Ag News

Report Showcases Benefits of Organic Dairy

Report Showcases Benefits of Organic Dairy Milk is an important contributor to a healthy the human diet. It provides important protein, fat, calcium and vitamin D. Equivalents can be found in all dairy products including yogurt and cheese. But not all milk is created equal. A...

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Bees Required to Create an Excellent Blueberry Crop

Bees Required to Create an Excellent Blueberry Crop By Kim Kaplan June 17, 2019 Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators—particularly native southeastern blueberry bees—although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. This is especially true...

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New Partnerships Will Grow Farm to School Efforts

New Partnerships Will Grow Farm to School Efforts FROM NCAT: The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) are pleased to announce their partnership with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) to develop...

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Forestry Footnotes

Forestry Footnotes News The University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries develops an electronic quarterly newsletter that addresses natural resource issues. These date back to 2001 and archived copies are available for your viewing here: https://tiny.utk.edu/FWF-archives. The following article may also be of interest. Burned-over...

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Neem Oil Product Found to Contain Synthetic Pesticides

Neem Oil Product Found to Contain Synthetic Pesticides The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today notified consumers that laboratory testing has shown “Triple Action Neem Oil Broad Spectrum Fungicide, Insecticide, and Miticide” contains pesticide active ingredients not listed on the product label. During testing, the presence of...

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10 Most Profitable Specialty Crops to Grow

10 Most Profitable Specialty Crops to Grow Growing specialty crops is the perfect way to turn your gardening skills and knowledge into extra income. Unlike commonly grown crops like grain and vegetables, specialty crops are not widely grown and bring higher prices for growers. It’s not...

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‘Women In Hemp’ Gathering Focuses On Crop’s Viability

'Women In Hemp' Gathering Focuses On Crop's Viability Greenville Sun: With a growing hemp industry, state and federal regulators are trying to play catch-up. In late October, revisions of the industrial hemp pilot program regulations took effect in the hope of making the production of industrial hemp...

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NSAC 2018 Farm Bill Drill-Down

NSAC 2018 Farm Bill Drill Down In one very major way, however, the 2018 Farm Bill did take a huge step backward. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX), having lost nearly all of what was in his House bill (which sought to eliminate core...

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