• AGR-Lite - Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for the Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farm

    "AGR-Lite - Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for the Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farms" explains Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite) - a unique, federally subsidized crop-insurance product that holds great promise to serve the needs of smaller, diverse, specialty crop, organic, and direct-market farmers. The webinar, broadcast September 13, 2012, by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and funded by the USDA Risk Management Agency, describes how AGR-Lite works; provides a brief overview of crop-insurance limitations for specialized, diversified, and organic smaller farms, as well as demonstrates NCAT's new AGR-Lite Wizard assessment tool. This tool assists farmers and agricultural professionals in evaluating the usefulness of whole-farm revenue insurance...

    published: 13 Sep 2012
  • Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farms

    This webinar explains insurance options for specialized, diversified, and organic farms, including Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite)— a unique type of federally subsided crop insurance that holds great promise to serve the needs of smaller, diverse, specialty crop, organic, and direct-market farmers. While most insurance products are tied to a specific crop or commodity, AGR-Lite is based on whole-farm revenue and allows farmers who grow several specialty crops, high value crops (including organic), or diverse crops and livestock products, to insure their production based on the farm's historic revenue. The webinar will explain how AGR-Lite works, and will also demonstrate NCAT's new AGR-Lite Wizard assessment tool.

    published: 29 Nov 2012
  • Do small farmers need crop insurance?

    Do small farmers need crop insurance? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/curtisstonesub | Follow my IG: @greencityacres Watch more http://bit.ly/2rvW4h5 from Curtis Stone : http://bit.ly/2cmcFLe UPCOMING ON-FARM WORKSHOPS: Feb 26-Mar 2, 2018 - Arizona tickets: http://bit.ly/PMG_QueenCreek June 18-22, 2018 - Hemmingford, QC: http://bit.ly/JMCurtis2018 July 14, 2018 - Sweden: http://bit.ly/1daySweden July 19-22, 2018 - Sweden: bit.ly/4-daySweden Buy the book here: http://bit.ly/urbanfarmerbook Curtis' website: http://theurbanfarmer.co Curtis' Gear List: http://theurbanfarmer.co/curtis-gear-list/ Support through Patreon: http://bit.ly/2h050EF DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 - http://bit.ly/2hJxHUT $10 - http://bit.ly/2hOFgth $20 - http://bit.ly/2gPJrmM Donate any amount - http://bit.ly/2h0KfKw Follow C...

    published: 28 Nov 2017
  • After Tobacco: In Appalachia, Farmers Hope the Future is Organic

    From http://TheHardestYear.com: This still looks like tobacco country. Tractors still slow traffic on the roads. An autumn celebration is still called the "Tobacco Festival." And family farms still have the region's trademark tall barns where the harvest's giant green leaves once cured in the rafters until they were rusty brown and ready for market. But despite decades of tradition, tobacco farming is on the wane in Appalachia. The elimination of government price supports and increased costs of production have prompted many tobacco growers to seek out new crops in order to get by. What some have found may change the face of agriculture in this remote region. See the full story at http://TheHardestYear.com.

    published: 09 Jun 2009
  • Crop Insurance and Organic Agriculture

    John and Russ Vollmer, of the Vollmer Farm in Bunn, NC, along with Scott Marlow of RAFI-USA share their thoughts on the need for risk management and crop insurance for organic and specialty crops. Please visit RAFI-USA's website at http://www.rafiusa.org for more information on how crop insurance affects the growth of the local and organic food market, and how you can support family and sustainable farmers. Produced by the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA).

    published: 08 Jul 2009
  • Is Organic Food Worth the Cost?

