"If you are planning to work with a farmer or landowner, there are several issues to consider before you enter into an agreement to create a successful working relationship with your neighbor. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide you with some of the basics involved agreement with which you and your neighbor are happy."
This webpage provides steps to doing market research for exporting products. It also includes links to other resources available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.
The last few years have been difficult for farm families. Many are experiencing financial and emotional stress as a result. There are several signs or symptoms when a farm family may be in need of help.
"Transitioning to Organic Production' lays out many promising conversion strategies, covering typical organic farming production practices, innovative marketing ideas and federal standards for certified organic crop production. With special sections on livestock production and profiles of four organic producers."
"Features innovative SARE-funded research on creating and sustaining a healthy range. Throughout, researchers and ranchers share goals and successes in winter and multi-species grazing, managing forage and other vegetation and protecting riparian areas."
"As producers throughout the nation grow increasingly concerned about water scarcity, farmers, ranchers and agricultural educators are beginning to explore new, conservation-oriented approaches to water use.
"Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture' features farmer experiences plus the latest research in a guide to raising chickens and turkeys using pens, movable fencing and pastures. A Kentucky family nets between 90 cents and $1.50 per pound from Louisville customers for birds raised on pasture.