Articles Tagged with ''agriculture''

USDA international assistance program benefits more than 1.6 million worldwide

By Jeremy Gerrard
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USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service announced seven international projects this year as part of the Food for Progress Program which will benefit more than 1.6 million people.


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US corn and soybean production expected to reach record-breaking numbers

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Favorable weather conditions in the nation’s agricultural states have yielded increasing amounts of corn and soybeans which are expected to reach record-breaking numbers in 2014.


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USDA releases state-specific fact sheets on importance of trade

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USDA recently released state fact sheets detailing the importance of agriculture trade. The state-specific fact sheets include each state’s top five agricultural exports in 2012 and the number of US jobs created by agriculture.


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USDA report reveals climate events could jeopardize food supply

By Jeremy Gerrard
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The National Climate Assessment report detailing the impact of climate change on rural communities in the United States concluded the nation’s agricultural, ranching and foresting communities are resilient, but will face challenges responding to and preparing for climate change risks.


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As California drought continues, USDA makes $20 million in aid available

Interested landowners and others may apply until March 3 for funds.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Interested landowners and others may apply until March 3 for funds.
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California drought could mean higher food prices

A Sacramento newspaper reports farmers are idling thousands of acres, selling cattle stock prematurely and bulldozing hundreds of trees.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A Sacramento newspaper reports farmers are idling thousands of acres, selling cattle stock prematurely and bulldozing hundreds of trees.
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USDA says new GMO Dow seeds pose no threat to agricultural crops

An analysis of the impact of 2,4-D, the herbicide the plants are designed to resist, will come from EPA.
By Shane O'Halloran
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An analysis of the impact of 2,4-D, the herbicide the plants are designed to resist, will come from EPA.
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Frozen food manufacturer recalls over 6.3 million products due to pesticide contamination

Maruha Nichiro Holdings says it has not determined how the pesticides were introduced.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Maruha Nichiro Holdings says it has not determined how the pesticides were introduced.
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More than 8 million acres in China too polluted to grow food, official says

Wang Shiyuan, a deputy minister of the Ministry of Land and Resources, gave the statement at a news conference.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Wang Shiyuan, a deputy minister of the Ministry of Land and Resources, gave the statement at a news conference.
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Agriculture Secretary announces banner year for agriculture and fishery cooperatives

They set records for sales, revenue and assets in 2012.
By Shane O'Halloran
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They set records for sales, revenue and assets in 2012.
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