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Lawyer urges judge to invalidate Big Isle GMO law
The plaintiffs want to invalidate an ordinance that went into effect in December banning new cultivation of any genetically modified crops and testing of GMO crops unless in enclosed spaces such as greenhouses. They argue the county ordinance is...

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N.Y. grants $17.6 million to protect 21 farms
The funds will help preserve 21 farms in 12 counties, bringing the total acreage under the farmland protection program to approximately 59,000 acres.
N. Dakota durum harvest, winter wheat planting near end
The harvests of many late-season crops including soybeans and potatoes also are nearing completion
Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record
Temperatures that were largely mild and few storms helped bolster the 24-day event, which wrapped up Sunday.
Permaculture farming seen as a match for Southwest
The family is committed to holistic practices and a back-to-the-garden lifestyle. Their solar-powered home is off the grid, they catch rain (with a permit), have greenhouses, raise their food, and host agricultural programs at their 80-acre...
Turkey farmer branches out to raising chickens
So for the first time since his father, Lloyd Bevans, began raising turkeys on land he bought in the early 1960s, the Bevans farm will produce chickens, too.
Kauai, state form group to study pesticides, GMOs
The first step will involve interviews and discussions to identify the questions the fact-finding group will ask. The parties will select nine or more people to serve in the group.
Minnesota corn harvest raises safety concerns
Widespread railway delays are also adding to concerns because they could cause even more farmers to send their grain to bins and elevators.
Wyoming landowners praised for grouse conservation
The landowners recognized Wednesday are the first in Wyoming to join the program, called Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances. Jewell said the agreements formalize what some of the landowners have already been doing.
EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops
The agriculture industry has anxiously awaited the approvals, as many weeds have become resistant to glyphosate, an herbicide commonly used on genetically modified corn and soybeans now. Enlist includes a combination of both 2,4-D and glyphosate.
African leaders: Ebola could lead to food crisis
Liberia Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth says billions of dollars of outside agricultural investment is gone because farming has been decimated.