    Are organic foods really healthier than non-organic foods? Are they better for animals? Are they better for the environment? Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Have you taken the pledge for school choice? Click here! https://www.schoolchoicenow.com Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n...

    published: 25 May 2017
  • TEDxFruitvale - Sandy Brown and Adelfo Antonio-Life on A Unionized Organic Farm

    The first certified organic farm in the United States to sign a labor contract with the United Farm Workers, Swanton Berry Farm of Davenport, CA, offers its workers health insurance, vacation and holiday pay, a pension, and other benefits including an employee stock ownership program. About Sandy Brown and Adelfo Antonio, Swanton Berry Farm: Sandy has worked with Swanton Berry Farm since 2003, focusing on human resources and strategies for promoting social justice in agriculture. She divides her time between farm life and graduate studies in geography at UC Berkeley, where she researches agricultural labor relations in California and Latin America. With 23 years working at Swanton Berry Farm, Adelfo is one of the company's longest-term employees and is currently the production crew su...

    published: 20 Oct 2011
  • In Kenya, Low-Cost Crop Insurance for Small Farmers

    This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Weather does not discriminate between large and small farms. If it rains too much or too little, crop insurance can pay for losses. Yet insurance usually costs too much for a farmer with as little as a hectare or two of land. But now a program called Kilimo Salama, or safe farming, offers low-cost insurance in parts of Kenya. The program is offered by the Syngenta Foundation. The foundation was established by the Swiss agricultural-chemical maker Syngenta. Farmers register at businesses taking part in the program and receive a policy number through their mobile phone. Every time the farmers buy seeds, fertilizer or other inputs, they pay an extra five percent in...

    published: 03 Jun 2010
  • Millenials are Leaving their Desk Jobs to Be Farmers

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/a-growing-number-of-young-americans-are-leaving-desk-jobs-to-farm/2017/11/23/e3c018ae-c64e-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.157eaee31bfe And young farmers face formidable challenges to starting and scaling their businesses. The costs of farmland and farm equipment are prohibitive. Young farmers are frequently dependent on government programs, including child-care subsidies and public health insurance, to cover basic needs. And student loan debt — which 46 percent of young farmers consider a “challenge,” according to the National Young Farmers Coalition — can strain already tight finances and disqualify them from receiving other forms of credit. But Lindsey Lusher Shute, the executive director of the coalition, said she has seen ...

    published: 27 Nov 2017
  • Understanding Crops Insurance Options for Small- to Medium-Scale Diversified Farms

    This webinar explains how the federally subsidized insurance product AGR-Lite works, explores other insurance options, and provides a brief overview of crop-insurance limitations for highly diverse farms. It also demonstrates NCAT's new AGR-Lite Wizard assessment tool. This tool assists farmers and agricultural professionals in evaluating the usefulness of whole-farm revenue insurance. Jeff Schahczenski, an NCAT Agricultural Economist, is the webinar presenter. Funding for the webinar was provided by the USDA Risk Management Agency.

    published: 06 Sep 2012
  • Digging For Answers: Examining the Effects of Rainfall Index Insurance for Farmers in Ghana

    Three-quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas, and the vast majority depend, in one way or another, on agriculture. Technologies like better seeds and farming practices could increase yields and improve livelihoods. But few farmers take up these technologies. J-PAL affiliates Dean Karlan (Yale) and Christopher Udry (Yale) investigate when and why farmers in Ghana decide to use certain agricultural technologies. Learn more about this evaluation at http://www.povertyactionlab.org/evaluation/evaluating-combined-farm-productivity-interventions-ghana, and find out more about our work in agriculture here: http://www.povertyactionlab.org/agriculture Visit our partners: Innovations for Poverty Action (http://www.poverty-action.org) and the Center for Effective Global Action (http://cega...

    published: 02 Feb 2015
  • 45 year veteran organic farmer - John Wooten - Kauai island

    This interview is with John Wooten, an organic farmer who lives on the island of Kauai. In this interview, we talk about consciousness, vegetarianism and how current farming practices are being changed. John also gives a tour of the farm, showing some techniques in managing weeds, building tropical fruit forests that you would find in a natural rainforest, herb gardens and some good natural farming tips. my website: www.starseedstory.com gofundme.com/healingwithgaia

    published: 12 Jan 2016
  • AGR-Lite Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for the Specialized and Diversified Farm

