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Next U.S. Agriculture Census will take place in 2017

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2016 Contact: Eboni Thomas ebonithomas@federation.coop 404 765 0991 www.federation.coop Next U.S. Agriculture Census will take place in 2017 We Encourage All Farmers to Fill out the Agriculture Census Forms   In December of 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be sending out the census forms for farmers for the [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:43:40+00:00February 1st, 2016|USDA|0 Comments

Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom provides tremendous opportunities for schools with educational resources and information about agriculture - how we get our food, how it's grown, and how it ends up on our plates. At MMFA, we promote agriculture as a profession and we actively demonstrate farm sustainability tips and farm management techniques to young people [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:43:40+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Feature, training|0 Comments

Farm Management and Land Loss

Mississippi farming, agribusiness, and agriculture operates within a diversity of soils and topography, aquifers, riparian and coastal zones, crop pests, and wildlife. This complexity also creates possible alternative uses and values for those resources. The state's political environment thus includes economic and political interests in agriculture, rural communities, urban development, outdoor recreation, and the environment. [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:43:40+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Feature, training, USDA|0 Comments

Black Farmers Shut Out Of $10 Billion Legal Marijuana Business

There has been widespread concern that African American entrepreneurs would be left out America’s big green rush. Now there is concern that black farmers will be kept out as well. In many states that have legalized medical marijuana, people with drug-related felony convictions cannot open cannabis-related businesses. Additionally, application fees and licensing fees for medical [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:43:40+00:00February 2nd, 2015|emerging-markets|0 Comments

Second Annual Rural America Small Farmers Conference 2016

Scenes from the 1st Annual Rural America Small Farmers Conference below (stay tuned for updates on  our next conference) By William Moore Daily Journal | http://djournal.com/news/minority-farmers-meeting-draws-huge-crowd/ VERONA – More than 120 small farmers from across the region gathered at the Mississippi State Research & Extension Center to not only network with each other, but also to [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:43:40+00:00February 2nd, 2015|emerging-markets, training|Comments Off on Second Annual Rural America Small Farmers Conference 2016