What’s in the CARES Act for Food and Agriculture

Strictly speaking, vertical farming has been with us since the dawn of agriculture; it would be interesting to see wheat growing any way other than vertically. But the term, despite its ambiguity, is now recognized shorthand for vertically stacked farming, where layers of crops are grown on top of each other, and where conditions like light, temperature, water or nutrients are artificially controlled indoors to allow for year-round growing.

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SBA – $10,000 Disaster Loan Assistance

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters

To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that...

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Unfazed By Covid-19, Infarm Arrives InJapan and InCanada

Strictly speaking, vertical farming has been with us since the dawn of agriculture; it would be interesting to see wheat growing any way other than vertically. But the term, despite its ambiguity, is now recognized shorthand for vertically stacked farming, where layers of crops are grown on top of each other, and where conditions like light, temperature, water or nutrients are artificially controlled indoors to allow for year-round growing.

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Covid-19 Puts Ag Financial Concerns Under A Microscope

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The gloom and doom of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to keep uncertainty in the agricultural finance sector at a high level.

Nick Paulson, University of Illinois farmdoc expert says that the COVID-19 coronavirus is compounding problems in the already tough ag economy.

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Helping Shellfish Growers During COVID-19

FOR OUR MARYLAND SHELLFISH GROWERS,

We have had Dr. Carole Engle as a speaker at Maryland programs in the past for her business experience that may help in this time of market problems. Here is a FREE online session that she will be presenting this week to help those in the seafood industry to cope with the current crisis.

On Friday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m. ET, Dr. Carole Engle will present a national ZOOM meeting on "Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the...

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Benson Hill to grow, process, and sell ultra-high protein soy to meet demand for plant-based alternatives

Plant-based food products are often touted for their environmental benefits over those involving animal agriculture, but they’re certainly not perfect. Growing and processing crops into food products still requires a lot of natural resources including water, fertilizer, pesticides, and energy.

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Are Crop-Spraying Drones the Wave of the Future?

Starting in 2014, investment in agricultural drones began seeing an explosion. While the market is still brand-new, drones have been widely embraced around the world. Investments in agricultural drones increased by a whopping 344% between 2013 and 2015. Monoculture systems will see the most benefit from drone technology because they are easier to assess by air. Crop-spraying drone technology can potentially provide significant benefits for commodity crop farmers.

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How COVID-19 May Impact Farming

The World Health Organization now considers the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a pandemic. The rapidly evolving situation is raising questions throughout the U.S. The stock market has taken a hit in recent weeks creating wild volatility and there are growing concerns about the virus and our reaction to it causing a significant downturn in the general economy. But what about agriculture? Below are six specific things that farmers, farming families, ag employers, and ag employees need to...

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Farm to Freezer: The Logistics of Online Sales & Shipping Meat

When: Thursday, April 2nd  9 am PST/12 pm EST

Hear from three experienced panelists who sell their meats online & ship direct to consumers. Let’s turn the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity to connect our niche meats to hungry consumers. Topics will include: setting up an online store, different web platforms, accepting payments, updating inventory, meat selection, subscriptions versus ala-carte orders, boxes, insulation, dry ice,maintaining cold chain, shipping carriers, costs....

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Granular Tool Measures Field Profitability

Farmers have access to a free digital tool that helps pinpoint field-level profitability with minimal effort. Granular recently announced it will launch Granular Insights to replace manual spreadsheets and combine farm operation data with estimated revenue, and cost data to help farmers make operational decisions.

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