Tim Hopkin

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An entrepreneur's letter to Justin Trudeau

<i>Andrew D'Souza is the founder of Clearbanc, a financial services firm for self-employed workers and entrepreneurs.</i><p>Dear Mr. Trudeau, Congratulations on your victory last night after an impressive, principled and positive campaign. I'm confident that your induction as our new prime minister will lead …

London's Slow Food Farmers Market

London’s Slow Food Farmers Market<p>Nigel AkehurstMarch 8, 2015<p>Having heard about the new Slow Food farmers’ market from all the press last week I …

Farmers Market

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Farm Design Part One: Designing Your Own Farm Can Be A Daunting Task

<i>Check back every Wednesday through Feb. 24 for our continuing series on Farm Design, sponsored by ViginiaCountryProperties.com.</i><p>At some point, most …

Home Improvement

How to Start a Small Farm

Are you ready to design your small farm right from the beginning? Sure, you've been planning it in your head for years. Now you're ready - you have …

Perennial Cropping: Silvopasture meets Forest Gardening meets Keyline Design ( soon to meet Holistic Management!)

This article documents the major patterning of the farm at Ridgedale PERMACULTURE as we laid the Keyline tree lanes and planted thousands of long …

Project Management

Holistically planned grazing

We see managing holistically is key to forwarding effective regenerative enterprises and regenerating degraded landscapes whilst creating resilient & …

Permaculture

Regenerative Agriculture UK - Home

<b>RegenAG UK (RAUK)</b> connects farmers, smallholders, and other interested parties with leading pioneers and trainers/experts in Regenerative Agriculture …

Farming

Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers.<p>But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with military strikes and surveillance operations. …

Mouse gene could help produce TB-resistant cattle, study shows

Scientists have created the first tuberculosis-resistant cattle using genetic engineering techniques. The advance could pave the way for genetically modified farm animals that would be automatically protected against disease, reducing the need for culls of infected herds and the blanket use of …

Organisms

Fortune.com

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How Organic 'Micro-Farms' Are Changing Our Food Supply

Bigger isn’t always better, and the techniques of Big Ag have taken the romance out of farming for many who grow our food. Not to say that farming …

Grow Your Own Greens With The Growbot, A System Designed To Make Rooftop Farming Easy

The Internet-connected lightweight greenhouses can squeeze into vacant city corners and grow five tons of lettuce a year. That’s a lot of salad.<p>As much as city-dwellers might like the idea of buying vegetables grown on local rooftops or vacant lots, it’s hard to make urban agriculture commercially …

How America’s most famous farmer can appeal to left, right and center

There’s a uniform-cleaning service in Staunton, Va., where Joel Salatin buys his work shirts: castoffs marooned there by workers who’ve been fired or died or otherwise gone AWOL. Salatin gets them cheap, and he’s not picky. If it fits, fine, and so he answers the door on a Monday afternoon sporting …

Meet The Startup That Wants To Make Vertical Farming Mainstream

Newark, New Jersey is about to get a giant vertical farm that produces millions of pounds of greens for local customers.<p>A vacant steel factory in Newark is turning into the world’s largest-producing vertical farm. After it begins running later this year, the farm’s indoor system of modular, stacked …

Emanuel Urban Farm Network: Mayor Launches New Agriculture Plan To Transform Vacant Lots

Under a recently-announced new agriculture plan, vacant lots on Chicago's South Side could be transformed into thriving — and profitable — urban farms in just three years.<p>Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new plan, Farmers for Chicago, will make up to five acres of city-owned lots available to local …

Agriculture startup grows crowdfunding platform to feed the hungry

Farmland is a key part of American history and its economy, and yet people today are increasingly disconnected from the land and people that grow our food.<p>Fquare is a company that helps investors customize and manage their land investment portfolio, and today it announced that it’s launching a …

Farm sensors, software and growing more food with less water

<i>This article, written and co-published with Civil Eats, originally appeared on Ensia.</i><p>From reading the weather to choosing a crop, farming always has …

Farming

Farmers Are Generating Renewable Energy And Making Money -- Thanks To Cow Poop

Why "cow power" could be the next big renewable energy source.<p>Who knew cow manure could turn out to be so valuable?<p>According to an Agence France-Presse story published this month, a family-run dairy farm in northern Indiana is finding a revenue-generating and earth-friendly use for the 70,000 …

Tech-Savvy ‘Telephone Farmers’ Are Managing Their Land From Miles Away

During his trip to Africa last month, President Obama emphasized that the productivity of smallholder farmers would have to drastically increase if …

How water technology can help farmers survive California's drought

Another year of crushing drought in California means new water cuts are in the works for both cities and farmers, who use up to 80 percent of the …

Topeka-based project to fund international aquaponics program

If you give someone a tilapia, he eats for a day.<p>Teach the same person to grow tilapia in a storage tank system that also grows edible plants, and …

CropX Rakes In $9 Million To Help Farmers Grow More With Less Water

As water levels in California drop to an all-time low, agriculture analytics startup CropX has developed a solution to help farmers optimize irrigation while keeping water usage to a minimum.<p>CropX uses a combination of three wireless sensors and a mobile app, which founder Isaac Bentwich calls the …

With more than half of the British countryside being managed by precision farming methods, is the new agricultural revolution gathering pace?<p>On 7 July 1964 the Daily Express published a satirical cartoon, a send-up of Britain’s farming community as it struggled to adapt from its old, rustic world …

Farming

Top 5 tech innovations in agriculture

There are an estimated 570 million farms in the world and, in a neat twist of number synergy, according to Valoral Advisors, funding rounds in …

Vertical Farm Takes Food Production to New Heights

If you happened to overhear someone talking about the relative fertility of cities, you’d probably think they were talking about the birth rate, …

Sustainable Business

Japan is building a fully-automated indoor farm capable of producing 30,000 heads of lettuce per day

Japan’s Spread Vegetable Factory is working on a novel way of producing high quantities of lettuce using factory automation, reports the Wall Street …

Aquaponics

Why 2015 is the year agriculture drones take off

For years now, drone advocates have cited precision agriculture—crop management that uses GPS and big data—as a way to boost crop yields and profits …