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Category: Agribusiness

  • Posted By Jerry Smith
    Jul 10

    https://agfax.com/2020/07/10/small-business-administration-reopened-for-paycheck-protection-loans-dtn/

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    Jul 8

    https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-business/halftime-report-agriculture-and-economy
    https://agfundernews.com/8-takeaways-from-the-artemis-virtual-grower-summit.html

    Posted By Jerry Smith
    Jul 1

    https://newsstand.clemson.edu/clemson-extension-agribusiness-team-offers-covid-19-resources-for-farmers/
    https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-operations/consider-these-4-factors-when-applying-farm-loan

    Posted By Zubair Ahmad
    Jun 30

    https://agfuse.com/question/what-kind-of-land-is-good-for-wheat

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    Jun 29

    https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-business/financial-lessons-learned-banker-frank

    Posted By Melissa Rouse
    Jun 26

    Food System 6 is excited to announce our new #CircularEconomyStartup Program sponsored by Huhtamaki, aimed at supporting the most innovative circular economy startups worldwide.

    If you or your company are pushing for sustainable and regenerative solutions to our food system crisis, we want to hear from you.

    Applications are open – apply by August 15

    https://www.foodsystem6.org/circular_economy.html

    https://www.nationalhogfarmer.com/farm-operations/legally-preparing-protecting-farm-disasters

    Posted By Ag Policy
    Jun 26

    https://www.farmprogress.com/regulatory/5-things-you-should-know-about-bayer-settlements
    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/calculation-for-specialty-crop-coronavirus-food-assistance-program-cfap-payment

    "The training course, geared toward farmers and ranchers, is open to the public and will help individuals identify signs of chronic stress and offer effective communication skills. . . . "

    "Anyone can register for the free, online training course. It is funded by a grant from Farm Credit and supported by MSU Extension and Illinois Extension."

    https://www.fb.org/newsroom/farm-groups-launch-free-stress-management-course
    https://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2020/06/2019-and-2015-through-2019-characteristics-of-higher-profit-farms.html
    https://www.agweek.com/business/agriculture/6519055-Agritourism-industry-faces-challenge-in-COVID-19-fallout-but-opportunity-also-exists

    Posted By Owen Taylor
    Jun 22

    https://agfuse.com/article/is-rural-america-now-more-vulnerable-to-covid-19-than-cities

    Is rural America now more vulnerable to Covid-19 than cities?

    By Owen Taylor

    Updated Jun 22

    Rural areas seemed immune as the coronavirus spread through cities earlier this year. Few rural cases were reported, and attention focused on the surge of illnesses and deaths in the big metro areas. But that false sense of safety is now falling apart as infection rates explode in rural areas across the country. Of the top 25 COVID-19 hot spots that popped up in the last two weeks, 18 were in non-metropolitan counties. Arkansas, North Carolina and Texas all set records in mid-June for the number of people entering hospitals for COVID-19...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Posted By Tyler Davis
    Jun 20

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-best-business-entity-structure-for-farms

    The Best Business Entity Structure for Farms

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated Jun 20

    One of the most common questions I receive as a tax professional is “What type of business entity should I choose?” Most new business owners are overwhelmed at this decision and do not fully understand the differences between types of entities. This article will explain rules, filing requirements, and benefits of the main type of business entities: sole proprietorship, LLC, Partnership, S-Corporation, and C-Corporation. Each decision is dependent upon the facts & circumstances of the owner(s), but a thorough understanding of each business type is critical in making the correct entity decision. Sole Proprietorships:The easiest, quickest type of entity to set up is a sole proprietorship. A sole proprietorship is not separate from its owner...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Posted By Jerry Smith
    Jun 18

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/what-the-future-of-farming-looks-like-to-the-ag-secretary/
    https://www.agriculture.com/farm-management/farm-land/best-practices-for-grazing-government-ground
    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/columns/ask-the-taxman/article/2020/06/16/cares-act-tax-changes

    Posted By Rick Foster
    Jun 15

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/why-ag-labor-reform-has-never-been-more-critical/

    Posted By Darren Chan
    Jun 15

    https://agfuse.com/article/organic-fish-fertilizer-use-amp-application-in-agriculture

    Organic Fish Fertilizer Use & Application in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jun 15

    Organic fish fertilizer use as natural organic fertilizer. This product contains high organic nitrogen content. Usually, it’s an excellent soil conditioner and natural growth-promoting agent. Below are the benefits & application of organic fish fertilizer in agriculture. Benefits of Organic Fish FertilizerImprove Soil Fertility and StructureAfter fish protein fertilizer is applied into the soil, beneficial microorganisms in the soil proliferation rapidly, the activity can be increased by more than ten times, make the soil structure was optimized, protecting fertilizer significantly increased water retention ability...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty

    Posted By Rick Foster
    Jun 11

    https://twitter.com/AgWebEditor/status/1270438074812641281
    https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-business/progression-covid-19-impacts-continue

    Posted By Rick Foster
    Jun 10

    https://modernfarmer.com/2020/06/farmers-groups-fear-coronavirus-aid-wont-reach-hardest-hit-farmers

    Posted By Rick Foster
    Jun 10

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/how-growers-can-repair-broken-customer-relationships/

    Posted By Ag Policy
    Jun 3

    https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/post-covid-19-pandemic-what-s-it-mean-for-agriculture

    Posted By Ammar Alshami
    May 31

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-future-of-fresh-produce-trading

    The Future of Fresh Produce Trading

    By Ammar Alshami

    Updated May 31

    Technology has caused a disruption in the world. From the corporate sector to the automotive industry, and from the retail world to the agriculture sector, every industry in the world enjoys the benefits of innovative solutions. Technology is redefining luxury and helping people live a life full of conveniences. None of us thought we would be able to shop from the comfort of our homes, but here we are today, all thanks to eCommerce. Whether its grocery, clothing, accessories, or books, we can get everything online...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Posted By Pat Rogers
    May 29

    https://agfuse.com/infographic/prevented-planting-decision-flowchart

    Prevented Planting Decision Flowchart

    By Pat Rogers

    Published May 29

    A flowchart that can aid in decision-making on prevented planting decisions pertaining to crop insurance.

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Posted By Ag Policy
    May 25

    https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/usda-creates-coronavirus-loan-guarantees-for-rural-businesses-and-farmers
    https://www.agriculture.com/farm-management/business-planning/10-tips-for-navigating-your-farm-through-coronavirus

    Posted By Carlin Irwin
    May 24

    https://agfuse.com/article/growconnect

    GrowConnect

    By Carlin Irwin

    Published May 24

    The purpose of this group is to bring as many farms together as possible. As an app developer, I am trying to crowdfund a new agricultural project. The Purpose of the project is to create a service and a site that connects the farmer to the average consumer. The farm can become agrotechnical through GrowConnect. Farms could use this service to allow consumers to visit or tour the farm, pick fresh crops with a membership, avoid retail expenses, rent out extra-land, and whatever you want it to do! For rentals, you can have those who will need land to farm on and/or you can have short term land rentals for those who want to hunt on your land...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty

    Posted By Ag Policy
    May 22

    https://www.farmprogress.com/usda/usda-offers-1-billion-rural-businesses
    https://www.farmprogress.com/education/new-online-dashboard-estimates-risk

    Posted By Jerry Smith
    May 20

    https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/farming/managing-fertilizer-costs-in-times-of-economic-uncertainty/

    Posted By The Peanut Patch
    May 20

    https://peanutgrower.com/feature/know-the-impact-of-your-decisions/

    Posted By Darren Chan
    May 20

    https://agfuse.com/article/trichoderma-viride-biopesticide-application-in-agriculture

    Trichoderma Viride Biopesticide Application in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 20

    Trichoderma viride is a high-efficiency organic biological agent. It produces antibiotics, nutrient competition, parasitic, cell-wall degradation, enzymes, and induced plant resistance mechanisms, which have antagonism effect on a variety of plant pathogenic fungi. Protection and treatment can effectively control soil spread fungus diseases with dual effect. Use Trichoderma viride products, which can enhance the survival rate of seedling and transplant, keep the seedlings robust growth. It can also be used to prevent grey mold...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    https://www.farmprogress.com/management/manage-your-land-rent-risk-2021

    Posted By Ag Marketing
    May 18

    https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-business/managing-markets-farm-business-during-covid-19

    Posted By Darren Chan
    May 18

    https://agfuse.com/article/fish-amino-acid-fertilizer-effect-amp-function-in-agriculture

    Fish Amino Acid Fertilizer Effect & Function in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 18

    Fish protein organic liquid fertilizer is a pure natural fertilizer, It's rich in organic matter, fish protein, peptides, biological polysaccharides, etc. It's also a kind of functional fertilizer, can be used as base fertilizer, topdressing, can be irrigated root, drip irrigation, flushing spray. According to Fish protein fertilizer with rich organic matter, protein, polypeptide, etc. , after plowing soil significantly increased the content of soil organic matter, can rapidly promote the soil microbial breeding, greatly activate the soil nutrient, increase the soil fertility, improve soil protecting fertilizer water retention capacity, the use of fish protein fertilizer can effectively improve soil harden problems, maintain soil fertility. Use fish protein can promote root development, improve photosynthesis, promote the growth of plants, and is beneficial to flower bud differentiation, mature early, and can greatly improve the quality...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Specialty

    Posted By Everything Hogs
    May 14

    https://www.agriculture.com/news/livestock/three-producers-speak-out-about-the-effects-of-covid-19-on-their-operations

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    May 13

    https://www.agriculture.com/family/health-safety/9-tips-for-coping-with-farm-stress

    Posted By Tyler Davis
    May 13

    https://agfuse.com/article/is-your-farm-a-hobby-or-a-business-for-irs-tax-purposes

    Is Your Farm a Hobby or a Business for IRS Tax Purposes?

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 13

    Many taxpayers are surprised to find out that the IRS taxes hobby income. We all have hobbies. Yours might be painting, making unique juices, or growing flowers. Hobbies are an activity, or “side hustle” that is done mostly for pleasure rather than to profit. The IRS requires taxpayers to report hobby income as taxable income...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Posted By Darren Chan
    May 12

    https://agfuse.com/article/best-guide-for-microbial-fertilizer-products-introduction

    Best Guide for Microbial Fertilizer Products Introduction

    By Darren Chan

    Updated May 12

    There are lots of Microbial fertilizer products in the market, many growers don’t know how to distinguish and choose the right products for crops. This article will tell you “Why we use Microbial fertilizer” & “Functions of different Microbial products. Why use Microbial Fertilizer ProductsIt’s a kind of product that the life activities of microorganisms make crops get a specific fertilizer effect. Microbial fertilizers products play an essential role in agriculture, not only in improving the supply of soil nutrients, but also in promoting crop growth, disease resistance, and stress resistance. After applying the microbial fertilizer in the soil, the “symbiotic effect of fungi and crops,” “nutrient coordination effect,” “biological nitrogen fixation effect” will occur between the fungus, crops, and soil ecological environment to ensure healthy growth and stability of the crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cotton, Organic

    Posted By Gary Marsh
    May 9

    https://emergence.fbn.com/farm-and-rural-issues/stress-management-tools

    Posted By Jerry Smith
    May 8

    https://twitter.com/AgWebEditor/status/1258056566810595328

    Posted By Cotton News
    May 8

    https://www.cottonfarming.com/editors-blog/industry-news-for-may-2020/
    https://www.agriculture.com/family/health-safety/firefighters-and-farmers-tackle-safety-together
    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/columns/ask-the-taxman/article/2020/05/01/overly-complicated-self-rental-199a

    Posted By Peptech Biosciences
    May 2

    Eco Black Potassium Humate : Peptech Bioscienes Ltd

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    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/farm-resilience-starts-with-a-solid-financial-foundation

    Posted By Gary Marsh
    Apr 30

    https://www.precisionag.com/digital-farming/digital-trends-to-watch-as-agriculture-transitions-to-remote-working/
    https://www.farmprogress.com/commentary/need-local-farm-help-remember-these-4-hiring-tips

    Posted By Cara Randolph
    Apr 29

    https://agfuse.com/article/farmandrancher-com-invites-you-to-join

    FarmAndRancher.com invites You To Join

    By Cara Randolph

    Published Apr 29

    My name is Cara Randolph, founder of FarmAndRancher. comIn todays troubling times, I have developed a platform for our industry to unite our farmers, ranchers, services and property for sale to the consumer, while enabling you to share this and earn income from home promoting the site. Go to The Partners tab on the far right of FarmAndRancher. comHere's a link to my youtube video for a humorous look into filming a promo video, of which I would prefer to be farming and ranching instead of in front of the camera, but must get it done. Enjoy the laugh I make of myself and please share FarmAndRancher...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Marketing

    Posted By Sam Carter
    Apr 28

    https://newswire.caes.uga.edu/story.html?storyid=8332

    Posted By Sam Baker
    Apr 25

    https://agfuse.com/article/ag-analytics-and-farm-flight-launch-fully-remote-on-demand-uav-service

    Ag-Analytics® and Farm Flight Launch Fully Remote On-Demand UAV Service

    By Sam Baker

    Published Apr 25

    Ag-Analytics® (https://analytics. ag/uav) announced the launch of its long-awaited fully remote, on-demand UAV Service – a custom flight service to assist farmers by providing fast, cost-effective UAV flights and machine learning analysis. The cost starts as low as $210 for a 60-acre field or $2. 40/acre for larger fields. Farmers can easily place a no-obligation order in under 5 minutes with the fly-out occurring in 3-5 days...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Precision Ag

    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/world-policy/article/2020/04/22/farmers-wanting-apply-next-round-act
    https://newfarmers.usda.gov/make-farm-business-plan
    https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-life/top-10-ag-insurance-claims-2019
    https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2020-10/time-stock-nozzles-now-do-you-know-which-ones-buy
    https://agfundernews.com/grow-crops-like-a-fighter-pilot.html

    Posted By Gary Marsh
    Apr 22

    https://emergence.fbn.com/profitability/commodity-markets-covid-19-webinar

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    Apr 21

    https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-operations/establish-covid-19-protocols-your-operation-today

    Posted By Darren Chan
    Apr 21

    https://agfuse.com/article/7-common-plant-diseases-how-to-identify-amp-treat-them

    7 Common Plant Diseases: How to Identify & Treat Them

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 21

    For home gardeners, nothing is more frustrating than seeing their work destroyed by pests and diseases. The disease occurs when environmental conditions are suitable for the growth of pathogens on susceptible hosts. Some pathogens attack a variety of plants, while others attack only specific plants. In addition, some pathogens can attack all parts of the plant, while others attack only selected tissues. Many types of organisms cause plant infections, but the top five types of plant pathogens are fungi, water molds, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Specialty

    Posted By Ray DePriest
    Apr 18

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    Posted By Steve Hanks
    Apr 15

    https://www.agdaily.com/livestock/ranchers-warned-alert-pandemic-related-thefts-scams/

