Cultivation of life forms for food, fiber, biofuel and other products used to sustain life

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee
August 31, 2020
GVA at current prices at 5.7%, down from 8.6% YoY
August 13, 2020
The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $371 million to build and improve critical electric infrastructure (PDF, 116 KB) that will benefit more than 222,000 rural residents and commercial customers in 11 states. "These investments will improve electric service by connecting more consumers, building and improving lines, and modernizing power grids in rural communities," USDA Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bet...
Business Standard
May 29, 2020
The farm sector is expected to perform well in FY21 as well.
By Stacy Liberatore For
May 14, 2020
Mail Online
Washington state is preparing to battle giant Asian moths that threaten the agriculture industry. The exotic pests can fly up to 20 miles, allowing them to feast on a broader range of host plants.
Boston Herald Wire Services
May 3, 2020
Boston Herald
Members of the all-Democratic Massachusetts congressional delegation are pushing to include East Coast seafood in purchasing agreements funded by the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
Sanjeeb Mukherjee
April 29, 2020
Expects over 3 per cent growth 2020-21; May give 0.5-1.0% push to countrys overall GDP
February 20, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will host agricultural leaders from key Western Hemisphere countries at USDA's 96th Agricultural Outlook Forum February 20-21 in Arlington, Virginia. Joining Secretary Perdue at a February 21 plenary session, titled "Feeding the World through Innovation," will be Argentina's Minister for Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries Luis Basterra, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Cla...
Press Trust of India
February 12, 2020
Build India Capital Advisors, Canara Bank, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative, Investcorp Private Equity Fund I are among the selling shareholders
Jamie Smith Hopkins
January 23, 2020
Voluntary fixes for the growing -- and global -- hazardous algae problem aren't working.
Joe Wertz, Center for Public Integrity
January 22, 2020
Despite decades-old warnings, fertilizer continues to contaminate waterways and warm the planet.
Zi-Ann Lum
January 20, 2020
HuffPost Canada
The campaign's goal is to "promote Canadian products on the domestic market" with "emotional" ads.
December 18, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2020 scholarship application cycle for the USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of tribal college and university students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program is available through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE). The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program was established in 2008 in part...
Ayenat Mersie
December 10, 2019
Kenya's farmers are grubbing up their coffee bushes to plant other crops as low prices and climate change drive small growers to the brink of collapse.
Jim Robbins
December 2, 2019
Growers in northern states are combating virulent outbreaks of a disease as seasons grow warmer, orchards have been reconfigured for higher yields and new varieties may be more vulnerable.
Paul Karp
October 25, 2019
the Guardian
Ministers, including Bridget McKenzie and David Littleproud, have backed Victoria's plan to adapt agriculture for climate change. Photograph: James Ross/AAP
October 22, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture honored the 25th anniversary of the legislation that recognized 29 tribal colleges and universities as land-grant institutions. Signed on October 20, 1994, the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act enabled tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to receive federal support and train the next generation of agricultural professionals. "For 25 years, tribal land-grant colleges and universities have enjoyed a strong partnership with the U.S. Department...
Michael Hiltzik
October 21, 2019
Los Angeles Times
To save thousandths of a percent of the federal budget, Trump wants to throw half a million children off the school lunch program.
October 21, 2019
By Sophie Quinton & April Simpson FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Kat Merryfield was ready to share her farm-to-home oils, chocolates and creams with th...
October 11, 2019
Experts say Zero Budget Natural Farming defies logic that it will involve no financial cost. Imbalance between yield and price could even lead to food shortage in future
Science X staff
October 10, 2019
Hybrid plants--those produced by crossing two different types of parents--often die in conditions in which both parents would survive. It's called hybrid lethality. Certain hybrid tobacco plants, for example, thrive at 36 degrees Celsius, but die at 28 degrees Celsius, which is the temperature at which both parents would thrive.
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