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General Resources


Healthy Productive Soils Checklist (from the USDA NRCS)

Economics and Statistics

Beginning and Disadvantaged Farmer Information and Statistics by USDA Economic Research Service

Vegetables and Pulse Economics by USDA ERS

Production Techniques

Grafting Watermelon onto Squash or Gourd Rootstock Makes Firmer Healthier Fruit (USDA ARS Magazine)

Start Farming Vegetables (links to lots of fact sheets from PSU Extension)

Organic Vegetable Production Guide (from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)

Vegetable Equipment Considerations for Small Farmers (from Cornell Small Farms Program)

Livestock & Poultry

Pastured Poultry for Egg Production (University of Hawaii at Mānoa)

Mob Grazing (NRCS)

Food Safety

Produce Rule Information and Training from Texas Department of Agriculture (related to FSMA - Food Safety Modernization Act)

Food Safety Modernization Act (US Food and Drug Administration)

Urban Agriculture

Backyard Composting (from Penn State Extension)

Insects, Pollinators, & Bees

Conservation Work for Honey Bees (USDA NRCS)