    Posted By The Crossover
    Apr 14

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-top-10-ag-apps-for-farmers-in-2020

    The Top 10 Ag Apps For Farmers in 2020

    By The Crossover

    Updated Apr 14

    There is no shortage of great apps to help farmers in 2020. As farming gets more digital, tech savvy farmers are craving tools that can help them do their jobs more efficiently and better. This list compiles 10 of the most useful apps in agriculture. My John Deere Operations Center let’s you take complete control of your operation via remote management of your fleet, monitoring of field work and applications, as well as accessing historic agronomic data. With continuing improvements and updates being rolled out regularly, John Deere has developed what is the clear flagship farm management tool...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Precision Ag

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    Posted By Anonymous Member
    Apr 10

    https://agfuse.com/question/are-you-applying-for-ppp-payroll-protection-program

    Posted By Ag Marketing
    Apr 10

    https://agfuse.com/article/capitol-commodity-hedging-lessons-learned-from-2019-stress-less

    Posted By Darren Chan
    Apr 9

    https://agfuse.com/article/bioinsecticide-metarhizium-anisopliae-for-pest-control

    Bioinsecticide metarhizium anisopliae for pest control

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 9

    Metarhizium anisopliae, formerly known as Entomophthora anisopliae (basionym), is a fungus that grows naturally in soils throughout the world and causes disease in various insects by acting as a parasitoid. It is a mitosporic fungus with asexual reproduction, which was formerly classified in the form class Hyphomycetes of the phylum Deuteromycota. Metarhizium anisopliae is an insect-specific parasite that is parasitic to more than 200 species of pests such as Lepidoptera, Orthoptera, Coleoptera, and Homoptera. It can be used to control a variety of pests such as agriculture, forestry, and health. The agent is a living fungal insecticide, and the morphology of the fungus is close to that of Penicillium...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Specialty

    Posted By Jerry Smith
    Apr 7

    https://agfax.com/2020/04/06/coronavirus-a-just-in-case-list-farmers-should-consider/

    Posted By Mike Donovan
    Apr 6

    We have had a crop of really useful farm innovations from across Great Britain and Ireland in the new issue of Practical Farm Ideas. This one will appeal to many with bales to move from the shed to the field for feeding. http://bit.ly/2wMKz8l  I'm always wanting ideas to harvest, and can't travel for them. Anyone with a contact or lead, or with something in their own yard... please email me  editor@farmideas.co.uk  so we can work out a way of including it in the next issue.  

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    Posted By Dairy Farming
    Apr 3

    https://extension.psu.edu/8-things-you-need-to-know-before-starting-your-own-dairy-farm

    Posted By Zubair Ahmad
    Apr 2

    https://wheat.org/in-new-hostile-climate-drought-tolerant-crops-systems-needed-on-unprecedented-scale/

    Posted By Rick Foster
    Mar 31

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/in-the-midst-of-challenges-on-the-farm-dont-forget-the-solutions/

    Posted By Jerry Smith
    Mar 31

    https://agfax.com/2020/03/27/farming-through-covid-19-workarounds-and-common-sense-approaches-dtn/
    https://www.farmprogress.com/enterprise-management/low-interest-rates-offer-opportunities-farmers

    Posted By Melissa Rouse
    Mar 30

    https://agfuse.com/article/supporting-small-to-midsized-agriculture-and-localized-food-distribution-during-covid-19

    Supporting Small-to-Midsized Agriculture and Localized Food Distribution During COVID-19

    By Melissa Rouse

    Published Mar 30

    If you are a farmer, rancher, grocer, processor, etc. , and you have specific needs and hurdles that you feel like need to be addressed, please email us at fs6@foodsystem6. org and add to our “haves/needs” document here. Summary of Needs In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a variety of challenges emerge for the farmers, ranchers, processors, and producers that are working across US agriculture to keep our country fed. As “shelter-in-place” mandates stir up consumer worries and instigate stockpiling across the country, small-mid sized farmers and ranchers are coming face-to-face with a variety of challenges across inventory, infrastructure, and cash flow...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef Cattle, Organic

    Posted By Tyler Davis
    Mar 28

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-does-the-2-trillion-federal-relief-package-mean-for-agriculture

    What does the $2 Trillion Federal Relief Package Mean for Agriculture?

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Mar 28

    Late in the afternoon on Friday, March 27th, the United States House of Representatives passed the $2 trillion federal relief package called Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). This bill was passed first in the Senate on Wednesday, March 25th. While there are many important provisions, this article is focusing on the critical relief resources available to farmers and landowners. The most talked-about relief item in the federal relief bill is the direct payments to American taxpayers. These payments are available to all Americans regardless of occupation, including farmers, and regardless of job status...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    https://www.farmprogress.com/rural-health/covid-19-take-steps-assure-safe-ag-workplaces

    Posted By SUNCUE Grain Dryer
    Mar 26

    suncue biomass grain dryer

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    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2020/03/17/clear-communication-expectations-can

    Posted By Nelson CruzColon
    Mar 22

    Preparando tierra para sembrar apio.

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    Posted By Rick Foster
    Mar 21

    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/world-policy/article/2020/03/20/cross-border-movement-banned-ag

    Posted By Zubair Ahmad
    Mar 21

    Identification of QTLs and candidate genes for physiological traits associated with drought tolerance in cotton

    https://jcottonres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s42397-020-0043-0

    Posted By Zubair Ahmad
    Mar 21

    Warming of hot extremes alleviated by expanding irrigation

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-14075-4

    Posted By Zubair Ahmad
    Mar 21

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    Posted By Anonymous Member
    Mar 20

    https://agfuse.com/question/do-crops-need-more-sulfur-now-than-we-have-historically-thought

    Posted By Ag Policy
    Mar 19

    https://www.farmprogress.com/business/ag-labor-processing-transportation-challenged-coronavirus

    Posted By Zubair Ahmad
    Mar 18

    The hidden potential of urban horticulture

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-020-0045-6

    Posted By Zubair Ahmad
    Mar 18

    https://agfuse.com/question/how-much-water-onion-needs

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    Mar 17

    https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/six-possible-impacts-of-covid-19-on-farming

    Posted By Tyler Davis
    Mar 15

    https://agfuse.com/article/retirement-tax-planning-for-farmers

    Retirement Tax Planning for Farmers

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Mar 15

    The decision to retire is often met with either enthusiasm or fear. Some farmers are counting down the days until retirement, and others are scared to retire because they aren’t sure what they will do without work. Many farmers who have worked so hard for decades have not developed any hobbies outside of farming. The decision to retire is often one of uncertainty. In evaluating this decision, farmers should analyze not just the physical reasons to retire, but also the financial implications of this decision...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    https://www.agriculture.com/farm-management/business-planning/10-trends-to-watch-on-farms-right-now

    Posted By Darren Chan
    Mar 13

    https://agfuse.com/article/insecticide-beauveria-bassiana-bed-bug-treatment

    Insecticide Beauveria Bassiana Bed Bug Treatment

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 13

    Have you used bio insecticide beauveria bassiana for bed bugs treatment? Beauveria bassiana is a parasite that grows in the soil around the world. It is used as a biopesticide to control many pests, particularly bed bugs, bugs, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and distinct beetles. Beauveria bassiana is a non-toxic, odorless, and environmentally friendly product. It's constant infectivity to pests. Once contaminated, the pests may continuously infect and spread...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Organic

    Carbon Monoxide Safety: How to Protect Your Home, Identify Issues, and Respond to Emergencies

    By Ryan Tollefsen

    Published Feb 27

    Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas that occurs naturally through combustion, or, the process of burning. Low exposure to carbon monoxide can cause symptoms similar to the flu. In high doses, exposure to carbon monoxide can be lethal. Many people who are exposed to carbon monoxide are exposed indoors in their own home. Any appliance that burns fuel indoors could be a potential source for carbon monoxide including gas stoves, clothes dryers, water heaters, furnaces, grills, generators, car engines and fireplaces...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    So you want to Grow Industrial Hemp in Ohio?

    By Jeff LaFollette

    Published Feb 21

    Hello Ohio Hemp Community!Hemp is about to Happen in Ohio and this amazing Cannabis plant will bring change to the life's of many individuals and communities in our Buckeye State. Hemp is not an easy crop to grow and the failure rate is higher than what is being published nationally but if done right this amazing plant helps so many in so many ways and we and many others are here to help. Read More. . ...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Food System 6 Accelerator Announces Their 5th Cohort of Entrepreneurs

    By Melissa Rouse

    Published Feb 19

    The six innovations tapped for the accelerator's Cohort 5 are solving for sustainability and impact across regenerative agriculture, food waste, and fair labor standards for farmers & food-workers. San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) February 18th, 2020 Food System 6 (FS6), an impact-focused food and agriculture accelerator in the Bay Area, is announcing the launch of their 5th cohort. The six innovations that are participating in this year’s cohort are solving for a range of sustainability and community-focused challenges – addressing such issues as regenerative agriculture, food waste, and fair labor standards for farmers and food-workers. By participating in the FS6 program, these entrepreneurs have signed up for a year of custom coaching and mentorship aimed at supporting them through their next major growth milestones. The FS6 accelerator program will provide training and support in the areas of storytelling, communications, marketing, investment strategy, and business development, and will match participating companies with mentors from across the food, agriculture, and investment sectors...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    Your Loans and Project financing requirements are secured.

    By Bryan Holland

    Published Feb 19

    C&M Financials Ltd is rapidly evolving and growing. We provide wide range of financial services to suit every customers situation. With us your Loans and Project financing requirements are secured. We have also provide an enabling environments for individuals who has financial managements abilities to manage funds into a profitable and viable investment from a private source which C&M Financials Limited is the trustee At C&M Financials Ltd; we are open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 8am till 6pm. The best way to contact us is by email us or telephone...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    Tax Planning for Farmers Considering Selling their Land or Business

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Feb 12

    The tax consequences of selling a farm or agribusiness should be at the top of the mind of every landowner. For many life-long farmers, selling their farm or business is one of the most difficult decisions they will ever make. Even though putting the farm up for sale makes logical sense in most situations, farmers often have an emotional connection to their land and business that exceeds that of other industries. This article is not going to convince you to sell your property or farm. But, it will discuss many essential accounting tips, tax issues, and post-sale considerations related to the sale of a farm or agribusiness...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Harpin Protein Plant Elicitor For Cannabis

    By Darren Chan

    Published Feb 4

    Usually, Harpin Protein acted as a plant health promoter activates a plant’s immune system, which triggers growth and defence genes. When harpin protein contacts with plants’ receptors on their seeds, roots, and leaves, it will trigger an early warning system — “Systemic Acquired Resistance,” leading to increased plant yields and health. Target Crops: Economic crops such as cannabis, tobacco, Asparagus, avocado, mango, grape, citrus, blueberry, kiwi, apple, grape, plum, cherry, blueberry, avocado, nectarine etc. Mechanism of Harpin ProteinIt works by stimulating the plant to grow under the general effects of stress and one of those stresses is fungal attack. Harpin itself does not directly affect the pathogens, nor does it enter the plant, rather it binds to receptors on the plant leaf and thereby triggers physiological processes within the plant...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Soybeans

    AgriBiz Speakers Vested in Agriculture

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published Jan 10

    The team of SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo is excited to see you at the upcoming expo on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16 at the Florence Center in Florence, SC. This will be the 8th annual expo and promises to be full of informative and jam-packed educational sessions with opportunities to connect with over 100 exhibitors. Sun, rain, sleet or snow, the Expo will be buzzing with lots of activities. See you there. The keynote speaker on Wednesday, Dr...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Specialty/Vegetable

    Impact of Final Opportunity Zone Regulations on Farmers & Agribusinesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Jan 8

    On December 19, 2019, Treasury released the final regulations for the much-discussed Opportunity Zone program. Overall, these final regulations did a great job of answering most of the open farming & agribusiness questions proposed by tax practitioners. While we will discuss these in detail, taxpayers must first have a solid understanding of the basic Opportunity Zone rules and benefits. The Opportunity Zone initiative was enacted as part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017. Initially passed on December 22, 2017, the rules for this program are found in Internal Revenue Code Section 1400Z...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 31, 2019

    Seaweed fertilizer is an organic fertilizer produced by accurate processing of marine plant seaweed as the primary raw material. The main component is the natural organic active material extracted from kelp. Below are the advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants:1 Nutrient-richThe active seaweed fertilizer contains a large amount of non-nitrogen-containing organic matter, including 40 kinds of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and iodine, and abundant vitamins, which are unmatched by terrestrial plants, especially seaweed polysaccharides unique to seaweeds. Alginic acid, highly unsaturated fatty acids and a variety of natural plant growth regulators can stimulate the production of non-specific active factors in plants and regulate the balance of endogenous elements. 2 Easily absorbed by plantsThe active ingredients in seaweed fertilizers are particularly active after they have been specially treated, and they enter the plants within 2 to 3 hours after application, and they have a speedy absorption and conduction velocity...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty/Vegetable

    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure. ” The definition of organic fertilizer is simple...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    Tax Agriculture Tax Planning Strategies for Year End 2019 – Part 2

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 14

    This is the second of a two-part series focusing on tax savings, planning opportunities, and other tax considerations for year-end 2019. Part I, published on AgFuse in November of 2019, focused on planning opportunities for farmers with higher than expected earnings in 2019 while Part II focuses on tax planning opportunities for farmers with lower than expected current year performance. Farmers tend to think that tax planning opportunities are only available in high-income years or when they close on a big transaction (selling your property, selling a large amount of stock for a capital gain, etc). However, just as tax planning is essential in those situations, it is also critical to consider tax planning strategies during a down year. One of the major goals in this scenario is to avoid a tax loss for the year because the new loss rules in effect for farmers are much different than they were before the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Key Agriculture Tax Planning Strategies for Year End 2019 – Part 1

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Nov 1, 2019

    This is the first of a two-part series focusing on tax savings, planning opportunities, and other tax considerations for farmers and agriculture businesses for year-end 2019. Part I focuses on when a farming taxpayer has higher than expected earnings in 2019 while Part II, which was published on AgFuse. com in early December 2019, focuses on tax planning opportunities when a farmer has lower than expected current year performance. When considering tax planning opportunities for year-end 2019, taxpayers should first take a step back and analyze their current year performance. Were your current year earnings higher than expected, or were they lower than expected? How did your crop perform this year relative to prior years? Did you have any unexpected or non-recurring gains or losses during the year? These are all great questions to be asking your CPA as you move into these critical final two months of 2019...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Rick Husk Furnace

