• State Attacks Plant Bug in Sagaponack

    Jun 23, 2009

    In recent weeks, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has been fumigating several farm fields in Sagaponack with pesticide gases in hopes of killing a tiny, durable bug known as a golden nematode, a very rare species discovered in the fields in… Full Story »
  • Proposed NY Labor Law Would Kill Business

    Jun 22, 2009

    The legislative circus in Albany is helping at least one group of people -- farmers who have been sweating the possible passage of a labor law they say would be ruinous to their industry. Times Herald-Record Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farmers Trying to Cultivate New Image

    Jun 22, 2009

    Are farmers the new villains? Cast as uncaring louts in a major food documentary that opened nationwide Friday, conventional farmers already have seen their public persona trashed by bestselling depictions of conventional farms as places that abuse the land and the animals while producing food… Full Story »
  • Non-Disease Potatoes Nearly Double

    Jun 22, 2009

    A project to increase the use of certified seed potatoes and enhanced advisory services has nearly doubled production in nine years, boosting incomes and creating jobs in potato growing areas, particularly for women. Viet Nam News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Potato Beetle in Eau Claire County

    Jun 22, 2009

    Erin LaFaive, Eau Claire County Extension Horticulture Educator, says “Knowing the lifecycle of these beetles helps to increase the chances of effectively managing this pest. This is true for many garden pests. Usually by the time your crops are affected from a pest or disease… Full Story »
  • Tractors Involved in Many Farm Accidents

    Jun 22, 2009

    Nearly 44 percent of all injuries that resulted in the death of an older farming worker took place while they were operating vehicles or machinery, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report of farming accidents from 1995 to 2002. The Herald Bulletin Click here to… Full Story »
  • Solution to Immigration Reform in the Details

    Jun 19, 2009

    Immigration reform is highly contentious, yet politicians agree on one thing: The current U.S. immigration policy is broken and the status quo does not serve the interests of most workers and employers, nor the broader national interest. The Christian Science Monitor Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Piles of Potatoes Put to the Test

    Jun 19, 2009

    Visitors to Hart Park were treated to an odd sight Thursday: about 130 piles of potatoes lined up in neat rows. It was the annual University of California Cooperative Extension and California Potato Research Advisory Board's annual Kern County Potato Variety Trial Field Day. Bakersfield Californian Click… Full Story »
  • Efficient Water Use Crucial for California Farmers

    Jun 18, 2009

    From the sky, John Diener's farm looks like a swath of Kansas grafted onto the rugged flatlands of the San Joaquin Valley's west side. The Fresno Bee Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • UI Mulls Closing Parma Research Center

    Jun 17, 2009

    Sixteen people would lose their jobs if the University of Idaho closes its 85-year-old Parma Research and Extension Center in 2010 as part of the school's plan to save money. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.

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