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Agriculture News For October, 2013

  • Growing lettuce, cilantro in the garden can supply salads all year long
    Date: October 31, 2013
    Source: Agriculture News

    "This tree's shape is columnar and it has appealing peeling, spongy bark, which comes off in sheets. Flowers are cream- to silver-colored, depending on the light."

  • Select plantings, regular weeding can keep a garden green through much of fall
    Date: October 28, 2013
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Just because summer's long gone and frost is in the air doesn't mean your garden has to be a scene of tawny colours, limp leaves and withered stems."

  • Agritourism is now one of the fastest growing tourism markets in Mississippi
    Date: October 27, 2013
    Source: Agriculture News

    "A working farm, a Halloween corn maze and pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, wagon rides, you pick 'em farms, a winery and Christmas tree farms amount to year round agritourism activities in Mississippi that generate $150 million annually."

  • Garden Tips For Fall
    Date: October 26, 2013
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Now that fall has arrived and cooler temperatures are becoming the norm, it's time for Nebraska gardeners to determine what to harvest and when."

  • Students inform, dispel myths about agriculture - Imperial Republican
    Date: October 23, 2013
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Keyes' passion for "telling the story of agriculture ” and correcting misinformation was what drove her to become an Agricultural Ambassador last year. A special outreach of the National FFA Foundation, the Agricultural Ambassador program trains 20 ..."

  • Family Farm Day: Learning about agriculture's history - Enid News & Eagle
    Date: October 22, 2013
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Education Director Cody Jolliff said the event is designed to help people understand where their food comes from, and to relate agriculture of today with farming and ranching 120 years ago. "A lot of kids today are kind of removed from agriculture ..."

  • More farmers tout benefits of winter cover crops
    Date: October 21, 2013
    Source: Agriculture News

    "As he reaps his corn and soybeans, however, he's also watching as new plantings - clover, wheat and even more soybeans - start to grow."

  • The Future of Agriculture - Education - Great Bend Tribune
    Date: October 20, 2013
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "One topic involved soils and their importance to our world, not just in agriculture but in our everyday world. Another part of the soils presentation involved careers in agriculture and the challenge of feeding nine billion people in the next several ..."

  • AGRICULTURE: Fall brings variable yields for farmers -
    Date: October 20, 2013
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "2013-10-20T00:00:00Z AGRICULTURE : Fall brings variable yields for farmersTimes Staff 2 minutes ago • Times Staff. With autumn comes harvest, and local yields have been variable. "From what I've been able to hear from others and from my ..."

  • Without plants, Earth would cook under billions of tons of additional carbon
    Date: October 17, 2013
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Enhanced growth of Earth's leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet's transition to being red-hot, according to the first study to specify the extent to which plants have prevented climate change since pre-industrial times."

  • Farmers market program works to keep students educated about agriculture - The Southern
    Date: October 14, 2013
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The farmers market at Carbondale Community High School is working with local farmers to educate students about local agriculture during National Farm to School Month. Farm to School Month is a national program that connects K-12 schools with local ..."

  • Students: Drawn to Agriculture? Consider it as a Vocation -
    Date: October 10, 2013
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The program, which was named Connecticut's Outstanding Agricultural Program by the Connecticut Association of Agricultural Educators, offers instruction in Animal Science, Plant Science, Natural Resources and Agricultural Mechanics. Students enrolled ..."

  • Pennsylvania Agriculture Department Celebrates 25 Years of Preserving Farmland, Keeping Farmers Farming
    Date: October 10, 2013
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "Nation-Leading Program Safeguards Nearly 1,900 Additional Acres on 20 Farms MERCERSBURG, Pa., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania celebrated a milestone today as it marked the 25th anniversary of the nation's most successful farmland preservation program...."

  • Farming groups appeal ruling for Chesapeake Bay cleanup
    Date: October 09, 2013
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Farm groups said Tuesday that they were appealing a judge's decision to uphold federal pollution limits that are designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary, by more tightly regulating wastewater treatment, construction and agricultural runoff."

  • Government shutdown 2013: Agriculture workers stifled by Washington mess - WJLA
    Date: October 07, 2013
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Farmers and livestock producers use the reports put out by the National Agriculture Statistics Service to make decisions - such as how to price crops, which commodities to grow and when to sell them - as well as track cattle auction prices. Not only ..."

  • Biofuels crops could help Pennsylvania farmers
    Date: October 05, 2013
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "New technologies offer possibilities for making fuels from organic carbon sources. Emerging technologies allowing for the making of biofuels from perennial grass crops, woody material and other organic carbon sources -- known as biomass -- could give Pennsylvania farmers and businesses that support them a boost while increasing domestic energy reserves.        "

  • Farming
    Date: October 04, 2013
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Agriculture and agriculture-related businesses play an important role in Ohio, with agriculture being the state's leading industry."

  • Pennsylvania WIC offices open despite shutdown
    Date: October 04, 2013
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "Pennsylvania Department of Health officials are reminding residents that Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offices throughout the state are open and providing services despite the federal government s"

  • Pennsylvania WIC Offices Open During Federal Government Shut Down
    Date: October 02, 2013
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo News Search Resul

    "HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians today that all Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offices across the state are open and providing services during the federal government shut down."The Pennsylvania WIC program is operating as it normally does at this time, despite the federal government shut ..."

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