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Agriculture News For July, 2015

  • West Virginia Department of Agriculture Introduces Urban Development Program - The News Center
    Date: July 30, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The News Center West Virginia Department of Agriculture Introduces Urban Development Program The News Center The department of agriculture presents its pilot project in an effort to develop agriculture throughout West Virginia. The First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg was one of many recipients that are a part of the urban development program. The department ... Registration open for urban agriculture conference Huntington Herald Dispatch all 2 news articles »"

  • New agriculture program available for urban schools, including York City - York Daily Record/Sunday News
    Date: July 29, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "New agriculture program available for urban schools, including York City York Daily Record/Sunday News A new "Ag on the Go" program will focus on providing agriculture -based programs to students attending inner city schools, including in York City School District. The new offering from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's Friends of Agriculture Foundation ..."

  • Future of agriculture in the region - Bay Net
    Date: July 28, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Bay Net Future of agriculture in the region Bay Net WALDORF, Md. ߣ U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined local farmers, members of the Charles County Farm Bureau, Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission (SMADC) and the Maryland Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee for a ..."

  • Genetically modified seeds are changing agriculture | The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus Dispatch
    Date: July 26, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Columbus Dispatch Genetically modified seeds are changing agriculture | The Columbus Dispatch Columbus Dispatch Their appearance in the field is not a prank nor evidence of some agricultural disease. The corn's identity resides in those colors. Green means the corn is a genetically modified organism, often referred to as a GMO, and carries traits that repel ..."

  • Agriculture could be biggest user of commercial drones
    Date: July 25, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Senior field technician Tim Baker, right, and U professor Ian MacRae watched as a drone landed the U's Rosemount Research and Outreach Center. In the recent field trial, the drone took only about five minutes to make four passes on a pre-programmed flight 65 meters above the field, and returned to land at the flip of a switch."

  • Bird Flu to Hit Maryland by Fall, State Agriculture Secretary Says | Bel Air ... - Patch.com
    Date: July 24, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Patch.com Bird Flu to Hit Maryland by Fall, State Agriculture Secretary Says | Bel Air ... Patch.com The Maryland Department of Agriculture is banning poultry exhibitions at state fairs and quarantining out-of-state eggs in anticipation of a deadly strain of bird flu it expects to arrive in the region in the coming months. "We have every reason to ... and more »"

  • Five things to know in Pennsylvania energy this week
    Date: July 21, 2015
    Source: Bizjournals.com

    "There's a change in the top at the parent of one of the region's biggest foreign-owned companies, and more trouble on the way for coal mining companies: Toshiba CEO resigns The head of the parent company of Westinghouse Electric Co. and other executives are out after the multinational giant was ensnared in a $1.2 billion accounting scandal. CNNMoney reported on the departures of Toshiba CEO and President Hisao Tanaka, Vice Chairman Norio Sasaki and seven other board members. Sasaki had been president…"

  • Planning (Indoor) Agriculture for the 21st Century - Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
    Date: July 16, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Triple Pundit (registration) (blog) Planning (Indoor) Agriculture for the 21st Century Triple Pundit (registration) (blog) In 1972, I moved to rural Irvine, California, from nearby Huntington Beach, best known as Surf City, USA. At the time, Irvine was the agricultural heart of Orange County in Southern California. I was 7 years old and a resident of one of the new planned ..."

  • Study: Organic Farming MORE CO2-Intensive Than Conventional Farms
    Date: July 15, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Organic farming is often sold as more environmentally friendly, but a new study out of Oregon found that large-scale organic farms are more greenhouse-gas intensive per acre than conventional farms. { "position1" : { "type" : "show", "id" : 23389018, "name" : "Food and Farm", "description" : "Ray Bowman relies on 40 years of media experience combined with his love of farming and rural lifestyle to tell stories of an industry that is thriving against all odds.""

  • NSW mine is 'a threat to all farming'
    Date: July 14, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "A giant coal mine approved for construction beside premium farmlands shows no farm in Australia is safe, says the new head of the NSW farming lobby. Derek Schoen, who was elected as president of the NSW Farmers Association on Tuesday, has committed his organisation to having the approval for the Shenhua Watermark coal mine overturned, saying it is the most important challenge now facing farmers."

  • Pittsburgh City Council passes urban agriculture bill - PGH City Paper (blog)
    Date: July 07, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "PGH City Paper (blog) Pittsburgh City Council passes urban agriculture bill PGH City Paper (blog) Council voted 8-0 (Councilor Daniel Lavelle was absent) to change the 2011 urban- agriculture zoning code, making the process easier and cheaper for residents, and expanding the zoning areas for where urban- agriculture activities can take place."

  • Indoor farming: Agriculture's next revolution? - WFAA
    Date: July 06, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "WFAA Indoor farming: Agriculture's next revolution? WFAA There's a growing agriculture trend in North Texas centered on urban farming. An offshoot of that concept exists away from sunlight. Loading… Post to Facebook. Indoor farming: Agriculture's next revolution? There's a growing agriculture trend in North ..."

  • Farmers eager for drones, but most can't legally fly them
    Date: July 05, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "In this June 11, 2015, photo, a hexacopter drone is flown by Intelligent UAS, during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers in Cordova, Md. The small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles could replace humans in a variety of ways around large farms, transmitting detailed information about crops, directing farmers to problem spots and cutting down on the amount of water and chemicals used."

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