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Agriculture News For June, 2017

  • How Ohio farmers are trying to shrink Lake Erie toxic algal...
    Date: June 16, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Farmers in Northwest Ohio realize that runoff from their fields feeds the giant toxic algal blooms that grow in Lake Erie's western basin each summer, and that they share responsibility for reducing the annual outbreak. Many are attacking the problem using innovations in farm machinery, enhanced soil conservation practices and a return to some old-fashioned organic farming methods."

  • Land O'Lakes launching a dairy-startup bootcamp (but not for butter)
    Date: June 05, 2017
    Source: Bizjournals.com

    "Land O'Lakes Inc. has launched a new entrepreneurship program aimed at developing a new wave of U.S.-based dairy food startups. Through its Dairy Accelerator program, the farmer-owned cooperative and Arden Hills-based company will invite a select group of food entrepreneurs to a three-month bootcamp to be held in the Twin Cities. The program will focus on finance, brand building, manufacturing, sales, distribution and leadership development. At the end of the program, entrepreneurs will have an…"

  • 6,150 farmers join Planting for Food and Jobs programme in Central Region
    Date: June 01, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "A Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr George Oduro, has stated that the government has engaged about 6,150 farmers under its 'Planting for food and jobs programme' in the Central Region. According to him, the programme, whose implementation had begun across the country, would see the nation become self-sufficient in food production to feed the growing population, as well as enable farmers to generate more revenue from their hard work."

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