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01/07/2014 - Parasitic Wasps Could Help Control Stinkbugs
Researchers in North Carolina look at the lifespan and habits of a tiny parasitic wasp that preys on the eggs of stinkbugs.

01/03/2014 - 2014 Marks the Year of Family Farms
Small-scale and family farms are highlighted as a means to eradicate worldwide hunger and improve food security during a United Nations-declared campaign.

12/27/2013 - Mutant Corn Key to Insecticide-free Pest Control?
A genetic mutation in corn leads to discoveries about how to control the western corn rootworm beetle, which threatens U.S. corn crops.

12/20/2013 - Share Your Holiday Traditions!
Join the Hobby Farms editors for some holiday fun as we sip hot cocoa and share our favorite seasonal traditions.

12/17/2013 - Antibiotic Use to be Phased Out in Food Production
The FDA begins a three-year phase-out of medically important antimicrobials in food-production animals.

12/13/2013 - No Rotting Peas Here!
USDA scientists work to develop a pea variety resistant to Aphanomyces root rot, which leads to crop losses.

12/06/2013 - Are You Prepared for a Winter Storm?
If meteorologists are calling for snow and ice in your area, it might be too late to get your home and family ready. Use these tips to prepare for a storm before winter weather strikes.

11/29/2013 - Fungus Shows Weed-fighting Potential
Scientists are working to formulate a common fungus that could be the cure against glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth.

11/26/2013 - School Kids Garden Their Way to Learning
he Edible Schoolyard Project expands across the country to teach children about sustainable food.

11/19/2013 - Thanksgiving Economics: Turkey Costs Down in 2013
The Purdue Extension offers a price play-by-play for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner.

11/15/2013 - Promiscuity Could Save Hives from Collapse
Scandal alert! A new study finds that queen Honey bees share information about their mating status that could be vital to hive survival.

11/12/2013 - Dairy Cows’ Low Blood Calcium Linked to Fatty Liver
Milk quality and reproduction rates of dairy cows could suffer if calcium levels aren’t addressed in dairy herds.

11/08/2013 - Time's Ticking to Comment on Food-safety Proposed Rule
The outcome of the FDA’s latest food-safety proposed ruling could determine how small-scale farmers do business.

11/05/2013 - No Body Can Be Prevented from Farming
The National AgrAbility Project offers assistive technologies to help farmers with disabilities continue their agricultural work.

11/01/2013 - Master Breeders in the Making
The Livestock Conservancy documents the knowledge of master breeders to pass along to new keepers of heritage livestock.

10/25/2013 - Food Hubs: The Farm Marketing Frontier
Farmers have found success marketing their products through food hubs, according to a recently released survey.

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