Ag News

New Pest Threatens Crapemyrtle

New Pest Threatens Crapemyrtle An invasive pest has been identified on crapemyrtles in the Jackson Madison County area. It is known as Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (CMBS). This relatively new pest was first noticed in Dallas TX several years ago and has recently been working its way...

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CTIC SURVEY: Cover Crops

CTIC SURVEY: Cover Crops Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is looking to know more about your cover crops. "Whether you plant them now, used to plant them or never tried… your insight is important! Please share this announcement with others. Your opinions will help...

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The Farm to School Census

The Farm to School Census The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) formally established a Farm to School Program within USDA to improve access to local foods in schools. In order to establish realistic goals with regard to increasing the availability of local foods in...

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USDA Begins Organic Survey

USDA Begins Organic Survey The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has begun conducting the 2015 Certified Organic Survey. NASS is mailing the survey to all known organic farms in the United States. The form asks farmers to provide information on acreage, production, and sales for...

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2016 Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) and Community Economic Development (CED) Newsletter

2016 Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) and Community Economic Development (CED) Newsletter VIEW AND DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER Winter Market at the Smith Trahern Mansion: Open each Friday at Smith Trahern Mansion, Home of Family and Community Education, “Life Skills Learning Center” 101 McClure Street, Clarksville, TN. If you are interested/need...

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National Study Maps U.S. Wild Bee Decline and Its Impact

National Study Maps U.S. Wild Bee Decline and Its Impact From the University of Vermont - "The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they’re disappearing in many of the country’s most important farmlands — including California’s Central Valley, the Midwest’s corn belt and...

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