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Common Weed Seedlings of the North Central States

Snow is gone and many weeds are already green. Do you know which ones they are? https://pubsplus.illinois.edu/NCR607.html Common Weed Seedlings of the North Central States Product...

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Urban Farm Business Plan Handbook

Handbook Helps with Urban Farm Planning: Urban Farm Business Plan Handbook, and its complementary Urban Farm Business Plan Worksheets. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/urbanag/pdf/urban_farm_business_plan.pdf There are many excellent worksheets to develop costs....

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Food Hubs: Solving Local - a new publication

"Food Hubs: Solving Local" offers solutions for retailers and food service Groceries and food service companies nationwide are finding the best way to meet consumer demand for local food is by teaming up with regional food hubs. These small-farm aggregators — more than 200 across the country — are the solution both to scaling up local food and ensuring its integrity....

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Growing Under High Tunnels in Illinois and the Midwest

NEW PUBLICATION: written by Zachary Grant, Manager of the Illinois Sustainable Student Regional Farm and Food Project https://pubsplus.illinois.edu/CS01.html...

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Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News

For direct access to issue 19:20, use the following link: http://ipm.illinois.edu/ifvn/contents.php In This Issue: Upcoming Programs (an extensive list of educational programs for beginning and established growers)...

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Iowa Learning Farm cover crop calculator tool

Depending on the weather and your crop rotation, cover crops might be an option.  Iowa Learning Farm has a new cover crop calcuator. http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/content/iowa-learning-farms-launches-new-cover-crop-calculator-tool "Cover crops are plan...

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2012 USDA Census data

USDA released the preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results. Key findings include an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the United States totaling $394.6 billion in 2012, up 33 percent ($97.4 billion) from 2007. The number of farms and land in farms were down slightly, but held steady. Additionally, agriculture is becoming more diverse. For more information abou...

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Ohio State Tomato Grafting Guide

Ohio State Tomato Grafting Guide http://hcs.osu.edu/vpslab/grafting-guide...

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New Small Farm Website

Illinois Small Farms http://web.extension.illinois.edu/smallfarm/...

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