Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator
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Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator

While UCCE was training and graduating beginning farmers and ranchers over three years (2012-2014), we were also researching and getting trained ourselves, on how to create a “farm business incubator” – considered to be the next step for farmers and ranchers, that will propel them to success.

 
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USDA to Include Animal Welfare in Organic Labeling

This is a re-post of a Meeting Place article. Important for those of you looking at organic meat production. "USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on Thursday proposed amending organic livestock and poultry production requirements to include specific guidance on animal welfare. The changes, based on recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board, aim to ensure consistency in...

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Insurance for sheep producers

The following is reprinted from ASI. For the first time some risk management tools are available to sheep producers. Now if predation losses were covered . . . U.S. Sheep Industry Offers Own Insurance to Producers Whether it's thru futures or crop insurance, risk management is a very important tool that helps farmers and ranchers guard against natural disasters, low prices and predators, which...

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:22 PM
Tags: Insurance (1), Predators (1), Sheep (10), Sheep Meat and Wool (1)

Lygus bug management during and at the end of the strawberry production

Lygus hesperus adult

Lygus bug (Lygus hesperus) adult (above) and young nymph (below).  (Photos by Rodney Cooper, USDA-ARS and Surendra Dara) Lygus bug or the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus is a major pest of strawberries in California (Zalom et al. 2014).  Lygus bug has a wide host range that includes more than 100 species of cultivated crops and wild host plants (Scott,...

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:38 AM
Page Last Updated: January 7, 2016

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