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Agriculture News For February, 2015

  • Hogan to announce agricultural initiative
    Date: February 24, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The Republican governor is set to lay out his Maryland Agriculture Phosphorous Initiative on Monday. According to Hogan's office the initiative includes "enhanced" phosphorous management tool regulations, which would help keep fertilizer pollutants out of the Chesapeake Bay."

  • A Wet And Wild Look Inside The 'Mushroom Houses' Of A Fungi Farm
    Date: February 20, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "As most people know, mushrooms love dark places. You can find them growing in the dim recesses of forests or at the foot of old trees."

  • Crying fowl: Crates of chickens fly out of tractor-trailer
    Date: February 19, 2015
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police are crying fowl after crates of live chickens hurtled off a tractor-trailer on a Pennsylvania highway and the birds flew the coop."

  • Students explore organic farming, sustainable agriculture in new GVSU program - MLive.com
    Date: February 19, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "MLive.com Students explore organic farming, sustainable agriculture in new GVSU program MLive.com The 15-credit Sustainable Food Systems Certificate is geared toward students who want to work in agriculture or the restaurant industry and focus on organic and locally grown food, said Jim Penn, a professor in the university's Department of Geography ..."

  • Miss Maryland Agriculture recognized in the House - Bay Net
    Date: February 19, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Bay Net Miss Maryland Agriculture recognized in the House Bay Net On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Jordan Mister of Calvert County, Miss Maryland Agriculture , was recognized on the House floor of the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis and received a resolution for her active work in school and the community."

  • Agriculture Drones Help Farmers Reduce Resource Use - Triple Pundit (blog)
    Date: February 19, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Agriculture Drones Help Farmers Reduce Resource Use Triple Pundit (blog) What data does in agriculture is allow for the prevention of waste. As you probably already know, American agriculture is incredibly resource-intensive, especially dependent on petroleum products that are manufactured into nitrogen-rich fertilizer ..."

  • Pennsylvania Farmers Union salutes women in agriculture and their invaluable ... - Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers
    Date: February 18, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Farming UK Pennsylvania Farmers Union salutes women in agriculture and their invaluable ... Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers According to the USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture , "While women farm in every state across the country, women farm in the highest numbers in the Northeast, West Coast and parts of the Southwest...Many New England states...have some of the highest ... British agriculture 'hugely important' issue ahead of election Farming UK all 13 news articles »"

  • Area agriculture news and events for the week of Feb. 22, 2015 - York Daily Record/Sunday News
    Date: February 18, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Area agriculture news and events for the week of Feb. 22, 2015 York Daily Record/Sunday News As part of the evening, awards and recognition will be given for Outstanding Farm Family, Outstanding Ag Industry, Outstanding Youth in Agriculture , and the seventh "Tony Dobrosky Future Leaders Award" will be presented in memory of Anthony G. Dobrosky ..."

  • Economics of agriculture can blossom in one's backyard - Albany Times Union
    Date: February 18, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Economics of agriculture can blossom in one's backyard Albany Times Union It's that time of year when mailboxes welcome seed catalogues and home gardeners delight in planning for the coming harvests, closely inspecting the descriptions of each new variety for their benefits and projected bounty. As a plant breeder at a ..."

  • FFA students to 'agvocate' for agriculture - Fremont Tribune
    Date: February 18, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "FFA students to 'agvocate' for agriculture Fremont Tribune LINCOLN ߣ Championing for a cause is as important to Olympian Curt Tomasevicz as preparing for a bobsled race. But this time his cause is agriculture . Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and Nebraska FFA, with the help of Tomasevicz, spokesman for NCB, are ... State's future farmers are being recruited as hometown ag ambassadors Nebraska Radio Network all 2 news articles »"

  • Got milk? Grocers struggle to keep organic milk in stock
    Date: February 16, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "About once a week the phone rings at the Dill Pickle Food Co-op in the artsy Logan Square neighborhood with the same question: Got milk? Organic, to be exact. "I'll have people call up and say, hey, I know the truck's coming on Tuesday, can you put aside three half-gallons?" said Dana Bates-Norden, 33, buyer of perishable goods for the store, which in 2014 started selling out of the glass-bottled milk it gets from Midwest organic dairies within two days."

  • Nursery owner gets hooked on agriculture - Capital Press
    Date: February 15, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Capital Press Nursery owner gets hooked on agriculture Capital Press Bailey has since become one of the Farm Bureau's leading advocates for reconnecting with a public that's now three generations removed from the farm, doesn't understand agriculture and is swayed by anti-farming activists. Bailey says she heard a ..."