    By SUNCUE Grain Dryer

    Published Oct 29, 2019

    SUNCUE Rice Husk Furnace: From Fossil Fuel Agriculture to Ecological Cycle AgricultureIn order to pursue high production, fossil fuel is used in large quantities in modern agricultural activities. The large-scale use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides requires oil as raw materials; agricultural machinery also uses diesel and natural gas for production activities. This is fossil fuel agriculture. Excessive use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers will accumulate in the soil, pollute the soil, water, air, and pollute the ecological environment. Agricultural machinery consumes a large amount of diesel and natural gas, and produces carbon dioxide greenhouse gases, causing extreme weather...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag, Rice

    MYCORRHIZA, GRANULES ( MYCO PEP)

    By Peptech Biosciences

    Published Oct 24, 2019

    MYCO PEP is an environment friendly Phosphate solubilizing and nutrient mobilizing fungal product containing Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) named Ecto & Endo-Mycorrhizae. It defines the mutually beneficial relationship between the plant and root fungus. It also provides protection to the plants from disease causing organisms to the roots. It helps in improving soil fertility. MYCO PEP release powerful enzymes into the soil that dissolve hard nutrients such as organic nitrogen, phosphorus, iron and other tightly bound nutrients...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic

    How to prevent powdery mildew

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Oct 12, 2019

    If you grow grapes, you may reach to see a white powdery substance on the grape leaves. It’s the grape powdery mildew. Especially in the main grapevine growing area such as the Americas, Europe, and Australia. The symptoms look as a whitish-gray powdery coating on the leaves or fruit caused by plant part and conidia on the surface of the plant. On leaves, initial symptoms appear as chlorotic spots on the leaf surface that presently become whitish lesions...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    The Tax Benefits of Conservation Easements

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Oct 6, 2019

    Conservation easements have grown in popularity in recent years, partly due to the impactful tax benefits available to the donor. A conservation easement is a restriction on the use of land, voluntarily granted by the landowner to a conservation organization or to a government sponsored entity. The general rule for permanent conservation easement donations is that the property owner can take a charitable contribution tax deduction on their return for the difference in the fair market value of the land before the conservation easement and after the conservation easement. Currently, the donor can take a conservation easement charitable deduction of up to 50% of their taxable income in a given year. Should the value of the conservation easement charitable deduction exceed this taxable income threshold in the first year (because of lower than expected earnings or simply because of the size of the deduction), the taxpayer can use the remaining deduction over a fifteen-year carryforward period (no carryback is allowed and the same 50% taxable income limit applies during the carryforward period)...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    New Agriculture in Kedah: A Move Towards MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 30, 2019

    Kedah is a state in northern Malaysia and is well known for its agriculture industry, especially in paddy planting. In Malaysia, according to 2016 statistics, about 700,000 hectare land is provided for paddy planting and average annual growth is projected at 0. 03 percent[1]. Compared to other south east Asian countries, Malaysia is positioned as the net rice importer and least rice production compared to Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Malaysia imported 33 percent of their rice from Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan while producing 67 percent of them locally, primarily in Kedah, Northern Perak and Selangor...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag, Specialty

    What fertilizer do you need to grow grass?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 27, 2019

    1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green. The importance of fertilizer is the same as water, air, and temperature in the soil. Most fertilizers all contain three different nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Npk Fertilizer for LawnNitrogenNitrogen plays a critical role in the process of photosynthesis, It promotes healthy leaf growth by encouraging the production of chlorophyll, which is a chemical vital to photosynthesis...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    What Kind of Fertilizer Suitable For Grass

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 25, 2019

    How to choose the suitable lawn fertilizer1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green. The importance of fertilizer is the same as water, air, and temperature in the soil. Most fertilizers all contain three different nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. NitrogenNitrogen plays a critical role in the process of photosynthesis, It promotes healthy leaf growth by encouraging the production of chlorophyll, which is a chemical vital to photosynthesis...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Marketing

    What does fertilizer do for grass

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 25, 2019

    How to choose the suitable lawn fertilizer1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green. The importance of fertilizer is the same as water, air, and temperature in the soil. Most fertilizers all contain three different nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. NitrogenNitrogen plays a critical role in the process of photosynthesis, It promotes healthy leaf growth by encouraging the production of chlorophyll, which is a chemical vital to photosynthesis...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Marketing

    Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Industry

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 21, 2019

    Application of blockchain technologyThe term blockchain has yielded much attention in many industries in the last 10 years. The emergence of blockchain is due to the lack of trusted system in the market. It has been used in various industries such as finance, logistics, retail, energy, health, education and more. However, the common use of blockchain is found in the finance sector. In short, blockchain is a system linked in a peer-to-peer network maintained across several computers that records transaction made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Organic Fertilizers Market to Witness an Outstanding Growth by 2023

    By Pradeep Z

    Published Sep 16, 2019

    The global market of organic fertilizers is expected to continue its growth during the forecast period, due to the growing agriculture land area for organic cultivation. Since this market’s growth is directly related to the scope of innovation as it is a highly competitive market so, key players are investing in R&D for innovating product lines. Moreover, leading players are also investing in partnership with various organic fertilizers manufacturers as well as research organizations, targeting this as the primary focus area to grow the consumer base. The Global Organic Fertilizers Market is projected to grow at the CAGR of 11. 9 %, as it is backed up by the growing demand for organic fertilizers and increasing varieties of organic fertilizer products...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting. The variety was later renamed MD2 to honour the wife of the then General Manager of the Maui Pineapple Company[1]...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Sep 11, 2019

    Farmers and Agribusiness Companies are granted certain tax breaks and industry-specific deductions from the IRS. The service understands both the complexities and constraints of farmers as well as their essential role in our nation's economy. I have listed out the top ten most important tax benefits, accounting methods, and tax deductions related to farmers. 1. Farms with less than $25 Million of Average Gross Receipts can use the Cash Basis of AccountingCompanies, including farms, with less than $25 million in average annual gross receipts for the past three years, can elect to use either the cash or accrual method of accounting...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    How to control Nematodes?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 10, 2019

    In recent years, many growers around the world have recognized an increase in the incidence of turfgrass damage caused by nematodes attacks. The nematode is one of the most plentiful and oldest animals on earth. Although most nematodes are feed on microorganisms or organisms, and many are plant or animal parasites. Plant parasitic nematodes are 0. 4 to 3...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 6, 2019

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry. Itrepresents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and IoT solutions into farming to increase the efficiency of agricultural operations. Smart farming entails the obtaining of real time data of soil, air, and crops, aiming at increasing the quality and quantity of agricultural production while protecting the environment. By using Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, software and hardware, robotics, sensors and more, the entire smart farming concept promotes circular economy, thus leads to sustainability farming. Coping with Crop Production LossSmart Farming concept first came about when the realization of production and food loss figure surges despite numerous measures applied in the crop field...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    What are humic acid fertilizer?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 2, 2019

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. The one source of humic acids are the sedimentation layers referred to as Leonardite. Leonardite is organic matter, which has not reached the state of coal and differs from soft brown coal by its high oxidation degree, a result of the process of coal formation (bog > peat > coal), and high humic acid content as well as higher carboxyl groups. Now humic acid have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Adding a small amount of humus to an acre of soil can improve soil condition...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing

    Top 4 ways to stimulate root growth

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 3, 2019

    Importance of healthy rootsFirst, they anchor the plant in place, resisting the forces of wind and running water or mudflow. Secondly, the root system takes in oxygen, water and nutrients from the soil, to move them up through the plant to the stems, leaves, and blooms. where they can interact with sunlight to produce sugars and energy for the plant. Last but not least, scientists have recently discovered that roots actually secrete compounds that affect the microorganisms in the soil, which can help protect the plants from disease and encourage it to absorb nutrients from the soil. Top 4 ways to promote root growth1...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Organic

    Why is soil salinization a problem?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Aug 21, 2019

    What’s Soil SalinizationSoil salinization is one of the most vital soil problems for agricultural production. Salinization refers to the salt content of the level affecting agricultural and environmental health. Soil salinization usually occurs in arid areas, In these areas, soluble salt ions accumulate in the soil. In these areas where plant growth requires irrigation, the Evaporation and transpiration process leaves salt in the soil. In the beginning, the salt will reduce soil productivity and limit crop yields...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on. The farming industry was buzzing with new information on how to grow and market this miracle plant. Hemp farming was going to not only save the modern row crop farmer but also make him wealthy in the process. Right? Not so fast…Let me preface this entire article by saying that I am not anti-hemp...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    1031 Exchanges and Farm Land: 5 Things that Landowners Need to Know

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Aug 2, 2019

    A 1031 Exchange is a tax-deferred swap program in which farmers and others in the agriculture industry can participate. Farmland, vacant land, and certain agriculture assets are considered real estate assets under the Internal Revenue Code. As much, farmers and others are able to utilize Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1031 in order to defer tax upon the disposition of farmland and acquisition of a “like-kind” piece of property. Section 1031 exchanges, which originally began in the 1920’s, have seen numerous tweaks and changes over the years to get us to the rules that are in place today. IRC Section 1031 allows a taxpayer to defer (not avoid) capital gains taxes realized upon the disposition of a property if the taxpayer replaces the property with a “like-kind” asset of equal or higher value...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    The best biocontrol agent trichoderma harzianum

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 22, 2019

    What’s Trichoderma Harzianum ?Trichoderma harzianum fungi that are present in nearly all soils. It readily colonizes plant roots and rhizosphere competent able to grow on roots as they develop. Trichoderma has quicker growth rate, and highly adaptation in bad soil condition. It is usually used for foliar application, seed treatment and soil treatment for suppression of various disease causing fungal pathogens. The Brightest Spotlight, it has the outstanding capacity for eliminating damaging fungal pathogens in soil, and form a nature defensive bond to Guard and stimulate your crop’s roots...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Why Mycorrhiza is important in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 12, 2019

    There is no doubt that mycorrhizae play the important role in plant growth. They help build soil aggregate structure to provides plant roots with a better & healthy environment to healthy and strong growth. Their symbiotic relationship with plants helps them access extra water and nutrients source in soil. How does it workMycorrhizal spores germinate when in contact with plant roots and form filaments (hyphae), which create a symbiotic relationship increasing the plants ability to uptake fixed nutrients and water, improving plant performance. Mycorrhizal fungi increase the surface absorbing area of roots 100 to a 1,000 times, thereby greatly improving the ability of the plant to access soil resources...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    Farm equipment inventory

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Jul 10, 2019

    Taking inventory of your farm equipment Think about how long accumulating your farm equipment took. And about the money you spent on each piece. If a fire, flood, tornado or other covered disaster strikes your farm or ranch, will you be able to make a list of all of the damaged or destroyed equipment for your insurer?Be prepared if you have to file an insurance claimConduct an equipment inventory so you have a detailed record of each tool, including:Purchase date and purchase cost. Include receipts. Estimated replacement value Serial or ID numberModel number, brand and yearThis information helps your insurance company reimburse you fairly and quickly, according to your policy provisions...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Warning: Are your Insurance options too expensive?

    By David Berg

    Published Jul 4, 2019

    Use this checklist to ask the right questions to avoid buying a medical plan your employees can't afford. Are the services I need most covered? Why this is important: Primary care, labs, generic Rx, chiropractors, annual exams, immunizations and routine xrays are the routine services over 90% of people need over 90% of the time. These services should be easy and have very few rules and costs associated with them. Are the copays reasonable? Why this is important: The system has many ways to nickel and dime you. $0 copays for routine services are smart...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Secrets you don't know about seaweed fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 1, 2019

    Seaweed fertilizer is a biological fertilizer produced by scientific processing of marine plant seaweed as the main raw material. The main component is the natural biological active material extracted from seaweed. Most seaweed can grow to lengths of over 50 meters. Trace elements found in organic seaweed fertilizers include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plants. Mechanism of seaweed fertilizerSeaweed fertilizer has a comprehensive regulation effect on the “crop-soil-fertilizer” system, which is to increase yield and improve quality by stimulating crop growth, regulating soil and improving fertilizer efficiency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jun 24, 2019

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils. Regulates the pH-value of soils. Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests. Stimulates root growth, and improves the plant’s uptake of nutrients and water...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jun 24, 2019

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils. Regulates the pH-value of soils. Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests. Stimulates root growth, and improves the plant’s uptake of nutrients and water...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Farm Financial Risks

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Jun 21, 2019

    Farm financial planning for the agriculture community At Nationwide, we understand those who work in agriculture. After all, we were founded by farmers and have been helping them manage risks since 1926. If you run a farm or ranch, you're no stranger to risks, including those from unpredictable weather, insects and crop diseases. But financial risks, such as fluctuating markets, uncertain income and potential long-term care expenses, can threaten your operation as well. We can help you better understand these risks – and provide farm financial planning tips to help you manage them...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Best guide for chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 28, 2019

    Chitosan oligosaccharide is known as plant vaccines and they are the third type of vaccine after human and animal vaccines. It’s applied in a wide range of crops and application methods are also very flexible. Its important value has been gradually tapped and catch more and more attention. A wealth of compound products has emerged in and will open up a new path for crop nutrition and health. Now we analyze the current mainstream application methods: 1...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Organic

    Celebrate national dairy month with Nationwide

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published May 17, 2019

    Celebrate national dairy month by creating a safe dairy operation This June, dairy leaders, farmers and communities from across America will celebrate National Dairy Month. What began 76 years ago as a way to stabilize dairy demand when production was at a surplus, has evolved into an annual traditional of celebrating the important contributions of the dairy industry. While we take time to honor the dairy producers in our communities, Nationwide encourages producers to mark the occasion by considering the safety of their operations. Dairy workers can have a high injury rate, says Jerry Hillard, AVP of Farm Sales, Nationwide, Des Moines, IA. Taking proper precautions can prevent many accidents...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Learn about wildfire safety and fire prevention tips

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Jun 3, 2019

    The combination of increased risk and high-value assets makes fire protection at farms and ranches a high priority. The first step in minimizing the fire and wildfire risk is increased knowledge and awareness. It's never too early to prepare. Take several basic steps right now to protect your family, farm/ranch and property from disaster. Basic fire prevention preparation To minimize the risk of possible fire hazards in your operations and residence:Remove or isolate highly flammable and combustible materials and accelerantsTrain and conduct fire drills for employees and family membersDevelop a plan to evacuate livestock, or maintain an area where livestock can be moved, such as a plowed or heavily-grazed field or pasture with water and shadeWork with your fire department to make sure an adequate water supply is available and that obstructions are removed from aisles, walkways, driveways and doorsProvide a list of stored hazardous materials to your fire department, and update regularlyStress the importance of everyday maintenance and housekeepingPost signs and enforce “no smoking” bans in barns and around machinery and combustible and flammable materialsInstall, inspect and maintain appropriate smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and sprinklers in residences and farm buildings, on combines and tractors, and around mechanized equipmentFarm building and Resources When building or remodeling, meet the most-recently-approved requirements of your state and local building, electrical and fire codes...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Get livestock insurance from Nationwide

