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USDA funding of energy projects, systems includes Michigan farms

A fourth generation Berrien County, Michigan, farm that has been in business since 1903 is gaining a renewable energy investment from the USDA to help it with energy efficiency innovations that will allow the operation... more »

Couples from Tehama, Napa counties earn Young Farmers and Ranchers awards

A dairy farming couple from Tehama County and a husband and wife involved in the Napa County grape and wine business have earned awards for achievement and excellence among young farmers and ranchers in California.... more »

Jenny Bolivar-Medina joins Washington State University Tree Fruit team

Jenny Bolivar-Medina recently joined WSU as a Tree Fruit Extension Information Technology Transfer Specialist (ITT). As an integral member of the Tree Fruit Extension Team, Bolivar-Medina program will focus on tree fruit horticultural issues including... more »

Research finds muscadines can suffer nematode damage

Muscadines are often recognized for their disease and insect resistance, but recent research has shown that the South’s native grapes are vulnerable to parasitic nematodes. Vineyard owners have long known that European grape varieties are... more »

Grant will support expanded use of artificial intelligence for crop health

A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world. CGIAR, an international agricultural research... more »

Iowa State awards program honors woman who helps farm operations

On Tuesday Dec. 3, Grinnell, Iowa, native Liz Kolbe was recognized at Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture leadership conference. Kolbe, a graduate of Colorado College, has worked with Practical Farmers of... more »

Organic fits for future, say Organic Grower Summit speakers

Agricultural visionaries encouraged organic growers Dec. 5 at the Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, California, as the industry honored a family of farmers as its 2019 growers of the year. Organic Grower Summit this year... more »

Produce marketing veteran joins Starr Ranch Growers

Krista Beckstead, a produce industry marketing veteran, joined Wenatchee, Washington-based Starr Ranch Growers as a marketing and brand specialist. In the new role for the company, Beckstead will work on brand strategy, product development and... more »


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