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  • 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 »
  • Southeast Idaho Town Faces Uncertainty

    Dec 1, 2009

    Residents in the southeastern Idaho town of Dubois face uncertainty following the closing of a potato processing plant that employed 22 percent of Clark County's labor force. The Olympian Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Hastings Farmer Gets State Award

    Dec 1, 2009

    Standing near the barn on land that has been in his family for more than 60 years, Jeb Smith has a twinkle in his eye when he talks about the family tradition of farming. St. Augustine, Fla., Record Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Rural America is on an Immigrant Labor Treadmill

    Nov 30, 2009

    The farmworkers of tomorrow are growing up today somewhere outside the United States, making immigration policy a major concern of farmers, farmworkers and agricultural communities. MagicValley.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Aeroponic Farming Speeds Production in Viet Nam

    Nov 25, 2009

    Viet Nam has successfully used aeroponics in growing and propagating natural, disease-free potatoes for the first time. This could help the plants grow healthier and quicker than plants grown by other methods, said researchers. Viet Nam Net Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Joel Salatin Advocates a Better Way to Raise Food

    Nov 25, 2009

    Meet the best, loudest (and only) Christian-libertarian-capitalist-environmentalist-lunatic farmer on the face of planet Earth. Christian Science Monitor Click here to read the rest of the story.

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