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New research holds promise of predicting snowpack even before the snow falls

As farmers in the American West decide what, when and where to plant, and urban water managers plan for water needs in the next year, they want to know how much water their community will get from melting snow in the mountains.

Kimbal Musk — Elon’s brother — predicts a movement of young workers fleeing desk jobs for farms

In an interview with Business Insider, Kimbal Musk said he sees a growing movement of young, highly educated people leaving their sedentary office jobs to become local and organic farmers. The number of farmers under 35 years old isShow More Summary

Wisconsin farmers organizations join group to support NAFTA

Several Wisconsin farmers organizations have joined a new coalition in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association … Click to Continu...

Paul Farmer to receive National Academy of Sciences' most prestigious award

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2018 Public Welfare Medal to physician, anthropologist, and humanitarian Paul Farmer for 'pioneering enduring, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings in the US and other countries.'

Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease

The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study. The study was compiled by researchers at the University of Waterloo, the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso and Chile's University of Valparaiso. Show More Summary

Rare dry-season showers promising for Ivory Coast cocoa mid-crop

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Light, patchy showers in a number of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions last week are expected to aid the development of the upcoming April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday.

Monday News: Pay to play golf?

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

JIMMY DIXON EARMARKS $830,000 FOR HOG FARMER'S GOLF RESORT: Over the past few years, a pumping station at River Landing in Duplin County has struggled to keep up with the sewage flow at the upscale golf community started by hog farming magnate Wendell Murphy and his family. Show More Summary

NCGA Pleased with Soil Health Progress

More and more farmers are signing up to be a part of the Soil Health Partnership, a fact that was evident at the 2018 Soil Health Summit. The initial goal was to enroll 100 farmers over a five-year period. Organizers reached that goal after just three years and have now extended the program to at least 10 years based on... Read More

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The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, with applications now open for the annual industry award at The award recognizes a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and in sharing his or her story with the public. Show More Summary

Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease

(University of Waterloo) The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study.

Wisconsin farmers prepare for food safety law changes

Wisconsin agriculture officials are getting ready for changes to federal food safety laws that will affect vegetable and fruit growers. The new rules will take effect later this month, Wisconsin … Click to Continue »

The Farmer's Daughter: 1939

November 1939. "Osage Farms, Missouri. Member of Hillview cooperative who formerly lived in submarginal farm area." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Owner of @Chicagowest Twitter Account Says He'll Gift it to Kim and Kanye

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West might have another baby gift coming their way soon... all they have to do is ask. Jon Wyatt -- a grain trader and farmer who owns the Twitter handle @Chicagowest -- tells TMZ... he's willing to hand it over to Kim and…

Analysis: Dicamba debate lingers in Arkansas courts, Capitol

The fight over Arkansas' effort to ban an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn't applied, causing widespread damage, is far from over, with attention now … Click to Continue »

Grant could help Wisconsin farmers donate extra produce

A proposed grant could make it less costly for Wisconsin farmers to harvest and transport leftover produce to food banks. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Republic Rep. Scott Krug of … Click to Continue »

Minnesota dairy farmers say federal program is little help

Some Minnesota dairy farmers struggling with low milk prices say a federal insurance program created in the 2014 farm bill isn't providing the protection against falling milk prices that it … Click to Continue »

Future of Georgia's farmers markets debated after audit

An audit of Georgia's farmers markets found that many are underused and more than half are losing money. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that auditors say the Georgia Department of Agriculture … Click to Continue »

Ag-tech startups are working on everything from apple-picking robots to machine learning — and they could radically transform how we grow our food

The agriculture-technology sector is booming. Companies are working on everything from apple-picking robots to wearable technology that helps farmers grow produce more efficiently, and meet the demands of a rapidly-increasing globalShow More Summary

Carillion's collapse 'may be the first in a series of crises for construction's big players'

The collapse of Carillion could be "the first in a series of crises for construction's big players," according to leading consultant Mark Farmer. Farmer told Business Insider that Carillion could be the first of several household names...Show More Summary

Golf-Woods to face Rahm, Matsuyama, Rose and Fowler at Torrey Pines

2 days agoSports / Golf : Reuters: Golf

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods will face a strong field that includes four of the world's top seven players at next week's Farmers Insurance Open in southern California.

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