    This webinar explains how the federally subsidized AGR-Lite insurance product works, provides a brief overview of crop-insurance limitations for specialized and highly diverse farms, and demonstrates the National Center for Appropriate Technology's (NCAT) new AGR-Lite Wizard assessment tool. This tool assists farmers and agricultural professionals in evaluating the usefulness of whole-farm revenue insurance. The webinar was broadcast June 28, 2012, by NCAT and funded by the USDA Risk Management Agency. Jeff Schahczenski, an NCAT Agricultural Economist, is the webinar presenter.

    published: 28 Jun 2012
  • Food Waste Recycling at Farmers Insurance Open

    Environmental Specialists are working with the catering company at Torrey Pines Golf Course to test a pilot food scrap recycling program in the temporary kitchens on site.

    published: 27 Jan 2016
  • Organic farming and NC Cooperative Extension

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    published: 06 Jan 2011
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    published: 11 Sep 2012
  • Organic Farm Conservation: A Virtual Tour

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AGR-Lite - Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for the Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farm

AGR-Lite - Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for the Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farm

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  • Updated: 13 Sep 2012
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"AGR-Lite - Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for the Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farms" explains Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite) - a unique, federally subsidized crop-insurance product that holds great promise to serve the needs of smaller, diverse, specialty crop, organic, and direct-market farmers. The webinar, broadcast September 13, 2012, by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and funded by the USDA Risk Management Agency, describes how AGR-Lite works; provides a brief overview of crop-insurance limitations for specialized, diversified, and organic smaller farms, as well as demonstrates NCAT's new AGR-Lite Wizard assessment tool. This tool assists farmers and agricultural professionals in evaluating the usefulness of whole-farm revenue insurance. NCAT Agricultural Economist Jeff Schahczenski is the webinar's presenter.
https://wn.com/Agr_Lite_Understanding_Whole_Farm_Insurance_For_The_Specialized,_Diversified,_And_Organic_Farm
Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farms

Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farms

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  • Updated: 29 Nov 2012
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This webinar explains insurance options for specialized, diversified, and organic farms, including Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite)— a unique type of federally subsided crop insurance that holds great promise to serve the needs of smaller, diverse, specialty crop, organic, and direct-market farmers. While most insurance products are tied to a specific crop or commodity, AGR-Lite is based on whole-farm revenue and allows farmers who grow several specialty crops, high value crops (including organic), or diverse crops and livestock products, to insure their production based on the farm's historic revenue. The webinar will explain how AGR-Lite works, and will also demonstrate NCAT's new AGR-Lite Wizard assessment tool.
https://wn.com/Understanding_Whole_Farm_Insurance_For_Specialized,_Diversified,_And_Organic_Farms
Do small farmers need crop insurance?

Do small farmers need crop insurance?

