có nên mua hạt hạnh nhân ở siêu thị không?” nhé. Siêu thị có bán hạnh nhân không?Thế giới hiện đại ngày nay đã đem đến cho chúng ta một phương tiện cung cấp hàng hóa hiện đại hơn...
Categories: Agribusiness, Conservation Plans, Homesteading
Published Jun 28, 2021
Nấu cháo hạt macca từ lâu là lựa chọn số một của các mẹ bỉm sữa trong khẩu phần ăn dặm của trẻ em. Vì thế, cách nấu cháo hạt macca cho bé ăn dặm đúng chuẩn là điều các mẹ cần lưu ý. Bởi hạt mắc ca được nấu đúng cách sẽ đảm bảo vẹn toàn các thành phần bổ dưỡng trong hạt. Từ đó cung cấp dinh dưỡng từ hạt macca đến sự phát triển toàn diện của bé. Qua đó, Vườn Hạt gửi đến các mẹ bài viết này...
Categories: Agribusiness, Conservation Plans, Corn
"Bottom line, CRP now makes more financial sense for producers while also providing a bigger return on investment in terms of natural resource benefits. The General and Grasslands signups are part of a broader suite of tools available through CRP to integrate key conservation practices on our nation's working lands." https://www.agdaily.com/crops/usda-sets-deadline-conservation-reserve-program
Eight principles are highlighted in the report as being the cornerstone of taking a collaborative approach to voluntary conservation across the U.S.
Water concerns... most everywhere. "Roughly a third of the water under Kansas has disappeared"