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published May 14, 2019

    When you get an AgriChoice® farm insurance policy from Nationwide, you’re also getting protection for your livestock and poultry. That means your cows, bulls, swine, goats, lambs and sheep are covered. So are turkeys and other birds. What livestock insurance coversLivestock insurance covers broad causes of loss protection, including:Accidental shootingsAttacks by dogs or wild animals (except to sheep)EarthquakesElectrocutionFloodsLoading and unloading accidentsSudden and accidental collisions causing deathKeep in mind that there may be a limit on the value of any one animal, although higher limits may be available. Know your optionsThe maximum amount payable per head is determined by how your livestock are insured:IndividualBlanketHerdIndividual coverageYou can schedule each animal individually...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 7, 2019

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants. They will bring a lot of damage to plants...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    Ag Health and Safety Alliance

    By David Sullivan Ag Safety

    Published May 3, 2019

    We are an international nonprofit organization, registered in the US and Canada, that focuses on health and safety for the next generation of agriculture We collect this data via a survey completed by students. With our international standardized survey we can now compare students from US, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Sweden. Doing our part to help protect the most noble industry on this planet. ...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Damages of nematodes on turf

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 30, 2019

    In recent years, many growers around the world have recognized an increase in the incidence of turfgrass damage caused by nematodes attacks. The nematode is one of the most plentiful and oldest animals on earth. Although most nematodes are feed on microorganisms or organisms, and many are plant or animal parasites. Plant parasitic nematodes are 0. 4 to 3...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Wheat

    New chance for Nematicides Market

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 29, 2019

    Market InterpretationNematicides helps in securing crops from nematodes as well as various other soil-dwelling pests. This, subsequently, has actually driven the growth of nematicides market. The burden on the healthcare sector because of the large-scale existence of chronic illness has actually urged changes in customer behavior pattern. An upswing sought after for natural items is anticipated which is most likely to produce nematicides demand over the following number of years. Market Scenario and Key RestraintsThe longevity of pests has actually heightened the need for nematicides across the farming sector...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Wheat

    2019 best classification of nematicides

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 18, 2019

    A nematicide is a type of chemical pesticide used to kill plant-parasitic nematodes. Nematicides have tended to be broad-spectrum toxicants possessing high volatility or other properties promoting migration through the soil. Below is the classification of nematicides. Natural Nematicides1. Garlic-derived polysulfide productIt derived from garlic, kills nematodes on contact to significantly reduce crop losses and turf damage without leaving harmful residues...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    High-efficiency bio nematicide to control root knot nematodes

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 11, 2019

    Damages of nematodesNematodes attack plant roots, stems and leaves. They are a major group of crop pathogens and cause worldwide losses estimated at about US$120 billion every year. They inhabit the soil and damage the roots of plants, weakening their ability to absorb water and nutrients. The symptoms of these damages include stunting, yellowing of plant leaves, and loss of plant vigour. Nematodes rarely killing plants directly, But they will affect plant growth and yields greatly...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cotton, Soybeans

    Tips to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 1, 2019

    Use these tips to help avoid and recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning Think about the gas-powered engines you might use on a daily basis, like a generator, pump, pressure-washer, tractor or truck. All of these essential machines produce carbon monoxide (CO). They can become deadly if used indoors with little or no ventilation. The risk of CO poisoning exists outdoors, too. That’s because an engine’s exhaust fumes can get trapped and concentrated in an area with minimal air movement...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Farms For Sale Ireland / UK

    By James Kelly

    Published Mar 30, 2019

    ‘Finding Farms Made Simple’Farms For Sale Ireland / UK is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for agricultural land, property and farms for sale across Ireland and the UK. Agricultural property listings span all categories of farming enterprises including residential farms / estates, arable farm, beef and sheep enterprises, dairy units, equestrian facilities, fishery farms, forestry / woodlands, pig and poultry units, mushroom units and small holdings. Potential rural property buyers have easy-to-use search tools to customise their search by country, county/state, type of farm, area size and price range. Our unique Farm Finder Map allows users to search for agricultural properties within a given radius. Estate agents benefit from bespoke Agency and multiple Agent profiles...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Grain Drying Technology Using Paddy Husk

    By SUNCUE Grain Dryer

    Published Mar 28, 2019

    Burning paddy husk in a rice husk furnace can be a complete substitute for gas or diesel by burning paddy husk to provide necessary thermal energy. This not only increases the millers/farmer’s income through significantly reducing drying cost and improving grain quality, it is also an important 21st century drying industry breakthrough. Paddy husk had long been considered rural waste, but with this technical innovation it can produce amazing thermal energy. The thermal energy generated by 1 kilogram of paddy husk is about 3,000 to 3,500 kcal. Therefore, only 2...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Grain Sorghum, Rice

    Trichoderma's advantages on control soil pathogens

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 25, 2019

    Here we would like to introduce trichoderma‘s effect on control soil pathogens. Trichoderma grows on the surface of roots, where it provides disease control and enhances root growth. Its spores survive in the soil, but the food it lives on is mostly secreted from the root surface. Since the fungus multiplies on its own, it is different from seed-applied fungicides. First, only a little needs to be applied because it will grow to continually cover the roots...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Organic

    Mechanism of Trichoderma as soil conditioner

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 1, 2019

    Nowadays, the rate of China’s fertilizer utilization is relatively low, a large number of the fertilizer is loss or solidified in the soil. This situation has led to many soil problems, such as salinization, hardening and acidification conditions. Why trichoderma can help soil build good conditionTrichoderma can improve soil structure. The hyphae and other substance reproduced by trichoderma can be used as a cementing material to help soil build a stable granular structure, which is porous & full of nutrition. Soil aggregate structure can balance the contradiction between water and nutrients...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Organic

    Trichoderma harzianum effects on control soil pathogens

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 25, 2019

    Here we would like to introduce trichoderma‘s effect on control soil pathogens. Trichoderma grows on the surface of roots, where it provides disease control and enhances root growth. Its spores survive in the soil, but the food it lives on is mostly secreted from the root surface. Since the fungus multiplies on its own, it is different from seed-applied fungicides. First, only a little needs to be applied because it will grow to continually cover the roots...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Marketing

    Prepare your farm for weather emergencies

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 29, 2019

    Severe weather brings a host of potential challenges for farmers and ranchers. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and high volumes of chemicals on hand are just a few hazards that they face. Emergency preparednessWe’re passionate about emergency preparedness. We help our members deal with accidents, crises and disasters every day. We see firsthand the effects of these incidents on farm owners, their families, employees, customers, bottom lines, and often on their futures...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Expanding Your Farm?

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 22, 2019

    Top 10 Things to Consider when Expanding your Farm Operation Farmers and ranchers are innovative business-people who are not afraid to take risks. Many operators are always thinking about ways to increase revenues. Sometimes that means expanding into areas that can include commercial activities, like seed conditioning, hauling other peoples' grain, custom spraying, or even agritourism or a farm stand. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 things you should consider whenever you have a discussion about expanding your farm or ranch business. The bottom line: It's important to do your homework, and be sure to contact your insurance agent...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Farm Succession Planning

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Mar 20, 2019

    Understanding Farm Succession Planning Finding time to talk to your family about succession planning for your farm may be difficult. You may also be uncomfortable with the thought of selling your farm or handing over control to family members. Make the time to develop a solid transition plan for your farming business. You’ll help ensure that your family’s wishes are met, and emotional stress is minimized. What you should know up front about transitioning your farmUnlike estate plans, which concentrate on tax liabilities and the various ways to lessen the tax burden, succession plans focus on the future of the farm...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Is Your Farm Adequately Insured?

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 15, 2019

    Don't risk finding out if your farm is under-insured when you have a loss Insuring to the accurate value of your home, buildings, equipment and inventory is an important consideration when reviewing your insurance coverage needs. Here’s why: If you have a major loss and your property is not properly valued, your claim reimbursement could fall short of your expectations and put you in a bind. In the event of a major loss, this might even create a serious financial shortfall. Studies show that a large percentage of homes and farm buildings in the United States are under-insured. So we recommend discussing this with your insurance agent to ensure you’re keeping your property values up-to-date...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Culture of Farm Safety

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 8, 2019

    Make Sure Farm Safety is Top Priority Creating a safety culture at your workplace requires a proactive safety attitude. Consider these tips to get workers onboard. Talk about safetyThe more you talk up the importance of safety, the more you’ll generate awareness and attention at the management, supervisory and employee levels. Regular discussion helps promote a safety culture that encourages inclusion and information sharing. It’s widely recognized that the safest workplaces are where workers hear people talking regularly about safety...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How To Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Mar 19, 2019

    Use these tips to help avoid and recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning Think about the gas-powered engines you might use on a daily basis, like a generator, pump, pressure-washer, tractor or truck. All of these essential machines produce carbon monoxide (CO). They can become deadly if used indoors with little or no ventilation. The risk of CO poisoning exists outdoors, too. That’s because an engine’s exhaust fumes can get trapped and concentrated in an area with minimal air movement...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    By Benjamin Pezzillo

    Published Feb 28, 2019

    By now you have probably heard about Qualified Opportunity Zones. But did you know QOZs are not limited to the urban core?QOZs were chosen by local and state officials out of each individual state's Low Income Census Tracts. Each state's lists was submitted to the federal government for review and approval. California's approved list was released in Q2 2018. So what are the benefits of investing capital gains in property in a QOZ?-- Deferral of Capital Gains Tax owed-- Elimination of Capital Gains Tax liability on future Capital Gains from the investment in a QOZSo what's the catch?-- The subject property must be located within a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ)-- Ownership of the property must transfer to a special purpose vehicle called a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund-- The original property owner may be limited in the equity they can hold in the QOZ project-- To maintain QOZ status, the project must make substantial improvements to the property within 30 months of acquisition by the QOZ Fund-- Substantial improvements must be equal to or greater than the cost basis for the subject property-- For maximum Capital Gains Tax shelter, the QOZ Project must operate for 10 years and one dayGot questions or want to know if your property is located in a QOZ? I am happy to chat...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter: March 1, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Mar 1, 2019

    · Momentum trading ruled direction for the most part this week as traders in both the wheat and corn complex tried their best to call a bottom and failed. Meanwhile on the bean side of things we saw additional China/US trade headlines and rumors push the market hard in both directions. · After the close last Friday Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was quoted as saying China had agreed to purchase another 10 mmt of soybeans, in addition to the 10 mmt they had already committed to buy. This allowed a bit of a pop in beans before traders started to question whether or not this commitment was immediate or would be spread out over several years. · With the obviously burdensome supply and demand situation it is imperative purchases happen sooner rather than later...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How AgFuse Can Help Your Farm This Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Mar 1, 2019

    A new year is always a great time to reflect on your farm business and to look at the big picture. The main focus is “How can I improve my business this upcoming year?” Let us suggest an easy and free way to do so: join AgFuse and participate in the smartest online community of ag professionals. The platform is absolutely free and you can be as active or inactive as you’d like. What are some of the benefits of joining AgFuse?Network with other members in your area or members who specialize in your crops or interests. See the latest news articles from leading industry publications appearing directly in your newsfeed...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter February 22, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Feb 22, 2019

    · Continued Chinese negotiations and getting settled back into the routine of receiving regular USDA information were the highlights of this week’s trade. · The markets were closed Monday for President’s Day, but came back Tuesday to a very rough start. Ideas that perhaps US/Chinese negotiations weren’t going quite as well as perceived at the end of last week were only compounded by rumors African Swine Fever had been discovered in Canada. While the rumor of ASF being found in North America seems to have come from a trader misreading an article talking about what *would* happen if the disease were found, the market reaction was very real, moving sharply to the downside, breaking key support levels on its way. · However cooler heads prevailed allowing the soybean market at least to recover a good portion of its losses before the close, firming enough to poke above those important technical levels...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Agricultural Drones | Their Role in Agricultural Purposes

    By Payal Deshmukh

    Published Feb 21, 2019

    Where Do Drones Fit in The Agriculture Sector?Find more and get free sample: http://bit. ly/2E44ujhThanks to new agriculture drones, farmers are using high-precision methods for geo-tagging aerial images. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones can help farmers keep a track of their fields and livestock, which can prevent diseases. Drones provide information regarding soil, fruits, crops, and weeds. These devices aid in crop scouting and alert users in making the right decisions about pesticides & fertilizers...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Precision Ag

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter February 15, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Feb 15, 2019

    · Much of this week was spent focusing on China trade talks while we worked to get caught up on data after the government shutdown, and digest what last week’s report information could mean long-term. · Last Friday’s information was relatively absent of surprises. While corn yield and overall production came in a bit lower than anticipated the reduction in usage kept overall carryout in line with trader expectations ahead of the report. What was most interesting was the by-state breakdown in stocks both on and off the farm as those numbers will likely have implication in cash values paid in the coming months. · When looking at on farm holdings, we saw relatively large reductions year over year in several states...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Chitosan & mycorrhiza complement each other for soil healthy

    By Darren Chan

    Published Feb 12, 2019

    Researchers are studying the effects of chitosan on mycorrhiza. Good effects on mycorrhizal and root systems of related plants can be observed, leading to healthier crops growth and fruiting. The enzyme-resistant enzymes (chitinase) produced by plants are particularly effective against the phytopathogenic fungi cell wall, but they don’t have such function against the cell wall of mycorrhiza. It would be no harmful increase in the mycorrhiza, chitinase after observing the soil chitosan-treated. The increasing in lignification of plant cell walls after treatment with chitosan can defend the mycorrhizal fungi of arbuscular or ectodermal layers, because both of them were contacting the side roots of plants near the root crown, meanwhile the rhizomes are completed and form the root hairs...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Dairy

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter February 1, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Feb 1, 2019

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: February 1st, 2019· The reopening of the government and Chinese trade conversations dominated headlines this week. With the former playing catch up and the latter loaded with fodder for both buyers and sellers. · A short-term resolution to the government shutdown was announced late last Friday as lawmakers put aside their differences, funding the government through the 15th of February. The funding allowed offices closed for well over a month to reopen, this included the USDA, CFTC and others, also allowing for those employees working without pay throughout the shutdown to receive those delayed paychecks. · With funding restored the USDA fully reopened Monday morning, and announced when the reports that had been delayed during the shutdown would be released...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 25, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Jan 25, 2019

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 25, 2019· The government shutdown is now working into its second month creating a Ground Hog Day type feel across commodity markets. The lack of official information has opened the door to rumors and uncertainty over what is really taking place when it comes to fund positions, export sales and supply availability as a whole. As a result, markets remain locked in a trading range. · Chinese trade developments continue to dominate trader attention. What was once discussed as a 50 billion dollar ag package late last week rolled into a several trillion dollar ag package late last Friday...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Blockchain & the Future of Fruits & Vegetables Supply Chain

