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Pacific Grove, California, to host 40th EcoFarm Conference

Over 70 food and farming workshops and events await ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who support their success at the 40th EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 22 -25, in Pacific Grove, California. Conference-goers will learn from leading experts on topics addressing... more »

Michigan farms on list of energy projects, systems funded by USDA

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 »

Young California farming couples honored

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 »

Crop health artificial intelligence project funded

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 horticulturalist Liz Kolbe honored

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 Grower Summits encourage growers

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 »

Gotham Greens opens new high-tech greenhouse in Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and community leaders on Dec. 5 joined Gotham Greens to celebrate the grand opening and first harvest at the company's newest greenhouse. Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor agriculture and... more »

Pump the brakes on the shortage of french fries

Chances are you’ve seen the headlines regarding an impending french fry shortage. A story from Bloomberg, entitled “America Braces for Possible French Fry Shortage After Poor Potato Harvest” on Dec. 2, sparked a slew of... more »


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