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Ponds — Planning, Design, Construction (Agriculture Handbook 590) By United States Department of Agriculture
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For many years farmers and ranchers have been building ponds for livestock water and for irrigation. By 1980 more than 2.1 million ponds had been built in the United States by land users on privately... More > owned land. More will be needed in the future. The demand for water has increased tremendously in recent years, and ponds are one of the most reliable and economical sources of water. Ponds are now serving a variety of purposes, including water for livestock and for irrigation, fish production, field and orchard spraying, fire protection, energy conservation, wildlife habitat, recreation, erosion control, and landscape improvement. This handbook describes embankment and excavated ponds and outlines the requirements for building each. The information comes from the field experience and observation of land users, engineers, conservationists, and other specialists.< Less
Drug Plants Under Cultivation. Farmers' Bulletin 663 (1922) By United States Department of Agriculture
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This is a classic reprint of the Farmers' Bulletin #663, by the United States Department of Agriculture. It's an historical marker of where we were at (in the early part of the 20th century)... More > concerning the manufacture of natural drugs, from medicinal plants.< Less
Raising Native Plants in Nurseries: Basic Concepts By United States Department of Agriculture
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This booklet was written for the novice who wants to grow native plants and may also wonder what is involved in starting a nursery. If you think that operating your own native plant nursery as a... More > business is your calling, then this manual, and particularly this first chapter, can help you move forward. If, however, you plan to grow native plants for fun, perhaps for use around your home or as a science fair project, this manual can still give you the basic information required for you to be successful, and all the concepts provided in this chapter are still applicable.< Less
Guide for Farmers Markets on Military Installations By United States Department of Agriculture
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We are pleased to present this Guide for Farmers Markets on Military Installations, a comprehensive online manual that explains how to successfully establish and operate farmers markets on military... More > bases. This manual is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Healthy Base Initiative (HBI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), in partnership with Wholesome Wave. The DoD launched the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI) — a demonstration project at 14 military installations that works to improve nutritional choices, increase physical activity, reduce obesity, and decrease tobacco use —on March 18, 2013. In support of the theme of “Healthy Eating,” HBI has helped increase the availability of quality wholesome food and agricultural products on military bases by establishing farmers markets.< Less
USDA Organic Resource Guide 2015 - Your Guide to Organic and Organic Related USDA Programs By United States Department of Agriculture
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This Organic Resource Guide provides an overview of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and services available to the public that either directly or indirectly support organic... More > agriculture. Some programs have the specific purpose of assisting organic farmers, ranchers, and handlers, while others may be of interest to a variety of individuals, including those in the organic industry. The spectrum of USDA’s organic-related programs is illustrated on pages 4-5. USDA programs and resources that target organic producers fall within the dark green innermost oval. In the next oval moving outward are programs and agencies that develop research, data, and technical information on organic agriculture. They provide organic education and knowledge to other USDA programs and the public. The third oval includes programs and services that assist with business development and marketing of organic operations.< Less
North American Species of Cactus By U. S. Department of Agriculture
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In the fall of 1890 Dr. George Vasey, then Botanist of the Department of Agriculture, arranged with me to prepare a revision of North American Cactaceae. Owing to the peculiar difficulty... More > of preserving material the family was poorly represented, even in our leading herbaria. To secure a large amount of additional material in the way of specimens and field notes the Department authorized me to visit the region of the Mexican boundary during the summer of 1891. Preliminary to this exploration it was necessary to examine the Engelmann collection of Cactaceae, in the possession of the Missouri Botanical Garden. This collection, supplemented by the continual additions made at the garden, is by far the largest collection of skeletons and living specimens in this country, and also contains the large majority of our types.< Less
North American Species of Cactus By U. S. Department of Agriculture
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In the fall of 1890 Dr. George Vasey, then Botanist of the Department of Agriculture, arranged with me to prepare a revision of North American Cactaceae. Owing to the peculiar difficulty... More > of preserving material the family was poorly represented, even in our leading herbaria. To secure a large amount of additional material in the way of specimens and field notes the Department authorized me to visit the region of the Mexican boundary during the summer of 1891. Preliminary to this exploration it was necessary to examine the Engelmann collection of Cactaceae, in the possession of the Missouri Botanical Garden. This collection, supplemented by the continual additions made at the garden, is by far the largest collection of skeletons and living specimens in this country, and also contains the large majority of our types.< Less
General Market Manual By United States Department of Agriculture
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This is a general instructional guide for receiving market inspectors. For specific instructions on the certification of fresh products, please refer to the specific commodity inspection standards,... More > inspection instructions, and visual aids located on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) website for Fruit, Vegetable, Nut, and Specialty Crop Grade Standards and Other Resources. If you need help on a topic not covered by these instructions, please contact your immediate supervisor or Inspection Operations staff in Washington, DC. The AMS Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division developed these instructions to help officially licensed personnel inspect agricultural commodities. These instructions do not establish any substantial rule not legally authorized by the official grade standards. These instructions replace General Market Inspection Instructions dated April 1988 and include, but not limited to, all previous correspondence, memos, inspection instructions, or procedures.< Less
General Specifications for Dairy Plants Approved for USDA Inspection and Grading Service By United States Department of Agriculture
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Prior to the approval of a plant, a designated representative of the Administrator shall make a survey of the plant, premises, storage facilities, equipment and raw material, volume of raw material... More > processed daily, and facilities for handling the products at the plant. The survey shall be made at least twice a year to determine whether the facilities, equipment, method of operation, and raw material being received are adequate and suitable for USDA inspection and grading service in accordance with the provisions of this part. To be eligible for approval a plant shall satisfactorily meet the specifications of this subpart as determined by the Administrator.< Less
Milk for Manufacturing Purposes and its Production and Processing - Recommended Requirements By United States Department of Agriculture
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The (regulatory agency of the State)1 shall administer the provisions of this Act and is hereby authorized: to establish and promulgate rules and regulations for milk for manufacturing purposes, its... More > production, transportation, grading, use, processing, and the packaging, labeling and storage of dairy products made therefrom; to inspect dairy farms and dairy plants; to certify dairy farms for the production and sale of milk for manufacturing purposes and to license dairy plants to handle and process milk for manufacturing purposes, in conformity with basic requirements and specifications prescribed by such rules and regulations as may be issued hereunder in effectuation of the intent hereof; to require the keeping of appropriate books and records by plants licensed hereunder; and to license qualified milk graders and bulk milk collectors.< Less