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Survey Informs Efforts for Regional Brand Development in St. Louis

ATTRA News - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 7:42am
Related ATTRA Publication: Food Hubs: A Producer Guide Missouri Coalition for the Environment, as part of its work convening the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, is looking to help farmers within 150 miles of St. Louis reach new markets and grow their…
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Risk Management Agency Introduces Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance

ATTRA News - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 7:28am
Related ATTRA Publication: Primer on Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance: Updates for 2018 USDA Risk Management Agency has announced a new insurance plan for dairy producers that insures against unexpected declines in quarterly milk sales and…
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Court Orders EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos

ATTRA News - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 7:22am
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must finalize its proposed ban on chlorpyrifos based on findings that it is unsafe for public health. In particular, the court cited scientific evidence that…
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Land Stewardship Project Accepting Applications for Farm Beginnings

ATTRA News - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:58pm
Land Stewardship Project is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Farm Beginnings class. Farm Beginnings is a year-long training program that focuses on the goal-setting, marketing, and financial skills needed to establish a successful farm…
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Farm Tour Highlights Conservation Measures

ATTRA News - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:52pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently held a farm tour as part of DEP Connects, a new program inviting the public to engage with DEP in their communities. At this event, participants toured the Ted and Tracey Barbour…
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Purdue Extension Offers Prevention Education for Opioid Crisis

ATTRA News - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:46pm
Purdue Extension has launched a website as part of its efforts to provide community-based prevention education to address the opioid crisis. The site provides information on Extension programs and resources available to people throughout Indiana. These…
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On-Farm Readiness Reviews Offered to Help Pennsylvania Farmers Comply with FSMA

ATTRA News - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:08am
Related ATTRA Resource: Food Safety Penn State Extension has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on a new, voluntary program to conduct informal farm evaluations for food safety. On-Farm Readiness Reviews are opportunities for…
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On-Farm Readiness Reviews Offered to Help Pennsylvania Farmers Comply with FSMA

ATTRA News - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:08am
Related ATTRA Resource: Food Safety Penn State Extension has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on a new, voluntary program to conduct informal farm evaluations for food safety. On-Farm Readiness Reviews are opportunities for…
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On-Farm Readiness Reviews Offered to Help Pennsylvania Farmers Comply with FSMA

ATTRA News - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:06am
Related ATTRA Resource: Food SafetyPenn State Extension has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on a new, voluntary program to conduct informal farm evaluations for food safety. On-Farm Readiness Reviews are opportunities for…
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USDA Announces Fall NOSB Meeting

ATTRA News - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:42am
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet October 24-26, 2018, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due…
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USDA Announces Fall NOSB Meeting

ATTRA News - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:42am
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet October 24-26, 2018, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due…
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USDA Announces Fall NOSB Meeting

ATTRA News - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:41am
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet October 24-26, 2018, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due…
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Project Helping Minnesota and Wisconsin Farms Learn to Serve Food

ATTRA News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:59pm
Related ATTRA Resource: Value-Added Food ProductsCome & Get It!, a project led by the Minnesota-based nonprofit Renewing the Countryside, is offering training and resources to support farmers in launching farm-based food businesses in Minnesota and…
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Research Reveals Some Plants Attract Beneficial Microbes

ATTRA News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:33pm
Research at the University of California Riverside showed that some plants are able to surround themselves with beneficial soil microbes, promoting their own growth. This study found that the ability to recruit beneficial microbes is genetic, with some…
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New Pest-Monitoring Device Headed for Commercialization

ATTRA News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:23pm
FlightSensor is an insect-monitoring device create by startup company FarmSense that its developers say could help reduce pesticide use. The FlightSensor combines insect traps with sensors that detect insect species based on wingbeat frequency and…
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Solar-Energy Facilities Could Provide Pollinator Habitat

ATTRA News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 8:51pm
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory say that utility-scale solar energy (USSE) facilities could provide important habitat for pollinators that help with the production of food. The researchers say that land…
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Organic Corn-Breeding Project Progresses

ATTRA News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 8:49pm
A four-year organic corn-breeding project led by the University of Illinois is progressing with its on-farm testing of new varieties of organic corn, reports Agri-News. A July field day featured one of the sites where farmers are testing corn germplasm…
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Organic Corn-Breeding Project Progresses

ATTRA News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 8:49pm
A four-year organic corn-breeding project led by the University of Illinois is progressing with its on-farm testing of new varieties of organic corn, reports Agri-News. A July field day featured one of the sites where farmers are testing corn germplasm…
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USDA Releases Chesapeake Bay Action Plan

ATTRA News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 8:48pm
USDA has released a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Action Plan that outlines Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) goals for the next three years for improving the water quality and overall health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The plan relies on…
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USDA Releases Chesapeake Bay Action Plan

ATTRA News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 8:48pm
USDA has released a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Action Plan that outlines Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) goals for the next three years for improving the water quality and overall health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The plan relies on…
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