  • Australian scientists may have solved the mystery of bee colony collapse
    Date: February 10, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "It's the bee version of a mystery thriller. Hives full of healthy honey bees suddenly empty."

  • 5 reasons why it pays to be an agricultural grad - Beef Magazine (blog)
    Date: February 08, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "5 reasons why it pays to be an agricultural grad Beef Magazine (blog) And her future in agriculture definitely looks bright, as it's an exciting time to be in agriculture . In fact, a few weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled, "8 reasons to pursue a career in agriculture .” The blog explored the benefits of pursuing a career ..."

  • Pennsylvania farmers find a new life in cheese
    Date: February 07, 2015
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) -- Sue Miller loves hanging out with her cheeses."

  • Agriculture: Spray safe, farm safe
    Date: February 07, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The San Joaquin Spray Safe program was created seven years ago by fellow farmers and applicators to demonstrate agriculture's commitment to safe farming, drift control and protection of workers as well as public health. The seventh annual Spray Safe event will take place Feb. 17 at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, Stockton."

  • Raw milk from Adams Co. farm tests positive for bacteria
    Date: February 06, 2015
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "By: Marc Stempka EAST BERLIN, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is instructing consumers to throw away raw milk purchased from Apple Valley Creamery in Adams County due to bacteria contamination. The department said in a news release Friday raw milk tested on Jan. ..."

  • Farm show pays a visit to Hamburg
    Date: February 05, 2015
    Source: Bizjournals.com

    "More than 90 vendors are preparing to showcase their wares at the fifth annual WNY Farm Show. The show, to be held at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, will include exhibitors such as large equipment dealers, as well as those who sell fresh fruit, maple syrup, mulch and dairy services, to name a few. "A show like this allows farmers and agriculturists to come to a general location and see all the new and latest technology that different companies have to provide to them," said Kirby Dygert, WNY Farm Show…"

  • American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture: Ag Literacy 'Train-the ... - Farm Bureau News
    Date: February 04, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture : Ag Literacy 'Train-the ... Farm Bureau News WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2015 ߣ An energy-focused "Train-the-Trainer” event hosted by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture will be held May 7-8 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Leaders in agricultural literacy are invited to attend ..."

  • Federal Grants Offered To Boost Fruit, Vegetable Crops
    Date: February 04, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Federal grants are expected to be available for organizations that seek new and expanded markets for Michigan's fruit and vegetable crops. Director Jamie Clover Adams of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says proposals for grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 are due by March 26. It hasn't been determined how much the state will get from the federal government for the program."

  • Drones could come to agriculture classes at Illinois college - KFVS
    Date: February 03, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Drones could come to agriculture classes at Illinois college KFVS MATTOON, Ill. (AP) - Officials at a Central Illinois community college are considering using drones in agricultural classes. The chairman of Lake Land College's agricultural department tells the Mattoon Journal-Gazette (http://bit.ly/16epCQr ) that the ... and more »"

  • Drones could come to agriculture classes at Illinois college - seattlepi.com
    Date: February 03, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Drones could come to agriculture classes at Illinois college seattlepi.com The Mattoon Journal-Gazette (http://bit.ly/16epCQr ) reports Lake Land College's agricultural department wants to experiment with drones. The department's chairman, Jon Althaus, said students are curious how drones might be useful in their careers. and more »"

  • Soybeans and chickens top list of Virginia agriculture products - Richmond.com
    Date: February 02, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "SW News Media Soybeans and chickens top list of Virginia agriculture products Richmond.com ... BY JOHN REID BLACKWELL Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond.com. Virginia farms sold about $3.7 billion worth of products in 2012, with broiler chickens and soybeans bringing in the most money, according to USDA Census of Agriculture data. Maintaining our agriculture lifestyle is everyone's responsibility Yuma Sun all 1,864 news articles »"

  • Soybeans and chickens top list of Virginia agriculture products - Richmond.com
    Date: February 02, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Kearney Hub Soybeans and chickens top list of Virginia agriculture products Richmond.com ... BY JOHN REID BLACKWELL Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond.com. Virginia farms sold about $3.7 billion worth of products in 2012, with broiler chickens and soybeans bringing in the most money, according to USDA Census of Agriculture data. Maintaining our agriculture lifestyle is everyone's responsibility Yuma Sun all 1,771 news articles »"

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