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Agriculture News For August, 2014

  • NY agriculture more than a lot of cabbage - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
    Date: August 28, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "NY agriculture more than a lot of cabbage Rochester Democrat and Chronicle A drive along routes 5 and 20 between Canandaigua and Geneva will give you a hint about what a five-year federal agriculture census found: New York is the king of cabbage, growing more acres of the vegetable than any other state. But what else the 2012 ..."

  • Bees arena t the only pollinators you can attract
    Date: August 27, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators."

  • Farmers talk balancing agriculture and environmentalism - My Eastern Shore
    Date: August 27, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Farmers talk balancing agriculture and environmentalism My Eastern Shore Forney said that while sustainability has become a popular term in discussing agriculture , he thinks the focus should be on improving practices and products. He said the right mix of technology to apply better land management practices should be sought."

  • Square-shaped watermelon -- sweet fun? (Agriculture blog) - LubbockOnline.com (blog)
    Date: August 26, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Square-shaped watermelon -- sweet fun? ( Agriculture blog) LubbockOnline.com (blog) Cotton is white and fluffy, sorghum is brown and grainy and watermelon is green and round. Right? Wrong -- sometimes. Apparently, square watermelons are all the rage in Japan, and growing in popularity elsewhere. Not only do the funny-shaped fruits ... and more »"

  • New Jersey trying to boost Farm to School programNew Jersey trying to ...
    Date: August 25, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "New Jersey trying to boost Farm to School program The laws are intended to raise the visibility of the local programs."

  • Pickens: Pennsylvania natural gas production approaching that of Texas
    Date: August 25, 2014
    Source: Bizjournals.com

    "The oil and gas industry is the most dynamic industry in the U.S. and will remain so for a long time, according to T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital Management, who spoke Monday during Gov. Tom Corbett's Jobs 1st Summit in Pittsburgh. "What an opportunity for our country with 30 of our states being producing states," he said. A Dallas resident, Pickens said the country should take advantage of its energy resources and convert its fleet of commercial heavy-duty trucks over to natural gas.…"

  • Ohio peach crop wiped out by frigid winter
    Date: August 25, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Farm markets around Ohio are overflowing with tomatoes, peppers and corn. Just don't expect to find many Ohio-grown peaches."

  • Everything agriculture-related to be on display at Farm Progress Show - Radio Iowa
    Date: August 25, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Everything agriculture -related to be on display at Farm Progress Show Radio Iowa A world's fair of what's happening in agriculture comes to the central Iowa town of Boone this week with the 61st annual Farm Progress Show. Dena Morgan, marketing specialist for the event, expects up to 100,000 people to tour the grounds during the ... and more »"

  • Is an agriculture woman of the year in Butler County? - Hamilton Journal News (subscription)
    Date: August 22, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Is an agriculture woman of the year in Butler County? Hamilton Journal News (subscription) Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich and Ohio Agriculture Director David Daniels on Tuesday announced they are accepting nominations for the 2014 Ohio Agriculture Women of the Year awards. "Strong women have helped make the food and agriculture industry ... and more »"

  • Pennsylvania Adds 26 Farms, More Than 2,000 Acres to Preservation Program
    Date: August 21, 2014
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today announced the protection of 26 Pennsylvania farms totaling 2,363 acres, putting the commonwealth on track to safeguard its half-millionth acre of farmland from development by the end of 2014.Since the program began in 1988, federal, state, county and local governments have invested more than $1.2 ..."

  • Room to grow: agriculture in urban spaces - Arizona State University
    Date: August 21, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    ""We started in a class at ASU four or five years ago, and now it's turned into this whole renaissance of using vacant land for urban agriculture ,” Kay says. Examples of repurposing land can be seen all over the country. A Google search yields about 1 ..."

  • Agricultural tourism growing in Arkansas
    Date: August 18, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Agritourism is growing in Arkansas as more farm owners open their gates to tourists and form a spiderweb-like network among several state agencies and nonprofit organizations."

