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Sep|Oct 2014 Archive
Financial analysis shows grass-fed beef is good for producers Financial analysis shows grass-fed beef is good for producers
The U.S. grass-fed beef sector has experienced exponential growth over the past 15 years. With continued strong growth projected, grass-fed beef provides a good opportunity for producers.    
by Allen R. Williams
Small Farmers Share Land, a High Tunnel and Knowledge Small Farmers Share Land, a High Tunnel and Knowledge
When Jim and Nancy Faulkner bought their small farm in Boxborough, Mass. in 2009, the place was a mess. Buildings were falling down, the soil was poor and the land was covered with invasive plants.  
by Diane Petit
Range Poultry Production Systems; Commonalities between systems Range Poultry Production Systems; Commonalities between systems
Range poultry production offers potential niche markets for producers interested in boosting income and diversifying operations.    
by Anne Fannatico
New book helps readers learn if dairy life is good fit for them New book helps readers learn if dairy life is good fit for them
The author writes from the vantage point of experience, based on her own raw goat’s milk cheese dairy. She has written a guidebook that offers support and ideas ...    
by Sue Wika
5 tips for relieving dry skin 5 tips for relieving dry skin
Are you one of the many people who suffer from excessively dry skin? For many, dry skin is worse than just a tight, itchy feeling. Often it can result in flakiness, inflammation and redness.  
by Holly P
South Carolina Farmer Honors Great-Grandfathers Conservation Ethic South Carolina Farmer Honors Great-Grandfathers Conservation Ethic
Robinson joined forces with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help make conservation improvements to the farm, receiving technical and financial assistance to build a seasonal high tunnel.  
by Amy Overstreet
Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce Getting the most out of farmers markets and seasonal produce
Warm weather months bring an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, and for those who enjoy buying local, farmers markets are popular destinations.  
by Jim Goodall
Preparing for fall and winter pests; keep wildlife and insects out of your home Preparing for fall and winter pests; keep wildlife and insects out of your home
For many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find shelter from the colder temperatures ahead.  
by Heather Rawlings
Seven tips for a greener back-to-school season Seven tips for a greener back-to-school season
With back-to-school shopping, changing schedules and preparing kids for the upcoming school year, your family’s environmental impact may be the last thing on your mind.  
by Jill Anderson
USDA Conservation Funding Helps Provide Protection for Great Lakes USDA Conservation Funding Helps Provide Protection for Great Lakes
To me, the Great Lakes are the most valuable natural resource on earth.  They contain one-fifth of the world’s fresh water supply and 95 percent of the fresh water in the United States.  
by Chris Coulon

 


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