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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 »

Scientists Link Honey Bees’ Changing Roles Throughout Their Lives to Brain Chemistry

Posted On: May 8, 2014

Scientists have been linking an increasing range of behaviors and inclinations from monogamy to addiction to animals’, including humans’, underlying biology. To that growing list, they’re adding division of labor — at least in Africanized bees. A report published in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research presents new data that link the amounts of certain neuropeptides in these Continue Reading »

How Is Your Farm Bill Money Being Spent?

Posted On: May 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced continued progress during the first 90 days of implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law on February 7. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps grow the economy. To stay Continue Reading »

2012 Census of Agriculture Reveals New Trends in Farming

Posted On: May 2, 2014

USDA Reports Record Sales Moderated by Rising Expenses; Agriculture is Increasingly Diverse; Farming and Marketing Practices are Changing Washington, May 2, 2014 –There are now 3.2 million farmers operating 2.1 million farms on 914.5 million acres of farmland across the United States, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, released today by the U.S. Department Continue Reading »

Florida Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection Call for Research Proposals Related to Honey Bee Pest Prevention

Posted On: April 30, 2014

Background Apiary Inspection plays a vital role in Florida Agriculture as inspectors work to prevent the introduction and establishment of honey bee pests and diseases.  A healthy and secure Florida honey bee industry is valuable to all. Florida’s honey industry is consistently ranked among the top five in the nation with an annual worth of Continue Reading »

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