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EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller

Glyphosate is found in 60% of UK bread and environmentalists welcome a ban but industry warn of uproar among farmers if herbicide is phased out A pivotal EU vote this week could revoke the licence for the most widely used herbicide in human history, with fateful consequences for global agriculture and its regulation. Show More Summary

Ducks Unlimited to attend 90th Annual National FFA Convention

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – October 19, 2017 – More than 60,000 high school and college Future Farmers of America (FFA) members and alumni will convene in Indianapolis Oct. 25-28 to celebrate youth leadership in agriculture during the National Convention and Expo. Show More Summary

USDA secretary coming to Indiana for national FFA convention

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is coming to Indiana this week for a gathering of the National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America. The Agriculture Department said Monday … Click to Continue »

How much water flows into agricultural irrigation?

(National Science Foundation) Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture.

Wildfires destroy 34 cannabis farms in California

8 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The California wildfires have left numerous marijuana farmers wondering how they will recover without the help of federal aid.

Think of the person behind the cells: the motivations of biomedical research

Born in 1920, Henrietta Lacks lived in Virginia and Maryland, worked as a tobacco farmer, and mothered five children.  At age 31, her life was unfortunately cut short by cervical cancer.  Since her death, she has helped catalyze numerous biomedical discoveries. Upon treatment at Johns Hopkins, Henrietta’s physician obtained a tumor sample.  To his amazement, […]

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Receives $30,000 from the Walmart Foundation to Support Indiana Hunger Relief

Donation helps provide nutritious meat to the hungry of the Hoosier State. Indianapolis, IN (October 19, 2017) – Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) has received a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the organization’s hunger relief effort in the state of Indiana. Show More Summary

Mysterious Livestock Mutilations Shock Western Australian Farmers

Out of all the recurring unexplained phenomena, cattle mutilations rank up there as one of the most disgusting. For decades, maybe even centuries, farmers and law enforcement alike have been baffled by scores of instances where livestock have been found horribly mutilated, often in unexplained ways. Sometimes the unfortunate animals are drained of their blood... Read more »

Court postpones sentencing white farmers in coffin case

Two men were found guilty after shoving black victim into coffin and threatening to set him on fire.

Former lawmaker announces bid for Tennessee US Senate seat

A former congressman from Tennessee is joining the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, a gospel-singing farmer from the rural western … Click to Continue »

'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town

14 hours agoNews : The Lookout

By Malcolm Foster ERIMO, Japan (Reuters) - Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she's been on edge. "Now when IShow More Summary

SMART Farmer Rochelle Krusemark

Rochelle Krusemark is a Minnesota grain and soybean farmer, a state and national soybean board and USFRA board member, wife, mother and grandmother – all at the same time! Obviously a busy lady, Rochelle squeezed in time as she was watching her two toddler grandsons to tell us what being a SMART farmer means to her, and why she is... Read More

Sunny weather provides relief for Ivory Coast cocoa farmers

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The sunniest weather in three months should improve the size and quality of Ivory Coast's main crop just before harvesting picks up next month, farmers said on Monday.

New program in New York to help veterans become farmers

New York is working to help veterans interested in becoming farmers. The state announced a new grant program that provides financial assistance to former military service members turned farmers. The … Click to Continue »

Hemp stigma fades as scores apply for production permits

The production of industrial hemp — a cousin of marijuana but distinctly different from the illicit drug — is a step closer in South Carolina as more than 120 farmers … Click to Continue »

Globalism: Evil Tyrant Robert Mugabe Appointed to World Health Organization as Goodwill Ambassador

Tyrant Robert Mugabe was appointed as a “goodwill ambassador” to the World Health Organization this week. Zimbabwe was once called the “breadbasket of Africa.” Then tyrant Robert Mugabe took over and kicked the white farmers off their land. Show More Summary

Pentatonix Christmas Special Returns, Joined By Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno, Darci Lynne Farmer

Grammy Award-winning a capella vocal artists Pentatonix will return to NBC for their second holiday special. A Very Pentatonix Christmas is set for Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 PM ET/PT on NBC, with an encore airing on Wednesday, Dec. 6 atShow More Summary

Monsanto sues Arkansas board for banning disputed herbicide

A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has … Click to Continue »

This New Kat Von D Lipstick Will Save Farm Animals and Make You Look Good

A post shared by Kat Von D Beauty (@katvondbeauty) on Oct 20, 2017 at 10:30am PDT Just call her farmer Kat. One of the most outspoken animal rights advocate in the beauty biz has just teamed up with a charity that rescues livestock from...Show More Summary

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