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  • Updated: 28 Nov 2017
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Do small farmers need crop insurance? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/curtisstonesub | Follow my IG: @greencityacres Watch more http://bit.ly/2rvW4h5 from Curtis Stone : http://bit.ly/2cmcFLe UPCOMING ON-FARM WORKSHOPS: Feb 26-Mar 2, 2018 - Arizona tickets: http://bit.ly/PMG_QueenCreek June 18-22, 2018 - Hemmingford, QC: http://bit.ly/JMCurtis2018 July 14, 2018 - Sweden: http://bit.ly/1daySweden July 19-22, 2018 - Sweden: bit.ly/4-daySweden Buy the book here: http://bit.ly/urbanfarmerbook Curtis' website: http://theurbanfarmer.co Curtis' Gear List: http://theurbanfarmer.co/curtis-gear-list/ Support through Patreon: http://bit.ly/2h050EF DONATE TO THE SHOW!! $5 - http://bit.ly/2hJxHUT $10 - http://bit.ly/2hOFgth $20 - http://bit.ly/2gPJrmM Donate any amount - http://bit.ly/2h0KfKw Follow Curtis Stone: facebook.com/GreenCityAcres twitter.com/GreenCityAcres Watch More Curtis Stone: How To: http://bit.ly/2s5KDv2 Vlogs: http://bit.ly/2trBmeC Insights From Pros: http://bit.ly/2sfJRuc Equipment & Set-ups: http://bit.ly/2sE3s9S Q&A: http://bit.ly/2trCE9s Crop Videos: http://bit.ly/2rvMcUw About Urban Farmer Curtis Stone: Curtis Stone runs a commercial urban farm called Green City Acres out of Kelowna, BC, Canada. His mission is to show others how they can grow a lot of food on small plots of land and make a living from it. Using DIY and simple infrastructure, one can earn a significant living from their own back yard or someone else's. ___ FARM EQUIPMENT I USE: Everything in one place: http://theurbanfarmer.co/curtis-gear-list/ Paper Pot Transplanter: http://paperpot.co/ Caterpillar tunnel: http://bit.ly/2gItRNf Quick Cut Greens Harvester: http://bit.ly/1W3nLGb Knife and Tool Sharpener: http://bit.ly/29DHlos Jang Seeder: http://goo.gl/XGvJtl Row Bags: http://goo.gl/eI1CLp Insect Netting: http://goo.gl/rjyimK The Coolbot | $20 off!: http://bit.ly/2l6DhEx ___ Music by: The Muse Maker - https://soundcloud.com/themusemaker
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After Tobacco: In Appalachia, Farmers Hope the Future is Organic

After Tobacco: In Appalachia, Farmers Hope the Future is Organic

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  • Updated: 09 Jun 2009
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From http://TheHardestYear.com: This still looks like tobacco country. Tractors still slow traffic on the roads. An autumn celebration is still called the "Tobacco Festival." And family farms still have the region's trademark tall barns where the harvest's giant green leaves once cured in the rafters until they were rusty brown and ready for market. But despite decades of tradition, tobacco farming is on the wane in Appalachia. The elimination of government price supports and increased costs of production have prompted many tobacco growers to seek out new crops in order to get by. What some have found may change the face of agriculture in this remote region. See the full story at http://TheHardestYear.com.
https://wn.com/After_Tobacco_In_Appalachia,_Farmers_Hope_The_Future_Is_Organic
Crop Insurance and Organic Agriculture

Crop Insurance and Organic Agriculture

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  • Updated: 08 Jul 2009
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John and Russ Vollmer, of the Vollmer Farm in Bunn, NC, along with Scott Marlow of RAFI-USA share their thoughts on the need for risk management and crop insurance for organic and specialty crops. Please visit RAFI-USA's website at http://www.rafiusa.org for more information on how crop insurance affects the growth of the local and organic food market, and how you can support family and sustainable farmers. Produced by the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA).
https://wn.com/Crop_Insurance_And_Organic_Agriculture
Is Organic Food Worth the Cost?

Is Organic Food Worth the Cost?

