• 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. 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.
  • Green Acres: Pair of Young Farmers Inspiring Others with Local, Organic Produce

    Nov 23, 2009

    Stepping outside the barn into the cold November chill, his jeans already dirtied from a morning’s worth of digging in the garden, David Burk cracks a quick smile and sits down to admire the rows and rows of vegetable crops ahead of him a little… Full Story »
  • Potato Research Project Feeds the Hungry

    Nov 23, 2009

    Texas AgriLife Research scientists had perfectly good potatoes laying in the field after a field study. Michael Hoy was a Boy Scout looking for an Eagle Scout project. High Plains Journal Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • World Demand for Frozen Potato Products Stalls in 2008/09

    Nov 20, 2009

    Over the past decade, world demand for frozen potato products (comprised mostly of frozen fries) has trended upward, expanding over 50 percent. However, the global economic crisis has stalled world demand, according to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. In marketing year (July-June) 2008/09, world exports remained… Full Story »
  • Farmer Ants Fertilize Their Gardens With Bacteria

    Nov 20, 2009

    Thanks to their vast underground fungus farms, leafcutter ants are one of Earth’s most successful species — and one secret of their agricultural success is bacteria, which the ants use like fertilizer. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Five Tons of Potatoes Are Donated for Holiday Meals for Families in Idaho

    Nov 18, 2009

    An eastern Idaho farmer's donation quadrupled the amount of food a group of Treasure Valley businesses had hoped to give to the Boise Rescue Mission for holiday meals. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Large Potato Donation To Help Local Charities

    Nov 17, 2009

    Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has announced a large donation from the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association. The group is donating more than 120,000 pounds of potatoes. WISN Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Harvesters Eye Disaster Relief

    Nov 12, 2009

    Members of P.E.I.'s potato industry are waiting to see how much of this year's crop can be harvested following a long struggle with wet weather and mud. CBC News Click here to read the rest of the story.

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