Agricultural Water Use on Guam

Read the report below from University of Guam about agricultural water usage on Guam. Agricultural Water Use Guam 2015-2016

So You Want to be a Farmer?

By Gadi Dreyfuss, Farm to Table Guam Apprentice Before you start any endeavor, you must be optimistic, but also realistic. Especially when farming, where each plant requires specific attention, it is important to understand all components of the farming process. Time and money play major roles in starting a farm, but knowledge and dedication to...

Need Crop Insurance?

By Rita Salisbury In the aftermath of Typhoon Dolphin, several of Guam’s farmers have reported losses to their crops. Those in the northern region of Guam were especially hit hard by strong winds and heavy rain fall. Fortunately, the USDA Farm Services Agency has published a release (0144.15) to remind farmers about maintaining, or applying...

Crop Talk: Before and After a Storm

By Gadi Dreyfuss Pre-Storm Once you hear of a storm headed towards the island, no matter the size, you should take all precautionary measures to prepare your farm or field as much as you can. Storms often come with strong winds, so firstly, it is important to gather all of the loose items around your...

What is Organic Anyways?

By Thalia Gange, Farm to Table Guam Business Manager Farm to Table Guam often gets inquiries from our readers about what the word ‘organic’ means, both from a legal standpoint and from the point of view of consumers who just want to know what they are eating. USDA Organic Certified defines organic as “a production system that is...

Crop Talk: 6 Steps to a Thriving Compost Pile

By Chris Leon Guerrero What is Composting Anyway? Composting is a natural process by which nature recycles organic waste— among them tree leaves, grass clippings, fruit peels, and old fruits and veggies. Basically, you’re mimicking what is already going on in forests and jungles around the world. When leaves fall from a tree in the forest,...

What’s Wrong with our Food System?

Eleven-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food — far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.  He wants us to know how our food is made, where...

Crop Talk: 8 Ways to Banish Ants From Your Garden

By Chris Leon Guerrero Many residents of Guam are familiar with ants and their many shapes, sizes, and colors. Before you can effectively eliminate these well-organized intruders, you must understand how they operate. Ant Colonies and the Weather While ants can be easily found throughout the year, they are particularly noticeable during certain seasons and...