  • Farm tour celebrates agriculture in Bedford County - Roanoke Times
    Date: August 16, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Scott Baker, an agriculture extension agent, said it has been years since the tour has been hosted by a dairy farm. Each year the farm tour is held at a different place, he said, but other local farms participate so people can see a variety of farms in ..."

  • Indiana farmer uses app to automate grain loading
    Date: August 14, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "At Mylet Farms in Carroll County, you can pull your truck up to the grain bin and use your smartphone or tablet to activate the loading process."

  • Many Facets of Pennsylvania Agriculture - USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
    Date: August 14, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The Census of Agriculture is the most complete account of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Every Thursday USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service will highlight new Census data and the power of the information to shape ..."

  • Dakotas producing good-size soybean, wheat crops
    Date: August 13, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, released this week, estimates South Dakota's soybean crop will be up 7 percent from last year to 196 million bushels and North Dakota's soybean crop up 37 percent to 190 million bushels."

  • Support for agriculture difficult when few people understand it - Delta Farm Press (blog)
    Date: August 11, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    ""If most of the citizens in farm country don't understand agriculture , why should someone in Cleveland, Ohio, or Chicago, Ill., or any big city anywhere care about reauthorizing the commodity title of the farm bill?" says Arkansas Representative Rick ..."

  • Backyard chicken -- learn how to rule the roost (Agriculture blog) - LubbockOnline.com (blog)
    Date: August 10, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "An Internet search later revealed the hens-at-a-house sight was actually not that uncommon. In fact, it's part of a growing movement known as urban agriculture : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_chicken. The reason I don't see many comparable ..."

  • Backyard chicken -- learn how to rule the roost (Agriculture blog) - LubbockOnline.com (blog)
    Date: August 10, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Backyard chicken -- learn how to rule the roost ( Agriculture blog). Submitted by Josie Musico on August 10, 2014 - 8:47pm. Photos. You've tried using your back yard to grow tomatoes and zucchini. What about chicken? Texas A&M AgriLife offers a beginner ..."

  • Agricultural education program gets recognition
    Date: August 08, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "An agricultural literacy program that teaches Oklahoma students from kindergarten through the 12th grade that soybeans sprout from seeds and milk is good for you is getting national recognition."

  • Ag tourism touted as way to boost rural economies - KRCG
    Date: August 06, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The West Virginia mini-distillery is part of a growing agriculture tourism trend that advocates say can help revive struggling rural economies. Ag tourism refers to working farm enterprises geared to visitors, encompassing farm stands, pumpkin patches ..."

  • Agriculture tourism touted as way to boost rural economies - KOMO News
    Date: August 04, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The West Virginia mini-distillery is part of a growing agriculture tourism trend that advocates say can help revive struggling rural economies. Ag tourism refers to working farm enterprises geared to visitors, encompassing farm stands, pumpkin patches ..."

  • Butter is the hottest dairy commodity
    Date: August 03, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Butter joins milk and cheese as a dairy commodity at record or near-record prices this year, as people around the world increasingly gobble up as much protein as the world can produce."

  • Ag tourism touted as way to boost rural economies
    Date: August 03, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The West Virginia mini-distillery is part of a growing agriculture tourism trend that advocates say can help revive struggling rural economies."

  • Community-supported agriculture connects people to their food - Idaho Press-Tribune
    Date: August 03, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Community-supported agriculture connects people to their food Idaho Press-Tribune CSAs and local produce have grown in popularity over the years, Idaho Department of Agriculture Trade Specialist Kim Polzin said. They help consumers understand what is grown locally, as well as educate people about their food and about which produce ..."

  • Virginia Ranks No. 9 In US For Farmers Markets
    Date: August 02, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Virginia is among the top 10 states in the country when it comes to farm markets."

  • 4-H Spin Club program brings agriculture to area children - Rantoul Press
    Date: August 01, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Other sites are Tolono, Philo and Ogden. This marks the first year for the program. The Rantoul library program, called the "Baa, Moo Quack ... Let's Learn About Agriculture ” event, has focused on agriculture . Starting in June, it met every Tuesday ..."

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