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California receives $10 million to support conservation stewardship

Californian farmers and ranchers who want to expand their stewardship activities can apply for 2020 conservation funds by June 5, but applications are accepted year-round.

Study finds connection between mental health and farm planning

Research conducted over the past year by Farm Management Canada found that farmers with a business management plan were better able to manage stress than those without a plan.

New nutrient management online course for Ontario 4R

Ontario farmers, agronomists, students, and agri-retailers can now take a region-specific course on utilizing 4R Nutrient Stewardship best management practices on provincial soils online.
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Something old, something new

Brothers Dave and Doug Johnston of Maplevue Farms have found ways to balance the family business. Whether dividing tasks on the farm, keeping up with their families, or maintaining the history of their fifth generation dairy while including innovative practices, the Johnston brothers show that communication and planning are a large part of their success. » Read more...
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Manure Minute: Stockpiling, siting and sizing, oh my!

On-farm manure stockpiling doesn’t need to be complicated, but there are a few important things to keep in mind. When it comes to manure storage and stockpiling, be sure to choose an out-of-the-way location that is accessible to hauling equipment and has a base that won’t allow runoff to leach into the soil. As for size, ensure that you have enough storage space to grow with your operation. » Read more...

Options for keeping the value of dumped milk on the farm

The University of Minnesota Extension team provides tips for how to land-apply milk or add it to manure storage. » Read more

Time the key ingredient in mass livestock mortality composting

Considerations for composting livestock mortalities include time, location and the mental effects of seeing the pile. » Read more

Alberta forms agricultural advisory committee

The committee will advise on consumer confidence issues and debunking agriculture industry myths. » Read more