Well it’s been hot—in many places life-threateningly so, costs are up, and COVID remains a challenge. While weather impacts us daily, we want to remind producers about their weather and emergency preparedness plans. If you are looking for resources to help you think through your own plans, we hope AGW’s Farm Templates are helpful. In addition, please find other updates and resources below:
Know anyone who understands agriculture and wants to work with amazing farmers and a great organization? A Greener World (AGW) is growing our team and seeking auditors for our certification programs. AGW is a globally impactful nonprofit that identifies, audits, certifies and promotes practical, sustainable farming systems by supporting farmers and ranchers and informing consumers. Learn more here and feel free to share widely.
State-Specific Grant Resources: Nebraska and Wisconsin
Nebraska will award $9.8 million in grants to meat processors through the state’s Independent Processor Assistance Program Grants. These grants will support projects designed to improve and/or expand Nebraska’s meat processing capabilities. For more information and to submit an application by the August 12 deadline, visit Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Wisconsin announced the Meat and Poultry Supply Chain Resiliency Grant Program, investing $10 million to grow Wisconsin’s meat processing industry. Learn more and apply by the August 19 deadline.
Featured Blog Post: Avoiding Heat Stress in Pigs
Despite the well-known saying, pigs don’t actually sweat (aside from their snouts) and can struggle to maintain their body temperature. As a result, overheating in outdoor pigs is a key health and welfare concern, and can affect growth rates, fertility and, in severe cases, can lead to death. Learn more from our blog post about avoiding heat stress in pigs.
Sustainable Farming Magazine: Call for Advertisers
Are you or a business you know ready to put your product or service directly before some of the most innovative farmers and ranchers in the world? AGW’s quarterly Sustainable Farming Magazine covers all matters relating to the rapidly growing world of sustainable, high-welfare food animal production. For a media pack and advertising rates, contact info
For AGW-certified Producers: Farm-to-Farm Sales
AGW’s Farm-to-Farm Sales is our space for AGW-certified farmers and ranchers to place advertisements for livestock, forage or feed, farm equipment—or even to lease pasture for grazing. The service is free and new entries are added regularly. Learn more and place an ad.
From Your Peers
- Hudson Valley 360 featured Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, NY and their on-going efforts to increase biodiversity.
- Star News Online mentions Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Non-GMO by AGW Lady Edison products from the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association, sold at True Blue’s new location in Hampstead.
- Farmers Weekly featured Challacombe Farm in Devon, UK for their participation in the recent Groundswell event on regenerative farming.
- Hayes Meadows in Devon, UK is highlighted for their Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Non-GMO by AGW and Certified Grassfed by AGW beef tallow skin care products in this Devon Live article.