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 22, 2019

    What is Blockchain Technology?Regardless of whether you're completely new to the digital currency space, odds are you've known about blockchain and you may even have a rough thought regarding what it is as of now. It's a sufficiently enough concept to grasp: at its most fundamental dimension, it is an exact record of everything which has ever occurred on a given network. That may not sound so impressive straight off the bat, but its significance is pretty great. On the web pretty much everything is hackable – the ramifications of something which is corruption-resistant are immense. How Does It Work?A blockchain is a peer-to-peer network of computers known as nodes that both participate and monitor asset transfers...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 22, 2019

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment. This makes it an important role in agricultural production as a new type of green production. 1. Inducing the production of plant resistance proteinsChitosan oligosaccharides and their derivatives can induce plants to produce resistance proteins against pathogens...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 18, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Jan 18, 2019

    This Week in AgricultureA Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 18, 2019· With the government shutdown looking to continue on indefinitely traders are adjusting to life with minimal information flowing, focusing more on cash grain values, freight movement, export inspections and the rumor mill to generate direction. · Export inspections this week came in above the high side of expectations, and much higher than levels seen throughout the holidays, but below levels needed to meet current USDA estimates. CIF (export bids) values have shown some strength this week for corn and wheat likely indicating buying interest increased, especially with the recent move lower in futures. Soybean values have remained relatively steady, though traders are aware bids have returned to the Pacific Northwest after most buyers had nothing posted throughout harvest. · Chinese import information for the month of December was released early this week as well, and was quite disappointing with soybean imports coming in at the lowest level seen in 7 years...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Role of the Virtual marketplace in facilitating trade challenges

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 17, 2019

    A virtual marketplace is an online forum where many vendors come and sell their products to interested buyers through a third party website or app. The virtual marketplace is differentiated from an e-commerce site because it offers products from many vendors instead of single and from a buyer’s perspective; it provides more options for the single item. It is basically a non-physical bazaar that exists in spatial digital dimensions and provides one-click access to sellers and interested buyers. In this world of globalization and digitalization, time is considered precious commodity and diminishing physical constraints for shoppers and overhead costs for vendors are considered to be the elixir to carry forward the businesses in this new era. E-commerce has seen an explosion since 2014 and many websites have popped up since then to offer their products online...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    From Farm to Fork

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 17, 2019

    According to UNOS 20 people die on average because of Organ Failure daily. In 2016 alone more than 7000 people died due to organ failure who was in the waiting list of organ transplant. According to the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BFSS), obesity has increased 35% in the Seven States with West Virginia at the top with record 38. 1% increase. Increase in obesity indirectly accounts to increase in cardiac arrests and other coronary diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other frightening complications...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 11, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Jan 11, 2019

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 11, 2019· This week was loaded with lots of news stories with no real direction. Traders spent much of their time focusing on Brazilian weather, Chinese trade negotiations and the non-existent USDA report. · The government shutdown was most obvious this week with the absence of the major USDA report scheduled for Friday. The January report is always a major factor in market moves as it gives us insight into final production numbers and total stocks as of December 1st. Without the updated numbers direction will likely remain lacking as traders are unsure of whether or not a surprise will be hidden in these numbers when they are released...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Times Are Tough but Don't Cut This One Input

    By Fertility And Soils

    Published Jan 10, 2019

    This is an unquestionably tough time to be a farmer. A trade war has beaten down already marginal prices, inputs have risen more than anyone could have predicted and many of us have experienced a so-called thousand-year weather event--not only once but twice in the last four years. You hear the same advice all around during times like this: “The farmers who will survive and thrive during tough times are low-cost producers. ” For the most part, this is very good advice. Farmers are inundated with a number of questionable inputs and, during the toughest of times, it’s not hard to see areas where we can cut rates or cut out products completely...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Cotton

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Updated Dec 26, 2019

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection--and a new year ushers in new hope. Ideally, you had the chance to finish your harvest and now have a couple of months of slower-paced work ahead before the next planting season is upon us. For the average person, New Year’s is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions. You know: that time of year where individuals identify their shortcomings and create an ambitious plan to turn themselves into the best they can be starting on January 1...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 2, 2019

    Introduction of MycorrhizaExcessive dependence on chemical fertilizers can result in the destruction of a large number of beneficial microbial communities in the soil and a decrease in soil activity. To improve the current soil ecosystem with serious damage and improve soil fertility, it is imperative to supplement soil beneficial microorganisms. The application of microbial fertilizer is the most direct and effective method. Symbiotic bacteria are fungi that need to grow with plants, but do not harm plants and they are beneficial to plant growth. The symbiotic bacteria can grow together with the roots of some plants to form a special symbiont-exogenous mycorrhiza, which exchanges substances with each other through the mycorrhiza...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef Cattle, Corn

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 4, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Jan 4, 2019

    2019 is coming in with a bang across many sectors of the market. Outside market volatility feels unprecedented with wild swings higher or lower on seemingly little in the way of major headlines, while commodity traders work to pin down short-term demand in the face of a USDA shutdown. Traders returned after the New Year’s holiday to fresh conversations surrounding Chinese state-buyer soybean purchases. While several private traders indicated China was in the market again enquiring about prices and looking to buy, there will be no confirmation of actual amounts until the government reopens or the beans are shipped. Even without confirmation the idea sales are taking place lent support to the bean market as a whole...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter December 14, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Dec 14, 2018

    · A week full of rumors, confirmation and headlines gave everyone a lot to talk about, but surprisingly left the markets somewhat directionless. · The week started with Reuters reporting China was looking to purchase 5-8 mmt of soybeans and that sales were just days away. President Trump agreed in an interview Tuesday saying China was in the market buying large amounts. Excitement continued to build into Wednesday as additional news reports indicated $180 million worth of sales had been finalized, with subsequent reports indicating even more buying throughout the day. · The US Soybean Export Council announced after the close Wednesday that a Chinese delegation had in fact agreed to book 1...

    Categories: Agribusiness

  • Is rural America now more vulnerable to Covid-19 than cities?

    By Owen Taylor

    Updated Jun 22

    Rural areas seemed immune as the coronavirus spread through cities earlier this year. Few rural cases were reported, and attention focused on the surge of illnesses and deaths in the big metro areas. But that false sense of safety is now falling apart as infection rates explode in rural areas across the country. Of the top 25 COVID-19 hot spots that popped up in the last two weeks, 18 were in non-metropolitan counties. Arkansas, North Carolina and Texas all set records in mid-June for the number of people entering hospitals for COVID-19...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    The Best Business Entity Structure for Farms

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated Jun 20

    One of the most common questions I receive as a tax professional is “What type of business entity should I choose?” Most new business owners are overwhelmed at this decision and do not fully understand the differences between types of entities. This article will explain rules, filing requirements, and benefits of the main type of business entities: sole proprietorship, LLC, Partnership, S-Corporation, and C-Corporation. Each decision is dependent upon the facts & circumstances of the owner(s), but a thorough understanding of each business type is critical in making the correct entity decision. Sole Proprietorships:The easiest, quickest type of entity to set up is a sole proprietorship. A sole proprietorship is not separate from its owner...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Organic Fish Fertilizer Use & Application in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jun 15

    Organic fish fertilizer use as natural organic fertilizer. This product contains high organic nitrogen content. Usually, it’s an excellent soil conditioner and natural growth-promoting agent. Below are the benefits & application of organic fish fertilizer in agriculture. Benefits of Organic Fish FertilizerImprove Soil Fertility and StructureAfter fish protein fertilizer is applied into the soil, beneficial microorganisms in the soil proliferation rapidly, the activity can be increased by more than ten times, make the soil structure was optimized, protecting fertilizer significantly increased water retention ability...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty

    The Future of Fresh Produce Trading

    By Ammar Alshami

    Updated May 31

    Technology has caused a disruption in the world. From the corporate sector to the automotive industry, and from the retail world to the agriculture sector, every industry in the world enjoys the benefits of innovative solutions. Technology is redefining luxury and helping people live a life full of conveniences. None of us thought we would be able to shop from the comfort of our homes, but here we are today, all thanks to eCommerce. Whether its grocery, clothing, accessories, or books, we can get everything online...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    GrowConnect

    By Carlin Irwin

    Published May 24

    The purpose of this group is to bring as many farms together as possible. As an app developer, I am trying to crowdfund a new agricultural project. The Purpose of the project is to create a service and a site that connects the farmer to the average consumer. The farm can become agrotechnical through GrowConnect. Farms could use this service to allow consumers to visit or tour the farm, pick fresh crops with a membership, avoid retail expenses, rent out extra-land, and whatever you want it to do! For rentals, you can have those who will need land to farm on and/or you can have short term land rentals for those who want to hunt on your land...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty

    Trichoderma Viride Biopesticide Application in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 20

    Trichoderma viride is a high-efficiency organic biological agent. It produces antibiotics, nutrient competition, parasitic, cell-wall degradation, enzymes, and induced plant resistance mechanisms, which have antagonism effect on a variety of plant pathogenic fungi. Protection and treatment can effectively control soil spread fungus diseases with dual effect. Use Trichoderma viride products, which can enhance the survival rate of seedling and transplant, keep the seedlings robust growth. It can also be used to prevent grey mold...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    Fish Amino Acid Fertilizer Effect & Function in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 18

    Fish protein organic liquid fertilizer is a pure natural fertilizer, It's rich in organic matter, fish protein, peptides, biological polysaccharides, etc. It's also a kind of functional fertilizer, can be used as base fertilizer, topdressing, can be irrigated root, drip irrigation, flushing spray. According to Fish protein fertilizer with rich organic matter, protein, polypeptide, etc. , after plowing soil significantly increased the content of soil organic matter, can rapidly promote the soil microbial breeding, greatly activate the soil nutrient, increase the soil fertility, improve soil protecting fertilizer water retention capacity, the use of fish protein fertilizer can effectively improve soil harden problems, maintain soil fertility. Use fish protein can promote root development, improve photosynthesis, promote the growth of plants, and is beneficial to flower bud differentiation, mature early, and can greatly improve the quality...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Specialty

    Is Your Farm a Hobby or a Business for IRS Tax Purposes?

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 13

    Many taxpayers are surprised to find out that the IRS taxes hobby income. We all have hobbies. Yours might be painting, making unique juices, or growing flowers. Hobbies are an activity, or “side hustle” that is done mostly for pleasure rather than to profit. The IRS requires taxpayers to report hobby income as taxable income...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Best Guide for Microbial Fertilizer Products Introduction

    By Darren Chan

    Updated May 12

    There are lots of Microbial fertilizer products in the market, many growers don’t know how to distinguish and choose the right products for crops. This article will tell you “Why we use Microbial fertilizer” & “Functions of different Microbial products. Why use Microbial Fertilizer ProductsIt’s a kind of product that the life activities of microorganisms make crops get a specific fertilizer effect. Microbial fertilizers products play an essential role in agriculture, not only in improving the supply of soil nutrients, but also in promoting crop growth, disease resistance, and stress resistance. After applying the microbial fertilizer in the soil, the “symbiotic effect of fungi and crops,” “nutrient coordination effect,” “biological nitrogen fixation effect” will occur between the fungus, crops, and soil ecological environment to ensure healthy growth and stability of the crops...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cotton, Organic

    FarmAndRancher.com invites You To Join

    By Cara Randolph

    Published Apr 29

    My name is Cara Randolph, founder of FarmAndRancher. comIn todays troubling times, I have developed a platform for our industry to unite our farmers, ranchers, services and property for sale to the consumer, while enabling you to share this and earn income from home promoting the site. Go to The Partners tab on the far right of FarmAndRancher. comHere's a link to my youtube video for a humorous look into filming a promo video, of which I would prefer to be farming and ranching instead of in front of the camera, but must get it done. Enjoy the laugh I make of myself and please share FarmAndRancher...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Marketing

    Ag-Analytics® and Farm Flight Launch Fully Remote On-Demand UAV Service

    By Sam Baker

    Published Apr 25

    Ag-Analytics® (https://analytics. ag/uav) announced the launch of its long-awaited fully remote, on-demand UAV Service – a custom flight service to assist farmers by providing fast, cost-effective UAV flights and machine learning analysis. The cost starts as low as $210 for a 60-acre field or $2. 40/acre for larger fields. Farmers can easily place a no-obligation order in under 5 minutes with the fly-out occurring in 3-5 days...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Precision Ag

    7 Common Plant Diseases: How to Identify & Treat Them

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 21

    For home gardeners, nothing is more frustrating than seeing their work destroyed by pests and diseases. The disease occurs when environmental conditions are suitable for the growth of pathogens on susceptible hosts. Some pathogens attack a variety of plants, while others attack only specific plants. In addition, some pathogens can attack all parts of the plant, while others attack only selected tissues. Many types of organisms cause plant infections, but the top five types of plant pathogens are fungi, water molds, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Specialty

    The Top 10 Ag Apps For Farmers in 2020

    By The Crossover

    Updated Apr 14

    There is no shortage of great apps to help farmers in 2020. As farming gets more digital, tech savvy farmers are craving tools that can help them do their jobs more efficiently and better. This list compiles 10 of the most useful apps in agriculture. My John Deere Operations Center let’s you take complete control of your operation via remote management of your fleet, monitoring of field work and applications, as well as accessing historic agronomic data. With continuing improvements and updates being rolled out regularly, John Deere has developed what is the clear flagship farm management tool...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Precision Ag

    Bioinsecticide metarhizium anisopliae for pest control

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 9

    Metarhizium anisopliae, formerly known as Entomophthora anisopliae (basionym), is a fungus that grows naturally in soils throughout the world and causes disease in various insects by acting as a parasitoid. It is a mitosporic fungus with asexual reproduction, which was formerly classified in the form class Hyphomycetes of the phylum Deuteromycota. Metarhizium anisopliae is an insect-specific parasite that is parasitic to more than 200 species of pests such as Lepidoptera, Orthoptera, Coleoptera, and Homoptera. It can be used to control a variety of pests such as agriculture, forestry, and health. The agent is a living fungal insecticide, and the morphology of the fungus is close to that of Penicillium...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Specialty

    Supporting Small-to-Midsized Agriculture and Localized Food Distribution During COVID-19

    By Melissa Rouse

    Published Mar 30

    If you are a farmer, rancher, grocer, processor, etc. , and you have specific needs and hurdles that you feel like need to be addressed, please email us at fs6@foodsystem6. org and add to our “haves/needs” document here. Summary of Needs In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a variety of challenges emerge for the farmers, ranchers, processors, and producers that are working across US agriculture to keep our country fed. As “shelter-in-place” mandates stir up consumer worries and instigate stockpiling across the country, small-mid sized farmers and ranchers are coming face-to-face with a variety of challenges across inventory, infrastructure, and cash flow...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef Cattle, Organic

    What does the $2 Trillion Federal Relief Package Mean for Agriculture?

