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Agriculture News For January, 2017

  • New agriculture map seeks to promote Maine farms to the tourism market
    Date: January 28, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Welch Farm has been in Lisa Hanscom's family since 1912, but the fifth-generation blueberry farmer knew that in order to keep the farm profitable its resume needed to be expanded beyond just selling blueberries to processors during the short two-month season. "It's getting extremely hard to make a living just off agriculture," Hanscom, who operates the farm with her father, said."

  • Grants available for agricultural projects
    Date: January 26, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Supporting the agricultural industry, impacting rural communities and stimulating economic development are key objectives for the 2017 N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission grant cycle. Funds will be awarded in the fall of 2017 for innovative projects."

  • Iowa farmers break corn, soybean harvest and yield records
    Date: January 24, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "The U.S. Department of Agriculture's summary of last year's crop season shows it was record setting for Iowa farmers by several measures. Farmers harvested an average of 203 bushels per acre, marking the first time Iowa's statewide yield surpassed 200 bushels per acre."

  • Family works toward sustainable agriculture
    Date: January 23, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

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  • Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae
    Date: January 21, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "" Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have gone through training that soon will be required to put commercial fertilizer on their fields. The first of its kind requirement is one of the steps Ohio has taken to reduce the farm runoff that feeds the algae in the state's lakes and rivers."

  • Is organic food worth the higher price?
    Date: January 18, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Organic food is in such high demand now that even Walmart carries it -- but eating organic isn't cheap, and skeptics wonder if it's worth the extra cost. Organic products cost an average of 47 percent more than conventional ones."

  • Ohio farmers urged to obtain fertilizer certification...
    Date: January 15, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "A strong coalition consisting of the Ohio Department of Agriculture , The Ohio State University and several state agricultural organizations are encouraging farmers to attend training courses for the agricultural fertilizer applicator certification program. Signed into law by Governor John R. Kasich in May 2014, Ohio Senate Bill 150 created a first of its kind certification program for applying commercial fertilizer in Ohio."

  • How high is too high for a pile of chicken droppings?
    Date: January 13, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Agriculture experts are warning farmers to make sure the... . In this Jan. 11, 2017, photo provided by Sherman Hiatt, people work to put out a wildfire triggered when a pile of chicken manure caught fire in a barn as it threatens property near Charleston, Ark."

  • Some worried flooding could impact agriculture
    Date: January 13, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "WEBVTT THE WATER, WIND AND RAIN HASFARMERS AND COMMISSIONERSCONCERNED.THE WATER, THE WIND HAS FARMERSCONCERNED.>> JUST A FEW DAYS AGO YOU'RELOOKING AT VINEYARDS AND ALMONDSAND NOW YOU ARE LOOKING ATPRETTY MUCH A LAKE.MELINDA: JOE VALENTE OF KAUTZFARMS SAYS THE STORM HAS CAUSEDCROPS TO GO UNDER WATER >> WE HAVE BEEN SANDBAGGING FORTHE LAST WEEK OR SO.A COUPLE RANGES ARE COMPLETELYUNDERWATER.IT IS A MATTER OF HOW LONG THEWATER WILL BE THERE.IT'S A LOT OF WATER.MELINDA: VALENTE SAYS WITHVINEYARDS IN WATER THERE ARELESS DAYS LEFT FOR PRUNING THE AG COMMISSIONER SAYS THEREIS CONCERN NOT ONLY ABOUT THERAIN, BUT THE WIND IN THECOUNTY>> ALMOND TREES, BECAUSE THEIRROOTS ARE VERY SHALLOW WITH SATURATED GROUND IN HIGH WINDTHE TREES COULD BE KNOCKED DOWN.WE SEEN SOME SIGNIFICANT GROWERS--WE HAVE SEEN SPECIFIC GROWERSTHAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED.MELINDA: BRUCE BLODGETT WITH THESAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FARM ... (more)"

  • Corn and Soybean Production Up in 2016, USDA Reports Winter Wheat Seedings and Grain Stocks also reported
    Date: January 12, 2017
    Source: USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service

    "Ample rain and moderate temperatures across the Nation's mid-section led to record-high yield and production for corn and soybeans, both key U.S. crops, in 2016, according to the Crop Production 2016 Summary released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)."

  • Honey bees are in trouble across Pennsylvania
    Date: January 09, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Honey bees are in trouble across Pennsylvania Honey bees are in trouble according to the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association. Check out this story on ldnews.com: http://ldne.ws/2jikmCy A bee hive on display at the 101st installment of the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017."

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