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Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date
The Georgia agriculture commissioner established a rule setting a packing date that he said was meant to keep immature Vidalia onions off store shelves to protect a $150 million brand. A farmer sued, arguing that he should be able to determine when to...

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Dairy farmers can enroll in federal price program
The program protects farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed costs fall below an amount selected by the farmer.
Researchers find solution for devastating wheat midge
The resistance gene is highly effective, resulting in almost complete mortality of the wheat midge and its larvae, according to scientists.
Years will be needed to gauge efforts to cut Lake Erie algae
It will be a few years before state officials can determine how much progress is being made in reducing the intensity of the harmful algae blooms in the lake.
Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions
Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved more than 50 exemptions for farm-related operations since January.
‘Pizza farms’ invite public for a slice of rural life
‘Pizza farms’ invite public for a slice of rural life
Pizza farms provide small farms with extra income and city dwellers with opportunities to get in touch with their food sources. Farmers and diners alike appreciate that the pizza toppings often were grown or produced onsite.
Northern New England states fight invasive bugs
The emerald ash borer is a native of China that likely hitchhiked to the U.S. hidden in wood packing materials. It has destroyed millions of trees since being discovered in Michigan in 2002 and is now known to be in 25 states.
Nebraska governor criticizes new federal water rule
Nebraska is one of 13 states challenging the rule in federal court.
Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize
Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize
BRAC has grown into one of the world’s largest nongovernmental organizations focused on alleviating poverty. It is estimated to have helped more than 150 million people out of poverty in Africa and Asia.
Vermont can help to conserve declining monarch butterfly
A biologist says Vermont’s meadows and old fields provide habitat for milkweed, which is a critical food source for monarchs.
North Dakota takes steps on pesticide inspections
The dispute was over whether the state needed inspectors with federal credentials, following the retirement two years ago of the state’s only federally certified inspector.
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