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  • Updated: 25 May 2017
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Are organic foods really healthier than non-organic foods? Are they better for animals? Are they better for the environment? Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Have you taken the pledge for school choice? Click here! https://www.schoolchoicenow.com Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: “You are what you eat,” goes the old saying. And everywhere we are urged to eat organic: it's more nutritious, pesticide-free, and protects animals and the environment. At least, that's what we are being told – or rather, sold. And thanks to a lot of very effective marketing, many people believe it. That's why, when researchers at Cornell University gave study participants a choice between two identical items, one labeled "organic" and one "regular," the participants confidently declared the "organic" choice to be lower in calories and more nutritious. They also said they'd pay 16 to 23 percent more for the organic choice. But these beliefs about organic food have nothing to do with reality. In 2012, Stanford University's Center for Health Policy did the most comprehensive comparison and found organic foods are not nutritionally superior to conventional alternatives. And a more recent review of 20 years of research into animal products by Italian researchers confirmed these findings. The authors concluded: "Scientific studies do not show that organic products are more nutritious and safer than conventional foods." That's fine, you might say. You don't eat organic foods just because of the health benefits, but because you care about the treatment of farm animals and of the environment. Unfortunately, the facts don't support these beliefs either. Animals on organic farms are not generally healthier than regular farms. A five-year US study of dairy farms showed that "health outcomes [for animals on organic farms] are similar to conventional dairies." And the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety reached a similar conclusion. It found "no difference in objective disease occurrence" on organic dairy farms as compared to conventional dairies. And while pigs and poultry on organic farms may enjoy better access to open areas, this freedom, studies show, also increases their exposure to parasites, pathogens and predators. As for the environment, yes, organic farming will mean that in any one field, a farmer will use less energy and create fewer greenhouse gases. But there's a problem here. By forgoing fertilizers and pesticides, organic farming is much, much less efficient than standard farming, which means that organic farmers need much more land to grow the same amount of food. A major study in Europe found that to produce the same gallon of milk organically, you need 59% more land. To produce meat, you need 82% more land. And for crops, it’s more than 200%. And more land for agriculture means less land for nature. If U.S. agricultural production was entirely organic, it would mean we would need to convert an area bigger than the size of California entirely to farmland. Economically, the lower productivity of organics means we have to commit more resources - land, labor and capital. The total cost to the US economy of going organic would run to about $200 billion annually. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/organic-food-worth-cost
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TEDxFruitvale -  Sandy Brown and Adelfo Antonio-Life on A Unionized Organic Farm

TEDxFruitvale - Sandy Brown and Adelfo Antonio-Life on A Unionized Organic Farm

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  • Updated: 20 Oct 2011
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The first certified organic farm in the United States to sign a labor contract with the United Farm Workers, Swanton Berry Farm of Davenport, CA, offers its workers health insurance, vacation and holiday pay, a pension, and other benefits including an employee stock ownership program. About Sandy Brown and Adelfo Antonio, Swanton Berry Farm: Sandy has worked with Swanton Berry Farm since 2003, focusing on human resources and strategies for promoting social justice in agriculture. She divides her time between farm life and graduate studies in geography at UC Berkeley, where she researches agricultural labor relations in California and Latin America. With 23 years working at Swanton Berry Farm, Adelfo is one of the company's longest-term employees and is currently the production crew supervisor. Originally from Oaxaca, he lives with his wife and three children in Santa Cruz. This talk concluded Session Three: Money for TEDxFruitvale, which was held on October 14, 2011 at Mills College in Oakland, CA. The conference's theme was Harvesting Change, and it focused on farmworkers, labor and other social justice movements, and fair labor practices in business. http://www.tedxfruitvale.org/ About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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In Kenya, Low-Cost Crop Insurance for Small Farmers

In Kenya, Low-Cost Crop Insurance for Small Farmers

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  • Updated: 03 Jun 2010
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This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Weather does not discriminate between large and small farms. If it rains too much or too little, crop insurance can pay for losses. Yet insurance usually costs too much for a farmer with as little as a hectare or two of land. But now a program called Kilimo Salama, or safe farming, offers low-cost insurance in parts of Kenya. The program is offered by the Syngenta Foundation. The foundation was established by the Swiss agricultural-chemical maker Syngenta. Farmers register at businesses taking part in the program and receive a policy number through their mobile phone. Every time the farmers buy seeds, fertilizer or other inputs, they pay an extra five percent in addition to the price. This extra cost is the insurance premium. The farmers are paid back for the inputs if their crops fail because of drought or flood.The program is designed for maize and wheat farmers like Josephat Langat. He owns a two-hectare farm near Eldoret in western Kenya. He said: "In a case where we do not have a lot of rainfall, it means we are going to lose all the crops. But this insurance policy is going to cover the farm inputs that we use in the farms, so that is going to give us the certainty of going back to the farms again if the rains do not come."He buys his agricultural inputs at Maraba Investments in Eldoret. About two hundred farmers signed up for the insurance within the first two weeks that it was offered there. Beatrice Kemboi is a director of the business.She says every day she and her workers register from five to ten farmers in the program. When farmers buy their inputs, the store worker uses a mobile phone camera to scan barcode symbols that match the product. A text message confirming the policy number and sale is then sent automatically. The program also uses solar-powered weather stations to record local rainfall amounts. The data is sent to the UAP Insurance Company. When there is crop failure because of a drought or flood, farmers receive a text message. It tells them to receive payment from the business where they purchased their inputs.And that's the VOA Special English Agriculture Report. You can read and listen to our reports at voaspecialenglish.com. And you can add your comments. We are also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and iTunes at VOA Learning English. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 11May 2010)
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Millenials are Leaving their Desk Jobs to Be Farmers

