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Risk Management for Beginning Farmers

Jake Jacobs, University of Vermont RMA Risk Management Education USDA has established certain crop insurance benefits designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers start their operations. These benefits include: Exemption from paying the administrative fee for catastrophic and additional coverage … Continue reading

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Keeping Safe with a ROPS

A ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) keeps you safe on your tractor. While it’s probably not first on your mind as you drive into your field, tractor rollovers are the leading cause of death and injury on a farm. However, having … Continue reading

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Outsmarting Quackgrass

Quackgrass, Elymus repens (L.) Gould, is a major problem in cropping systems across the United States and Canada. It is a persistent, perennial, cool-season weedy grass that has the unique ability to hide below the surface and suddenly invade an … Continue reading

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Online: Agriview, Reports from the Field, Crop Weather Report

It’s a busy time of year. But now, at the beginning of June, with a couple of really wet days, you might be having just a bit of a breather.  Here are a couple of interesting resources online that you … Continue reading

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Crop Diversification…How many varities should I grow?

Small farms, and new farms, tend to be extremely diverse in their enterprises, market outlets, and crop selections.  The number of different crops and the number of different varieties of each individual crop grown on any given farm can reach … Continue reading

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