Western SARE Professional Development Program Call for Proposals

Western SARE’s Call for Proposals for the Professional Development Program has been released. Deadline is November 7, 2018, noon MST. Professional Development Program (PDP) Grants are aimed at helping Cooperative Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and other agricultural professionals in the Western Region increase their understanding and proficiency in sustainable agriculture. These grants focus on training agricultural professionals to help them spread…

Cover Crops & Water Quality Facts Sheets, Infographics, and Slide Set Now Available from SARE

The Cover Crops and Water Quality resources now available from SARE include five fact sheets, three infographics, and one PowerPoint slide set. Together, these resources address the role of cover crops in nutrient management, erosion, infiltration and soil organic matter. Resulting from a synthesis of scientific literature documenting the impacts of cover crops on water…

AMBA Summaries: June Barley Acreage & Stock Reports

The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) has prepared summaries of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) June acreage report and grain stocks. Highlights include a 2.7% increase in barley planted, which is attributed primarily to NASS reinstated reporting in seven states: Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The reinstatement…

Northeast SARE Competitive Grants: 2019 Call for Preproposals Now Open

The Call for Preproposals for Northeast SARE grants is now open for three grant programs: Research and Education, Professional Development, and Research for Novel Approaches. Preproposals are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on July 10, 2018. Learn more about which grant program is the best fit for your project by using the Northeast SARE decision tree.

AMBA: A Focus on Malting Barley Markets

Barley remains an important feed grain, but recent years have seen a much higher portion of the crop going for malting. Coinciding with the rise of malting barley as the dominant use has been an increase in the processes and products made from malt. A diverse number of malt products can be made from a single variety of barley…