whole farm approach

whole farm approach

a method of assessing such parameters as the productivity or profitability, the freedom from disease and the mortality rate of a farm as a whole and not for a single enterprise or part of it.
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There they recommend a whole farm approach that does not require savings account balances such as Canada's Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization (CAIS) program or income insurance savings in Australia but rather a whole farm approach that is based on portfolio indemnities and premiums.
In an effort to provide beginning farmers and ranchers with a comprehensive, whole farm approach to decisions related to production practices, farm structure and marketing strategies, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri (FAPRI-MU) has adapted an existing representative farm framework and focused it on beginning producers in Missouri.
The in-house marketing team at Defra, the agricultural ministry, produced a splendid glossy pamphlet to promote its Whole Farm Approach.
This is achieved through a whole farm approach which involves combining crop rotation with the targeted use of crop protection chemicals and fertilisers, cultivation choice, variety selection and improved energy efficiency, together with a positive management plan for landscape and wildlife features.
The report wants to see a move towards risk-based regulation and provide better service to businesses by using the whole farm approach.
The Whole Farm Approach is now available to the country's 120,000 farms and provides farmers with the opportunity to start simplifying the way they do business with the Government.
The Whole Farm Approach, Defra's new web-based system, has been designed to save England's farmers time and money, and it is now open to the country's 120,000 farms.
And of course, the Whole Farm Approach will be a key tool to achieve further cuts in the time spent by an average farmer filling in forms, reading guidance and applying for schemes.
Last September, a series of programme review events began to demonstrate the whole farm approach (WFA) website and invite farmers to try out the new system and offer suggestions on improving it.
He said the Whole Farm Approach could save the farming industry up to pounds 28m a year, depending on uptake, by cutting red tape and delivering a quicker, simpler and more efficient way of doing business.
The scheme is a whole farm approach so that all the land entered on the new SP5 form must be included on the scheme application.
The Defra-sponsored Whole Farm Approach - A view to the Future walk included boundary restoration and maintenance, which was looked at in detail and Clare Heaps from Durham County Council, gave an update on the Durham Field Boundary Restoration Grant and hedge planting and maintenance.