Millenials are Leaving their Desk Jobs to Be Farmers

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  • Updated: 27 Nov 2017
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/a-growing-number-of-young-americans-are-leaving-desk-jobs-to-farm/2017/11/23/e3c018ae-c64e-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.157eaee31bfe And young farmers face formidable challenges to starting and scaling their businesses. The costs of farmland and farm equipment are prohibitive. Young farmers are frequently dependent on government programs, including child-care subsidies and public health insurance, to cover basic needs. And student loan debt — which 46 percent of young farmers consider a “challenge,” according to the National Young Farmers Coalition — can strain already tight finances and disqualify them from receiving other forms of credit. But Lindsey Lusher Shute, the executive director of the coalition, said she has seen the first wave of back-to-the-landers grow up in the eight years since she co-founded the advocacy group. And she suggested that new policy initiatives, including student loan forgiveness and farm transition programs, could further help them. “Young farmers tend to start small and sell to direct markets, because that’s a viable way for them to get into farming,” Lusher Shute said. “But many are shifting gears as they get into it — getting bigger or moving into wholesale.” Just last year, Whitehurst was approached by an online grocery service that wanted to buy her vegetables. While Owl’s Nest produces too little to supply such a large buyer on its own, the service planned to buy produce from multiple small, local farmers. Whitehurst ultimately turned the deal down, however. Among other things, she feared that she could not afford to sell her vegetables at the lower price point the service wanted. “For now, I’m focused on getting better, not bigger,” she said. “But in a few years, who knows. Ask me again then.” Twitter @HollySeeliger Support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/hollyseeliger Support me on Paypal via my email "holly.danger@live.com" or click "donate to paypal" button on my homepage. I love Patreon and Paypal subscription donations in sums of $7 or $14 (my lucky numbers!) You can also send letters and checks to: Holly Seeliger P.O. Box 5185 Portland, ME 04101
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Understanding Crops Insurance Options for Small- to Medium-Scale Diversified Farms

Understanding Crops Insurance Options for Small- to Medium-Scale Diversified Farms

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This webinar explains how the federally subsidized insurance product AGR-Lite works, explores other insurance options, and provides a brief overview of crop-insurance limitations for highly diverse farms. It also demonstrates NCAT's new AGR-Lite Wizard assessment tool. This tool assists farmers and agricultural professionals in evaluating the usefulness of whole-farm revenue insurance. Jeff Schahczenski, an NCAT Agricultural Economist, is the webinar presenter. Funding for the webinar was provided by the USDA Risk Management Agency.
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Digging For Answers: Examining the Effects of Rainfall Index Insurance for Farmers in Ghana

Digging For Answers: Examining the Effects of Rainfall Index Insurance for Farmers in Ghana

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Three-quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas, and the vast majority depend, in one way or another, on agriculture. Technologies like better seeds and farming practices could increase yields and improve livelihoods. But few farmers take up these technologies. J-PAL affiliates Dean Karlan (Yale) and Christopher Udry (Yale) investigate when and why farmers in Ghana decide to use certain agricultural technologies. Learn more about this evaluation at http://www.povertyactionlab.org/evaluation/evaluating-combined-farm-productivity-interventions-ghana, and find out more about our work in agriculture here: http://www.povertyactionlab.org/agriculture Visit our partners: Innovations for Poverty Action (http://www.poverty-action.org) and the Center for Effective Global Action (http://cega.berkeley.edu).
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45 year veteran organic farmer - John Wooten - Kauai island

