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  • Are we running out of water for food production?
    Are we running out of water for food production?
    Small farms are the small businesses that keep the rest of the country fed. From soybean fields to vineyards, even family-owned operations are feeling the pinch of droughts, particularly in places like California, where water shortages are...
  • Ag grads in high demand
    Ag grads in high demand
    There's good news for agricultural science and agricultural business majors: Large and small companies are eager to hire them. According to Sara Newberg, director of the University of Minnesota career center, job posting boards, on-campus...
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    The War on Genetically Modified Food and Critics: Interview with Tim Wise
    Timothy A. Wise is the Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute, at Tufts University, and recently published the piece “The War on Genetically-Modified-Food Critics,” at the...
  • Food stars in Mexican-American running movie
    Food stars in Mexican-American running movie
    The 2015 movie McFarland, USA is a virtual platón (Spanish for smörgåsbord or buffet) of Mexican-American food. If you like burritos, enchiladas, tacos, etc., you’re guaranteed to salivate while watching it.McFarland, USA tells the true...
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    Raising rabbits: Start early for best fly control
    Last year about an article released, Raising rabbits; Getting control of flies, proved to be a very valuable tool for many breeders; helping them get control of fly problems in many barns in the area. Many reported back the success they had even...
  • NYS fruit harvest a mixed salad of numbers
    NYS fruit harvest a mixed salad of numbers
    The New York State Wine & Grape Foundation (NYW&GF) today reported that the state's 2014 grape crop was down from the previous year, dropping by 9 percent. At first that may seem disastrous, but not if the numbers are put in the proper...
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    New apples approved for growth in the US will expand GMO reach in supermarkets
    The United States Department of Agriculture stated on its website Feb. 13 that genetically modified apples that don’t brown when they are bruised or cut have been approved for growing in the US. The new apples aim to expand growth in markets...
  • Cleaning Cage Tags
    Raising rabbits: Cleaning cage tags part 2
    In February 2013 an article titledBarn tip: Cleaning cage tagsshowed easy ways to clean your Cage Tags; keeping them fresh and reusable over and over. This article was a collection of tips collected from one breeder, Quietcreek Farm, who has used...
  • HHI agriculture
    Healing Hands International offers sustainable agriculture workshops
    Healing Hands International (HHI) has announced the dates for their Spring 2015 sustainable agriculture workshops. These workshops are offered to benefit community leaders, missionaries, volunteers and home gardeners. Participants will learn...
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    Farm Energy Efficiency
    Farm inputs can include energy in the form of fuels, electricity and fertilizers. Crop and livestock production uses energy in many forms. Energy heats water for washing equipment and harvested crops, and powers lighting for production and...
  • Illinois awarded funding for conservation projects
    Illinois awarded funding for conservation projects
    It was announced toady that the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $2.7 million in funding for three local conservation projects in Illinois. The announcement was made by U. S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who stated the funding comes...
  • Letterbox Farm Collective now owns its land
    Letterbox Farm Collective now owns its land
    Most people know it as the Wyda Farm, others more recently as the Letterbox Farm Collective. Whatever you call it, the organization announced today it received a conservation easement protecting its 62 acres of farm fields and watershed land.The...
  • 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...
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