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Agriculture News For January, 2015

  • Agri-business showing growth in New York state
    Date: January 28, 2015
    Source: Bizjournals.com

    "New York farmers set a 2013 sales record with $5.7 billion in cash receipts. That is according to data released by the federal government last December. In recent years, programs such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's TasteNY program have provided additional opportunities for farmers to market their products. There also has been a movement to facilitate connections between upstate agricultural producers and downstate consumers. "Nationwide, New York is looked upon as a leader in agricultural policy, and…"

  • Drone to be used for Ohio college's agriculture program - WKBN.com
    Date: January 25, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "WKBN.com Drone to be used for Ohio college's agriculture program WKBN.com The flights will be conducted to assess crop health in support of a precision agriculture degree program at Clark State Community College, according to statements from the center and the college. The drone will fly out of the Springfield Municipal ... and more »"

  • 5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply
    Date: January 25, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "In this photo taken Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Lia Reich, director of marketing with PrecisionHawk, holds up their agricultural and insurance drone, the PrecisionHawk Lancaster, after an event with the Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Coalition, at the National Press Club in Washington. Farmers and ranchers are eagerly awaiting the ability to use drones commercially on their land _ technology that could have benefits for consumers, too."

  • What Does Sustainability Mean for Agriculture? - Twin Falls Times-News
    Date: January 25, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "What Does Sustainability Mean for Agriculture ? Twin Falls Times-News NAMPA • What does it mean to be a sustainable agricultural producer? That's a debate quietly occurring across southern Idaho as various commodity groups begin talking with members about best management practices retailers want used to address ..."

  • Adams County farmer set to lead state's agriculture department - The Evening Sun
    Date: January 22, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Adams County farmer set to lead state's agriculture department The Evening Sun Representing one of the state's top industries is rewarding for Russell Redding. He enjoys advocating for farmers, working across departments for the betterment of Pennsylvania agriculture and promoting it as the economic driver it is. Redding enjoys ... and more »"

  • Md. agriculture halfway to 2017 phosphorus goals - The Star Democrat
    Date: January 21, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The Star Democrat Md. agriculture halfway to 2017 phosphorus goals The Star Democrat According to the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Maryland Department of Agriculture , as of 2013 agriculture in the state is 95 percent toward meeting its 2017 nitrogen reduction goal and 51 percent toward meeting its 2017 goal for phosphorus reduction. and more »"

  • Farmland preservation is about agriculture, not green space - Daily Local News
    Date: January 19, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Farmland preservation is about agriculture , not green space Daily Local News Before a change in federal law, Lancaster County has allowed farmers to add a building to farmland preserved using federal funds, so long as that building took up no more than 6 percent of the preserved farm's acreage and would be used for agricultural  ..."

  • Virginia Farm Show unites agriculture lovers - The Daily Progress
    Date: January 18, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The Daily Progress Virginia Farm Show unites agriculture lovers The Daily Progress Having a variety of exhibitors, the show covers agriculture details from big tractors to small grains. Young children climbed on huge tractors while adults browsed and talked business at the event, which brings a crowd of people not only from Virginia ..."

  • OSU, Department of Agriculture to offer food safety training
    Date: January 16, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry are partnering to provide food safety training for small farms and businesses. This one-day training is designed for small fruit and vegetable producers and processors, dairies and milk processors, shell egg producers and feed manufacturers."

  • Tom Wolf Visits Farm Show with Agriculture Pick - NBC 10 Philadelphia
    Date: January 15, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Tom Wolf Visits Farm Show with Agriculture Pick NBC 10 Philadelphia Redding served just over a year as agriculture secretary at the end of Gov. Ed Rendell's second term, finishing in early 2011. He's the dean of agriculture and environmental sciences at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. His family has an Adams ... and more »"

  • Agriculture: State-of-the-art soil - Nature.com
    Date: January 14, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Nature.com Agriculture : State-of-the-art soil Nature.com Proponents see big potential for the soil enhancer, which is produced by heating biological material -- such as husks and other agricultural waste -- in a low-oxygen chamber. Biochar can be made as a by-product of biofuel generation, so some companies ..."

  • Wolf picks Senate official for budget secretary; Adams Co. native for agriculture
    Date: January 14, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Randy Albright, who has served as the Democrats' executive director of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee since 2009, is Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's pick to be secretary of the Office of the Budget. Wolf also named Russell Redding of Adams County, the former secretary of the Department of Agriculture from 2009 to 2011, to lead that department again."