45 year veteran organic farmer - John Wooten - Kauai island

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  • Updated: 12 Jan 2016
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This interview is with John Wooten, an organic farmer who lives on the island of Kauai. In this interview, we talk about consciousness, vegetarianism and how current farming practices are being changed. John also gives a tour of the farm, showing some techniques in managing weeds, building tropical fruit forests that you would find in a natural rainforest, herb gardens and some good natural farming tips. my website: www.starseedstory.com gofundme.com/healingwithgaia
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AGR-Lite Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for the Specialized and Diversified Farm

AGR-Lite Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for the Specialized and Diversified Farm

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  • Updated: 28 Jun 2012
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This webinar explains how the federally subsidized AGR-Lite insurance product works, provides a brief overview of crop-insurance limitations for specialized and highly diverse farms, and demonstrates the National Center for Appropriate Technology's (NCAT) new AGR-Lite Wizard assessment tool. This tool assists farmers and agricultural professionals in evaluating the usefulness of whole-farm revenue insurance. The webinar was broadcast June 28, 2012, by NCAT and funded by the USDA Risk Management Agency. Jeff Schahczenski, an NCAT Agricultural Economist, is the webinar presenter.
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Food Waste Recycling at Farmers Insurance Open

Food Waste Recycling at Farmers Insurance Open

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  • Updated: 27 Jan 2016
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Environmental Specialists are working with the catering company at Torrey Pines Golf Course to test a pilot food scrap recycling program in the temporary kitchens on site.
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Organic farming and NC Cooperative Extension

Organic farming and NC Cooperative Extension

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  • Updated: 06 Jan 2011
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When a mother and father with limitations of their own needed to go organic to address their son's health issues, top-level guidance and expertise were required. YOUNGSVILLE -- In Angela and Joel Mooney's small family, son Steven, is everything. Beset with seizures, severe food allergies and what his mother describes as mild autism, 4-year-old Steven is the reason the family turned to pesticide- and hormone-free foods. He's the reason they began growing their own food, and the reason they turned to Cooperative Extension and N.C. A&T State University for help with what they grow and how they grow it. For a family moored by the special needs of a preschooler, maintaining a sustainable, safe and affordable food supply is more than just a matter of lifestyle. For the Mooneys, quality food is a veritable lifeline. "His food has to be gluten free, casein free, GMO [genetically modified organisms] free, with no preservatives, no additives, no dyes and no high fructose corn syrup," Angela Mooney says of Steven's diet. "He has three anti-seizure medicines and nine different supplements. Most everything that he eats is from scratch." Born in 2006, Steven went home from the hospital one day and was rushed back the next, suffering from seizures after what his mother says was an allergic reaction to a vaccine. He was comatose for a week and has since had developmental challenges. His pediatrician recommended an organic diet. As the Mooney's began their retail shopping for fresh, pesticide-free food, they quickly realized how expensive it was to eat organically. The next realization was that they could and should grow their own food. "We decided we could do this," says Angela Mooney. Never mind that both the adult Mooneys have their own physical limitations. Angela Mooney was horseback riding on a roadside 22 years ago when she was thrown from the saddle onto a passing vehicle when her horse was spooked. Although she is able to walk with great effort and great pain, she mostly gets around in a wheelchair. Joel Mooney was driving a dump truck on the I-440 Beltline in Raleigh when he swerved to avoid a young driver who had suddenly pulled in front of him. Instead of crashing into the back of the teenage motorist, he slammed into the side of a concrete median. His back has been damaged ever since. For this and other stories visit us at http://www.ag.ncat.edu/solutions2011/index.html
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Quick Pitch: Agricultural Insurance for Kenyan Farmers

