irrigation

What’s In Your Irrigation Water?

Part of a good food-safety plan for your farm includes making sure the water source you use for irrigation is contaminant-free.

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When Is a Barn Too Old to Use?

If you’re considering razing an old outbuilding deemed too unsafe for use, think twice: You might be able to preserve that bit of history on your farm.

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Build a GAP-Approved Barrel Sink

Assure your freshly harvested vegetables are pathogen-free by building this food-grade sink as part of a complete wash station.


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6 Ways to Not Use a Generator

In an emergency situation, use a generator safely to keep power running without even more problems.

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Toxic Fescue: A Danger for Livestock Moms-To-Be

Mom and Dad have had trouble buying good hay this year. They finally got some big bales from a man they bought hay from last year. The problem is that some of the hay is fescue, and my pregnant girlfriend, Katy, shouldn’t eat it.


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Wash Your Organic Carrots!—Here’s Why

Practice food safety by properly washing all fruits and vegetables (organic or not) before eating to minimize your exposure to pathogens and chemicals.

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