Thursday, May 5, 2016
California drought

IRVINE, Calif. — It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) — around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the...
Oregon map

Highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza has been confirmed in guinea fowl and chickens from a small backyard poultry flock in Winston, Oregon.

10 things beginning farmers should know. (Hint: It takes years for some to master good management practices.)

Legislation allowing businesses to write off up to $500,000 of an equipment purchase made in 2014 was signed by President Barack Obama Dec. 19, and farm equipment dealers geared up for a flurry of year-end business.
manure spreading

A dedicated team of Ukrainian dairy farmers worked ‘round the clock to set the new record, spreading 4,217 metric tons of manure across 548 acres in 24 hours.
Week in Review 12/20

The top stories from the week Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, 2014.
Christmas tree

When Christmas is over and your tree begins to drop its needles, don’t put it out for the garbage.

Oil is falling, transportation is changing, and who know knows what that might mean for 2015.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack withdrew his proposal to create a second beef checkoff program Dec. 19.
corn husk angel

Kids get a kick out of making angels from corn husks, but also enjoy filling glass ornaments with seeds. Even the teenagers in the family tolerate spray painting components for the baskets.
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