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  • Chris Fellows United Kingdom, England, Lichfield

    Business Title: AgriWebMedia Ltd
    Interests: Wheat, Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Krishn Kumar United Kingdom, England, Manchester

    Interests: Peanuts, Almonds

    Ben Adams United Kingdom, England, Oxford

    Interests: Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Cover Crops, Organic, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    Raymond Coker United Kingdom, England, London Borough of Bromley

    Business Title: Raymond Coker Consulting Ltd
    About: Emeritus Professor of Food Safety at University of Greenwich, London. Specialist in control of mycotoxins in foods & feeds, having worked in Europe, South & SE Asia, Africa & S. America; and advised FAO, WHO, USAID, EU & DFID. Inventor of the ToxiMet System for the accurate, affordable & user-friendly measurement of mycotoxins throughout the global supply chain: www.toximet.com
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Wheat, Rice, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Precision Ag, Agribusiness

    David Jones United Kingdom, England, Wymondham

    Business Title: Morley Farms Ltd
    Job Title: Farm Manager
    Interests: Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Sugar Beet

    Peter Gill United Kingdom, England, Shrewsbury

    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Chris Fellows United Kingdom, England, Lichfield

    Business Title: AgriWebMedia Ltd
    Interests: Wheat, Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Krishn Kumar United Kingdom, England, Manchester

    Interests: Peanuts, Almonds

    Ben Adams United Kingdom, England, Oxford

    Interests: Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Cover Crops, Organic, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    Raymond Coker United Kingdom, England, London Borough of Bromley

    Business Title: Raymond Coker Consulting Ltd
    About: Emeritus Professor of Food Safety at University of Greenwich, London. Specialist in control of mycotoxins in foods & feeds, having worked in Europe, South & SE Asia, Africa & S. America; and advised FAO, WHO, USAID, EU & DFID. Inventor of the ToxiMet System for the accurate, affordable & user-friendly measurement of mycotoxins throughout the global supply chain: www.toximet.com
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Wheat, Rice, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Precision Ag, Agribusiness

    David Jones United Kingdom, England, Wymondham

    Business Title: Morley Farms Ltd
    Job Title: Farm Manager
    Interests: Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Sugar Beet

    Peter Gill United Kingdom, England, Shrewsbury

    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

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  • 21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 3 months ago

    It’s no secret that America’s farmers are aging. In the last 35 years, the average age of American farmers has risen more than eight years to over 58 years-old. While the U... ” Jason found that “community support isn't a problem in New England… but, financial ability can be difficult... ” What Happens When a Farming Couple Retires? Jason lives in New England, “where development pressure is very high...

    Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 month ago

    Despite the fact that there is near-guaranteed job security, thanks to booming population growth, many beginning farmers face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bringing a product to market. In this article, we’re going to cover how young farmers can start from the ground up, even if they don’t come from a family of farmers. Informing this subject is Jason Silverman, the Massachusetts Field Agent of Land For Good, and Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm. Jason’s experience as a first generation farmer, and as an agent connecting farmers with resources, balances well with Joel’s, who took over the family farm, and has since mentored scores of intern cohorts... Land For Good’s work includes helping beginning farmers in New England “think through these options, such as rental agreements, to better allow them to start a farm on a financial scale they feel comfortable with...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Health Insurance - Options for one of America's most dangerous occupations

    By John Moody

    Published 6 months ago

    DPC New England Innovative, Affordable Primary Care Worldwide, statistics are not much different... DPC New England Innovative, Affordable Primary Care So, farmers more than many others need insurance, both health and life... DPC New England Innovative, Affordable Primary Care Even if this is you, you never know when things may change employment wise, so knowing your options may save you some stress in the future... DPC New England Innovative, Affordable Primary Care Baling Twine and pocket knives - going no insuranceI did a survey on a major farm FB group that has almost 20,000 members... Also, some regions, like New England, have entire multi-state networks forming around more affordable care options that seek to remove the confusion and costs of insurance from the equation...

