Content tagged "community local regional food systems"

An alternative to methyl bromide log fumigation

Wood Products Updated: May 08, 2019

by Henry Quesada. Virginia Tech.State and federal agencies across the country are taking action on methyl bromide (MB) log fumigation operations. For...

Cottage Food Laws: Adequately Addressing Food Safety and Economic Opportunity?

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: June 14, 2018

Nearly every state in the U.S. has a cottage food law that allows entrepreneurs to produce certain food products in their homes with little regulatory...

2018 Farm Bill Outlook

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: March 20, 2018

With net farm income in the U.S. falling to a 12-year low, there are very real challenges in the farm economy. The 2018 Farm Bill will seek to provide much...

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Women in Agriculture Updated: June 07, 2016

Women in Agriculture Programs: Vermont

Women in Agriculture Updated: April 11, 2016

The University of Vermont Women's Agricultural Network (WAgN) has been providing education and technical assistance geared to the needs of women farmers...

Judging Goat Age by Teeth

Goats Updated: November 23, 2015

When might you need to look at a goat’s teeth to estimate its age? Perhaps when selecting breeding stock, slaughter animals, or individuals to cull. It’s a...

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: October 14, 2015

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) is a federal law, enacted in 1930 at the request of the fruit and vegetable industry to promote fair...

Upcoming Workshops: Aquaculture and Fisheries Technologies for Food and Health Educators, Seafood Professionals, and Communicators

Updated: August 18, 2014

A 3-day in-service training program in West Coast will be offered in October 8-10, 2014 in Seafood Research & Education Center, Coastal Oregon Marine...

Joanne Kinsey, Rutgers University

Child and Family Learning Network Updated: July 18, 2014

Joanne Kinsey focuses on work related to food and nutrition, healthy lifestyle, and workplace wellness. She is a member of the Family and Community Health...

Botulism

Goats Updated: September 30, 2013

Botulism is a rare and strange disease. Occasional cases can be seen in individual animals or as a herd outbreak due to contaminated feed or water. A herd...

Enzootic Ataxia

Goats Updated: September 30, 2013

Although most often reported as a problem in Australian sheep, enzootic ataxia has been reported in goats in the United States. First, two definitions:...

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