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Agriculture News For November, 2017

  • Wineries booming, tobacco farming waning, study says
    Date: November 15, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Over the last eight years, state winery sales have gone up by more than 120 percent, while tobacco sales have fallen by nearly 40 percent, according to a new study by the UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Speaking Wednesday during the 17th annual meeting of the Working Lands Alliance, Rigoberto A. Lopez, director of the university's Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy, said the study of agriculture changes between 2007 and 2015 shows strong gains for cattle ranching and farming; vegetable and melon farming; seafood preparation and packing; and milk and butter making."

  • How to kill fire ants in a vegetable garden
    Date: November 04, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "A question for Dan Gill: A couple of fire ant hills have turned up just inside the edges of my vegetable garden. Do they hurt vegetables? I'd like to avoid fire ant bites while working in the garden."

  • Farming Matters: Agriculture tops list of further education
    Date: November 04, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "According to UCAS this year saw a drop of five per cent in people applying to higher education, but training provider the Knowledge Academy has revealed that the traditional university's loss has been farming's gain. After analysing the best industries for further educational opportunities they created a list that was topped by agriculture, horticulture and animal care."

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