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Pastured pork production strategies for profit

Raising pastured pigs can be profitable with the right grazing plan and careful attention to pasture conditions.
Benefits of raising pigs on pasture include improved pig health, a better work environment, less odor, less microbial activity, fewer regulatory problems and lower start-up and operating costs.
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How will climate change affect the 2017 growing season?

Weather and climate patterns are a driving force behind the success or failure of Corn Belt cropping systems.
Dennis Todey, climatologist and director of the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, outlined climate changes currently impacting agriculture and what to expect during the upcoming growing season at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference.
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How to raise pastured poultry for profit

Raising pastured poultry can be very profitable by following high production standards, finding the right customer and telling the right story
Mike Hansen, who runs Gifts from the Good Earth Farm, said raising pastured poultry can be very profitable by following high production standards, finding the right customer and telling the right story.
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Pastured poultry producers can profit from silvopasture

Advantages of a silvopasture operation are improved livestock and pasture performance, and increased long-term income due to the simultaneous production of trees
Advantages of a properly managed silvopasture operation are improved livestock and pasture performance, restored ecological functions and increased long-term income due to the simultaneous production of trees and grazing or foraging animals.
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Infographic: How to transition to organic food production

Consumer demand for organically-produced foods continues to show double-digit growth, which offers many opportunities for agricultural producers willing to transition to all or partial organic production
Adopting organic practices can help producers, processors and handlers access new customers and markets as well as comply with regulatory policy. However, making the transition to organic production takes time and planning.
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USDA to help organic farmers fund conservation buffers

Financial assistance will help tailor existing conservation practices to the needs of organic farmers, helping to improve soil and water quality
Financial assistance will help tailor existing conservation practices to the needs of organic farmers, helping to improve soil and water quality
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Organic food demand outpacing production, research

Consumer demand for organically-produced foods continues to show double-digit growth, but the number of U.S. farms and USDA-funded research are not keeping pace
Growth in U.S. organic sales has averaged 10 percent annually over the last five years, but the number of U.S. organic farms are not keeping pace, growing at about 2.5 percent annually.
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10 things to see at 2016 IPPE

The latest technology, equipment and services used in animal agriculture will be on display
Industry leaders from all over the world will once again meet at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) January 26-28, where the latest technology, equipment and services used in in animal agriculture will be on display.
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Future of sustainable farming requires optimization, communication

Four industry leaders discuss what sustainability means to their organizations and how agriculture can move forward into the future of feeding 9 billion people by 2050
Four industry leaders at the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit discussed the complex issues surrounding environmental sustainability and global food production. Each explained what sustainability means to their organizations and offered suggestions on how agriculture can move forward into the future of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.
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