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10/22/2013 - Move the Classroom to the Garden
A new online resource helps teachers use school gardens to effectively connect agriculture to state-mandated curriculum.

10/15/2013 - 5 Ways Farmers Can Help End Hunger
As a grower of food, you have huge leverage in helping prevent hunger in your community and across the nation. Start making a difference on World Food Day with this inspiration.

10/08/2013 - Crops + Prairie = Farmland Conservation
Researchers in Iowa study how adding prairie strips to crop rows can make for an effective and affordable conservation equation.

10/04/2013 - 4 Ways to Protect Your Pumpkins from Vine Borers
If squash vine borers are on your farm and protection isn’t in place, don’t count on growing your own Halloween jack-o’-lantern this year.

10/01/2013 - Can Earthworms Survive Dry Soils?
Despite the inhospitable soils of drought land, earthworms have mechanisms to survive and recover from lack of water over an extended period of time.

09/27/2013 - Scientists Track How Pesticide Spreads
Environmental concerns over pesticides has led to research on how endosulfan moves through the environment.

09/20/2013 - Rainy Summer? Check Your Hay Quality
Meet your livestock’s nutritional needs this winter by testing for hay quality now.

09/17/2013 - Cover Crop Now, Harvest More Later
A study shows cover crops can improve crop yield, especially in drought-prone regions.

09/13/2013 - Got Drought? Wean Calves Early
A USDA study shows that calves weaned early in drought-like conditions are more healthy for the start of winter.

09/06/2013 - New Apps Keep Your Horse Slim and Healthy
Yes, there are even apps for horses. Manage hay costs and your horse’s weight with these two apps from the University of Minnesota.

09/03/2013 - Soil Quality and Stroke Risk: Are They Related?
Research in South Carolina shows correlations between soil characteristics and incidences of stroke mortality, leaving open-ended questions for scientists.

08/30/2013 - Best Market Lamb? USDA Says Suffolks
USDA evaluates and rates four sheep breeds for their production and market quality.

08/27/2013 - Watch Out—It’s Gonna Be a Cold One!
Gear up your home and farm: The 2014 Farmers' Almanac predicts a frigid, snowy winter ahead.

08/23/2013 - A Win for the Bees: EPA Bans Certain Pesticides Near Colonies
The EPA will require re-labeling of certain pesticides, prohibiting their use around areas where bees are active.

08/16/2013 - 2 New Apples Blossom in Empire State
A decade in the making, a Cornell apple breeder finally releases two new apple varieties to the fruit market, and they’re expected to be a hit.

08/13/2013 - Farmhouse Affordability—Do Tax Credits Help?
Low-income rural families are benefiting from housing tax credits, a report shows.

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