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  • Typhoons cause signficant damage to agriculture
    Typhoon Hagupit: an update on damage to agriculture
    Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) is still roaring through the Philippines with heavy rain and high winds. Over one million people have been forced away from their homes.The full extent of the damage won't be known for days or weeks. However, there are...
  • Chinese farm amid sprawling high rise apartments
    Can progress and agriculture live together
    As my plane was taking off not too long ago, I looked out to see small herd of cattle grazing in the green space between the highways feeding into the airport and I got to thinking, can progress and the natural world co-exist? Can we as a species...
  • 7 scholarships Agriculture, Agronomy or Food Science majors can be thankful for
    7 scholarships agriculture, agronomy or food science majors can be thankful for
    Happy Thanksgiving!One of many of today's traditions to give thanks for is that despite temptations to overindulge in high calorie pies, potatoes and party foods, the star of the table is the healthful turkey. Skinless, white meat turkey is a...
  • Corn growing in CT
    Naive food writers propose naïve food policies
    In last week’s Washington Post, food writers Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan, along with Ricardo Salvador of the Union of Concerned Scientists and law professor Olivier de Schutter proposed that the U.S. should adopt a national food policy....
  • Senators supporting Feed the Future legislation
    Senators back Feed the Future legislation
    Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania recently introduced legislation to fight world hunger. The bill calls for funding a program called Feed the Future. Already a few of his colleagues have signed on.Feed the Future's goal is ending the hunger...
  • Big Winners
    Inside The Barn Doors
    Take your second right and follow the gravel road past the water treatment plant and continue north to the top of the hill. With the crumbling tones of gravel beneath my tires I would look at my hand written note, second guessing our decision to...
  • Bee People
    Bee People
    The outside of the DVD box says, ”Warning: The information you are about to see will result in hives.” It is true that the documentary Bee People is a very passionate polemic meant to get people excited about the idea of having their...
  • CRS providing aid in war-torn South Sudan
    Heroic efforts to feed the starving in South Sudan
    Imagine you are a humanitarian aid worker in war-torn South Sudan. You're in a remote area of the country where people have fled for their lives. They are starving.There is nothing to eat except whatever little you can gather in the wild. How...
  • Alex LaPrise and “Tuesday” of Emma Acres
    4-H & FFA competitions benefit students, livestock and communities
    Local and regional fairs with 4-H and Future Farmers or America (FFA) competitions help educate fair visitors about agriculture as well as build competitors’ skills, self-confidence and leadership skills. These competitors and audiences may...
  • Quietcreek's Jourdanton
    Rabbits: Housing for your new FFA or 4H rabbit
    The fall show season is just beginning; deciding to become involved FFA or 4H can be a very rewarding and fun experience. Rabbits are great project to start with, here are some tips for setting up a home for your new rabbit.Preparing a home for a...
  • John Holmes and Chef Scott Crawford tour the Raleigh City Farm, which will be located next to Standard Foods.
    Raleigh City Farm and Standard Foods to collaborate on urban harvest dinner
    Vegetable lovers will soon experience Raleigh City's Farm's harvest bounty in a special dinner prepared by well-known Chef Scott Crawford, former Executive Chef of one of North Carolina's most prestigious hotels, The Umstead Hotel and...
  • Track Rock Farmers
    The experimental biochar terrace garden
    Why, over a thousand years ago, did the inhabitants of North Georgia build massive complexes of agricultural terraces, when at the same time they were farming rich river bottom lands nearby? The answers are being found at an experimental terrace...
  • Picture books for little farmers
    Farm-themed picture books teach about agriculture
    Whether you're doing an agricultural unit study or just have a farm-loving youngster, books about animals, tractors and life on the farm will be a delightful addition to your family reading time. Here are a few to check out on your next trip...
  • Agriculture & Mechanical Institution
    Alabama Agriculture & Mechanical University - Training for Jobs
    In the early days the Alabama A & M University was started in 1875 as a junior college with only (2) teachers and (65) students. the slaves were free in 1862. The 1st president was William H. Council. The school was organized as a state normal...
  • Susan Raines
    Visiting The Farm at the 2014 CA State Fair
    Starting July 11, the 2014 California State Fair will once again bring a focus on The Farm with three acres of plantings accompanied by information, demonstration and fun. Those who don't live in agricultural lands are provided an opportunity...