Archive for August 2019

Farm Business Start-Up Checksheet

Farm Business Start-Up Checksheet

Before starting a new farm business, you need to consider many things. What rules and regulations apply to your business? Which levels of government (city, county, state, federal) are responsible for which regulations? What permits will you need? What are

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California hospitals and schools bring the (grass-fed) beef

California hospitals and schools bring the (grass-fed) beef

HEALTHCARE WITHOUT HARM – On a beautiful sunny July day in Pescadero, Calif., 30 leaders representing K-12 school districts, hospitals, and ranches gathered at TomKat Ranch, a 1,800-acre grass-fed cattle ranch in the San Francisco Bay Area. After touring the

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“Public Charge” Immigration Rule Disaster for Agriculture & Farm Workers

“Public Charge” Immigration Rule Disaster for Agriculture & Farm Workers

Earlier this month, CAFF & The Farmers Guild joined hundreds of thousands of other organizations and individuals across America to ask the Trump administration not to implement their changes to the “public charge” rule used to screen immigrant applicants for legal permanent

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Integrating Livestock & Crops: Improving Soil, Solving Problems, Increasing Income

Integrating Livestock & Crops: Improving Soil, Solving Problems, Increasing Income

An introductory bulletin covering benefits and considerations of livestock-crop integration, including further reading resources. From the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

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Biodiversity: What it is, and How to Increase it on your Farm

Biodiversity: What it is, and How to Increase it on your Farm

This brochure was developed by the Wild Farm Alliance and CAFF defines Biodiversity as it relates to agriculture, and describes specific practices that farmers can implement to conserve biodiversity on their farms. On most farms, opportunities exist to accommodate habitat,

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Cover Crops for Walnut Orchards

Cover Crops for Walnut Orchards

Walnut orchards present unique challenges to the successful use of cover crops. These include short time between harvest and leaf fall for establishing the cover crop…

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Compost: What Does the Research Say?

Compost: What Does the Research Say?

  Composting plant materials and manure offers a practical way to recycle crop residue and animal waste. The process of decomposition of these materials is sped up to provide a nutrient rich soil conditioner that provides a host of agroecosystem

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Managing Cover Crops Profitably

Managing Cover Crops Profitably

SARE’s publication is available free for download and is a comprehensive and practical resource with recommended species by U.S. region, a section on management in conservation tillage systems, soil fertility, and pest suppression.

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Integrating Livestock into a Cropping System for Sustainability & Soil Health

USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center View this webinar to learn how the Small Angus Ranch in Burleigh County, North Dakota, is working toward the goals stated in the webinar title. Follow along the Small’s soil health road as

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