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Agriculture News For September, 2014

  • US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
    Date: September 16, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million, go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They're the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia, when the leaf became the chief cash crop of the Jamestown colony."

  • Drones find niche in local agriculture - Prairie Business
    Date: September 15, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The drones, which are equipped with two cameras, are used to help map out fields and serve as another set of eyes to scout for plant growth, weed identification and disease patterns -- information that can be overlaid with other precision agricultural ..."

  • Peanut crop in Va. could produce a record yield
    Date: September 12, 2014
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports the peanut yield is forecast at 4,300 pounds per acre. That's up 300 pounds from last year."

  • Cedarcrest High School agriculture program named best in state - Woodinville Northwest News
    Date: September 10, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Cedarcrest High School agriculture program named best in state Woodinville Northwest News Cedarcrest High School's FFA and high school agriculture program earned the prestigious 2014 Washington Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program honors for the Western Region of the National Association of Agricultural  ..."

  • Agricultural fair comes to Franklin County for first time in decades - WDBJ7
    Date: September 09, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    ""One of the things that we do great here is agriculture . It's still a huge part of our economy here in Franklin County. So showcasing that and highlighting that and giving our locals an opportunity to be involved and to really make it their own,” said ..."

  • Ag In Motion: A Mobile Science Agriculture Classroom - RFD-TV
    Date: September 08, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Ag In Motion: A Mobile Science Agriculture Classroom RFD-TV NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RFD-TV) Ag in Motion is a mobile science agriculture classroom. Michele Laverty, Director of the National Ag Science Center, talks about how "Ag in Motion" allows students to learn about agriculture in a unique, educational and fun ..."

  • Women are powerful in agriculture, too - CattleNetwork.com
    Date: September 07, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "In its 15 years of lending, it has observed that women are often hired for - and excel at - office jobs in accounting, marketing, sales and other mid-level management roles in agriculture , which are highly influential but less visible and less studied ..."

  • Cover crops provide exciting topic for production agriculture - Prairie Star
    Date: September 07, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    ""This is an exciting topic because there is so much chatter about cover crops all over production agriculture right now,” said Fruechte. "Whether it's the soil health movement or you're trying to make your bottom line more profitable, as we move into ..."

  • There is a growing trend in Ohio Agriculture toward the direct marketing of ... - The Star Beacon
    Date: September 07, 2014
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "There is a growing trend in Ohio Agriculture toward the direct marketing of ... The Star Beacon Hello, Ashtabula County! There is a growing trend in Ohio Agriculture toward the direct marketing of agricultural products featuring locally grown food products. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of buying local and buying fresh."

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