Quick Pitch: Agricultural Insurance for Kenyan Farmers

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  • Updated: 11 Sep 2012
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Agricultural Insurance for Kenyan Farmers Sector: Agriculture & Farming Area of Impact: Kenya and East Africa Social entrepreneur Rahab Karanja presents Kilimo Salama at Santa Clara University's GSBI ("Global Social Benefit Incubator") Welcome Barbeque. Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, facilitates the GSBI. Participants, social entrepreneurs, take part in a two-week boot camp at the university and off-site programs. The in-residence comprises classroom sessions led by noted faculty and renowned experts that complement peer-to-peer collaboration and mentoring with Silicon Valley executive teams. Participants stress test business plans through curriculum, presentation, and feedback. The in-residence culminates with formal business plan presentations to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. View Kilimo Salama's Social Enterprise Profile: http://bit.ly/PCLuvT Learn More About the GSBI: http://scu.edu/socialbenefit/programs/gsbi/ Learn More About Kilimo Salama: http://kilimosalama.wordpress.com/ The Center for Science, Technology, and Society. Science and Technology for Social Benefit. http://www.scu.edu/socialbenefit
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Organic Farm Conservation: A Virtual Tour

Organic Farm Conservation: A Virtual Tour

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  • Updated: 31 Jan 2013
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This webinar is presented by Harriet Behar, organic specialist with Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES, organic inspector, and approved Technical Service Provider (TSP) with the NRCS. She takes participants on a virtual tour of a farm, identifying conservation concerns and possible mitigation strategies to address those concerns as well as areas that affect organic certification. In addition, she covers the manner in which these issues will be incorporated into the written NRCS Conservation Activity Plan 138 for the transition to organic. The webinar will be the third in a four-part series providing aid to those who might want to become an NRCS approved TSP. The two previous webinars can be found under the list of webinars at https://attra.ncat.org.
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Organic Farmers Struggling, U.S. Secretary of Ag. Tries to

Organic Farmers Struggling, U.S. Secretary of Ag. Tries to

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  • Updated: 17 Jul 2009
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The heads of the U.S. agriculture and transportation departments are planning a community forum this week.
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Elders Insurance TVC - Farm Insurance

Elders Insurance TVC - Farm Insurance

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  • Updated: 23 Jun 2016
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Part of our latest instalment of TV ads for Elders Insurance in 2016.
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ORGANIC FARMING TAKING OFF ACROSS THE U.S.

ORGANIC FARMING TAKING OFF ACROSS THE U.S.

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  • Updated: 17 Mar 2010
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Organic farming is becoming a big business in America, according to new U-S Department of Agriculture survey data. The USDAs Bob Ellison has more.
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07 01 2014 GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANIC FOODS DANGERIOUS TO FARMERS

07 01 2014 GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANIC FOODS DANGERIOUS TO FARMERS

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  • Updated: 08 Jan 2014
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Small Business Insurance | Farm Insurance | Steve

Small Business Insurance | Farm Insurance | Steve

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  • Updated: 16 Mar 2012
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Personal service from the people you know. For over 50 years, family-run and small business owners in rural and suburban areas have trusted Farm Family for insurance protection. We live and work in your community, and come from small business backgrounds, so we can develop intelligent, customized insurance solutions for your operation. To learn more visit http://www.farmfamily.com/ To have an agent contact you visit http://www.farmfamilypeople.com/contact-form/ Connect with us: http://www.facebook.com/farmfamily http://www.twitter.com/farmfamily
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Sivagangai farmers grow vegetables through organic farming

Sivagangai farmers grow vegetables through organic farming

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  • Updated: 02 Mar 2015
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Sivagangai farmers grow vegetables through organic farming NEWS 7 TAMIL http://www.NS7.tv facebook: http://fb.com/News7Tamil twitter: http://twitter.com/News7Tamil
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Organic Farmers Looking for Land

Organic Farmers Looking for Land

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  • Updated: 06 Nov 2012
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Story of two young farmers looking for organic farm land in Minnesota
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