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Agriculture News For April, 2014

  • USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for US Agriculture through 2014 ... - USDA.gov (press release)
    Date: April 16, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for US Agriculture through 2014 ... USDA.gov (press release) WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand ... USDA helps open and expand export markets for US agriculture Feedstuffs all 8 news articles »"

  • Agriculture grant open for beginning farmers - Centre Daily Times
    Date: April 16, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "A U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help train and educate beginning farmers will be available to those who are starting to farm and ranch. To qualify, farmers and ranchers must be practicing for 10 or fewer years. Managed by the National ..."

  • Pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan
    Date: April 15, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The Michigan agriculture department says a virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in the state."

  • Where's the beef? Prices soar to highest level in 27 years
    Date: April 14, 2014
    Source: Bizjournals.com

    "Beef prices soared to $5.28 a pound in February and are expected to remain high thanks to growing demand overseas and drought conditions that have hit U.S. farmers. That February price is more than 25 cents higher than January and the highest since 1987, Time reports. Other meats such as pork and chicken also have seen price jumps recently. Read more here."

  • 2014 Farm Bill means big changes for agriculture - agprofessional.com
    Date: April 14, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Since 1996--for the past 18 years--farmers of major field crops from across the nation have received direct payments from Uncle Sam to help abate the risks associated with production agriculture . With the enactment of the Farm Bill--the Agricultural ..."

  • Loss of Vermont hay fields limits food for bees
    Date: April 13, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Since the 1980s, Vermont has lost more than 100,000 acres of hay fields that used to be full of bee friendly blooming alfalfa and clover."

  • Farm group: Nebraska needs agriculture educators - Sioux City Journal
    Date: April 13, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The scholarships will be available to students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's agriculture education program and will pay $1,200 during a semester of student teaching. The loan assistance program is for educators with student loans. Those ..."

  • Gardening 101
    Date: April 13, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Have you ever wondered if you have a green thumb? Now that spring finally has sprung, it is the perfect time to head outside and find out by starting a small garden."

  • W.Va. grower promotes unmodified feed corn
    Date: April 12, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Genetically modified or GMO corn has greatly simplified the process of getting rid of weeds, but has also substantially increased the amount of a chemical call glyphosate."

  • Walmart's organic push could alter California agriculture - SFGate
    Date: April 11, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Organic processed foods are about to become more plentiful and much cheaper at Walmart stores across the nation, including in the Bay Area, and that could change the landscape of California agriculture . The push by the country's largest grocer shows ..."

  • Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise - FAO - Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Date: April 11, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "eco-business.com Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise - FAO Thomson Reuters Foundation This is the first time that FAO has released its own global estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture , forestry and other land use (AFOLU), contributing to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ... Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise eco-business.com all 5 news articles »"

  • EXCHANGE: Robotic milking system ups profitability
    Date: April 11, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Rod Shupe keeps watch as the cows move through one by one, but he's no longer doing the milking."

  • Fruit trees, row crops may be weather affected
    Date: April 06, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Up and down temperatures across Arkansas may affect Arkansas fruit trees and a wet spring could delay planting of row crops in the state."

  • Farming Matters: Recognition for land girls
    Date: April 06, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "During this year, when the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War is being recognised and many people's thoughts are turning to the sacrifices made by so many during wartime, it seems appropriate that a memorial to the land girls and lumber Jills who worked throughout the Second World War is finally to be erected."

  • Iowa State ranked high for agriculture and forestry - CattleNetwork.com
    Date: April 04, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Iowa State University has been ranked fifth in the world among universities in the area of agriculture and forestry by a British organization's annual university rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings measures academic reputation ..."

  • Local Students Learn About Farming and Agriculture - St. James Plaindealer
    Date: April 03, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Local Students Learn About Farming and Agriculture St. James Plaindealer Area farmers and agri-business personnel spent time in local classrooms in late March, the 15th time the Watonwan County Farm Bureau has coordinated this unique event; students received several keepsakes from a variety of the area commodity ... and more »"

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