• Farm Bureau Petitions Supreme Court on Pesticide Ruling

    Nov 4, 2009

    The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court in early November, asking the high court to review a lower court ruling that will otherwise impose Clean Water Act permitting requirements on the application of pesticides on, over or near… Full Story »
  • Arysta’s Shooter Approved

    Nov 3, 2009

    Arysta LifeScience North America has announced the approval of Shooter, an insecticide with its new Responsive Pest Management Technology (RPM). Shooter has been approved for insect control on a large range of crops including bulb, cucurbit, fruiting, root, tuberous and corm vegetables and sweet corn. Through… Full Story »
  • Farmers Fight Climate Bill, but Warming Spells Trouble for Them

    Nov 2, 2009

    Farm state senators and others soon will get a taste of what their colleagues from Missouri already have piled high on their desks: thousands of letters from farmers urging them to vote against the climate and energy bill. McClatchy Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Federal Grants Awarded for Specialty Crop Projects

    Nov 2, 2009

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has announced that the Ohio Department of Agriculture received $809,199 in federal funds to increase the competitiveness of specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops. Ohio Farmer Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Retooled Farm Subsidy Program Focuses on Conservation

    Oct 29, 2009

    Rick Hartmann's organic vegetable farm did not produce a single bushel of corn or soybeans, which account for the bulk of the federal crop subsidies paid to farmers in Iowa and across the Midwest. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potatoes Out the Ears at Scratch N’ Earth Farm

    Oct 29, 2009

    An abundance of local potatoes grown at Scratch N’ Earth Farm in Williston need to find homes. Red, white and blue potatoes are out of the ground and the Williston Farmers’ Market is done for the season. Burlington Free Press Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Muddy Conditions in Northern Plains Means Slow Harvest

    Oct 28, 2009

    Once the potato harvest surpassed 95 percent completion, USDA-NASS quits reporting potato harvest progress, but a Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) survey indicates roughly 4,400 acres remain to be harvested in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. That number is roughly 4.5% of the acres… Full Story »
  • Scientists Use Genetic Markers to Develop Potatoes that Fry Up Light Even After Cold Storage

    Oct 27, 2009

    In Idaho and across the nation, freshly harvested potatoes are in the early days of a storage season that - for some varieties - could continue through next August. Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Vegetable Growers Schedule Fall Field Day

    Oct 27, 2009

    State vegetable growers can take the opportunity to learn and share their experiences of the past growing year with others at the Wisconsin Fresh Market Vegetable Growers Association Fall Field Day. Wisconsin Ag Connect Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Going’s Still Slow for Harvest

    Oct 27, 2009

    October has been a slow month for farmers harvesting the last of their crops. Only 2.4 days last week were fit for field work across North Dakota, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop progress reports. Grand Forks Herald Click here to read the rest of the story.

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