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Agriculture News For May, 2012

  • USDA to test for six more serious strains of E.coli
    Date: May 31, 2012
    Source: Agriculture News

    "In an effort to reduce the risk of eating contaminated meat, the USDA will expand the search for dangerous bacteria."

  • MN Experts Sense Sensational Strawberry Season
    Date: May 31, 2012
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Minnesota growers expect a sensational strawberry season. Minnesota strawberries are ripening early, as much as two to three weeks ahead of normal, and most growers are reporting an excellent crop."

  • Wisconsin agriculture exports up, led by ethanol, dairy - Pioneer Press
    Date: May 31, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "By Chris Vetter Agricultural exports from Wisconsin jumped 16 percent from a year ago, with ethanol and dairy products leading that growth, Ben Brancel, secretary of the state Department of Agriculture , Trade and Consumer Protection, said Wednesday, ..."

  • Key US Agricultural Regions Could Run Out Of Groundwater In 30 Years - PlanetSave.com
    Date: May 31, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Of course, running out of groundwater is never good, but this could be especially bad news for human populations and especially the US since this is a key agricultural region of the country. The new study, published this week in the Proceedings of the ..."

  • State to set about 19,000 gypsy moth traps
    Date: May 30, 2012
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Trappers from the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection began setting the traps earlier this month and plan to have them all in place in 50 counties by early July."

  • Western New York Dairy/Agriculture Festival schedule of events - Metrowny.com
    Date: May 30, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The annual Western New York Dairy/ Agriculture Festival will be held June 1 - 3 in Springville. This year's theme is "200 Years of Farming in the Town of Concord.” The last chance to sign up for the $1700-plus Springville shopping spree is Thursday, ..."

  • How dry we are -- again - Herald & Review
    Date: May 30, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Even the US Department of Agriculture said there would be a record high yield per acre. You make plans, and then life happens. Mother Nature is not ready to deliver on our expectations. Soils are drying out unexpectedly early in the growing season, ..."

  • FFA students teach about agriculture in south Minneapolis - Morris Sun Tribune
    Date: May 29, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "FFA members taught students in each classroom about how agriculture impacts each and every one of them, every single day. They were educated on different types of grain and livestock. The ultimate goal was to show them how their food got to their plate ..."

  • Ohio prepares for new wave of tree-killing beetle
    Date: May 28, 2012
    Source: Agriculture News

    "State agriculture officials are preparing for a new wave of tree-killing beetles that have infested southwest Ohio and other areas of the country to re-emerge. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service predicts that Asian longhorned beetles, which have been feeding for much of the past year under the bark of ... (more)"

  • Agritourism helps N.J. farmers cover costs - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
    Date: May 27, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Agriculture has met tourism in New Jersey to form "agritourism" or "agtourism." "Agritourism may be defined broadly as the business of establishing farms as travel destinations for educational and recreational purposes," according to a 2007 Rutgers ..."

  • Take a Trip Into The Garden This Weekend
    Date: May 27, 2012
    Source: Agriculture News

    "A Memorial Day may unofficially mark the beginning of summer, but for many gardeners who have been closely checking the evening temperatures throughout the month, it is typically recognized as the launch of the growing season."

  • Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Offers Amusement Ride Safety Tips
    Date: May 24, 2012
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo! News Search Resu

    "Governor Corbett Proclaims Amusement Ride Safety Week, June 3-9 ERIE, Pa., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adventure seekers looking for thrills on amusement rides across Pennsylvania are reminded to follow basic guidelines to make sure they stay safe, Agriculture..."

  • New Pennsylvania Fair Guide Offers Affordable Destinations
    Date: May 24, 2012
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo! News Search Resu

    "More than 100 Fairs Combine Farms, Food and Fun"

  • A passion for agriculture - Marshall Independent
    Date: May 24, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    ""I love agriculture and working outdoors," she said. "I have a passion for beef cattle and tractor pulling is so much fun. It's an adrenaline rush. Once you do it, you're hooked for life." In the fall, Regnier is planning to attend South Dakota State ..."

  • Fracking spurs a municipal mutiny in Pennsylvania
    Date: May 23, 2012
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo! News Search Resu

    "Not content to leave Pennsylvania communities with any control over gas drilling within their borders, state legislators have stripped municipalities of their zoning authority under Act 13, choosing energy corporations over the people who elected them. This isn't exactly new ground for the legislature; indeed, taking away communities' authority to govern themselves is a decades-old pastime in ..."

  • Is agriculture sowing seeds of bees' demise? - Peoria Journal Star
    Date: May 22, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Is agriculture sowing seeds of bees' demise? Peoria Journal Star Since it was recognized in 2006, the disease has destroyed colonies at a rate of about 30 percent a year, according to the US Department of Agriculture . Before that, losses were about 15 percent a year from a variety of pests and diseases."

  • USDA lifts mad cow quarantines
    Date: May 21, 2012
    Source: Agriculture News

    "A quarantine placed on two California farms under investigation for mad cow disease has been lifted, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday."

  • For NY farmers, fracking means salvation _ or ruin
    Date: May 20, 2012
    Source: Agriculture News

    "In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, organic dairy farmer Siobhan Griffin stands in a field with her cows a field at Raindance Farm in Westville, N.Y. While other states are reaping the wealth of the Marcellus Shale, New York has had a moratorium on drilling for four years while it overhauls regulations amid intense lobbying for a ban."

