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Climate disruption is a crisis that according to best scientific evidence suggests the need for farmers and ranchers to explore increasing risks to both the yields and prices of the products they produce. Though there are many ways to reduce these risks, subsidized federal crop insurance remains a critical tool for some protection. This webinar explores crop insurance basics, how to assess price and yield risks in your location, and outline important benefits and limitations of the array of crop insurance products that are available. In this hour session, participants asked questions about their issues in confronting increasing price and...

Dr. Gordon Jones, an Oregon Extensionist who works with hemp growers, provides a good overview of hemp to start this video conference. Then, three farmers discuss their experiences with hemp production and some of the challenges they’ve encountered. The farmers note the great potential of hemp, as well as the great need for more information about appropriate cultivars, production parameters (e.g. how much N a crop requires, spacing of seeds/transplants, drying options, processing options, etc). Also noted are the stringent regulations that are likely holding back more farmers from planting hemp. These regulations include unrealistic harvest windows (two weeks in...

Join us for this free webinar and learn how integrated crop-livestock systems may provide sustainable alternatives to terminate cover crops, reduce fertilizer, and improve the water cycle. Thought provoking Montana State University research by Devon Ragen and Trestin Benson concerning integrating sheep on dryland cropping systems and vegetable specialty crops and their novel Feedlot on Fields livestock integration system is featured. No sheep? Cows will work. Livestock integration is the coming thing - you'll want to watch this webinar! For more information, contact Dave Scott at daves@ncat.org or 406-490-7596 or Devon Ragen at 406-579-1539. Please consider completing a brief survey to...

USDA has a new version of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP-2) that makes $13.21 billion in aid available to farmers over the next few months. USDA plans to distribute CFAP-2 payments to farmers to partially compensate for losses incurred between April 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020 (or from April 16 for livestock) where prices, markets, and supply chains have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. CFAP – 2 is more flexible and workable than its predecessor. There are new payment options that will allow CFAP to be more accessible to different growers. The new revenue option for example...

Well-managed soils infiltrate and store water (and nutrients) more effectively and help protect water quality above and below ground. Without sufficient organic matter, soil function, including water infiltration and storage, can be severely impaired. Our soils aren’t ready for the stresses, extreme rainfall events, and the droughts that climate change will bring. This webinar will help you understand how to protect against these stressors....