STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT What I learned in Washington
I'm back home after attending the annual convention of the North American Agricultural Journalists in Washington, D.C. I'm now the group's Midwest Region vice president; it's by far our biggest region... Posted on 4/29/15 at 9:44 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES The Pataha: The Story of this Painting
The Story of the PaintingThe Pataha, by Steve Henderson atStart Your Week with Steve:
We have friends, transplants from the Northwest, who live in the Southwest. And while the desert is beautiful, th... Posted on 10/7/14 at 1:00 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER George Washington's Hurricane
On July 23-24, 1788 a hurricane moved through the Mid-Atlantic States. That storm is often referenced as the George Washington Hurricane as it was mentioned in his diary. As the storm approached Virgi... Posted on 8/14/13 at 9:42 PM
FARM BLEAT The excitement, anticipation builds
I had intended to write a few online blogs this week about my recent experiences in Washington, D.C., but aside from sharing a story and several photos of the cherry blossoms, I simply ran out of time... Posted on 4/14/11 at 8:36 PM
SEATTLE - One of three police officers who shot dead a rock-throwing Mexican farmworker in Washington state earlier this year told investigators the man, after being repeatedly ordered to drop softball-sized rocks, yelled "No, kill me ... kill me."
NEW YORK - The Obama administration has found an unlikely ally in its efforts to keep pushing more biofuel into the nation's gasoline supply: OPEC.
The lowest oil prices in over six years have fueled a resurgence in U.S. gasoline use in recent months as more Americans take to the road.
Today, we’ll hear from numerous top national figures, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Robert Johansson, USDA chief economist, as well as top trade officials. Clint Raine of the National Corn Growers Association, will talk about the use of drones in agriculture.
WASHINGTON — When farmers, agribusiness executives and conservationists visiting Washington get tired of walking the halls of Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they can now visit the only legitimate agricultural or farm exhibit within the nation’s capital: the restored Peirce Mill, a 19th century commercial flour mill and its grounds, where an apple orchard will be replanted this spring.
YAKIMA, Wash. — After 10 years of negotiations, sweet cherry growers in the United States can now export their products to western Australia, marking the first U.S. fresh fruit to gain access to that market, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
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