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Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise
State and federal experts aremeeting with Connecticut farmers to discuss ways they can better protect public health, animal health and their businesses as they open their farms to the public.

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Idaho quinoa growers get encouraging news in second season
Idaho quinoa growers get encouraging news in second season
Quinoa harvest has started in Eastern Idaho, and the buyer of the high-protein, gluten-free grain is pleased with yields and profitability for his growers.
Old steel mill will soon be world’s largest vertical farm
The vertical farm in New Jersey's largest city will contain 12 layers of growth on 3½ acres, producing 2 million pounds of food per year. Production is set to begin next month.
USDA projects Russia as top wheat exporter
USDA projects Russia as top wheat exporter
Russia is poised to ship a record amount of wheat and become the top exporter, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Aug. 31, Sept. 30 are key crop insurance deadlines
The USDA Risk Management Agency advises Northwest farmers to be aware of several upcoming crop insurance deadlines.
100 Vermont farms to open to the public
Organizers say it’s a way to educate the public about where their food comes from, provide more exposure for Vermont farm products and gives farms a chance to experiment with agritourism
U.S. dairy exports up in volume in June
U.S. dairy exports up in volume in June
U.S. dairy exports were up 5 percent in June year over year but down 18 percent in value.
Western Innovator: Former trout hatchery provides cash crop
Western Innovator: Former trout hatchery provides cash crop
An Eastern Idaho businessman has a large fish hatchery at his disposal, but rather than producing trout, he mines the fish excrement as a key ingredient for a biological fertilizer he manufactures.
3 years into nation’s hemp experiment, crop’s future is hazy
3 years into nation’s hemp experiment, crop’s future is hazy
Authorized for research and experimental growth in the 2014 Farm Bill, hemp is being grown this year on only about 6,900 acres nationwide
Falling number problems persist for Washington farmers
Falling number problems persist for Washington farmers
Falling number problems continue to pester Washington wheat farmers. The Washington Grain Inspection Service's offices in Pasco, Spokane and Colfax are extending hours and days to meet demand for tests.
Hops are making a comeback on Connecticut farms
The crop is making a comeback in Connecticut following its disappearance during the Prohibition era.

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