It’s an Australian first: an automated, computer-controlled citrus packing shed that can grade and pack as many as 3 million boxes of fruit a year. The Sunwest Packing Shed, at Red Cliffs in Victoria’s Sunraysia officially opened in July, creating ... read more
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) is a national association representing America’s farmer cooperatives. There are nearly 3,000 farmer cooperatives across the United States whose members include a majority of the nation’s more than 2 million farmers, ranchers, and ... read more
Lemons to lemonade, trash to treasure, something from nothing: The premise of intentional biomass crop farming transcends the clichés and speaks very clearly to the sensibilities of bottom-line economics, environmental benefits, and America’s energy future. Much more than an intriguing ... read more
It’s long hours, hard work, ongoing expenses, and the exact opposite of instant gratification. No doubt, farming demands great investment and nurturing patience for the anticipated reward. When all goes as planned, the end justifies the means, but throughout the ... read more
Growers know what frost is, but few may understand the physics behind how it develops. Such an understanding is useful when figuring out how to protect your vines from frost damage. First, it is important to understand two thermal processes: ... read more
Agroforestry can help farmers and ranchers conserve their resources and increase their incomes.