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Agriculture Secretary keeps eye on farm bill, organic farming

May 15, 2013
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hopes organic farming will help financially strapped small-scale farmers.
Posted In: farm bill, Agriculture, farming, Organic farming

A veteran serves his country through farming

Nov 9, 2012
Most of us don't think of the words "farmer" and "soldier" together. But surprisingly, farming may be a great option for soldiers returning home from war.
Posted In: farming, farmers, veterans, PTSD

Farm apprenticeships grow in popularity

Oct 17, 2012
A growing number of people are taking up organic farming apprenticeships -- called WWOOFing for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
Posted In: farming, WWOOF

Amish farmers become progressive to compete

Oct 9, 2012
Increased competition in farming has led Amish farmers to become more progressive in order to stay in business.
Posted In: farming, Amish

Would a new farm bill save money?

Sep 17, 2012
Only if crop prices stay high, according to a recent economic study.
Posted In: farming, farm bill

With historic drought, farm profits soar

Aug 29, 2012
Despite, or perhaps because of, the Midwest drought, farmers are projected to make serious profits. But individual farmers will experience very different results.
Posted In: drought, midwest, farming

Saving the catfish economy amid U.S. drought

Aug 15, 2012
Catfish farmer Townsend Kyser discusses what the USDA's purchase of meat to help livestock producers hit by the drought will do for him and other farmers.
Posted In: catfish, farming

Drought could push farmers to ditch the till

Jul 26, 2012
Many farmers in Tennessee tend their fields without tills to cut down on erosion, but they've found that their method also helps conserve water during droughts.
Posted In: farming, drought

Outside of drought areas, farmers predict strong year

Jul 24, 2012
Farmers who've escaped the drought are pulling in high prices for their crops.
Posted In: farming, Agriculture, drought

In a drought, even irrigation isn't a savior

Jul 19, 2012
Farmers in dry areas who rely on irrigation start off better in a drought than farmers who count on rain. But when water tables fall, irrigation starts to shut down.
Posted In: farming, drought, corn

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