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Mar 28

    Late in the afternoon on Friday, March 27th, the United States House of Representatives passed the $2 trillion federal relief package called Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). This bill was passed first in the Senate on Wednesday, March 25th. While there are many important provisions, this article is focusing on the critical relief resources available to farmers and landowners. The most talked-about relief item in the federal relief bill is the direct payments to American taxpayers. These payments are available to all Americans regardless of occupation, including farmers, and regardless of job status...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Retirement Tax Planning for Farmers

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Mar 15

    The decision to retire is often met with either enthusiasm or fear. Some farmers are counting down the days until retirement, and others are scared to retire because they aren’t sure what they will do without work. Many farmers who have worked so hard for decades have not developed any hobbies outside of farming. The decision to retire is often one of uncertainty. In evaluating this decision, farmers should analyze not just the physical reasons to retire, but also the financial implications of this decision...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Insecticide Beauveria Bassiana Bed Bug Treatment

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 13

    Have you used bio insecticide beauveria bassiana for bed bugs treatment? Beauveria bassiana is a parasite that grows in the soil around the world. It is used as a biopesticide to control many pests, particularly bed bugs, bugs, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and distinct beetles. Beauveria bassiana is a non-toxic, odorless, and environmentally friendly product. It's constant infectivity to pests. Once contaminated, the pests may continuously infect and spread...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Organic

    Carbon Monoxide Safety: How to Protect Your Home, Identify Issues, and Respond to Emergencies

    By Ryan Tollefsen

    Published Feb 27

    Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas that occurs naturally through combustion, or, the process of burning. Low exposure to carbon monoxide can cause symptoms similar to the flu. In high doses, exposure to carbon monoxide can be lethal. Many people who are exposed to carbon monoxide are exposed indoors in their own home. Any appliance that burns fuel indoors could be a potential source for carbon monoxide including gas stoves, clothes dryers, water heaters, furnaces, grills, generators, car engines and fireplaces...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    So you want to Grow Industrial Hemp in Ohio?

    By Jeff LaFollette

    Published Feb 21

    Hello Ohio Hemp Community!Hemp is about to Happen in Ohio and this amazing Cannabis plant will bring change to the life's of many individuals and communities in our Buckeye State. Hemp is not an easy crop to grow and the failure rate is higher than what is being published nationally but if done right this amazing plant helps so many in so many ways and we and many others are here to help. Read More. . ...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Food System 6 Accelerator Announces Their 5th Cohort of Entrepreneurs

    By Melissa Rouse

    Published Feb 19

    The six innovations tapped for the accelerator's Cohort 5 are solving for sustainability and impact across regenerative agriculture, food waste, and fair labor standards for farmers & food-workers. San Francisco, CA (PRUnderground) February 18th, 2020 Food System 6 (FS6), an impact-focused food and agriculture accelerator in the Bay Area, is announcing the launch of their 5th cohort. The six innovations that are participating in this year’s cohort are solving for a range of sustainability and community-focused challenges – addressing such issues as regenerative agriculture, food waste, and fair labor standards for farmers and food-workers. By participating in the FS6 program, these entrepreneurs have signed up for a year of custom coaching and mentorship aimed at supporting them through their next major growth milestones. The FS6 accelerator program will provide training and support in the areas of storytelling, communications, marketing, investment strategy, and business development, and will match participating companies with mentors from across the food, agriculture, and investment sectors...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    Your Loans and Project financing requirements are secured.

    By Bryan Holland

    Published Feb 19

    C&M Financials Ltd is rapidly evolving and growing. We provide wide range of financial services to suit every customers situation. With us your Loans and Project financing requirements are secured. We have also provide an enabling environments for individuals who has financial managements abilities to manage funds into a profitable and viable investment from a private source which C&M Financials Limited is the trustee At C&M Financials Ltd; we are open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 8am till 6pm. The best way to contact us is by email us or telephone...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    Tax Planning for Farmers Considering Selling their Land or Business

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Feb 12

    The tax consequences of selling a farm or agribusiness should be at the top of the mind of every landowner. For many life-long farmers, selling their farm or business is one of the most difficult decisions they will ever make. Even though putting the farm up for sale makes logical sense in most situations, farmers often have an emotional connection to their land and business that exceeds that of other industries. This article is not going to convince you to sell your property or farm. But, it will discuss many essential accounting tips, tax issues, and post-sale considerations related to the sale of a farm or agribusiness...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Harpin Protein Plant Elicitor For Cannabis

    By Darren Chan

    Published Feb 4

    Usually, Harpin Protein acted as a plant health promoter activates a plant’s immune system, which triggers growth and defence genes. When harpin protein contacts with plants’ receptors on their seeds, roots, and leaves, it will trigger an early warning system — “Systemic Acquired Resistance,” leading to increased plant yields and health. Target Crops: Economic crops such as cannabis, tobacco, Asparagus, avocado, mango, grape, citrus, blueberry, kiwi, apple, grape, plum, cherry, blueberry, avocado, nectarine etc. Mechanism of Harpin ProteinIt works by stimulating the plant to grow under the general effects of stress and one of those stresses is fungal attack. Harpin itself does not directly affect the pathogens, nor does it enter the plant, rather it binds to receptors on the plant leaf and thereby triggers physiological processes within the plant...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Soybeans

    AgriBiz Speakers Vested in Agriculture

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published Jan 10

    The team of SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo is excited to see you at the upcoming expo on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16 at the Florence Center in Florence, SC. This will be the 8th annual expo and promises to be full of informative and jam-packed educational sessions with opportunities to connect with over 100 exhibitors. Sun, rain, sleet or snow, the Expo will be buzzing with lots of activities. See you there. The keynote speaker on Wednesday, Dr...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Specialty/Vegetable

    Impact of Final Opportunity Zone Regulations on Farmers & Agribusinesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Jan 8

    On December 19, 2019, Treasury released the final regulations for the much-discussed Opportunity Zone program. Overall, these final regulations did a great job of answering most of the open farming & agribusiness questions proposed by tax practitioners. While we will discuss these in detail, taxpayers must first have a solid understanding of the basic Opportunity Zone rules and benefits. The Opportunity Zone initiative was enacted as part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017. Initially passed on December 22, 2017, the rules for this program are found in Internal Revenue Code Section 1400Z...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 31, 2019

    Seaweed fertilizer is an organic fertilizer produced by accurate processing of marine plant seaweed as the primary raw material. The main component is the natural organic active material extracted from kelp. Below are the advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants:1 Nutrient-richThe active seaweed fertilizer contains a large amount of non-nitrogen-containing organic matter, including 40 kinds of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and iodine, and abundant vitamins, which are unmatched by terrestrial plants, especially seaweed polysaccharides unique to seaweeds. Alginic acid, highly unsaturated fatty acids and a variety of natural plant growth regulators can stimulate the production of non-specific active factors in plants and regulate the balance of endogenous elements. 2 Easily absorbed by plantsThe active ingredients in seaweed fertilizers are particularly active after they have been specially treated, and they enter the plants within 2 to 3 hours after application, and they have a speedy absorption and conduction velocity...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty/Vegetable

    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure. ” The definition of organic fertilizer is simple...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    Tax Agriculture Tax Planning Strategies for Year End 2019 – Part 2

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 14

    This is the second of a two-part series focusing on tax savings, planning opportunities, and other tax considerations for year-end 2019. Part I, published on AgFuse in November of 2019, focused on planning opportunities for farmers with higher than expected earnings in 2019 while Part II focuses on tax planning opportunities for farmers with lower than expected current year performance. Farmers tend to think that tax planning opportunities are only available in high-income years or when they close on a big transaction (selling your property, selling a large amount of stock for a capital gain, etc). However, just as tax planning is essential in those situations, it is also critical to consider tax planning strategies during a down year. One of the major goals in this scenario is to avoid a tax loss for the year because the new loss rules in effect for farmers are much different than they were before the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Key Agriculture Tax Planning Strategies for Year End 2019 – Part 1

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Nov 1, 2019

    This is the first of a two-part series focusing on tax savings, planning opportunities, and other tax considerations for farmers and agriculture businesses for year-end 2019. Part I focuses on when a farming taxpayer has higher than expected earnings in 2019 while Part II, which was published on AgFuse. com in early December 2019, focuses on tax planning opportunities when a farmer has lower than expected current year performance. When considering tax planning opportunities for year-end 2019, taxpayers should first take a step back and analyze their current year performance. Were your current year earnings higher than expected, or were they lower than expected? How did your crop perform this year relative to prior years? Did you have any unexpected or non-recurring gains or losses during the year? These are all great questions to be asking your CPA as you move into these critical final two months of 2019...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Rick Husk Furnace

    By SUNCUE Grain Dryer

    Published Oct 29, 2019

    SUNCUE Rice Husk Furnace: From Fossil Fuel Agriculture to Ecological Cycle AgricultureIn order to pursue high production, fossil fuel is used in large quantities in modern agricultural activities. The large-scale use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides requires oil as raw materials; agricultural machinery also uses diesel and natural gas for production activities. This is fossil fuel agriculture. Excessive use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers will accumulate in the soil, pollute the soil, water, air, and pollute the ecological environment. Agricultural machinery consumes a large amount of diesel and natural gas, and produces carbon dioxide greenhouse gases, causing extreme weather...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag, Rice

    MYCORRHIZA, GRANULES ( MYCO PEP)

    By Peptech Biosciences

    Published Oct 24, 2019

    MYCO PEP is an environment friendly Phosphate solubilizing and nutrient mobilizing fungal product containing Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (VAM) named Ecto & Endo-Mycorrhizae. It defines the mutually beneficial relationship between the plant and root fungus. It also provides protection to the plants from disease causing organisms to the roots. It helps in improving soil fertility. MYCO PEP release powerful enzymes into the soil that dissolve hard nutrients such as organic nitrogen, phosphorus, iron and other tightly bound nutrients...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic

    How to prevent powdery mildew

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Oct 12, 2019

    If you grow grapes, you may reach to see a white powdery substance on the grape leaves. It’s the grape powdery mildew. Especially in the main grapevine growing area such as the Americas, Europe, and Australia. The symptoms look as a whitish-gray powdery coating on the leaves or fruit caused by plant part and conidia on the surface of the plant. On leaves, initial symptoms appear as chlorotic spots on the leaf surface that presently become whitish lesions...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    The Tax Benefits of Conservation Easements

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Oct 6, 2019

    Conservation easements have grown in popularity in recent years, partly due to the impactful tax benefits available to the donor. A conservation easement is a restriction on the use of land, voluntarily granted by the landowner to a conservation organization or to a government sponsored entity. The general rule for permanent conservation easement donations is that the property owner can take a charitable contribution tax deduction on their return for the difference in the fair market value of the land before the conservation easement and after the conservation easement. Currently, the donor can take a conservation easement charitable deduction of up to 50% of their taxable income in a given year. Should the value of the conservation easement charitable deduction exceed this taxable income threshold in the first year (because of lower than expected earnings or simply because of the size of the deduction), the taxpayer can use the remaining deduction over a fifteen-year carryforward period (no carryback is allowed and the same 50% taxable income limit applies during the carryforward period)...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    New Agriculture in Kedah: A Move Towards MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 30, 2019

    Kedah is a state in northern Malaysia and is well known for its agriculture industry, especially in paddy planting. In Malaysia, according to 2016 statistics, about 700,000 hectare land is provided for paddy planting and average annual growth is projected at 0. 03 percent[1]. Compared to other south east Asian countries, Malaysia is positioned as the net rice importer and least rice production compared to Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Malaysia imported 33 percent of their rice from Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan while producing 67 percent of them locally, primarily in Kedah, Northern Perak and Selangor...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag, Specialty

    What fertilizer do you need to grow grass?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 27, 2019

    1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green. The importance of fertilizer is the same as water, air, and temperature in the soil. Most fertilizers all contain three different nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Npk Fertilizer for LawnNitrogenNitrogen plays a critical role in the process of photosynthesis, It promotes healthy leaf growth by encouraging the production of chlorophyll, which is a chemical vital to photosynthesis...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    What Kind of Fertilizer Suitable For Grass

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 25, 2019

    How to choose the suitable lawn fertilizer1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green. The importance of fertilizer is the same as water, air, and temperature in the soil. Most fertilizers all contain three different nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. NitrogenNitrogen plays a critical role in the process of photosynthesis, It promotes healthy leaf growth by encouraging the production of chlorophyll, which is a chemical vital to photosynthesis...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Marketing

    What does fertilizer do for grass

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 25, 2019

    How to choose the suitable lawn fertilizer1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green. The importance of fertilizer is the same as water, air, and temperature in the soil. Most fertilizers all contain three different nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. NitrogenNitrogen plays a critical role in the process of photosynthesis, It promotes healthy leaf growth by encouraging the production of chlorophyll, which is a chemical vital to photosynthesis...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Marketing

    Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Industry

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 21, 2019

    Application of blockchain technologyThe term blockchain has yielded much attention in many industries in the last 10 years. The emergence of blockchain is due to the lack of trusted system in the market. It has been used in various industries such as finance, logistics, retail, energy, health, education and more. However, the common use of blockchain is found in the finance sector. In short, blockchain is a system linked in a peer-to-peer network maintained across several computers that records transaction made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Organic Fertilizers Market to Witness an Outstanding Growth by 2023

    By Pradeep Z

    Published Sep 16, 2019

    The global market of organic fertilizers is expected to continue its growth during the forecast period, due to the growing agriculture land area for organic cultivation. Since this market’s growth is directly related to the scope of innovation as it is a highly competitive market so, key players are investing in R&D for innovating product lines. Moreover, leading players are also investing in partnership with various organic fertilizers manufacturers as well as research organizations, targeting this as the primary focus area to grow the consumer base. The Global Organic Fertilizers Market is projected to grow at the CAGR of 11. 9 %, as it is backed up by the growing demand for organic fertilizers and increasing varieties of organic fertilizer products...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting. The variety was later renamed MD2 to honour the wife of the then General Manager of the Maui Pineapple Company[1]...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Sep 11, 2019

    Farmers and Agribusiness Companies are granted certain tax breaks and industry-specific deductions from the IRS. The service understands both the complexities and constraints of farmers as well as their essential role in our nation's economy. I have listed out the top ten most important tax benefits, accounting methods, and tax deductions related to farmers. 1. Farms with less than $25 Million of Average Gross Receipts can use the Cash Basis of AccountingCompanies, including farms, with less than $25 million in average annual gross receipts for the past three years, can elect to use either the cash or accrual method of accounting...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    How to control Nematodes?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 10, 2019

    In recent years, many growers around the world have recognized an increase in the incidence of turfgrass damage caused by nematodes attacks. The nematode is one of the most plentiful and oldest animals on earth. Although most nematodes are feed on microorganisms or organisms, and many are plant or animal parasites. Plant parasitic nematodes are 0. 4 to 3...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 6, 2019

