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Increasing Farm Wages: A Labor Crisis and the Effects on Agriculture

Rising Farm Wages and Labor Costs May Lead to Higher Grocery Bills Farms across America are struggling to secure sufficient labor and pay increasing minimum wages. This issue is most
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Life beneath the soil

Life Beneath the Soil

For the market farmer, soil health is critically important. The soil is a generic term for the upper layer of the Earth’s crust. In fact, there are six soil layers
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Leaf with disease spots

Becoming a Disease Manager

About Erik Vegeto Erik is a student of Plant, Soil and Insect Science at Umass Amherst. He has a passion for restorative agriculture and environmental stewardship that drives him forward into new frontiers of thought. Erik loves to read, play guitar, and be creative. One day he hopes to have his own farm and write for a living.
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organic farming field

What is Organic and How to Get Certified

What Does Certified Organic Mean? The last decade has seen a surge of organic products and farms. From grocery items to cosmetics, to textiles the label organic can be found
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Farm laborer picking beans

Small Farm Labor: Hiring Freelance Laborers or Employees

You may be able to start a small farm with just your own labor and the help of family members and friends, but eventually a successful market farming operation will
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papaya fruit part of South Florida’s Warming Climate

Seeds of Hope: New Crops Emerge for South Florida’s Warming Climate

Growing food in the country’s hottest city is no joke. Miami producers and plants alike are hardened veterans in roughing out the bugs, the plagues, and the heat. It’s why
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