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USDA proposes to expand organic exemptions to check-off programs

12/16/2014 12:47:58 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.


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.



New brightly colored spuds also pack a nutritional punch

12/05/2014 2:39:53 PM

Agricultural Research Service breeders have developed released new colorful potato varieties that are higher in... Read more.


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