crop research

Farm Bill: Conservation, research lead seed association priorities

Farm bill priorities for members of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) are as diverse as the seeds they produce and/or distribute, from numerous crops to the regions of the U.S. they represent. But as... more »

Kendall Hill, North Carolina sweet potato leader, dies

Robert Kendall Hill, a North Carolina sweet potato and vegetable leader, has died. He was 83. Hill, who died Aug. 21, was co-owner of Kinston, North Carolina-based Tull Hill Farms, which grows sweet potatoes, lettuce... more »

NOA convention to bring growers, researchers together

Onion growers and researchers are planning to meet together for this year’s National Onion Association (NOA) convention. The Nov. 29-Dec. 2 convention in San Antonio, Texas, will be a joint meeting with the National Allium... more »

Construction begins on USDA-WSU research building

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant sciences building that will house scientists from the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Washington State University (WSU). ARS and WSU... more »

Specialty crop groups outline Farm Bill requests

A group of speakers representing the specialty crop industry told a U.S. Senate subcommittee their Farm Bill 2023 requests, including a workable crop insurance program, research funding, and focus on organics and trade. The June... more »

USDA offers webinar on agricultural research facilities

The USDA is offering support to construct and renovate agricultural research facilities. The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will lead the webinar, which starts a 2 p.m. Eastern on June 8. The Research... more »

PA growers approve continuing vegetable marketing, research program

Keystone State growers have approved continuing the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program (PVMRP). Nearly 79% of the vegetable growers voting in the review referendum on the PVMRP voted “Yes” to continue the Program for... more »

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