Coffee Pot Farms looks for solutions for nutrition through farming on Navajo Nation

Coffee Pot Farms looks for solutions for nutrition through farming on Navajo Nation

DILKON, Ariz. — Cherilyn Yazzie, farmer and co-owner of Coffee Pot Farms in Dilkon, Arizona, is finding solutions to nutrition challenges on the Navajo Nation. About six years ago, Yazzie and her husband started learning about farming and began growing. Today they grow over 20 crops which include tomatoes, radish, green onions, kale, lettuce and […]

Executive Order Seeks To Level Playing Field For Small Farms

Executive Order Seeks To Level Playing Field For Small Farms

It has always been difficult to make a living as a farmer. But as commodity prices continue to drop and climate change throws weather patterns out of whack, you can reasonably make the case that it’s as difficult as it’s ever been to make money farming in America. A new executive order issued by the […]

Singapore unveils one of the world’s biggest floating solar panel farms

Singapore unveils one of the world's biggest floating solar panel farms

Reuters Wed Jul 14, 2021 04:54 PM General view of one of the world’s largest floating solar panel farms in Singapore, July 13, 2021, in this still image taken from video. REUTERS/Chen Lin “> General view of one of the world’s largest floating solar panel farms in Singapore, July 13, 2021, in this still image […]

Sweet reason Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen wears manky bangles

Sweet reason Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen wears manky bangles

We see her as a farmer and it is hard to picture Amanda Owen done anything else but. However, the Our Yorkshire Farm star has done a variety of different jobs in the past as many fans will have learned. Before a brief stint as a model Amanda worked in a Bangladeshi takeaway and it […]

Silver Fern Farms to move out of coal by 2030, embrace regenerative agriculture

Silver Fern Farms to move out of coal by 2030, embrace regenerative agriculture

Mary-Jo Tohill/Stuff Silver Fern Farms will stop using coal at its plants by 2030. Silver Fern Farms, the country’s largest meat processor, has committed to ending coal use across its plants by 2030, ahead of Government targets. Co-chairman Rob Hewett told the company’s shareholder suppliers at its annual farmer conference in Wellington on Thursday that […]

Conservation and Farmland Tenure on Illinois Grain Farms • farmdoc daily

Conservation and Farmland Tenure on Illinois Grain Farms • farmdoc daily

Most grain farms in Illinois over 500 acres rent most of their land base.  Moreover, rented farmland of rented farmland is controlled by larger acreage farms.  In 2017, farms of over 1,000 acres farmed 60% of rented farmland, with one-third of rented acres controlled by farmers over 2,000 acres.  This has important implications in conservation […]

Inheritance tax threatens family farms

Animal agriculture vital to the Valley

Farming just keeps getting more challenging, so I guess that’s why only 2 percent of Americans are farmers and ranchers today. That number frightens me and breaks my heart all at the same time. One thing I struggle with daily, is why don’t we celebrate and support our farmers more regularly? Only 2 […]

Sorghum, a close relative of corn, tested for disease resistance on Pennsylvania farms

Sorghum, a close relative of corn, tested for disease resistance on Pennsylvania farms

Dinakaran Elango, recent plant science student, with biomass sorghum lines growing in a research plot at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, Rock Springs, Pa. Researchers characterized anthracnose resistance in sorghum but also characterized stress tolerance by studying wax content in the plants. Credit: Surinder Chopra/Penn State With sorghum poised to become an […]