  • The World's Best (and Weirdest) Agriculture Awards - Modern Farmer
    Date: January 13, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Modern Farmer The World's Best (and Weirdest) Agriculture Awards Modern Farmer Many of the less glamorous industries have their own Oscars (see: Dr. Bicuspid's Dental Excellence Awards). Agriculture is no exception -- there are literally hundreds of award ceremonies to honor those who have worked hard in the (ahem) field."

  • Penn State students, faculty get involved at PA Farm Show
    Date: January 13, 2015
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "This week marks the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which is an enormous event celebrating agriculture and its influence on the community. The PA Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exhibition in the nation, according to its website."

  • Exhibit offers a glimpse of 'Today's Agriculture' - Carlisle Sentinel
    Date: January 12, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Exhibit offers a glimpse of 'Today's Agriculture ' Carlisle Sentinel HARRISBURG -- Don Brown smiled broadly as he looked at the 1953 combine, a faraway gleam in his eyes. "I ran a combine similar to this in the 1960s,” the Enola man reminisced while standing in the Today's Agriculture display at the 99th Pennsylvania ... and more »"

  • Virginia Tech program receives grant to improve agriculture in developing ... - WSLS
    Date: January 12, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Virginia Tech program receives grant to improve agriculture in developing ... WSLS BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Virginia Tech has won a new $18 million grant for a program working to raise the standard of living of people around the world through environmentally sound agricultural practices. Officials say the Feed the Future Innovation Lab ..."

  • Nutrient-enriched desalinated water more feasible for agriculture - Phys.Org
    Date: January 12, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Phys.Org Nutrient-enriched desalinated water more feasible for agriculture Phys.Org Researchers found cost to be the main constraint limiting desalination for agriculture , with fewer than 10 per cent of possible sites likely to be supplied with desalinated water for less than $1 per kilolitre. In determining probable costs ... and more »"

  • Farm Show exhibitors also teach about agriculture - Sunbury Daily Item
    Date: January 11, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Sunbury Daily Item Farm Show exhibitors also teach about agriculture Sunbury Daily Item Amanda Rapp, 7, of Paxinos, lays against her heffer Brooklynn at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon. Rapp and Brooklyn won Best in Breed at the show on Friday. Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015 10:03 pm. Farm Show ..."

  • Onions overwintered in low tunnels successfully grown by scientists
    Date: January 07, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "In response to high demand for year-round local produce, researchers report they have successfully grown bulbing onions planted in fall for a spring harvest with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels. UNH research assistant Kaitlyn Orde harvests onions."

  • 104 Ohio farms added to list of historic family properties
    Date: January 06, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The state of Ohio says that last year it added 104 historic farms to the list of those that have been in the same family for at least 100 years. The state Department of Agriculture says the Ohio Bicentennial and Century Farms program list now tops 1,100."

  • Report: Water Improves In Chesapeake Bay; Fisheries Drop
    Date: January 05, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay has improved and oysters and underwater grasses have made gains, but declines in blue crabs and rockfish have marred progress overall for the health of the nation's largest estuary, a report released Monday said. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's biennial State of the Bay report gave the bay a D-plus grade, unchanged from 2012."

  • No, agriculture isn't Pennsylvania's top industry - Newsworks.org
    Date: January 04, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Newsworks.org No, agriculture isn't Pennsylvania's top industry Newsworks.org Agriculture isn't the state's top industry based on any ranking from the Department of Labor & Industry. The purported ranking is rooted in an assessment of the industry's economic impact: $75 billion, according to the Pennsylvania Department of ..."

  • From agriculture to energy, GOP intent on pushing back in 2015 - PBS NewsHour
    Date: January 03, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "PBS NewsHour From agriculture to energy, GOP intent on pushing back in 2015 PBS NewsHour WASHINGTON -- Republican senators poised to lead major committees when the GOP takes charge are intent on pushing back many of President Barack Obama's policies, setting up potential showdowns over environmental rules, financial regulations and ... and more »"

  • A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture - NPR
    Date: January 03, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "NPR A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture NPR Overall, fewer young people are choosing a life on the land. But in some places around the country, like Maine, that trend is reversing. Small agriculture may be getting big again -- and there's new crop of farmers to thank for it. Fulfilling Work ... and more »"

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