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September 15, 2021
The Economic Times
State-wise trend indicates that the rural households average debt more than doubled in 18 states for the 6 year period ended 2018, while 7 states witnessed the same for urban households. Importantly, 5 states, including Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Assam witnessed a simultaneous doubling in average debt across both urban and rural households during this period.
Madan Sabnavis
August 31, 2021
These growth numbers will moderate going ahead, as the base effect becomes weaker provided there are no further lockdowns
Julia Musto
August 23, 2021
Fox News
Spotted lanternfly has been seen in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Indiana
August 20, 2021
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state agriculture workers have discovered their first Asian giant hornet nest.It was found Thursday morning north of Seattle near the Canadian border not far from where a resident saw a live Asian giant hornet on Aug.
Emilie Lorditch
August 10, 2021
Sea lampreys are a destructive invasive species that has threatened native fisheries in the Great Lakes for decades. Multiple teams of Michigan State University researchers are finding ways to harness sea lampreys' natural instincts to monitor, capture and control them.
Michael Hirtzer
July 23, 2021
Drought is withering crops on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border, prompting farmers to take the rare measure of baling up their wheat and barley stems to sell as hay.
July 23, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the names of individuals who will hold key staff positions in Washington, D.C. Michael Amato was named Communications Director in the Office of Communications. Prior to joining USDA, Amato founded Amato Advisors where he provided strategic, political, public affairs and crisis communications to a range of diverse clients. He served on the Biden-Harris transition team as the Deputy Lead on the General Government Appointments Team. In the Obama-...
The Canadian Press
July 20, 2021
MPs on the House of Commons finance committee have heard a plea from the country's farmers that the government's plans to rewrite tax laws shouldn't make it difficult, again, to pass the family farm from parents to children.
July 7, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $307 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in 34 states and Puerto Rico (PDF, 224 KB). The investments being announced today follow President Biden's announcement last week of a Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that will make the largest investment in clean drinking water in American history. The Framework will replace all of the nat...
Laura Van Der Pol
June 30, 2021
As the effects of climate change intensify and paths for limiting global warming narrow, politicians, media and environmental advocates have rallied behind "carbon farming" as a mutually beneficial strategy for society, the environment and farmers.
Science X staff
June 30, 2021
Bioplastics--biodegradable plastics made from biological substances rather than petroleum--can be created in a more economical and environmentally friendly way from the byproducts of corn stubble, grasses and mesquite agricultural production, according to a new study by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.
June 28, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Randy Moore will serve as the 20th Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Forest Service. "Randy Moore has been a catalyst for change and creativity in carrying out the Forest Service's mission to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations," said Secretary Vilsack. "In his role as Regional Forester, Randy has been a conservatio...
June 28, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- LLENA (AI) Health Solutions Inc. today announced a partnership with Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to support their "Center of...
John Flesher
June 26, 2021
The U.S. Senate has approved a measure intended to encourage greater use of farming and forestry practices that prevent greenhouse gas emissions and remove planet-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
June 25, 2021
The U.S. Senate has approved a measure intended to encourage greater use of farming and forestry practices that prevent greenhouse gas emissions and remove planet-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Kay Ledbetter
June 24, 2021
Space and exercise could be almost as important as food and water to the successful development of beef heifers raised in drylots, and quantifying that importance is the aim of a planned study by a Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science researcher in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Research and Markets
June 23, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Meat Processing Equipment Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive...
Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR)
June 22, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an industry consortium of 35...
Ken Research
June 22, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Key Findings According Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2020, the level of mechanization in agriculture is increasing in the...
June 16, 2021
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet found in the country this year, federal and state investigators said Wednesday.
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