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry. Itrepresents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and IoT solutions into farming to increase the efficiency of agricultural operations. Smart farming entails the obtaining of real time data of soil, air, and crops, aiming at increasing the quality and quantity of agricultural production while protecting the environment. By using Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, software and hardware, robotics, sensors and more, the entire smart farming concept promotes circular economy, thus leads to sustainability farming. Coping with Crop Production LossSmart Farming concept first came about when the realization of production and food loss figure surges despite numerous measures applied in the crop field...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    What are humic acid fertilizer?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 2, 2019

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. The one source of humic acids are the sedimentation layers referred to as Leonardite. Leonardite is organic matter, which has not reached the state of coal and differs from soft brown coal by its high oxidation degree, a result of the process of coal formation (bog > peat > coal), and high humic acid content as well as higher carboxyl groups. Now humic acid have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Adding a small amount of humus to an acre of soil can improve soil condition...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing

    Top 4 ways to stimulate root growth

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 3, 2019

    Importance of healthy rootsFirst, they anchor the plant in place, resisting the forces of wind and running water or mudflow. Secondly, the root system takes in oxygen, water and nutrients from the soil, to move them up through the plant to the stems, leaves, and blooms. where they can interact with sunlight to produce sugars and energy for the plant. Last but not least, scientists have recently discovered that roots actually secrete compounds that affect the microorganisms in the soil, which can help protect the plants from disease and encourage it to absorb nutrients from the soil. Top 4 ways to promote root growth1...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Organic

    Why is soil salinization a problem?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Aug 21, 2019

    What’s Soil SalinizationSoil salinization is one of the most vital soil problems for agricultural production. Salinization refers to the salt content of the level affecting agricultural and environmental health. Soil salinization usually occurs in arid areas, In these areas, soluble salt ions accumulate in the soil. In these areas where plant growth requires irrigation, the Evaporation and transpiration process leaves salt in the soil. In the beginning, the salt will reduce soil productivity and limit crop yields...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on. The farming industry was buzzing with new information on how to grow and market this miracle plant. Hemp farming was going to not only save the modern row crop farmer but also make him wealthy in the process. Right? Not so fast…Let me preface this entire article by saying that I am not anti-hemp...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    1031 Exchanges and Farm Land: 5 Things that Landowners Need to Know

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Aug 2, 2019

    A 1031 Exchange is a tax-deferred swap program in which farmers and others in the agriculture industry can participate. Farmland, vacant land, and certain agriculture assets are considered real estate assets under the Internal Revenue Code. As much, farmers and others are able to utilize Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1031 in order to defer tax upon the disposition of farmland and acquisition of a “like-kind” piece of property. Section 1031 exchanges, which originally began in the 1920’s, have seen numerous tweaks and changes over the years to get us to the rules that are in place today. IRC Section 1031 allows a taxpayer to defer (not avoid) capital gains taxes realized upon the disposition of a property if the taxpayer replaces the property with a “like-kind” asset of equal or higher value...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    The best biocontrol agent trichoderma harzianum

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 22, 2019

    What’s Trichoderma Harzianum ?Trichoderma harzianum fungi that are present in nearly all soils. It readily colonizes plant roots and rhizosphere competent able to grow on roots as they develop. Trichoderma has quicker growth rate, and highly adaptation in bad soil condition. It is usually used for foliar application, seed treatment and soil treatment for suppression of various disease causing fungal pathogens. The Brightest Spotlight, it has the outstanding capacity for eliminating damaging fungal pathogens in soil, and form a nature defensive bond to Guard and stimulate your crop’s roots...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Why Mycorrhiza is important in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 12, 2019

    There is no doubt that mycorrhizae play the important role in plant growth. They help build soil aggregate structure to provides plant roots with a better & healthy environment to healthy and strong growth. Their symbiotic relationship with plants helps them access extra water and nutrients source in soil. How does it workMycorrhizal spores germinate when in contact with plant roots and form filaments (hyphae), which create a symbiotic relationship increasing the plants ability to uptake fixed nutrients and water, improving plant performance. Mycorrhizal fungi increase the surface absorbing area of roots 100 to a 1,000 times, thereby greatly improving the ability of the plant to access soil resources...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    Farm equipment inventory

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Jul 10, 2019

    Taking inventory of your farm equipment Think about how long accumulating your farm equipment took. And about the money you spent on each piece. If a fire, flood, tornado or other covered disaster strikes your farm or ranch, will you be able to make a list of all of the damaged or destroyed equipment for your insurer?Be prepared if you have to file an insurance claimConduct an equipment inventory so you have a detailed record of each tool, including:Purchase date and purchase cost. Include receipts. Estimated replacement value Serial or ID numberModel number, brand and yearThis information helps your insurance company reimburse you fairly and quickly, according to your policy provisions...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Warning: Are your Insurance options too expensive?

    By David Berg

    Published Jul 4, 2019

    Use this checklist to ask the right questions to avoid buying a medical plan your employees can't afford. Are the services I need most covered? Why this is important: Primary care, labs, generic Rx, chiropractors, annual exams, immunizations and routine xrays are the routine services over 90% of people need over 90% of the time. These services should be easy and have very few rules and costs associated with them. Are the copays reasonable? Why this is important: The system has many ways to nickel and dime you. $0 copays for routine services are smart...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Secrets you don't know about seaweed fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 1, 2019

    Seaweed fertilizer is a biological fertilizer produced by scientific processing of marine plant seaweed as the main raw material. The main component is the natural biological active material extracted from seaweed. Most seaweed can grow to lengths of over 50 meters. Trace elements found in organic seaweed fertilizers include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plants. Mechanism of seaweed fertilizerSeaweed fertilizer has a comprehensive regulation effect on the “crop-soil-fertilizer” system, which is to increase yield and improve quality by stimulating crop growth, regulating soil and improving fertilizer efficiency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jun 24, 2019

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils. Regulates the pH-value of soils. Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests. Stimulates root growth, and improves the plant’s uptake of nutrients and water...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Benefits of humic acid in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jun 24, 2019

    Humic acid is a mixture of natural organic macromolecular compounds, which exists in all soils, plants and animals,and have been widely used in agricultural production in recent years due to their unique physiological functions. Features of using Humic acidImproved soil structure, prevents high water and nutrient losses in bad soils. Regulates the pH-value of soils. Enhances plant’s nature resistance against diseases and pests. Stimulates root growth, and improves the plant’s uptake of nutrients and water...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Farm Financial Risks

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Jun 21, 2019

    Farm financial planning for the agriculture community At Nationwide, we understand those who work in agriculture. After all, we were founded by farmers and have been helping them manage risks since 1926. If you run a farm or ranch, you're no stranger to risks, including those from unpredictable weather, insects and crop diseases. But financial risks, such as fluctuating markets, uncertain income and potential long-term care expenses, can threaten your operation as well. We can help you better understand these risks – and provide farm financial planning tips to help you manage them...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Best guide for chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 28, 2019

    Chitosan oligosaccharide is known as plant vaccines and they are the third type of vaccine after human and animal vaccines. It’s applied in a wide range of crops and application methods are also very flexible. Its important value has been gradually tapped and catch more and more attention. A wealth of compound products has emerged in and will open up a new path for crop nutrition and health. Now we analyze the current mainstream application methods: 1...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Organic

    Celebrate national dairy month with Nationwide

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published May 17, 2019

    Celebrate national dairy month by creating a safe dairy operation This June, dairy leaders, farmers and communities from across America will celebrate National Dairy Month. What began 76 years ago as a way to stabilize dairy demand when production was at a surplus, has evolved into an annual traditional of celebrating the important contributions of the dairy industry. While we take time to honor the dairy producers in our communities, Nationwide encourages producers to mark the occasion by considering the safety of their operations. Dairy workers can have a high injury rate, says Jerry Hillard, AVP of Farm Sales, Nationwide, Des Moines, IA. Taking proper precautions can prevent many accidents...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Learn about wildfire safety and fire prevention tips

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Jun 3, 2019

    The combination of increased risk and high-value assets makes fire protection at farms and ranches a high priority. The first step in minimizing the fire and wildfire risk is increased knowledge and awareness. It's never too early to prepare. Take several basic steps right now to protect your family, farm/ranch and property from disaster. Basic fire prevention preparation To minimize the risk of possible fire hazards in your operations and residence:Remove or isolate highly flammable and combustible materials and accelerantsTrain and conduct fire drills for employees and family membersDevelop a plan to evacuate livestock, or maintain an area where livestock can be moved, such as a plowed or heavily-grazed field or pasture with water and shadeWork with your fire department to make sure an adequate water supply is available and that obstructions are removed from aisles, walkways, driveways and doorsProvide a list of stored hazardous materials to your fire department, and update regularlyStress the importance of everyday maintenance and housekeepingPost signs and enforce “no smoking” bans in barns and around machinery and combustible and flammable materialsInstall, inspect and maintain appropriate smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and sprinklers in residences and farm buildings, on combines and tractors, and around mechanized equipmentFarm building and Resources When building or remodeling, meet the most-recently-approved requirements of your state and local building, electrical and fire codes...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Get livestock insurance from Nationwide

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published May 14, 2019

    When you get an AgriChoice® farm insurance policy from Nationwide, you’re also getting protection for your livestock and poultry. That means your cows, bulls, swine, goats, lambs and sheep are covered. So are turkeys and other birds. What livestock insurance coversLivestock insurance covers broad causes of loss protection, including:Accidental shootingsAttacks by dogs or wild animals (except to sheep)EarthquakesElectrocutionFloodsLoading and unloading accidentsSudden and accidental collisions causing deathKeep in mind that there may be a limit on the value of any one animal, although higher limits may be available. Know your optionsThe maximum amount payable per head is determined by how your livestock are insured:IndividualBlanketHerdIndividual coverageYou can schedule each animal individually...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 7, 2019

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants. They will bring a lot of damage to plants...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    Ag Health and Safety Alliance

    By David Sullivan Ag Safety

    Published May 3, 2019

    We are an international nonprofit organization, registered in the US and Canada, that focuses on health and safety for the next generation of agriculture We collect this data via a survey completed by students. With our international standardized survey we can now compare students from US, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Sweden. Doing our part to help protect the most noble industry on this planet. ...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Damages of nematodes on turf

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 30, 2019

    In recent years, many growers around the world have recognized an increase in the incidence of turfgrass damage caused by nematodes attacks. The nematode is one of the most plentiful and oldest animals on earth. Although most nematodes are feed on microorganisms or organisms, and many are plant or animal parasites. Plant parasitic nematodes are 0. 4 to 3...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Wheat

    New chance for Nematicides Market

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 29, 2019

    Market InterpretationNematicides helps in securing crops from nematodes as well as various other soil-dwelling pests. This, subsequently, has actually driven the growth of nematicides market. The burden on the healthcare sector because of the large-scale existence of chronic illness has actually urged changes in customer behavior pattern. An upswing sought after for natural items is anticipated which is most likely to produce nematicides demand over the following number of years. Market Scenario and Key RestraintsThe longevity of pests has actually heightened the need for nematicides across the farming sector...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Wheat

    2019 best classification of nematicides

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 18, 2019

    A nematicide is a type of chemical pesticide used to kill plant-parasitic nematodes. Nematicides have tended to be broad-spectrum toxicants possessing high volatility or other properties promoting migration through the soil. Below is the classification of nematicides. Natural Nematicides1. Garlic-derived polysulfide productIt derived from garlic, kills nematodes on contact to significantly reduce crop losses and turf damage without leaving harmful residues...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    High-efficiency bio nematicide to control root knot nematodes

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 11, 2019

    Damages of nematodesNematodes attack plant roots, stems and leaves. They are a major group of crop pathogens and cause worldwide losses estimated at about US$120 billion every year. They inhabit the soil and damage the roots of plants, weakening their ability to absorb water and nutrients. The symptoms of these damages include stunting, yellowing of plant leaves, and loss of plant vigour. Nematodes rarely killing plants directly, But they will affect plant growth and yields greatly...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cotton, Soybeans

    Tips to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 1, 2019

    Use these tips to help avoid and recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning Think about the gas-powered engines you might use on a daily basis, like a generator, pump, pressure-washer, tractor or truck. All of these essential machines produce carbon monoxide (CO). They can become deadly if used indoors with little or no ventilation. The risk of CO poisoning exists outdoors, too. That’s because an engine’s exhaust fumes can get trapped and concentrated in an area with minimal air movement...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Farms For Sale Ireland / UK

    By James Kelly

    Published Mar 30, 2019

    ‘Finding Farms Made Simple’Farms For Sale Ireland / UK is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for agricultural land, property and farms for sale across Ireland and the UK. Agricultural property listings span all categories of farming enterprises including residential farms / estates, arable farm, beef and sheep enterprises, dairy units, equestrian facilities, fishery farms, forestry / woodlands, pig and poultry units, mushroom units and small holdings. Potential rural property buyers have easy-to-use search tools to customise their search by country, county/state, type of farm, area size and price range. Our unique Farm Finder Map allows users to search for agricultural properties within a given radius. Estate agents benefit from bespoke Agency and multiple Agent profiles...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Grain Drying Technology Using Paddy Husk

    By SUNCUE Grain Dryer

    Published Mar 28, 2019

    Burning paddy husk in a rice husk furnace can be a complete substitute for gas or diesel by burning paddy husk to provide necessary thermal energy. This not only increases the millers/farmer’s income through significantly reducing drying cost and improving grain quality, it is also an important 21st century drying industry breakthrough. Paddy husk had long been considered rural waste, but with this technical innovation it can produce amazing thermal energy. The thermal energy generated by 1 kilogram of paddy husk is about 3,000 to 3,500 kcal. Therefore, only 2...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Grain Sorghum, Rice

    Trichoderma's advantages on control soil pathogens

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 25, 2019

    Here we would like to introduce trichoderma‘s effect on control soil pathogens. Trichoderma grows on the surface of roots, where it provides disease control and enhances root growth. Its spores survive in the soil, but the food it lives on is mostly secreted from the root surface. Since the fungus multiplies on its own, it is different from seed-applied fungicides. First, only a little needs to be applied because it will grow to continually cover the roots...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Organic

    Mechanism of Trichoderma as soil conditioner

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 1, 2019

    Nowadays, the rate of China’s fertilizer utilization is relatively low, a large number of the fertilizer is loss or solidified in the soil. This situation has led to many soil problems, such as salinization, hardening and acidification conditions. Why trichoderma can help soil build good conditionTrichoderma can improve soil structure. The hyphae and other substance reproduced by trichoderma can be used as a cementing material to help soil build a stable granular structure, which is porous & full of nutrition. Soil aggregate structure can balance the contradiction between water and nutrients...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Organic

    Trichoderma harzianum effects on control soil pathogens

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 25, 2019

    Here we would like to introduce trichoderma‘s effect on control soil pathogens. Trichoderma grows on the surface of roots, where it provides disease control and enhances root growth. Its spores survive in the soil, but the food it lives on is mostly secreted from the root surface. Since the fungus multiplies on its own, it is different from seed-applied fungicides. First, only a little needs to be applied because it will grow to continually cover the roots...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Marketing

    Prepare your farm for weather emergencies

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 29, 2019

    Severe weather brings a host of potential challenges for farmers and ranchers. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and high volumes of chemicals on hand are just a few hazards that they face. Emergency preparednessWe’re passionate about emergency preparedness. We help our members deal with accidents, crises and disasters every day. We see firsthand the effects of these incidents on farm owners, their families, employees, customers, bottom lines, and often on their futures...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Expanding Your Farm?

