Research, Education & Extension
June 4, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program recently introduced a new “topic room” titled Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems, which provides valuable resources for individuals working to build strong food-producing communities. It’s a great one-stop-shop to gather relevant fact sheets, bulletins, webinars, and other educational […]
June 3, 2014
What does the new ag Census reveal about women and minority farmers across the country?
May 30, 2014
On Wednesday, May 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of more than $16 million in funding for fiscal year 2014 to address critical integrated pest management (IPM) needs. Applications for funding are due June 19, 2014. IPM is a science-based, decision-making process that allows […]
May 28, 2014
What does the new ag Census reveal about the next generation of farmers and the future of agriculture?
May 22, 2014
What’s in the Senate bill for beginning farmers, food safety training, sustainable agriculture research, and rural communities?
May 20, 2014
The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee passed a bill to fund USDA and FDA programs in 2015
May 16, 2014
Next week is a big week for agriculture appropriations. On Tuesday, May 20, both the House and the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees will debate and almost certainly pass their respective agriculture funding bills for fiscal year (FY) 2015. The full Senate Appropriations Committee will then take up the agriculture appropriations bill on Thursday, May 22. […]
May 16, 2014
On May 2, USDA released data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The Census of Agriculture has been conducted since 1840 and currently is collected once every five years. This is the second in a series of drill down posts, looking at particular themes from the Census that relate to local and regionally produced food and organic agriculture. […]
May 8, 2014
On May 2, USDA released data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The Census of Agriculture has been conducted since 1840 and currently is collected once every five years. This is the first in a series of drill down posts, looking at particular themes from the Census. To view the other posts in this series, […]
May 2, 2014
The new agriculture census reveals trends about the growth in organic and sustainable food systems over the past five years.