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Response to inauguration of President Joe Biden shared by ag groups

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall joined other agricultural organization leaders in commenting Jan. 20 on the inauguration of President Joe Biden, who was sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States. “The American Farm Bureau F... more


Specialty crops grant funds Texas strawberry research

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has received a second Texas Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant for the “Increasing Texas Strawberry Profitability” project. The project is a statewide collaboration lead by Agr... more


2021 Farm Fresh Directory sought by Colorado ag department

Colorado agricultural producers are encouraged to be part of the 2021 Farm Fresh Directory, published annually by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The directory, which will be released in June, promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside... more


2021 NAS Prize in Food & Agriculture Sciences goes to Penn State’s Grozinger

Pollinators, such as honeybees, sustain ecosystems by transferring pollen to flowers, which supports seed, fruit and vegetable production. Pollinator populations are declining across the globe due to multiple interacting factors, including land use a... more


Confirmation of Vilsack as ag secretary urged by agriculture groups

A coalition of nearly 130 leading U.S. food and agriculture associations called Jan. 20 for the swift confirmation of Thomas Vilsack to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="375"] Tom Vilsack[/caption] In a... more


Missouri farmer spreads MU Extension mission to beginning producers

Missouri’s array of soils and topography allows producers to grow an extensive list of vegetables, from leafy greens to cucurbits. Springfield farmer Curtis Millsap is one of many producers who benefit from University of Missouri Extension guida... more


Biotayls has biocontrol for growers to combat major disease

Biotayls a transformative food and crop protection company, announced Jan. 21 that it has submitted its first protein-based biocontrol, Evoca, to the EPA in the United States for approval. Pending EPA registration, this biocontrol will offer U.S. fr... more



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