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  • Idaho Republicans Oppose Amendments to Clean Water Act

    Dec 16, 2009

    Idaho's three Republican members of Congress are fighting a bill they say would hurt agriculture by expanding federal jurisdiction over water quality. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Cold, Wet Weather Promotes Some Crops, Hinders Others

    Dec 16, 2009

    Cold weather, in some instances accompanied by drizzling rain, came to much of Texas, temporarily delaying harvests, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. North Texas e-News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • An Illegal Immigration Patchwork

    Dec 11, 2009

    States and localities have been taking immigration enforcement into their own hands out of frustration over Washington’s failure to enact comprehensive reform, over misguided and ineffective federal enforcement of existing rules and over a sense that America has lost control of its borders. The New… Full Story »
  • Leaders Expect Immigration Debate to Heat Up

    Dec 11, 2009

    Comprehensive immigration reform may once again come up for debate in Congress by early next year, but a polarizing debate over the measure could make it difficult, if not impossible, to pass the legislation. Del Mar Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Fort Morgan Farmer Jailed for Stealing Water

    Dec 11, 2009

    A farmer from Fort Morgan was jailed this week in one of the state's most unique thefts, water, and was released Wednesday after paying most of a $100,000 fine. Greeley, Colo., Tribune Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • USDA Releases Specialty Crops Data

    Dec 3, 2009

    On Nov. 30, USDA released two supplements to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, one focused on specialty crops and the other on farm and ranch irrigation. According to the specialty crops publication, this is the first time USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has published census data… Full Story »
  • Super Plants? Van Andel Research Institute Discovery Could Produce Crops Resistant to Cold, Drought,

    Dec 3, 2009

    A discovery by Van Andel Research Institute scientists about plant hormone abscisic acid could help growers prevent crop damage from cold, drought and other conditions, combating global food shortages. Grand Rapids Press Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Immigration Detention System Lapses Detailed

    Dec 2, 2009

    A growing number of noncitizens are being held unnecessarily and transferred heedlessly in an expensive immigration detention system that lacks basic fairness, a bipartisan study group and a human rights organization concluded in reports released jointly on Wednesday. The New York Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • U.S. Potato Production Increases Offset Decreases in Canada

    Dec 2, 2009

    The 2009 fall potato production for the U.S. and Canada combined is estimated at 494 million cwt., up 2 percent from 2008, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The U.S. fall potato production is estimated at 392 million cwt., 3 percent higher than 2008.… Full Story »
  • Ag Hall of Fame Looks to Cultivate Attendance

    Dec 1, 2009

    The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is taking steps to boost attendance and avoid having to close its doors. The Bonner Springs facility, which next summer celebrates the 50th anniversary of receiving its congressional charter to be the nation's official agricultural center, considered… Full Story »

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