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Honey Bee Scientist Elina Niño New Apiculturist at UC Davis

Posted On: July 1, 2014

by Kathy Keatley Garvey UC Davis Dept. of Entomology and Nematology Honey bee scientist Elina Lastro Niño of Pennsylvania State University (PSU), University Park, known for her expertise on honey bee queen biology, chemical ecology, and genomics, is the newly hired Extension apiculturist at the University of California, Davis. She will join the UC Davis Continue Reading »

USDA Provides $8 Million to Help Boost Declining Honey Bee Population

Posted On: June 20, 2014

Five Midwest States Receive Additional Incentives to Establish Honey Bee Habitats WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), today announced $8 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) incentives for Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin farmers and ranchers who establish new habitats for declining honey bee populations. More than Continue Reading »

New Coalition Brings Together Diverse Stakeholders to Improve Honey Bee Health

Posted On: June 18, 2014

KEYSTONE, CO, June 18, 2014 – At the Saint Louis Zoo’s Annual Pollinator Dinner last night, The Keystone Center announced the formation of a new Honey Bee Health Coalition. Recognizing that declines in honey bee and pollinator health have put agriculture, healthy ecosystems, and worldwide food security at risk, this diverse coalition was formed to Continue Reading »

Pollinator Week will take place June 16 – 22, 2014

Posted On: June 17, 2014

Background of Pollinator Week Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership. Seven years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.  Pollinator Week has now grown to be an Continue Reading »

USDA Announces New Farm Bill Funds Available for Research to Fight Citrus Greening

Posted On: June 16, 2014

$31.5 Million Being Allocated to Test Various Ways to Combat Disease Threatening U.S. Citrus Industry WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 – United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $25 million in funding for research and Cooperative Extension Service projects to combat huanglongbing (HLB), commonly known as citrus greening disease. The funding comes Continue Reading »

USDA Announces Programs to Conserve Sensitive Land and Help Beginning Farmers

Posted On: June 4, 2014

Programs that Allow Producers to Protect Land and Help New, Minority and Veteran Farmers Get their Start in Agriculture WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that farmers, ranchers and landowners committed to protecting and conserving environmentally sensitive land may now sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The Secretary Continue Reading »

Conservation Agriculture Project Explores New Ways to Bolster Bee Habitat

Posted On: June 4, 2014

West Lafayette, Ind. (June 4, 2014) – Bees are one focus of the newest project from the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC). This project will document the benefits of cover crops as habitat and nutritional sources for pollinators. Healthy pollinators are essential to the success of agricultural production systems. The “Economic, Agronomic and Environmental Benefits Continue Reading »

Bee Biodiversity Boosts Crop Yields

Posted On: May 13, 2014

 Research from NC State University finds that blueberries produce more seeds and larger berries if they are visited by more diverse bee species. Credit: Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University Research from North Carolina State University shows that blueberries produce more seeds and larger berries if they are visited by more diverse bee species, allowing Continue Reading »

Researching an Endangered Relationship

Posted On: May 9, 2014

NJIT Ph.D. candidate Caroline DeVan is with one of the bee nesting boxes at Morristown National Historical Park preparing to warm the box to encourage emergence by the bees. Credit: NJIT Imperfect together? Climate change could endanger the relationship between bees and the plants they pollinate say NJIT Researchers. The timing has been beautifully choreographed Continue Reading »

USDA Announces $78 Million Available for Local Food Enterprises

Posted On: May 8, 2014

Historic Investment Will Support Entire Local Food Supply Chain WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is making a historic $78 million investment in local and regional food systems, including food hubs, farmers markets, aggregation and processing facilities, distribution services, and other local food business enterprises. “The 2014 Farm Continue Reading »

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