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Agriculture News For May, 2015

  • Agriculture to Blame for Humans' Lighter Bones - Nature World News
    Date: May 19, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Nature World News Agriculture to Blame for Humans' Lighter Bones Nature World News That's according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which adds to the growing evidence that agriculture is to blame for humans having lighter, more brittle bones. Thanks to the switch to farming ... Humans And Our Lighter Bones: Thanks, No Thanks To Agriculture And ... Tech Times Agriculture , Fall in Mobility Made Humans More 'Domestic,' Finds News Study Sci-News.com Agriculture , Sedentary Lifestyle Led Shift to Lighter Human Bones Voice of America Xinhua all 50 news articles »"

  • Why 2015 is the year agriculture drones take off - Fortune
    Date: May 18, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Fortune Why 2015 is the year agriculture drones take off Fortune For years now, drone advocates have cited precision agriculture --crop management that uses GPS and big data--as a way to boost crop yields and profits while resolving water and food crises. Unfortunately, for all the hype surrounding the concept drones ... and more »"

  • Employment opportunities increase for local agriculture graduates - KFDA
    Date: May 11, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "KFDA Employment opportunities increase for local agriculture graduates KFDA He has an internship lined up after graduation and said he is not worried about finding a job after that. "Just every year, there is more and more jobs being created for the agriculture industry, so I'm not going to run out of work anytime soon," said ..."

  • One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture. - USDA.gov (press release)
    Date: May 11, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "STLtoday.com One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture . USDA.gov (press release) WASHINGTON, May 11, 2015 ߣ Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs with an estimated 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually ... Dear college grad: Job fields are wide open in agriculture STLtoday.com Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Skills a Necessity in 27 Percent of ... U.S. News & World Report Agriculture to be fertile ground for job-seeking grads DesMoinesRegister.com Farm Futures  - KFDA  - CattleNetwork.com all 55 news articles »"

  • Why do some Pennsylvania farmers avoid community-supported agriculture?
    Date: May 10, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Such programs, known as CSAs, seem like a good idea. They involve a sort of farm subscription, in which families prepay a local farmer at the beginning of the year - a time when money is typically tight for farmers - and in turn farmers provide a box of vegetables, sometimes including fruit, honey or even cheese, once a week through the growing season."

  • Why do some Pennsylvania farmers avoid community-supported agriculture? - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Date: May 10, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Why do some Pennsylvania farmers avoid community-supported agriculture ? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In the five-year farm survey that was conducted in 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that there were 551 farms in Pennsylvania and 12,617 nationwide that participated in CSA programs. That's a 45 percent increase in the number of CSA ..."

  • US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones
    Date: May 06, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. The drone, called the RMAX, is a remotely piloted helicopter that weighs 207 pounds , said Steve Markofski, a spokesman for Yamaha Corp. U.S.A., which developed the aircraft."

  • Feds give US farmers approval to spray crops from drones
    Date: May 05, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States. Steve Markofski of Yamaha Corp. U.S.A. said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration's approval is a first."

  • Organic Farmers Use Cover Crops To Fix Nitrogen
    Date: May 04, 2015
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Though the first farmers market in Des Moines of the year was this past weekend, some preparations for farmers' markets actually started late last year, as a cover crop. Andy Dunham farms organic produce on the Grinnell Heritage Farm, which has been in his family since 1857."

  • Community Supported Agriculture means farm-fresh produce - Poughkeepsie Journal
    Date: May 03, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Poughkeepsie Journal Community Supported Agriculture means farm-fresh produce Poughkeepsie Journal Editor's note: Community Supported Agriculture coordinator Michelle Siefermann has worked with Fishkill Farms at 9 Fishkill Farm Road in Hopewell Junction for four years. She was asked to write about the growing trend of community farms. I have lived ... and more »"

  • Teach students the importancne of agriculture - Missouri Farmer Today
    Date: May 02, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Teach students the importancne of agriculture Missouri Farmer Today There is a decreasing number of farms in my community, and only a few students with agriculture backgrounds. As a 4-H project, I started raising and showing Boer goats. 4-H was my gateway to agriculture . I have had many opportunities to see first-hand ..."

  • NY agriculture commissioner: $600000 in USDA funds available for specialty crops - Auburn Citizen (blog)
    Date: May 01, 2015
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Auburn Citizen (blog) NY agriculture commissioner: $600000 in USDA funds available for specialty crops Auburn Citizen (blog) The state Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York Farm Viability Institute will accept proposals for educational and research projects. The institute will be tasked with evaluating the submissions and making recommendations to state ..."

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