USDA proposes to expand organic exemptions to check-off programs

12/16/2014 12:47:59 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a rule to expand the number of organic farmers and... Read more.

USDA grants fund robotics research

12/16/2014 10:03:15 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded about $3... Read more.

Apples may help fight obesity

12/15/2014 11:39:41 AM

An apple a day could keep obesity away, thanks to non-digestible compounds in the fruit. A study... Read more.

FAA grants exemption to Trimble drone

12/15/2014 11:16:16 AM

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble has received Federal Aviation Administration exemption to operate its UX5 Aerial Imaging... Read more.

UPDATE: Potato brothers guilty in $2 million fraud case

12/11/2014 2:32:20 PM

(UPDATED COVERAGE, 12:25 p.m. Dec. 12) Potato growing brothers Arron and Derek Johnson could face... Read more.

Web broadcast focuses on high-tunnel tomato diseases

12/10/2014 9:14:09 AM

High tunnels offer weather protection and can extend a tomato season, but diseases may remain a concern. Focus... Read more.

Web seminars focus on spud sprout control, root lesion nematode

12/09/2014 11:10:36 AM

The Plant Management Network has launched two new Focus on Potato Web seminars: sprout control and... Read more.

Pilot allows schools in 8 states to buy directly from producers

12/09/2014 10:46:56 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen eight states to participate in a pilot program to procure... Read more.

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