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New Diet Guidelines Might Pull Back from Meat

posted on January 9, 2015 at 4:42 PM

A panel that advises the Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but also for the environment. That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary... Full Story

Seed Savers Exchange

posted on October 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Seed Savers Exchange
Sunlight filters through verdant gardens at Heritage Farm, headquarters for Seed Savers Exchange. The thousands of heirloom varieties in the Seed Saver's collection have been passed down through generations of farmers and gardeners and are... Full Story

Taking Agriculture out of the Great Lakes Agricultural Fair

posted on June 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM

PONTIAC, Mich (AP) — A new agriculture-themed Labor Day weekend event planned for the Pontiac Silverdome is being changed to go on without animals or plants. Full Story

ADM and University of Illinois Partner In Food-Waste Research.

posted on January 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM

URBANA, Ill (AP) -- Farmers in Argentina have found that simply using jumbo plastic bags can help protect their harvested corn from the elements before it's sold and heads for processing. Full Story

Spotted Knapweed Control Draws Ire from Beekeepers

posted on December 23, 2010 at 1:12 PM

DETROIT (AP) — An effort to fight an invasive plant with insects that eat it has drawn opposition from beekeepers who worry it will leave them without an adequate source of nectar and pollen for their honeybees. Full Story

Nurseries Struggle With Lagging Economy

posted on February 26, 2010 at 3:02 PM

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, David Niklas feels the quickening of spring as the season ramps up at his wholesale nursery in a farming community south of Portland. Full Story

New Olive Planting Method Prompts California Oil Boom

posted on November 24, 2009 at 2:11 PM

ARTOIS, Calif (AP)— An oil boom is under way in California's agricultural heartland, as evolving tastes and a trend toward healthy fare have transformed a profession as old as civilization: olive production for the extra virgin market. Full Story

University of Idaho Scientists Develop Weed Control Program

posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOISE, Idaho -- The University of Idaho says researchers have developed a computer program to help Pacific Northwest growers better choose herbicides to control weeds and prevent crop damage. Full Story

Thune Says Farm Program Will Pay Farmers for Corncobs, Switchgrass

posted on June 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Associated Press - South Dakota Sen John Thune says the U.S Agriculture Department is writing rules for a farm law program that will pay farmers for corncobs and switchgrass they collect, harvest, store and transport for cellulosic ethanol... Full Story

MIT Robots end plants

posted on April 10, 2009 at 8:04 PM

By MELISSA TRUJILLO CAMBRIDGE, Mass (AP) — These gardeners would have green thumbs — if they had thumbs. Full Story

USDA Taking Applications for Cattail Eradication

posted on January 9, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Federal wildlife officials are taking applications from farmers who want the government to remove cattail-infested wetlands, the preferred habitat of sunflower-snacking blackbirds. Full Story

Feds to Use Computer Chips to Foil Cactus Thieves

posted on October 10, 2008 at 8:10 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Anyone thinking of swiping a stately saguaro cactus from the desert could soon be hauling off more than just a giant plant. Full Story

Indiana Ramps Up Its Control Efforts Against Kudzu

posted on August 22, 2008 at 8:08 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A fast-growing vine that's left parts of Indiana beneath tangles of greenery is coming under assault as the state ramps up its efforts to kill the leafy invader. Full Story

Growers Reconsidering Christmas Plants

posted on August 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM

CHESHIRE, Conn (AP) - High heating costs this winter is leading some Connecticut plant growers to reconsider planting Christmas flowers. Full Story

Minneasota Senator Will Fight For Plant Disease Lab

posted on May 30, 2008 at 8:05 PM

ST PAUL (AP) Senator Amy Klobuchar says she'll fight to preserve funding for plant disease research at the University of Minnesota. Full Story
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