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 22, 2019

    Top 10 Things to Consider when Expanding your Farm Operation Farmers and ranchers are innovative business-people who are not afraid to take risks. Many operators are always thinking about ways to increase revenues. Sometimes that means expanding into areas that can include commercial activities, like seed conditioning, hauling other peoples' grain, custom spraying, or even agritourism or a farm stand. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 things you should consider whenever you have a discussion about expanding your farm or ranch business. The bottom line: It's important to do your homework, and be sure to contact your insurance agent...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Farm Succession Planning

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Mar 20, 2019

    Understanding Farm Succession Planning Finding time to talk to your family about succession planning for your farm may be difficult. You may also be uncomfortable with the thought of selling your farm or handing over control to family members. Make the time to develop a solid transition plan for your farming business. You’ll help ensure that your family’s wishes are met, and emotional stress is minimized. What you should know up front about transitioning your farmUnlike estate plans, which concentrate on tax liabilities and the various ways to lessen the tax burden, succession plans focus on the future of the farm...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Is Your Farm Adequately Insured?

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 15, 2019

    Don't risk finding out if your farm is under-insured when you have a loss Insuring to the accurate value of your home, buildings, equipment and inventory is an important consideration when reviewing your insurance coverage needs. Here’s why: If you have a major loss and your property is not properly valued, your claim reimbursement could fall short of your expectations and put you in a bind. In the event of a major loss, this might even create a serious financial shortfall. Studies show that a large percentage of homes and farm buildings in the United States are under-insured. So we recommend discussing this with your insurance agent to ensure you’re keeping your property values up-to-date...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Culture of Farm Safety

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Apr 8, 2019

    Make Sure Farm Safety is Top Priority Creating a safety culture at your workplace requires a proactive safety attitude. Consider these tips to get workers onboard. Talk about safetyThe more you talk up the importance of safety, the more you’ll generate awareness and attention at the management, supervisory and employee levels. Regular discussion helps promote a safety culture that encourages inclusion and information sharing. It’s widely recognized that the safest workplaces are where workers hear people talking regularly about safety...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How To Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published Mar 19, 2019

    Use these tips to help avoid and recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning Think about the gas-powered engines you might use on a daily basis, like a generator, pump, pressure-washer, tractor or truck. All of these essential machines produce carbon monoxide (CO). They can become deadly if used indoors with little or no ventilation. The risk of CO poisoning exists outdoors, too. That’s because an engine’s exhaust fumes can get trapped and concentrated in an area with minimal air movement...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    By Benjamin Pezzillo

    Published Feb 28, 2019

    By now you have probably heard about Qualified Opportunity Zones. But did you know QOZs are not limited to the urban core?QOZs were chosen by local and state officials out of each individual state's Low Income Census Tracts. Each state's lists was submitted to the federal government for review and approval. California's approved list was released in Q2 2018. So what are the benefits of investing capital gains in property in a QOZ?-- Deferral of Capital Gains Tax owed-- Elimination of Capital Gains Tax liability on future Capital Gains from the investment in a QOZSo what's the catch?-- The subject property must be located within a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ)-- Ownership of the property must transfer to a special purpose vehicle called a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund-- The original property owner may be limited in the equity they can hold in the QOZ project-- To maintain QOZ status, the project must make substantial improvements to the property within 30 months of acquisition by the QOZ Fund-- Substantial improvements must be equal to or greater than the cost basis for the subject property-- For maximum Capital Gains Tax shelter, the QOZ Project must operate for 10 years and one dayGot questions or want to know if your property is located in a QOZ? I am happy to chat...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter: March 1, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Mar 1, 2019

    · Momentum trading ruled direction for the most part this week as traders in both the wheat and corn complex tried their best to call a bottom and failed. Meanwhile on the bean side of things we saw additional China/US trade headlines and rumors push the market hard in both directions. · After the close last Friday Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was quoted as saying China had agreed to purchase another 10 mmt of soybeans, in addition to the 10 mmt they had already committed to buy. This allowed a bit of a pop in beans before traders started to question whether or not this commitment was immediate or would be spread out over several years. · With the obviously burdensome supply and demand situation it is imperative purchases happen sooner rather than later...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How AgFuse Can Help Your Farm This Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Mar 1, 2019

    A new year is always a great time to reflect on your farm business and to look at the big picture. The main focus is “How can I improve my business this upcoming year?” Let us suggest an easy and free way to do so: join AgFuse and participate in the smartest online community of ag professionals. The platform is absolutely free and you can be as active or inactive as you’d like. What are some of the benefits of joining AgFuse?Network with other members in your area or members who specialize in your crops or interests. See the latest news articles from leading industry publications appearing directly in your newsfeed...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter February 22, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Feb 22, 2019

    · Continued Chinese negotiations and getting settled back into the routine of receiving regular USDA information were the highlights of this week’s trade. · The markets were closed Monday for President’s Day, but came back Tuesday to a very rough start. Ideas that perhaps US/Chinese negotiations weren’t going quite as well as perceived at the end of last week were only compounded by rumors African Swine Fever had been discovered in Canada. While the rumor of ASF being found in North America seems to have come from a trader misreading an article talking about what *would* happen if the disease were found, the market reaction was very real, moving sharply to the downside, breaking key support levels on its way. · However cooler heads prevailed allowing the soybean market at least to recover a good portion of its losses before the close, firming enough to poke above those important technical levels...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Agricultural Drones | Their Role in Agricultural Purposes

    By Payal Deshmukh

    Published Feb 21, 2019

    Where Do Drones Fit in The Agriculture Sector?Find more and get free sample: http://bit. ly/2E44ujhThanks to new agriculture drones, farmers are using high-precision methods for geo-tagging aerial images. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones can help farmers keep a track of their fields and livestock, which can prevent diseases. Drones provide information regarding soil, fruits, crops, and weeds. These devices aid in crop scouting and alert users in making the right decisions about pesticides & fertilizers...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Precision Ag

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter February 15, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Feb 15, 2019

    · Much of this week was spent focusing on China trade talks while we worked to get caught up on data after the government shutdown, and digest what last week’s report information could mean long-term. · Last Friday’s information was relatively absent of surprises. While corn yield and overall production came in a bit lower than anticipated the reduction in usage kept overall carryout in line with trader expectations ahead of the report. What was most interesting was the by-state breakdown in stocks both on and off the farm as those numbers will likely have implication in cash values paid in the coming months. · When looking at on farm holdings, we saw relatively large reductions year over year in several states...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Chitosan & mycorrhiza complement each other for soil healthy

    By Darren Chan

    Published Feb 12, 2019

    Researchers are studying the effects of chitosan on mycorrhiza. Good effects on mycorrhizal and root systems of related plants can be observed, leading to healthier crops growth and fruiting. The enzyme-resistant enzymes (chitinase) produced by plants are particularly effective against the phytopathogenic fungi cell wall, but they don’t have such function against the cell wall of mycorrhiza. It would be no harmful increase in the mycorrhiza, chitinase after observing the soil chitosan-treated. The increasing in lignification of plant cell walls after treatment with chitosan can defend the mycorrhizal fungi of arbuscular or ectodermal layers, because both of them were contacting the side roots of plants near the root crown, meanwhile the rhizomes are completed and form the root hairs...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Dairy

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter February 1, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Feb 1, 2019

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: February 1st, 2019· The reopening of the government and Chinese trade conversations dominated headlines this week. With the former playing catch up and the latter loaded with fodder for both buyers and sellers. · A short-term resolution to the government shutdown was announced late last Friday as lawmakers put aside their differences, funding the government through the 15th of February. The funding allowed offices closed for well over a month to reopen, this included the USDA, CFTC and others, also allowing for those employees working without pay throughout the shutdown to receive those delayed paychecks. · With funding restored the USDA fully reopened Monday morning, and announced when the reports that had been delayed during the shutdown would be released...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 25, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Jan 25, 2019

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 25, 2019· The government shutdown is now working into its second month creating a Ground Hog Day type feel across commodity markets. The lack of official information has opened the door to rumors and uncertainty over what is really taking place when it comes to fund positions, export sales and supply availability as a whole. As a result, markets remain locked in a trading range. · Chinese trade developments continue to dominate trader attention. What was once discussed as a 50 billion dollar ag package late last week rolled into a several trillion dollar ag package late last Friday...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Blockchain & the Future of Fruits & Vegetables Supply Chain

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 22, 2019

    What is Blockchain Technology?Regardless of whether you're completely new to the digital currency space, odds are you've known about blockchain and you may even have a rough thought regarding what it is as of now. It's a sufficiently enough concept to grasp: at its most fundamental dimension, it is an exact record of everything which has ever occurred on a given network. That may not sound so impressive straight off the bat, but its significance is pretty great. On the web pretty much everything is hackable – the ramifications of something which is corruption-resistant are immense. How Does It Work?A blockchain is a peer-to-peer network of computers known as nodes that both participate and monitor asset transfers...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 22, 2019

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment. This makes it an important role in agricultural production as a new type of green production. 1. Inducing the production of plant resistance proteinsChitosan oligosaccharides and their derivatives can induce plants to produce resistance proteins against pathogens...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 18, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Jan 18, 2019

    This Week in AgricultureA Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 18, 2019· With the government shutdown looking to continue on indefinitely traders are adjusting to life with minimal information flowing, focusing more on cash grain values, freight movement, export inspections and the rumor mill to generate direction. · Export inspections this week came in above the high side of expectations, and much higher than levels seen throughout the holidays, but below levels needed to meet current USDA estimates. CIF (export bids) values have shown some strength this week for corn and wheat likely indicating buying interest increased, especially with the recent move lower in futures. Soybean values have remained relatively steady, though traders are aware bids have returned to the Pacific Northwest after most buyers had nothing posted throughout harvest. · Chinese import information for the month of December was released early this week as well, and was quite disappointing with soybean imports coming in at the lowest level seen in 7 years...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Role of the Virtual marketplace in facilitating trade challenges

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 17, 2019

    A virtual marketplace is an online forum where many vendors come and sell their products to interested buyers through a third party website or app. The virtual marketplace is differentiated from an e-commerce site because it offers products from many vendors instead of single and from a buyer’s perspective; it provides more options for the single item. It is basically a non-physical bazaar that exists in spatial digital dimensions and provides one-click access to sellers and interested buyers. In this world of globalization and digitalization, time is considered precious commodity and diminishing physical constraints for shoppers and overhead costs for vendors are considered to be the elixir to carry forward the businesses in this new era. E-commerce has seen an explosion since 2014 and many websites have popped up since then to offer their products online...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    From Farm to Fork

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 17, 2019

    According to UNOS 20 people die on average because of Organ Failure daily. In 2016 alone more than 7000 people died due to organ failure who was in the waiting list of organ transplant. According to the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BFSS), obesity has increased 35% in the Seven States with West Virginia at the top with record 38. 1% increase. Increase in obesity indirectly accounts to increase in cardiac arrests and other coronary diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other frightening complications...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 11, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Jan 11, 2019

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 11, 2019· This week was loaded with lots of news stories with no real direction. Traders spent much of their time focusing on Brazilian weather, Chinese trade negotiations and the non-existent USDA report. · The government shutdown was most obvious this week with the absence of the major USDA report scheduled for Friday. The January report is always a major factor in market moves as it gives us insight into final production numbers and total stocks as of December 1st. Without the updated numbers direction will likely remain lacking as traders are unsure of whether or not a surprise will be hidden in these numbers when they are released...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Times Are Tough but Don't Cut This One Input

    By Fertility And Soils

    Published Jan 10, 2019

    This is an unquestionably tough time to be a farmer. A trade war has beaten down already marginal prices, inputs have risen more than anyone could have predicted and many of us have experienced a so-called thousand-year weather event--not only once but twice in the last four years. You hear the same advice all around during times like this: “The farmers who will survive and thrive during tough times are low-cost producers. ” For the most part, this is very good advice. Farmers are inundated with a number of questionable inputs and, during the toughest of times, it’s not hard to see areas where we can cut rates or cut out products completely...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Cotton

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Updated Dec 26, 2019

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection--and a new year ushers in new hope. Ideally, you had the chance to finish your harvest and now have a couple of months of slower-paced work ahead before the next planting season is upon us. For the average person, New Year’s is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions. You know: that time of year where individuals identify their shortcomings and create an ambitious plan to turn themselves into the best they can be starting on January 1...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 2, 2019

    Introduction of MycorrhizaExcessive dependence on chemical fertilizers can result in the destruction of a large number of beneficial microbial communities in the soil and a decrease in soil activity. To improve the current soil ecosystem with serious damage and improve soil fertility, it is imperative to supplement soil beneficial microorganisms. The application of microbial fertilizer is the most direct and effective method. Symbiotic bacteria are fungi that need to grow with plants, but do not harm plants and they are beneficial to plant growth. The symbiotic bacteria can grow together with the roots of some plants to form a special symbiont-exogenous mycorrhiza, which exchanges substances with each other through the mycorrhiza...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef Cattle, Corn

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 4, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Jan 4, 2019

    2019 is coming in with a bang across many sectors of the market. Outside market volatility feels unprecedented with wild swings higher or lower on seemingly little in the way of major headlines, while commodity traders work to pin down short-term demand in the face of a USDA shutdown. Traders returned after the New Year’s holiday to fresh conversations surrounding Chinese state-buyer soybean purchases. While several private traders indicated China was in the market again enquiring about prices and looking to buy, there will be no confirmation of actual amounts until the government reopens or the beans are shipped. Even without confirmation the idea sales are taking place lent support to the bean market as a whole...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter December 14, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published Dec 14, 2018

    · A week full of rumors, confirmation and headlines gave everyone a lot to talk about, but surprisingly left the markets somewhat directionless. · The week started with Reuters reporting China was looking to purchase 5-8 mmt of soybeans and that sales were just days away. President Trump agreed in an interview Tuesday saying China was in the market buying large amounts. Excitement continued to build into Wednesday as additional news reports indicated $180 million worth of sales had been finalized, with subsequent reports indicating even more buying throughout the day. · The US Soybean Export Council announced after the close Wednesday that a Chinese delegation had in fact agreed to book 1...

    Categories: Agribusiness

  • Prevented Planting Decision Flowchart

    By Pat Rogers

    Published May 29

    A flowchart that can aid in decision-making on prevented planting decisions pertaining to crop insurance.

    Categories: Agribusiness

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