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Tensions between conventional and organic agriculture boiled over this week during a late-night House Agriculture Committee debate on farm legislation that for decades has propped up traditional crops and largely ignored organics.
While the Washington Department of Social and Health Services is tracking people who misuse their benefits, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is going after stores that illegally redeem benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
The bright green alfalfa fields appear like a surreal oasis tucked into the rolling hills of desert shrubbery that extend south as far as the eye can see.
USDA RELEASES 2012 CHEMICAL USAGE DATA FOR SOYBEANS AND WHEAT May 17, 2013 Source: USDA news release The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service today published the 2012 Agricultural Chemical Use Survey data for soybeans and wheat.
A Somerset County-based medical device manufacturer is creating about 20 local jobs by moving operations from China back to the county thanks to a $1.8 million business and industry loan guarantee announced Friday.
A Friday ground breaking kicked off "the best thing that could possibly happen" to Richlands, according to Mayor McKinley Smith.
A potentially fatal hog virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea, has been found in the United States for the first time, government and private industry officials said on Friday, posing a new threat for the country's struggling pork producers.
Nearly two decades after their mid-'90s debut in US farm fields, GMO seeds are looking less and less promising.
We have an oil problem on our hands, and it has nothing to do with renewable energy and carbon emissions.
Flax is the oily seed usually spotted in the nutritional supplement or cereal aisle.
The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later this month.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers can sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program beginning Monday.
Pre-registration is required by today to reserve a seat in the class. There is a non-refundable $10 fee that covers the cost of materials and lunch.
This image shows the Western Garden Book climate zones for Northern California. Because the Sunset zone maps are more precise than the USDA's, they are considered the standard references for gardeners in the West.
The United States Department of Agriculture has just launched the brand new USDA Farmers Market Directory API providing developers programmatic access to the USDA National Farmers Market Directory database.
Nature plays a big part in the town of Shrewsbury, Mass. Located about 45 minutes west of Boston, the town has a history of being a haven for those seeking solace from the city.