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USDA to offer crop insurance to specialty crop, organic producers

05/21/2014 12:21:50 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin a pilot crop insurance program for organic and specialty... Read more.


Nufarm to market biological fire blight control

05/19/2014 3:49:07 PM

Beginning next year, Cary, N.C.-based Nufarm will take over marketing of a biological agent that controls... Read more.


2013 organic sales continued at a brisk pace

05/15/2014 10:41:09 AM

Although organics still remain a small portion of overall food sales, they grew by 12 percent in 2013,... Read more.



Survey: Honeybee colonies fared better this winter

05/15/2014 10:14:02 AM

Honeybee deaths decreased about 7 percent during the 2013-14 winter from the previous winter, according... Read more.


EPA extends comment period on changes to worker protection rule

05/14/2014 3:49:51 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period to Aug. 18 on a proposal to strengthen... Read more.


EPA OKs miticide for tree crops, strawberries

05/14/2014 11:42:16 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Nealta miticide from BASF, Research Triangle Park, N.C., for... Read more.


UC program promotes Zumba fitness to farmworkers

05/12/2014 3:23:37 PM

The University of California, Davis, has begun a new worksite-based health program designed to lower... Watch Video.



Idaho variety guide matches potato to use

05/12/2014 2:05:54 PM

With the increasing number of potato varieties out there, it's sometimes hard to figure out what potato... Read more.


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