A combination of tests can now determine the ‘health’ of your soil.
Today’s must-read stories include a look at California’s drought, a story about how micro loans are helping African farmers grow more crops sustainably, and a bit of history behind America’s first president and his relationship with agriculture.
Organic farmer, author and activist shares her experience working with the land at annual OEFFA conference.
Former U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture encourages farmers to get involved with government at annual sustainable farming conference.
Despite the head start biotechnology opponents have, there’s still plenty of opportunity for farmers, ranchers and the biotechnology industry to change the conversation about genetically modified organisms.
An approach to agricultural labor reform that focuses solely on immigration enforcement would raise food prices over five years by an additional 5 to 6 percent and would cut the nation’s food and fiber production by as much as $60 billion.
Much cheaper feed has led the pork industry to begin an expansion that is expected to continue throughout this year. The current expansion means that pork supplies will begin to grow more rapidly in the last-half of 2014, according to Chris Hurt, Purdue University Extension economist.
A researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently completed a study comparing the effectiveness of two new weight loss and maintenance intervention programs.
The Agriculture Council of America has announced the winners of the 2014 National Ag Day video and written essay contest winners. The winners were chosen based on the 2014 theme, Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.
The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced changes to the organics program under the federal crop insurance program. These changes are effective for the 2014 crop year.
If it sounds like a joke, that’s because it started as one. Now, however, the game studio behind the project is releasing the game to satisfy ravenous gamers around the world. Behold: Goat Simulator.
The Northeast Agricultural Education Foundation recently made a $25,000 gift to the LEAD New York Program in support of their international study seminar, which will take place in February 2015.
A farmland lease workshop will be held March 10 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Ashtabula County Extension office located at 39 Wall Street in Jefferson.
A new Library of Congress online resource, Songs of America, launched recently.
DENVER — Exports of U.S. beef, pork and lamb closed 2013 on a mixed note. Beef exports eclipsed the $6 billion mark for the first time, setting a new annual value record. At the same time, pork exports declined below 2012’s record highs while lamb sales rose in value on lower volumes according to statistics […]
Coming off a booming year, lower farm income expectations in 2014 will slow sales of John Deere agricultural machinery in the U.S. and Canada. Deere expects sales to be down 5 to 10 percent for the year.
More research needs to be done to further understand how all beta-agonists on the market work in cattle feeding.
A third plan for the proposed severance tax may be on its way to the Ohio Statehouse.
Aspiring and beginning maple sugaring producers wishing to hone your skills may benefit from this program.
Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Company has announced the second annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.