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New USDA Portal Enables Farmers and Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online

By Carli Fraccarolli / June 22, 2015

Individual landowners and land users now have the secure ability to request conservation technical and financial assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Through the USDA’s Conservation Client Gateway, you can now request help solving a natural resource issue or request a conservation plan on your property, apply for financial assistance, and track documents and payments…

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2015 Hops Production in the Lake Erie Region Conference

By Carli Fraccarolli / June 18, 2015

From 9AM-4PM on June 26th and 27th, Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (LERGP) will be holding a hops production conference at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Center Meeting Room and Hop Yards, 6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY. Friday June 26th: Focus on Getting Into Hops Production – Classroom and in-field opportunities to…

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Active Soil Building for Home and Farm – June 27th in Mecklenburg, NY

By Carli Fraccarolli / June 15, 2015

Join Steve & Elizabeth Gabriel and Jake Delisle at Wellspring Forest Farm to learn about active soil building! Learn a whole systems permaculture approach to seeing and working with soils on mid to large sized land, with emphasis on techniques done with simple tools and techniques. See integrated and functional systems in practice on a working…

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Drought Concerns: Milo and Forage Sorghum as Potential Alternatives

By Carli Fraccarolli / June 12, 2015

The region is lacking a lot of needed moisture going into the growing season. Due to these conditions we need to start looking at potential alternatives for forage production. Forage sorghum and grain sorghum (milo) are forage crops that can be grown in place of corn in dry conditions. Not only do these crops require…

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Add Your Voice to the Young Farmer Success Act of 2015!

By Carli Fraccarolli / June 10, 2015

Student Loan Debt Is an Obstacle For Many Americans, But Often an Insurmountable One for Young Farmers America needs 100,000 young farmers!  Bringing young people back to the farm or ranch is a national priority. The average age of the American farmer is increasing, and farmers over the age of 65 outnumber farmers under the…

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