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Monoculture farming is harming bees' microbiome

Honeybees aren't getting enough good bacteria as a result of harmful land management, including monoculture farming and commercial forestry.

Ecology

Nutrient Management Podcast: Spring Nitrogen Outlook 2018

Spring is upon us! While there still may be snow on the ground, on this episode we have your spring nitrogen outlook. Guests Brad Carlson, Fabian …

Farming

Farmers open their books to show financial impact of conservation

Farm accountants have a lot more to offer than advice on how to maximize tax returns. In fact, they play a pivotal role in scaling …

Conservation

What It's Really Like Inside Bowery Farming, a Vertical Farm on the Rise

The Tom Colicchio-backed farm is bringing the movement to new heights.<p>Just eight miles from the hustle and bustle of New York City, in a warehouse …

Aquaponics

Why 25% of English farms could go bankrupt after Brexit

LONDON — Theresa May's plans to replace farm subsidies after Brexit could mean that up to 25% of English farms could go bankrupt, according to academics.<p>Dr Ludivine Petetin, an expert in agricultural law at Cardiff University, told Business Insider that proposals from the Department for …

United Kingdom

Comparative biogeography of the gut microbiome between Jinhua and Landrace pigs

Article |<p>Open<p>Yingping Xiao,<br>• Fanli Kong,<br>• Yun Xiang,<br>• Weidong Zhou,<br>• Junjun Wang ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9427-3824,<br>• Hua Yang,<br>• Guolong Zhang &<br>• Jiangchao</i> …

Google Scholar

Trump considers Depression-era program to bail out farmers caught in his trade war with China

President Trump is considering a Depression-era program to help bail out American farmers hurt by the trade dispute with China, two people familiar with the process said.<p>Trump’s aides are looking at ways to use the Commodity Credit Corporation, a division of the Agriculture Department that was …

The White House

Exclusive: Ripple Invests $25 Million in Blockchain Capital’s $150 Million Venture Fund

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Ripple, the fintech startup known for the XRP …

Venture Capital

50 Blockchain Startups To Watch Out For: 20-1 | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

The last year has seen the hype around blockchain reach fever pitch. It has moved beyond being seen as merely 'the technology underpinning Bitcoin' …

Blockchain

More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic …

Agriculture

Cryptocurrency Exchange Develops An App And A Debit Card To Pay And Cash Out Cryptocurrencies

sponsoredA projects also bets on easing KYC process and providing access to many supported exchanges for cryptocurrency traders.In Nov. 2017, …

Cryptocurrency

Eco-farming solves hunger: study

Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues …

Agriculture

Hog Farmers Worry They'll Be Further Squeezed By China's Pork Tariffs

As China and the United States continue to lob threats over new import tariffs, farmers in the Midwest are already adjusting to the first shots in what could become a trade war.<p>China imposed new tariffs on pork this week, pressuring producers who already are barely making ends meet, and now the two …

Agriculture

China's tariffs to hurt US pig farmers

China has a huge appetite for pork. That's why the country can not only rely on its own meat, but also imports it from other places. US pork farmers …

China

Farmers invited to discuss diversification and poultry production

TFA ready to work with Welsh Government<p>Published<p>15 hours ago<p>on<p>April 16, 2018<p>George Dunn, TFA: Profitability and resilience of Welsh farms crucial<p>TFA …

Welsh Government

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

Forestry

USDA: Illinois farmers to plant more corn than soybeans

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois farmers are expected to continue planting more corn than soybeans despite the trend changing nationally.<p>The USDA's prospective plantings estimate said there will likely be 11 million corn acres planted …

Forestry

Here's Why U.S. Farmers Overwhelmingly Oppose Monsanto-Bayer Merger—and So Should You

Farmers across the country, both organic and conventional, overwhelmingly oppose the proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger. A new poll and white paper …

Agriculture

Strategies for corn sidedress nitrogen placement in Michigan

Is closer nitrogen placement to the plant the key to improving corn grain yield?

Farming

Comment: Fodder crisis is a nightmare scenario – and cost could be felt for years

For us farmers, not having enough fodder to feed your stock is the stuff of nightmares.<p>However, it is a vista that faces many farmers this morning as …

Farming

How this college is helping dairy farmers combat price volatility

Education programmes for dairy farmers to enable them to acquire new skillsets to increase awareness of the implications of price volatility is the …

Farming

Bats In the Corn Field

After Frank Bibin helped his pecan orchard kick the chemicals, he started on the sweetcorn field. His allies in this effort are bats — lots of them. …

Pest Control

Dairy outlook is still positive despite processors' latest milk price bombshell

The spring of 2018 will linger long in the memory as one of the tough ones on farmers, especially dairy farmers. Most farmers are now seeing the back …

Forestry

These are dire times for American dairy farmers

Unless you make your living through milk, you probably don’t know how tough life is for America’s dairy farmers in 2018. A half-gallon of milk costs …

Agriculture

As Vermont's Milk Industry Continues To Free-Fall, Canadian Dairies Are Thriving

While Vermont dairy farmers are experiencing some of the hardest times in recent memory, their counterparts in Quebec are thriving. The reason is a complex system that regulates the supply of milk and sets the price that farmers receive.<p>It's a short drive from Jacques Rainville's place in Highgate …

New England

Area organic dairy farmers struggle with low milk prices

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Just off Cook Road east of Interstate 5 sits an unused 80-acre plot of land with the outline of a 49,000-square-foot building drawn in gravel.<p>The plot was meant to become a state-of-the-art expansion for the Dykstra organic dairy farm, complete with an automated milking …

Forestry

Wines of the week: 7 affordable clarets

To non-expert consumers – and even to some wine buffs – the classification of wines in the Bordeaux area, probably the greatest and most celebrated …

Wine

Cryptonoob: Startup Makes Bitcoin and Altcoin Purchasing Seamless and Secure

<i>We are a bunch of passionate geeks, our mission is to help clear the air around cryptocurrency and make it a larger community than it already is. We have created a information platform called http://www.cryptonoob.io .Check it out !</i><p>DELAWARE (PRWEB) April 07, 2018<p>As people continue to explore the …

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase unveils fund for early-stage cryptocurrency startups

Coinbase has launched a new fund called Coinbase Ventures to invest in early-stage cryptocurrency and blockchain startups. In a blog post, Coinbase head of corporate and business development Emilie Choi said that the fund’s goal is to strengthen the sector.<p>“At least in the beginning, our goal is …

Cryptocurrency

Digital Currency Tron (TRX) Jumps Over 25% In One Day

TRON (TRX) soars 25% on Thursday, data on coinmarketcap shows<p>TRON (TRX) soars 25% on Thursday, data on coinmarketcap indicates. The currency trades …

Cryptocurrency