Category Archives: Resources for Beginning Farmers

Staying Competitive in a Maturing Local Food Market

By Suzy Hodgson Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Rose Wilson’s presentation MARKETING 201: Helping Farmers Stay Competitive in a Maturing Market, National Farm Viability Conference, Albany, 2017. “As local food markets mature and competition increases, it’s becoming harder for experienced … Continue reading

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USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Sign-Up Deadline

Dairy producers urged to act now to protect their businesses against unpredictable market swings, take advantage of increased protections offered in first year of program. The application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. … Continue reading

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Digging into a Summer of Soil Health

You don’t have to be a farmer to appreciate the importance of soil health. Of course, most farmers I know really love their soil and treat it with the upmost care. But increasingly, the general public is realizing what farmers … Continue reading

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