STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT GM food: Safe or not?
A lot of smart people have strong feelings, both pro and con, about genetically modified crops. Supporters say GM food will bring immense benefits to the world's growing population which needs more an... Posted on 2/3/15 at 9:23 AM
STAFF BLOG MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE NDSU's flax promoter -- Dr. Jack Carter dies, Sept. 11
Dr. Jack Carter, the long-time promoter/pioneer of new, healthfuluses for flax, and long-time administrator in the North Dakota State University plant sciences departments, died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2... Posted on 9/12/11 at 9:36 AM
FARM BLEAT On ginger, piggies, willows and hops
I believe I mentioned in a blog a while back that I am taking part in a 10-month-long leadership program offered through the University of Minnesota called the U-Lead Advisory Academy.
I'm writing my... Posted on 11/4/10 at 9:40 PM
TOKYO - Japan and the United States will hold cabinet-level trade talks from this weekend, but are unlikely to seal a final deal, seen as crucial for a broader trans-Pacific free trade pact, by a summit this month, Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Friday.
MUMBAI - Lagging rains, output and demand were just some of the things worrying Bidyananda Barkakoty, a small tea garden owner in a northeastern Indian state, until about a month ago. A recent dry spell in distant Kenya has since given him a reason to smile.
DAR ES SALAAM - Jaki Kweka is that rare breed of gourmet chocolatier. She makes fine chocolate in Africa using local African ingredients. Other African companies such as Ghana's Golden Tree use local cocoa but import milk powder and sugar. Multinationals such as Nestle mass produce chocolate in South Africa for the continent's consumers and source ingredients globally.
HONG KONG - Coca-Cola Co has agreed to buy the beverage business of China Culiangwang Beverages Holdings Ltd for $400.5 million including debt, to get a foothold in the fast growing multi-grain drinks category.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday promised to consider the concerns of businesses affected by his order to cut urban water use by 25 percent as the prolonged drought in the most populous U.S. state drags into its fourth year.
CHICAGO - The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
With a rapidly rising global population, agriculture will be essential in reducing world hunger.
That’s what South Dakota State University Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Barry Dunn told attendees of the McGovern Hunger Summit on Wednesday at Dakota Wesleyan University.
Grass fires broke out along Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to Oslo, Minn, around 1 p.m. Wednesday, claiming about 500 to 600 acres of land, estimated Manvel Fire Chief Steven Schumer. Other fires popped up in northwest Minnesota and near Pembina, N.D. Wednesday.
Sarah Volpenhein and John Hageman
April 16, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cities set to feel the brunt of California's mandated cutbacks in water use pushed back on Wednesday, calling a plan by regulators to demand reductions of as much as 35 percent in some communities unfair.
BEIJING - China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply.
Kathy Chen and Dominique Patton
April 16, 2015
HARARE - Fifteen years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, its tobacco industry is again booming, with black farmers funded by private firms producing a near record crop.
The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
Both of the potato-growing brothers from Northwood, N.D., convicted of federal crop insurance fraud have submitted to the Cass County Jail in Fargo and are waiting to be transferred to a federal prison, probably in Duluth, Minn.
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