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  • BASF Launches Headline Fungicide Training Module

    Feb 2, 2010

    BASF Corporation has unveiled a specialized online training program - www.planthealtheducation.com - to educate growers on how Headline fungicide helps them get the most out of every acre. The training program examines the three pillars of Plant Health - disease control, stress tolerance and… Full Story »
  • Obama Wants to End Wealthy Farmers’ Crop Subsidies

    Feb 2, 2010

    President Barack Obama asked Congress on Monday to slash crop subsidies to "wealthy farmers" and to pare federal support for crop insurance, moves estimated to save $10 billion over 10 years. Reuters Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Price Index Rises, Still Well Below One Year Ago

    Feb 1, 2010

    The January price index for potatoes is at 134, is up 0.8 percent from last month but 19 percent below January 2009, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The all potato price, at $7.19 per cwt., decreased 20 cents from December and $2.21 from last January.
  • Farm Pay Sparks Controversy

    Jan 28, 2010

    A bill that would give more rights to farm workers, including overtime pay and mandatory rest periods, is being debated in the state Senate after being approved by the Labor Committee last week. Rochester, N.Y., Democrat and Chronicle Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Conference is Underway

    Jan 28, 2010

    Potato growers have the chance to come together to learn more about their trade, participate in potato-geared activities and network at the annual Washington-Oregon Potato Conference this week. Columbia Basin Herald Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farm Labor Bill Detoured on Road to N.Y. Senate

    Jan 27, 2010

    A Farm Labor Bill which could put a financial stranglehold on small market farmers has been placed under one more microscope before possible approval. Dunkirk, N.Y., Observer Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • New Kent County Pilot Program Would See Farmers, Cities Working Together to Dispose of Sewage

    Jan 26, 2010

    Kent County farmers would be able to participate in a new pilot program testing how cities and farmers can work together in disposing of sewage. It's a move proponents say could create significant cost savings for taxpayers, while benefiting agriculture. Grand Rapids Press Click here to… Full Story »
  • New Book Focuses on Growing Vegetables in Rockies

    Jan 26, 2010

    Growing vegetables in the Rockies is challenging for many reasons, but Montana horticulturists Bob Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough have written a new book that explains how to do it. Montana State University Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Roving Farm Party Lends Many Hands

    Jan 26, 2010

    They call it crop mobbing. Think of it as a Digital Age barn raising, or Facebook-enabled farming. newsobserver.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • GAP and GHP Workshops in Michigan

    Jan 22, 2010

    An advanced workshop series on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) is reaching out to Michigan produce growers trying to tackle food safety certification, which is being required by regional grocery stores and wholesale distributors looking to source local products. Each workshop will… Full Story »

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