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Americans are increasingly dependent on just two crops, and it's putting us all at risk

Corn and soy are in nearly every meal that Americans eat. From high-fructose corn syrup sweetening sodas to soy-based livestock feed transformed into steaks and nuggets, a few major crops dominate the US food chain. 325 more words

USDA Resource Day News Release

Contact: Katherine Belcher (859) 224-7306

USDA Announces ‘USDA Resource Day’ Events in Kentucky

USDA Rural Development State Director Thomas G. Fern announced today that USDA has scheduled seven ‘USDA Resource Day’ events throughout Kentucky as part of USDA’s… 358 more words


Working out my USDA zone

This morning I spent a while googling a few plants and many times the info was on a US site. While most of the info is good for me there is always the term ‘Good for hardiness 5b-9’ or whatever, and I would be all ‘huh?’ 240 more words


USDA trims its forecast for harvest in October crop report

Steve Alexander fills in for Orion Samuelson and goes over highlights from this week in market activity including a CNBC interview between CNBC’s Steve Liesman and William Dudley, President of the New York Federal Reserve, about the September fed meeting minutes.  50 more words

The Markets

FMPP 2015

After reading through the thumbnails on the USDA site a few times (and they are added at the end of this post), you’ll find some of my takeaways on this round of successful grants. 14,355 more words

Farmers Markets

Drought Destroys or Damages Crops in Three U.S. States

Crop disasters declared in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of at least 35 counties across three states—Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought. 423 more words

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