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Understanding America’s diverse agricultural landscape
A new study led by Penn State researchers analyzed U.S. farming counties to help policymakers better understand the diversity of farms and their needs.
Ellsworth Acres helps women recovering from addiction, through agriculture
Ellsworth Acres has three acres of earth that are rich and fertile. The air is fresh and clean. It's a place where you can heal and grow, and tell your addiction story. Erin Helms started Ellsworth Acres when she noticed that addiction recovery services did not address the person as a whole.
Growing demand in Ohio for culinary chestnuts fuels renewed interest in...
As a speciality crop, chestnuts are enjoying a popularity that hasn’t been seen in about 100 years and growing them is fairly straightforward. Amy Miller of Route 9 which is part of Rural Action, a membership-based nonprofit organization based in Appalachian Ohio, says, "Chestnut trees can grow on irregular, uneven slopes with acidic soil or well-drained sandy soil, which is pretty typical of the Appalachian region of the U.S."
Mother Nature dictates how we can farm
Climate change is reshaping the landscape in the western U.S. and dictating where farming is possible. Alan Guebert digs into the government's response.
Ag’s new normal includes trade deficits, not surpluses
U.S. ag exports hit a record-high $196 billion last year. U.S. ag imports also hit a record-high $199 billion, or $3 billion more than ag exports.
Ohio farmer, innovator Marcia Ruff: ‘Don’t be afraid to try things’
It bothers Marcia Ruff when a woman says she’s just a farm wife, because she believes there are many opportunities for women in agriculture.
Lady Buggs Pharm honors ancestral ties to plants and nature
Lady Buggs Pharm honors ancestral ties to her urban garden which grows traditional fruits and vegetables as well as medicinal plants.
Penn State Extension revamps ‘Ag 101’ course
A Penn State Extension online course, titled "Ag 101," covers the basics of agriculture in Pennsylvania and other mid-Atlantic and Northeast states.
Encourage children to follow agricultural dreams
Encourage children to take an interest in the agriculture industry because one day they will be the future of agriculture.
Population trends help predict long-term ag outlook
Population shifts around the world are likely good predictors of how demand in the agricultural industry will adapt in the long term.