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Agriculture News For October, 2014

  • U.S. farmers seen cutting fertilizer use as crop prices slide
    Date: October 17, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "U.S. farmers are cutting back on spreading fertilizer this autumn in response to a drop in crop prices to multi-year lows and a delayed harvest, dealers say, warning of a pullback that will be felt from grain markets to Canadian potash mines. Ten of 12 U.S. farm retail companies surveyed by Reuters say fertilizer sales this autumn are lower than they were last year."

  • Celebrating Old North State Agriculture - USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
    Date: October 16, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Farming has always been a major part of North Carolina culture and as the recent Census of Agriculture results showed, our farmers continue to hold one of the leading positions in the nation. In 2012, our state ranked #1 in the United States in poultry ..."

  • Can Organic Agriculture Really Reverse Climate Change? - Huffington Post
    Date: October 15, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Huffington Post Can Organic Agriculture Really Reverse Climate Change? Huffington Post We must bring awareness to this research and encourage the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congress to create legislation that supports organic farmers. Only organic farming can stop the chaos that we have created--chaos that is deeply impacting our ..."

  • Serious about saving the bees? Time to rethink agriculture - Grist
    Date: October 15, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Grist Serious about saving the bees? Time to rethink agriculture Grist There is much more to "saving the bees” than spring flowers and a golden mascot. Don't get me wrong, honeybees have very few faults and definitely need some TLC. But we shouldn't label one pollinator as the one to rule them all. We need multicultural ..."

  • Women in Agriculture - RFD-TV
    Date: October 14, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RFD-TV) For years, wives and farm moms played a key role in American agriculture . These days, their roles are shifting and more and more are assuming leadership roles both on the farm as well as in the industrial and corporate sides ..."

  • Agriculture taking measurable steps toward improving Lake Erie water quality - Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
    Date: October 14, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, such as the one ..."

  • Department of Agriculture launches new agritourism mobile app - Mississippi Business Journal (blog)
    Date: October 10, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Department of Agriculture launches new agritourism mobile app Mississippi Business Journal (blog) JACKSON -- The state is celebrating Agritourism Month in October with events around the community and at its 13 Welcome Centers, and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture (MDAC) has released a new mobile app to help visitors locate agritourism ..."

  • Social media: Good or bad for agriculture? - Dairy Herd Management
    Date: October 08, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Social Media Sometimes I sit down to write this column and find my fingers have no words in them. Inspiration isn't usually hard to find, but when it is, I find writer's block tends to be cured by a cold beer, or two. This month, even the beer couldn't ..."

  • The Amish Farmers Reinventing Organic Agriculture - The Atlantic
    Date: October 06, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Kempf is the unlikely founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture , a consulting firm established in 2006 to promote science-intensive organic agriculture . The entrepreneur's story is almost identical to Zook's. A series of crop failures on his own farm drove ..."

  • Funds to support Community Supported Agriculture farms - Bay Net
    Date: October 05, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), in partnership with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Maryland Farm Bureau, is receiving $35,610 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ߣ Agricultural ..."

  • A break from school, and a lesson in hard work, for teen farmhands during potato harvest
    Date: October 02, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations. Schools shut down - sometimes for weeks at a time - while their students haul in the harvest or monitor conveyor belts for potatoes that don't measure up as farmers rush to fill their stores before the ground freezes."

  • Fall and winter care of fruit trees
    Date: October 02, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "As we head into the fall and winter months, we need to give a little thought to our fruit trees. Fortunately, there's not a lot of do."

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