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  • UW Extension fears job loss after proposed budget cuts

    May 14, 2015

    Proposed budget cuts have University of Wisconsin (UW) Extension educators worried about their future. Here’s more from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Journal Sentinel: Every county in the state has at least one UW Extension person in areas such as agriculture, 4-H youth development and family living… Full Story »
  • How to prevent traffic collisions involving farm equipment

    May 14, 2015

    According to the Michigan State Police, between 150 and 212 traffic collisions involving farm equipment have occurred in the state each year since 2005. On average, 174 collisions involving farm equipment have occurred causing 63 injuries and three fatalities each year in Michigan. An alarming trend… Full Story »
  • Syngenta board rejects Monsanto bid

    May 11, 2015

    Syngenta’s board of directors rejected Monsanto’s unsolicited private proposal to acquire Syngenta. Syngenta issued a press release stating that the board of directors “unanimously determined to reject Monsanto’s proposal as it is not in the best interests of Syngenta, its shareholders and its stakeholders.” Michel… Full Story »
  • Report shows demand for college graduates with degree in agricultural

    May 11, 2015

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs with an estimated 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and environment fields in the United States. According to an… Full Story »
  • Get drought ready with new extension website

    May 8, 2015

    Washington is in a drought. And there is a lot that we can do about it — with help from the just-launched WSU Extension Drought Website. The new website, developed by WSU Agricultural Weather Network Program (AgWeatherNet) and WSU Extension, shares timely updates and a wealth… Full Story »
  • Farmers now approved to spray crops with drones

    May 8, 2015

    Agriculture is changing right before our eyes. According to recent media reports, a “drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won a rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.” The FAA approval was announced earlier this… Full Story »
  • Draft guidance on mandatory food recalls comment period open

    May 6, 2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register that a draft guidance for industry on mandatory food recalls is available for public comment. The FDA has the authority to order a responsible party to recall a food if there is reasonable probability that… Full Story »
  • Free zebra chip webinar scheduled for May 7

    May 6, 2015

    On May 7, Texas A&M AgriLife Research educator Charlie Rush will present an overview of zebra chip research in the U.S. during a free webinar. This webinar is hosted by USDA Office of Pest Management Policy and APS with support from the National Plant Disease… Full Story »
  • Online farm safety training now available

    May 6, 2015

    The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is offering three online farm safety training courses free of charge until May 31 courtesy of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). Each year, CASA and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) partner to present Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW). CASW is an… Full Story »
  • World’s best agriculture, forestry colleges revealed

    May 5, 2015

    Did you attend one of the world’s top universities for agriculture and forestry? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 report is now available online. Here is the top 10: University of California, Davis Cornell University Wageningen University University of California, Berkeley Purdue University… Full Story »

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