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Farming Opportunities for Veterans

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In recent years, a host of programs – many of them run by veterans or private organizations – have sprung up to provide opportunities for veterans to turn their weapons into plowshares, including: The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) (www.farmvetco.org). A nationwide nonprofit based in California, FVC hosts career fairs and educational retreats, matches individual veterans with mentors in their areas of interest, and sponsors a fellowship program to help launch the food and farming careers ... read more

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The Role of Animal Health Care Products and Pharmaceuticals in Agriculture

Livestock / Technology

As a key element in meeting the protein needs of growing populations, a range of significant efforts is being directed toward enhancing the health of America’s livestock. Within the context of heightened media attention and consumer awareness about the issue of antibiotic resistance, and the U.S. government taking action to change the way in which antibiotics are used in livestock as described in the 2015 “National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria,” the entire industry ... read more

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Farm Safety

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It’s a simple concept with profound implications: Ignoring hazards magnifies their potential danger, while acknowledging threats and embracing their reality empowers individuals to be proactive in their efforts to prevent accidents. So, what does that require? For agricultural workers, a heaping dose of brutal honesty – one steeped in optimism and seasoned with a solid sense of self-preservation – is a great start. Pragmatically, it’s the realization that solid data show that farming remains one ... read more

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Farm Safety

Community

It’s a simple concept with profound implications: Ignoring hazards magnifies their potential danger, while acknowledging threats and embracing their reality empowers individuals to be proactive in their efforts to prevent ... read more

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