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Savannah Gates, a hydroponic farmer in Amarillo, Texas, lives at the crossroads of Hope and Farmers—and lives by the connection of those words, too. Her path in life hasn’t been straight, but every curve she’s taken has helped to build her farming business into what it is today. 

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The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Nebraska Extension are encouraging produce vendors, nurseries, beekeepers, organic growers and other businesses that could be affected by chemical drift to avoid inadvertent drift by registering their specialty crops and beehives online with DriftWa…

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Almost everyone agrees that store-bought tomatoes don’t have much flavor. Now, scientists from the Agricultural Research Service and the Boyce Thompson Institute may have spotlighted the solution in a paper just published in Nature Genetics

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“Get Wild with Wild Rice” recipe contest kicks off with cash and prizes on the line. The Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council is looking for creative, motivated and imaginative contestants with the culinary skills necessary to compete in the 10th annual “Get Wild with Wild Rice” recipe contest.

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Improved pest resistance and drought tolerance are among potential benefits of an international effort in which Agricultural Research Service scientists and their collaborators have produced the clearest picture yet of the complex genomic history of the cultivated peanut.

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The upcoming Blueberry School, a three-date educational event organized by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will cover everything from the first-day-in-the-field fundamentals to the latest in research-based recommendations, said Amanda McWhirt, extension commercial …

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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting an April 29 webinar that will parse the legalities of industrial hemp production in Arkansas.

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After a bruising 2017, in which substantial spring flooding cost growers in the state an estimated $175 million in lost production and damaged acreage, rice growers saw higher production in 2018 than in any of the three previous years, according to an April 4 report from the U.S. Department …

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If you are interested in learning more about native pecans, mark your calendar for April 25 and attend the Native Pecan Field Day.

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University of Missouri Extension offers a specialty crop workshop, “Crop Planning and High Value Crops,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6 at Hillsboro City Hall, 101 Main St., Hillsboro.

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Some 300 growers, allied industry companies and other produce enthusiasts heard from top notch speakers, attended educational workshops, visited with 48 exhibitors and networked with fellow growers and potential buyers at the recent Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Annual C…

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Researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde have completed two more studies—both focusing on soil amendments and variety adaptation—related to the viability of organically-grown artichokes as a commercial crop in Texas.

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Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Industrial Hemp Research Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. Applications are now posted as the regulations for the program became effective today.

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Two upcoming production meetings aim to help growers and industry experts reach a consensus on the best approach to an increasingly popular method of agriculture in Arkansas: furrow irrigated rice, also known as row rice.

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Proso millet could become a key crop in water-limited areas now that its genome has been sequenced, opening the door greater and more rapid yield improvements than in the past. An international consortium of Chinese and American public sector researchers and Dryland Genetics announce publica…

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Local Kansas Hemp Advocacy and Business leaders, Kansans For Hemp and Planted Association of Kansas have partnered with national hemp business education leader, The Hemp Biz Conference, to present the Kansas Hemp Symposium on Feb. 23 at Cottonwood Court in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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Pecan pie. Pecan roll. Pecan-crusted chicken. Candied pecans. There are many delicious foods made from pecans. But before you can start cooking with them in the kitchen, someone needs to grow and harvest them.

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If you have a specialty crop, you may be eligible for federal funding as part of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture has announced two workshops to assist growers and processors with the application process.

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The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association urges produce growers and others involved in any aspect of the produce industry to attend the Colorado Farm Show Produce Day Jan. 29 at the Weld County Fairgrounds in Greeley. Produce Day is hosted by CFVGA in conjunction with the Colorado…

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New Mexico State University Regents Professor of Horticulture, Distinguished Achievement Professor and Chile Pepper Institute Director Paul W. Bosland has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement award from the International Pepper Conference.

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture announces that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide Tetrahydrocannabinol validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approv…

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