  • Posted By Treely
    1 years, 3 months ago

    View Treely's Slade Gleaton's article for SC Tree Farm News, July 2017 edition: "A Changing Future for Small Private Timberland Owners in South Carolina"The forest products industry in South Carolina has come a long way since England laid claim to the territory in the 17th century. Over the years, large timberland holdings have been responsible for sustaining the forest products economy through naval stores, lumber, and paper. Today the forest products industry contributes over $21 billion to the South Carolina economy and continues to grow stronger each year. As we look forward, one of the challenges the industry faces in South Carolina is the growing fragmentation of timberland ownership. Today, forested timberlands cover approximately two thirds of the state (over 12 million acres). Nearly 75% of this total is owned by non-industrial, private landowners. When you break this down further and look at the family owned timberland component, there are nearly 7 million acres across the State, of which over 3 million acres are composed of parcels of 50 acres or less. That’s a lot of acreage and tonnage spread across a growing segment of small forest landowners. Why is this happening? A recent study from Clemson University points to death (and subsequent sale or inheritance of property), urbanization, rising incomes and regulatory uncertainty as the main reasons for larger timber tracts being split into smaller parcels. “Across the South, where poverty and minority land ownership is prevalent, small landowners continue to struggle and large tracts continue to be sub-divided by heirs due to death, taxes and poor estate planning,” says Sam Cook, Executive Director of Forest Assets with the Natural Resources Foundation at NC State University, and recent recipient of the Henry Hardtner Award, which recognizes contributions to forest stewardship and sustainable forest management on non-industrial private lands. These smaller parcels are sometimes taken out of timber production or are not managed as effectively as they were in the past. In addition, the smaller landowner is often faced with the difficulty of selling timber because the smaller volumes are often too costly to harvest. “I own around 20 acres and when I decided to sell my timber, it was very difficult to find a buyer who was interested in harvesting my small acreage,” shares Joe Wheeler, a landowner in Chesterfield County. From the buyer perspective, it boils down to efficiency and profit margin. “Today’s loggers have more efficient and expensive equipment. Moving equipment between smaller tracts leads to a loss in productivity that puts pressure on already thin profit margins,” adds Jeff Tant with White Wood, Inc. “Even though there is no clear path to figuring out small tracts, one day a solution will be found and this will be a real plus to the industry.” One possible solution to smaller acreage parcels may be found online. As our world becomes more...
    https://agfuse.com/article/health-insurance---options-for-one-of-america-039-s-most-dangerous-occupations

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    1 years, 3 weeks ago

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/07/world/automated-farm-harvest-england/index.html

    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    1 years, 3 months ago

    Personal Food Computer: A new device for controlled-environment agriculture

    Authors: Author: Castelló Ferrer Eduardo, Rye Jake, Brander Gordon, Savas Tim, Chambers Douglas, England Hildreth, Harper Caleb

    Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 ;


    Terms of Re-use: CC-BY-NC-SA
    Content Provider: DSpace@MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    Due to their interdisciplinary nature, devices for controlled-environment agriculture have the possibility to turn into ideal tools not only to conduct research on plant phenology but also to create curricula in a wide range of disciplines. Controlled-environment devices are increasing their functionalities as well as improving their accessibility. Traditionally, building one of these devices from scratch implies knowledge in fields such as mechanical engineering, digital electronics, programming, and energy management. However, the requirements of an effective controlled-environment device for personal use brings new constraints and challenges. This paper presents the OpenAg Personal Food Computer (PFC); a low cost desktop size platform, which not only targets plant phenology researchers but also hobbyists, makers, and teachers from elementary to high-school levels (K-12). The PFC is completely open-source and it is intended to become a tool that can be used for collective data sharing and plant growth analysis. Thanks to its modular design, the PFC can be used in a large spectrum of activities.

    Photo: Personal Food Computer (PFC) v2.0 alpha (2016). Credit: Open Agriculture Initiative, MIT Media Lab (openag.mit.edu CC-BY-SA 4.0)

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    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    1 years, 4 months ago

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-40374658

    Posted By Poultry Farming
    2 years, 7 months ago

    "An organic egg farm in England has set up a novel method of protecting its hens from bird flu allowing them to stay outdoors. Chris McCullough investigates."
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/38274/poultry-farm-sets-up-lasers-to-guard-its-organic-hens-from-bird-flu/

    Posted By Cotton News
    2 years, 7 months ago

    "It may sound unusual to hear that a New England-based company wants to cause a disruption in the cotton industry with a new seed treatment, but David Perry, CEO of agtech startup Indigo, says his company is up to the challenge."
    http://www.agweb.com/article/a-seed-treatment-that-improves-water-use-efficiency-naa-ben-potter/

    Posted By Dairy Farming
    2 years, 4 days ago


    http://www.dairyherd.com/news/industry/first-robotic-rotary-england-starts-milking-cows

    Posted By Robert James Yardley
    3 years, 10 months ago

    New to AgFuse so here we go!
    We're in the UK, located in the North West of England. Recently adopted Striptillage & cover crops.
    These were sown 2nd week in September and we're very pleased with the results, can't wait to go straight in with the drill in spring!