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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.