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Plant Materials Center Provides Diverse Climate Plant Solutions

Dan Citrus, Climate Change, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Environment, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pest/Pest Control, Pollinators, Pollinators, Research, Research, Seeds, Soil, soil fertility, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, This Land of Ours, Tree Nuts, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Wheat

The center providing plant solutions in a diverse climate. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  The Lockeford Plant Materials Center is a 106-acre facility located in the Central Valley of California.  It’s about an hour southeast of the state’s capitol, Sacramento, and is the only plant materials in the state. The center provides plant solutions for the diverse …


USDA to Survey Farmers’ Planting Intentions for 2022

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Hydroponics, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pecans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, USDA-NASS, Vegetables

With the 2022 crop production season soon to begin, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be contacting producers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. Later this month, NASS will mail survey questionnaires asking producers to provide information about the crops they intend to plant in 2022, how many acres they intend to plant, and the amounts of …

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One Company Revolutionizing Farming One Seedling at a Time

Dan Hydroponics, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How one company is revolutionizing farming one seedling at a time. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A fresh food and urban agricultural company is gaining momentum growing fresh, local, pesticide-free produce year round. You may have seen the Gotham Greens name brands on lettuces, herbs, salads and sauces. The company operates a handful of hydroponic greenhouse facilities …

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Flowering Shrubs that are Excellent Attractors of Pollinators

Dan Nursery Crops, Pollinators, This Land of Ours

Some of the best flowering shrubs for pollinators. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Bluebeard is a late-season bloomer with powder-puff blue, pink, or purple flowers on compact plants with gray-green foliage. Selections offering variegated or chartreuse foliage are also available. Its flowers are very very attractive to butterflies. Weigela, popular with hummingbirds, Weigela’s red or pink trumpet-shape flowers …

Ways to Add Unbeatable Texture to Your Garden

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Several ways to add unbeatable texture to your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Wispy ornamental grasses are versatile plants in any landscape that can provide four seasons of interest. The most popular ornamental grass is feather reed grass. It offers a distance upright habit that looks fantastic all winter long. Fountain grass offers a graceful shape, …

Key Elements to Perk Up a Bleak Winter Garden

Dan Fruits, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to perk up a bleak winter garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re wanting to bring more life to your garden during the cold months in winter, consider these key elements:  Focal Points, Color and Structure, and Fragrance. Focal points include sculpture, garden structures, such as ponds or arbors, boulders or containers. For a splash of …


Florida Producers Reminded of USDA Inclement Weather Disaster Assistance Ahead of Weekend Cold Front

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/January 28, 2022) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is sharing information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on federal disaster assistance for producers facing inclement weather as Florida is expected to see record cold temperatures this weekend. A cold front moving across the state is expected to bring record low temperatures, triggering a hazardous weather warning from the National Weather Service. …

Create a Chicken Garden to Keep Your Feathered Friends Healthy

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Poultry, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to create a chicken garden to keep your feathered friends healthy, and also away from your harvest.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A chicken garden is a great way to supplement your chickens’ diets while keeping them busy and away from your garden. Place your chicken garden in an area where they have easy access to, …

Growers Discuss Priorities for 2023 Farm Bill

Dan Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Equine, Farm Bill, Field Crops, Fruits, Grapefruit, Hemp, Herbs, Legislative, Lemons, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Orange Juice, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Vegetables, Wheat

The 2018 Farm Bill is set to expire in 2023, so preparations are underway to craft the behemoth legislation into law sometime next year. However, it is common for negotiations to extend into the following year. Whether the new farm bill is passed in 2023 or 2024, there’s a lot of work ahead. The farm bill was the focus of …