Articles by AGDAILY Reporters

Mental health crisis addressed in FARMERS FIRST Act

· April 20, 2018

The mental health crisis in rural America is being addressed in Washington D.C. thanks to two U.S. senators. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) have introduced the bipartisan Facilitating Accessible Resources for Mental Health and Encouraging Rural Solutions For Immediate Response to Stressful Times (FARMERS FIRST) Act to provide our nation’s agricultural […]

Ayrstone extends the reach of rural outdoor WiFi

· April 20, 2018

You might have great hard-wired internet service piping into your home or office, but what about those times when you’re in the shop or in your tractor on the back 40? Extending WiFi capabilities across properties often goes overlooked by private-sector manufacturers. Ayrstone hopes to solve that with its newly released AyrMesh Hub2x2, device that […]

Wrangler celebrates sustainable cotton farming on Earth Day

· April 20, 2018

In the spirit of Earth Day, Wrangler jeans has released a report highlighting how much of an impact sustainable cotton farming has on the environment. Wrangler evaluated 45 scientific reports to conclude the practices of conservation tillage, cover crops and crop rotation result in the removal of three times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions […]

Three of the rarest breed of goats born at Indiana museum

· April 20, 2018

Conner Prairie, Indiana’s first Smithsonian affiliate, welcomed three of the rarest breed of goats in the world last month. The Arapawa kids were born the week of March 19-23 to two Arapawa does through natural breeding. The new arrivals were about 5-7 pounds when born, said Conner Prairie Livestock Staff Interpreter Emily Nyman. They will […]

FruitGuys grants take 13 small farms in 11 states to next level

· April 20, 2018

In its sixth year of awarding small grants with big impacts to American farms and agricultural nonprofits, The FruitGuys Community Fund announced its largest class of grantees to date: 13 recipients of environmental sustainability grants totaling $47,534 After receiving a record 130 applications, the Fund’s volunteer review committee chose 20 finalists whose projects and values […]

Columbia team wins Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics

· April 20, 2018

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia has been declared the winner of the 2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. The competition, hosted by the Analytics Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), concluded during the 2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Baltimore, Maryland, […]

Two tractors stolen from former NBA star Scottie Pippen

· April 20, 2018

Former NBA star Scottie Pippen and his family are offering a $2,500 reward for information in connection to the theft of two tractors from their family farm in Arkansas. According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the Kubota and John Deere, worth $50,000, were taken from the farm in Hamburg, late March 28 or early March […]

Romaine lettuce outbreak: California farmers give more info

· April 19, 2018

The multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in romaine lettuce has definitely raised some questions among consumers about what is safe to eat and California leafy green producers want to help provide some answers. “The leafy greens community takes the responsibility of producing safe leafy greens very seriously. Not only are the foods we grow […]

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