USDA Surveys Farm Financial Health

The results of a USDA survey to study the economic viability of American farms will be used to inform future agriculture-policy decisions.

USDA Launches Biobased-product Label

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 […]

Testing Poultry Litter Use in Rain Gardens

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 […]

Grants for Farm Solutions

Two programs fighting for the future of agriculture receive grants administered by the USDA for research and sustainable-farm advocacy.

Free Backyard Chickens Webinar

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 […]

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