  • Healthy eating can cost less than junk food, study finds - The State
    Date: May 20, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "By SAM HANANEL - AP An Agriculture Department study released last week found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt. That counters a common perception among some consumers that it's cheaper ..."

  • Smart Spending: Eat your vegetables _ for less
    Date: May 17, 2012
    Source: Agriculture News

    "We hear it time and time again - "Eat your veggies!" From the grocery aisle to the farmers market, vegetables are plentiful."

  • Vilsack touts PSU research, stumps for farm bill - CBS News
    Date: May 17, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sought Wednesday to raise the profile of agricultural research at universities like Penn State as Congress begins the arduous task of renewing the farm bill. Penn State leads more than 65 federal research grants ..."

  • The Future of Agriculture: Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty - Huffington Post (blog)
    Date: May 17, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "These guys have been busy silently creating the future of agriculture . I know that may sound like a big statement, but their work really got me thinking about what it will take to sustain our farms, our families, and our environment, and I think these ..."

  • Area students show off their knowledge at Agriculture and Nutrition Program ... - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    Date: May 17, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Kindergartner Andrew Gieseke, 6, from Whittier Christian, pulls a bubble over his head in the Bubble Corral on Wednesday during the Agriculture and Nutrition Fair at Fairplex in Pomona. (Will Lester/Staff Photographer) POMONA - Children in all grade ..."

  • United States Department of Agriculture
    Date: May 16, 2012
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo! News Search Resu

    "STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 16, 2012 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today visited Pennsylvania State University to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the land-grant university system to highlight the groundbreaking research, education, and innovation taking place at these storied institutions."

  • Agriculture safety day demonstrates to students the need to be supervised ... - Herald & Review
    Date: May 16, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "The tractor safety demonstration was one of eight presentations Piatt County fourth-graders experienced as part of a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello. About 190 students from Bement, Washington in Monticello and ..."

  • Pennsylvania Fairs Guides now available, says Pickett
    Date: May 15, 2012
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo! News Search Resu

    "Pennsylvania Fairs Guides now available, says Pickett Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) is encouraging residents to obtain a free copy of the 2012 Pennsylvania Fair Guide, which is now available at her district offices in Sayre and Towa"

  • US Secretary of Agriculture to visit Penn State on May 16 - Penn State Live
    Date: May 14, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit Penn State on Wednesday, May 16, to deliver an address commemorating the 150th anniversary of the US Department of Agriculture and highlighting the groundbreaking research and innovation that takes place ..."

  • The War Between Organic and Conventional Farming Misses the Point - The Atlantic
    Date: May 14, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "By Ari LeVaux On April 23, the science journal Nature published a paper titled "Comparing the yields of organic and conventional agriculture ," by Verena Seufert et al. The mainstream press waded into the paper's implications but had a hard time ..."

  • As agriculture booms, it becomes a bright spot for the US economy - OregonLive.com
    Date: May 14, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "By Syndicated columns By Robert J. Samuelson MARION, Iowa -- Sitting in the cab of a $350000 John Deere tractor pulling a $150000 Deere corn planter, Greg Carson embodies modern American agriculture . It's capital-intensive, high-tech, efficient -- and ..."

  • Farmland use is key, experts say at California Women for Agriculture forum - The Desert Sun
    Date: May 14, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "California Women for Agriculture board member Ellen Way and panelists Greg Braun, president of Border Valley Trading; Tom Freeman, commissioner of the Riverside County Economic Development Agency Office of Foreign Trade; Susan Day, vice president for ..."

  • Virginia's Eastern Shore gets wine region signage - Delmarva Now
    Date: May 13, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd P. Haymore, left, was on hand to help with the unveiling along with Chatham owners Jon and Mills Wehner. / GLORIA BRADLEY/THE DAILY TIMES MACHIPONGO -- Highway signage installed at both ends of the ..."

  • Farmers markets getting money to take food stamps - Central Florida News 13
    Date: May 12, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    "US undersecretary of agriculture Kevin Concannon chats with a vendor at a North Carolina farmers market. The federal government is spending $4 million to make food markets more accessible to food stamp recipients. The federal government is spending $4 ..."

  • 2012 Fair Guide
    Date: May 07, 2012
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo! News Search Resu

    "Affordable, family friendly travel destinations are featured in the 2012 Pennsylvania Fair Guide, now available in print or online."

  • Lancaster County farm fresh organic vegetables, fruits and more coming to Silver Lake in Bristol this spring
    Date: May 07, 2012
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo! News Search Resu

    "BRISTOL - Certified organic vegetables, fruits, flowers, medicinal herbs and more fresh from Lancaster County will be available beginning this spring at the Silver Lake Nature Center in Bristol."

  • Students learn importance of agriculture - Chicago Tribune
    Date: May 03, 2012
    Source: agriculture - Google News

    ""The students are going through about 19 different stations, where they are learning about different topics related to agriculture . Stations included learning about goats, learning about economics, horses and many others," said Leanne Fuhrmann, ..."

  • Greenwood Furnace State Park Workshop Targets Emerald Ash Borer in Pennsylvania
    Date: May 01, 2012
    Source: pennsylvania agriculture - Yahoo! News Search Resu

    "HARRISBURG, Pa., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be pooling its varied expertise Wednesday in a workshop targeting the emerald ash borer at Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County, where the invasive insect is endangering more than 100 ash trees."

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