Research from the Pacific Northwest shows that no-till wheat production reduces erosion and saves fuel and time compared to conventional production.
Courtesy USDA/ Biopreferred Program The USDA expectsthat products containing the new certified biobased-product label will hit the market beginning in the spring or summer 2011. In an effort to raise consumer recognition of biobased products, the USDA’s BioPreferred program has implemented a product certification and labeling system. Now underway for nearly a month, the labeling […]
In its third year, the USDA’s Organic Initiative doubles funding available to organic producers focused on conserving natural resources.
Courtesy USDA/ Stephen Ausmus This rain garden made from local materials is being tested for its ability to reduce storm-water runoff, increase infiltration, and remove excess nutrients and other pollutants from the runoff water before it gets to streams or other bodies of water. Rain gardens are increasingly popular with homeowners and municipalities and are […]
Courtesy Stock.XCHNG Learn about backyard chicken biosecurity in “The Word on Healthy Birds” webinar. This week, Nov. 1 to 7, 2010, the USDA’s Biosecurity for Birds campaign will celebrate Bird Health Awareness Week to promote awareness about the diseases that threaten poultry health and the ways to prevent the spread of infectious poultry diseases. Highlighting […]
A new pilot program through the USDA’s People’s Garden initiative will help schools teach students about gardening and nutritious eating. Public schools and nonprofit organizations have until Nov. 8, 2010, to apply for grants from the USDA’s new People’s Garden School Pilot Program. The $1 million pilot program was established to develop and run community gardens […]