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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.

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.

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