"In an effort to reduce the risk of eating contaminated meat, the USDA will expand the search for dangerous bacteria."
"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."
"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, ..."
"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 ..."
"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."
"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, ..."
"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 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 ..."
"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)"
"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 ..."
"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."
"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..."
"More than 100 Fairs Combine Farms, Food and Fun"
""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 ..."
"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 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."
"A quarantine placed on two California farms under investigation for mad cow disease has been lifted, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday."
"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."
"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 ..."
"We hear it time and time again - "Eat your veggies!" From the grocery aisle to the farmers market, vegetables are plentiful."
"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 ..."
"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 ..."
"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 ..."
"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."
"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 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 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 ..."
"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 ..."
"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 ..."
"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 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 ..."
"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 ..."
"Affordable, family friendly travel destinations are featured in the 2012 Pennsylvania Fair Guide, now available in print or online."
"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."
""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, ..."
"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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