Expanding Farm Intelligence – A Good Thing

Touch the Soil News #1856 (Feature Photo – Farmers Market – CCA SA 4.0 International) CHS, Inc., one of the nation’s largest coalitions of agricultural cooperatives, brings us the story of how high schools have added agriculture to their curriculums. In Minnesota alone, the Minnesota Department of Education said the number of agricultural programs grew…

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Millet for Market Gardens? 2023 is the Year of the Millet

Touch the Soil News #1855 (Feature Photo – Millet – CCA SA 4.0 International, Kaitha Poo Manam ) Epic Gardening brings us the story of growing and appreciating Millet. Millet is drought tolerant, high in health aspects and costs less to grow than quinoa. You can read the story here: https://www.epicgardening.com/millet-plant/

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What Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?

The answer to a growing number of households is the chicken that lays the egg. High egg prices are rousing our desires to be farmers in our own little way. First Coast News brings the video and the story. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/gmj/people-starting-backyard-chicken-coops-amid-high-egg-prices-farmer-says/77-67c09d7e-be49-4a45-9526-6edfd18a3b19

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The 5 Mistakes Vertical Farms Make

Touch the Soil News #1853 (Feature Photo – Hydroponics – CCA SA 4.0 International) Consulting and News firm AgriTecture, recently published a Blog worth reading, among many “worth reading” blogs. The story not only covers challenges, but major failures and why. This heads-up editorial, could save an enterprise a lot of problems and headaches. You…

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Little Wild Things – Making Urban Farming a Success

Touch the Soil News #1852 (Feature Photo – Indoor Microgreens – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Urban farming pioneer Mary Ackley, started her urban farm in 2014. Now, almost 9 years later she employs 5 more people. Working on less than one-quarter acre, the operate out of an old parking garage in Washington D.C. You can…

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World Food Program – Top 10 Gift Picks To Help Alleviate Global Hunger

Touch the Soil News #1849 (Feature Photo – Sold Farmland – CCA SA 2.0 Christine Johnstone) The World Food Program is a division of the United Nations that provides emergency food aid to peoples and nations experiencing a food crisis. The World Food Program has trucks, ships and airplanes to deliver in bulk and in…

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On the Pulse of Farmland Prices in America

  Touch the Soil News #1848 (Feature Photo – Sold Farmland – CCA SA 2.0 Christine Johnstone) Successful Farming Magazine brings us an insightful story about how farmland values continue strong into 2023. The video below highlights just how high prices can go. One wonders, Can farmer can really farm his/her way out of $30,000…

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Global Food Prices Decline from Historic Highs in 2022

Touch the Soil News #1847 (Feature Photo – Farmers Market    –  CCA 2.0 Generic) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a division of the United Nation’s and it tracks global food prices through its Food Price Index. The food price index follows commodity prices on meat, dairy, grains, vegetable oils and sugar. For industrial nations…

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