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The Farm Bill for Billionaires

When these caps were put in place, they were little more than baby steps in the right direction. They were the first of many needed agricultural …

Farming

Germany's Bayer closes $63 billion Monsanto takeover, plans to drop US company's name

German conglomerate Bayer on Thursday closed its $63 billion merger with Monsanto after getting the required nod from U.S. and EU regulators.<p>The …

Agriculture

How President Trump is protecting Montana farmers

Just as with manufacturing across the nation, the hardworking men and women who grow Montana’s crops are losing out in a global market filled with …

Donald Trump

City envy: we want a floating dairy farm like Rotterdam

The closest most Londoners get to urban farming is keeping supermarket basil alive on a windowsill, but over in Rotterdam they’re thinking a lot …

Urban Agriculture

Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.<p>Day to day, it’s easy to lose sight of an astonishing fact: Since 2012, humankind has been driving a nuclear-powered sciencemobile the size of an SUV on another planet.<p>This engineering marvel, …

Astronomy

Understanding Synthetic, Natural, Organic and Chemical Pesticide Designations

Get connected with the latest educational opportunities from Penn State Extension.<p>In addition to Turfgrass and Lawn Care, stay in the loop …

Does Your Lawn Need Lime?

In many parts of the country, adding lime to your lawn is as essential as mowing it. Without lime, lawn grasses may be unable to benefit from the …

Gardening

A Guide To Growing Super Foods

By: Pamela Page<p>Super foods are foods that are higher in nutrients per calorie than other foods and are blessed with scientifically proven health …

Answers to 5 Spring Nitrogen FAQs

Fabian Fernandez, Nutrient Management Specialist <br>Jeff Vetsch, Soil Scientist <br>Brad Carlson, Extension Educator<p>After crazy weather in early spring, …

Making it as a female farmer in a man's world

In November 2009,Lisa Kivirist pulled out a map of Wisconsin. Using her Green County farm as the center point, she drew a circle with a 40-mile radius, then identified every female sustainable food activist who fell inside it. Organic agriculture can be a lonely endeavor in the rural midwest, the …

Farming

Beyond the Green Fields of Punjab Lies a Mounting Agrarian Distress

The farms of Punjab, which once sowed the seeds of the Green Revolution, are an eyesore today. According to the state government’s own figures, over …

Increasing Interest in Manure Injection in Pennsylvania?

Manure injection has been studied extensively at Penn State and at numerous other land grant universities since the early 2000's. More specifically, …

Introduction to Soils: Managing Soils

The goal of good soil management is to meet essential plant needs. Healthy plants need water, nutrients, oxygen, and a physical medium that allows …

EU in 'state of denial' over destructive impact of farming on wildlife

Europe’s crisis of collapsing bird and insect numbers will worsen further over the next decade because the EU is in a “state of denial” over destructive farming practices, environmental groups are warning.<p>European agriculture ministers are pushing for a new common agriculture policy (CAP) from 2021 …

Farming

Meet the robot lending a cyber-hand to Cornwall’s cauliflower harvest

Harvesting a cauliflower is not as simple as it looks.<p>First it must be deemed firm, compact and white, before being gently prised from its main stem to prevent bruising, and plucked with a few outer leaves still attached to protect the head.<p>So when scientists were looking for a robotic helper …

Farming

Five Hacks for Video With a Smartphone

The video quality a smartphone is able to produce these days is so good that you can use it for a lot more than just vacation memories. If you want …

Videography

U.S. Farm Income to Hit 12-Year Low

Crop prices may be showing some recent signs of life, but that’s of little comfort for American farmers who are forecast to see their incomes fall to …

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

This 3-Year Timelapse Reveals How Quickly Seattle Has Grown

In January 2015, a 360-degree HD webcam was installed on top of the iconic Space Needle in Seattle. Ricardo Martin Brualla amassed still frames over …

Time-lapse Photography

This is one of the best new beer gardens in the US — and it’s in North Carolina

It's home to about 132 breweries and brewpubs<b>,</b> a wide collection of bottle shops, beer tours, and now one of the top beer gardens in the world.<p>The Raleigh Beer Garden, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, hosts an unbelievably large collection of draft beers, with a current collection of 378 working …

Incredible Roman Colosseum Built With 200,000 LEGO Bricks

0<p>Share<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>WhatsApp<p>Buffer<p>Email<p>Yesterday was an exciting time in Asia’s history, well, if you are a LEGO fan that is. The first LEGOLAND …

Vietnamese Irish Coffee Recipe

My favourite way to drink coffee is a bastardized version of Vietnamese coffee: espresso with just a touch bit of sweetened condensed milk stirred …

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

Education