Mid-Size Family Farm – Is it Quietly Disappearing? – USDA Report Nov 8, 2016

    🕔Nov 8, 2016
    What Is the Issue? Midsize farms–defined as those with gross cash farm income (GCFI) between $350,000 and $1 million–represent an important link in the U.S. chain of family farms; many […]

    North Carolina: Linking to Plant Health to Beneficial Microbes in Soil Oct 27, 2015

    🕔Oct 27, 2015
    North Carolina State University recently launched a consortium to explore the soil microbiome — the largely unknown world of microscopic organisms living in soil along plant roots. The new partnership, […]

    California Sorghum: $12.3 Million Grant to Fund Drought Tolerance Study Sep 28, 2015

    🕔Sep 28, 2015
    UC Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers are working in the San Joaquin Valley with UC Berkeley and Department of Energy (DOE) scientists to examine the role of epigenetics in plant […]

    Crop Diversity: Not Nearly Where It was 34 Years Ago Sep 14, 2015

    🕔Sep 14, 2015
    U.S. farmers are growing fewer types of crops than they were 34 years ago, which could have implications for how farms fare as changes to the climate evolve, according to […]


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