The grants, with a maximum award of $100,000 each, enhance the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crops.
By reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus entering basin waterways, farmers are doing their part to reduce the chances of harmful algal blooms that may lead to hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, throughout the lake.
Participants are allowed to use their land for recreation and other defined uses and also retain the right to control access to their property.
EPA said manufacturers have voluntarily agreed to label changes that impose additional requirements for "over the top" use of these products next year.
“The off-season is a much better time to address these issues.”
“We’re not looking to finger-point, but to work collaboratively.”
"Nobody really has a lot of good information. A lot of them can't get back into some of the vineyards that were affected because of all the road closures.”
The transaction is subject to the closing of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto and approval by relevant authorities. It is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.
Overall, it was not a disaster year for the state.
There are several compelling reasons to soil test in the fall compared to spring.
Especially exciting for Lutterotti are new varieties of multifoliate alfalfa that have been bred to be winter hardy.“That’s the big thing in conventional alfalfa,” he said, noting that winter hardiness ratings indicate the potential longevity of the alfalfa stand.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
The dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.
Farming is a challenging undertaking, with long days that start early and are filled with physical demands from running the tractor to calving cows to fixing equipment to repairing fence posts.