Succeeding in today’s highly competitive fresh produce market can be challenging – and for those wishing to engage in organic farming these challenges can be even more daunting. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of running an organic farming business is to identify appropriate markets. Markets for organic produce are not as mature as those those conventional produce and clear market analysis is absolutely essential.   A great business plan is extremely important when planning for a successful organic farming enterprise.   A good business plan should feature the following components:   1. A description of the enterprise and an executive summary of the contents of the business plan. 2. An extremely detailed marketing plan – with an analysis of the related costs. 3. An outline of the key business personnel, including management (with a summary of their qualifications). 4. An outline of how the production will take place. This should […]

Well, there are many reasons why a person might want to start a cattle farm. One may want to raise cows to sell for meat whereas others would want them for their dairy (selling Milk). On the other hand, there are those who raise them to showcase them in fairs and others for local events. Starting a cattle farm requires knowledge and the reason behind it all. With this in mind, there are few basics about how to raise cattle; from buying land to selecting the cattle or cattle breed you want to farm.     However, before we continue, there are few things/points/factors you need to know/consider (doing) before you start your cattle farm. These factors things are…   • Coming Up with A Plan   The first thing is to create a plan regarding everything about your cattle. What does this mean? It simply means that you have […]

What is Organic Culture?   The definitions and explanations of organic culture are many, in a nutshell organic culture is a system which is dependent on ecosystem environment as opposed to agricultural inputs which are external. This system takes potential social and environmental impacts into consideration by not using inputs which are synthetic, this could include synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, seeds and breeds which have been genetically modified, additives, veterinary drugs, preservatives and irradiation. Site specific management practices which not only maintain but also increase the long term fertility of the soil as well as prevent diseases and pests are being used instead.   Are There Any Environmental benefits to Organic Agriculture?     Yes, there are many environmental benefits associated with organic agriculture, here are seven of the main benefits:   1. Long Term Sustainability Most of the environmental changes that can be seen are long term, they generally […]

When you think about it, life is full of many different complicated choices that we all have to make. As you go through your day, there are many small choices that could make that might lead to much longer and healthier life, if you only knew what they were. One of those is eating organic food while eliminating other chemical laden and toxic foods. Of course, one of the first things that comes to mind is the high cost of eating organically, as well as the inconvenience. These are but mere excuses because just the price of one toxin infused fast food meal can easily pay for all the organic fruits and vegetables that you would need for an entire week.   What Does It Mean To Be Organic And What Is Organic Vegetable Farming?   As more and more consumers are becoming health-conscious and educated concerning their food, organic […]

  There is a growing need to put in place some kind of system or systems that will help lower the cost of producing organic food to feed the growing masses of people in our country. As our nation rapidly grows in population, we continue to get further away from the reality that without food we cannot survive as a people. The growing desire for financially feeding our bank accounts has become the number one priority in our individual lives due to the fact that bills must be paid to have shelter over our heads and power to generate the many necessary and unnecessary conveniences that make our lives comfortable and manageable. The majority of people in our country take our food supply for granted.   When you walk into a grocery store to purchase food, do you enter the store with your mind focused on how the food was […]

  When it comes to eating better, almost everyone knows that we should eat more fruits and vegetables, and less red meat. Researchers say, especially processed red meat, like sausages, hotdogs, bologna and ham, because these have all been treated with plenty of chemicals and are full of additives. In addition to these meats being harmful to our circulatory systems, they’re also linked to several different kinds of cancers. But when we head to the store, many times the price of organic foods can be a lot higher. The fact is, there are some kinds of foods you should only buy organic, no matter what the cost, and others are pretty good just buying regular.   Exactly What Drives The Cost Of Organic Foods Higher? Although part of the reason these foods cost more is because there is a higher demand for them, they’re also more expensive for the farmers […]

  All living creatures require nourishment of some sort in order to live, including humans. While most species have a fairly standardized diet, humans have a diverse availability of foods that includes many manufactured goods. In fact, even the produce that is in the local supermarket is not exactly the same as the wild counterparts that have not been touched by mankind.   You Can Learn About Many Types of Organic Food Organizations Though there is much debate among people and groups regarding what type of dietary concerns are of the greatest importance. For instance, there are some who believe that everyone should eat a strictly vegetarian or even vegan diet while those on the other end of the spectrum tout the benefits of eating a great deal of meat based proteins to fulfill dietary needs.   On top of that debate, there are many other things that can influence […]

  The industrial revolution has done a lot of harm on the planet, and it still shows signs of wear and tear at this point. Many environmentalists feel things cannot stay the same for long as there are already signs of decay around the planet, and it will only get worse if action is not taken immediately.   What is the best way to take action? Carbon farming is one of the solutions that is brought up as a viable option for the world to pursue.   What is carbon farming all about for those who are wondering? Let’s take a peek.   Reducing Emissions Emissions have gone up when it comes to greenhouse gases and researchers believe this can’t stay as they have in the previous decades. If they do, the planet is not going to be stable for as long as one would think. It is essential to […]

  Food production has become such a tremendous industry that it tends to drive people to producing more and more product, without much care for how it is going to be sustained over time. With that being the case, people could easily have some issues with the food production becoming unsustainable because their is so much food being produced at any given time. This is when people need to know more about why sustainable food production is so important and how it can start to be solved by simply going to the grocery store or the local farmers markets at any point in time.   Treats The Land Properly While most of the farmers are starting to come to the realization that the land is the pathway to their income, not a lot of them treat the land properly. They will consistently plant the same crops year in and year […]

Drive just outside any city and before long you will most likely find yourself in the midst of sprawling fields filled with a variety of different crops. These idealic country settings are typically what come to mind when you think about farming. In fact, the vast majority of plant-based food is grown on traditional farms using time-honored farming methods.   However, there are some problems with traditional farming. For one thing, it is limited by the amount of space that there is for planting crops. The size of the field where the crops will be grown determines exactly how much you can grow. This can limit the overall output of a farm, making it difficult to expand and produce more food.   Another problem with traditional farming is that crops are exposed to a variety of different threats. Inclement weather, disease, and pests can destroy an entire field of food […]

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