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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 »


Bayer CropScience Opens North American Bee Care Center

Posted On: April 22, 2014

State-of-the-Art Facility Dedicated to Improving Honey Bee Health through Research and Development, Education RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – In celebration of Bayer CropScience’s more than 25-year commitment to pollinator health, today the company celebrated the grand opening of its North American Bee Care Center, at its North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park. The $2.4 Continue Reading »


East African Honey Bees Are Safe From Invasive Pests … for Now

Posted On: April 21, 2014

Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations at this time, according to an international team of researchers. The invasive pests include including Nosema microsporidia and Varroa mites. “Our East African honeybees appear to be resilient to these Continue Reading »


Low Winter Mortality of Dutch Bee Colonies Over Last Winter

Posted On: April 15, 2014

Joint Press Release, Wageningen UR and Dutch Beekeepers Association (NBV), 14 April 2014 Last winter, beekeepers generally lost fewer bee colonies than in the years before. The national mortality percentage has been established at 9.2%. This is the outcome of a telephone survey among beekeepers carried out by the Dutch Beekeepers Association (NBV) and Wageningen Continue Reading »


Sign-Up Begins Today for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs Restored by Farm Bill

Posted On: April 15, 2014

More than 2,000 Farm Service Agency Offices Across the Country Stand Ready to Assist WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting today, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. “We implemented these programs Continue Reading »


USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

Posted On: April 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implementation of the programs has been a top priority for USDA. “These programs will provide long-awaited disaster relief Continue Reading »


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