Perspectives on Farmland Leasing
This newsletter summarizes Illinois information for: (i) Tenure
relationships, (ii) Cash rents, and (iii) Equivalent cash rents.
Time series data for different regions of the state are provided.
Attracting Consumers with Locally Grown Products
This report summarizes the initial findings of a telephone survey
of 500 households in the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and
Wisconsin. The primary grocery shopper in the household was surveyed
for their attitudes and opinions on locally grown and produced
food, organic and all-natural food and meat purchasing behaviors.
The StarLink Saga: A Case Study of Ag Biotechnology
Don Uchtmann's, Prof. of Ag Law, University of Illinois, 217-333-1829,
This article tracks the pre-StarLink evolution of U.S. biotechnology
regulatory policy and suggests ten lessons regarding the U.S.
system for biotechnology regulation.
Maintenance, Cleaning and Storage of Ground Sprayers (#8917)
Proper storage and cleaning techniques can add years to the life
of spraying equipment. This fact sheet offers tips for preparing
your pesticide spraying equipment to be stored for the winter,
including a list of which cleaning agents are most effective for
various pesticides used.
Agricultural and Alternative Energy
The University of Minnesota Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Department has a new page focusing on alternative energy sources
and especially agriculturally based energy sources.
North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability
A four-state, multi-institutional, farm-to-fork effort designed
to improve the profitability and competitiveness of small and
mid-size farms in the Midwest.
Food Marketing and Processing Clearinghouse
A comprehensive clearinghouse of marketing and processing information
for farmers and producers interested in identifying potential
new markets, learning about alternative agriculture opportunities,
locating processing equipment, conducting market research or finding
information on a large variety of other topics.