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Vegetable, wheat field day at Texas A&M draws producer interest

More than 70 agricultural producers, gardeners and others attended the recent Vegetable and Wheat Spring Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, Texas. The free event was open to... more »

Alaska growers featured Thursday in season finale for TV series

The History Channel's eight-part exploration of U.S. agriculture will finish the season 10 p.m. Thursday, May 23 with a glimpse of growing vegetables in the far north. The series, called The American Farm, follows growers... more »

How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests, keep plants healthy

Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting their toxicity to the environment. Researchers at the University of California... more »

New Texas A&M AgriLife robotic greenhouse set for construction

A state-of-the-art robotic greenhouse used to develop superior agricultural crops and innovative consumer foods is set for groundbreaking May 22 at Texas A&M University. The ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center... more »

Nearly half of Washington state under drought emergency

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee expanded the drought emergency declaration to cover nearly half of Washington state due to worsened, poor water supply conditions around the state and warmer and drier weather predictions through the summer. Snow... more »

Drone workshop offered by University of California ag program

People who are interested in using drones for real-world mapping are invited to attend a three-day intensive drone workshop in the Monterey Bay Area. The third annual DroneCamp will be offered June 18-20 by UC... more »

Bayer gives $30K for school salad bars

Bayer recently promised $30,000 to the United Fresh Start Foundation, paying for salad bars at four schools in the Rosedale Union School District in California. The United Fresh Start Foundation has a mission to provide... more »

Mission Produce, Taylor Farms discuss Tour de Fresh support

Tour de Fresh for sixth year will unite fresh produce companies to ride more than 300 miles over four days to benefit the Salad Bars to Schools initiative. The 2019 fundraiser, presented by the California Giant Foundation, will... more »


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