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What Dropping Cuba Trade Embargo Could Mean For U.S. farmers

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In 2014, Cuba imported more than $2 billion worth of food products – much of which is bought in bulk from countries in Asia or South America.

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Rainy Weather Delays Crops, But Agronomists Say Not To Worry


Purdue agronomy professor Robert Nielsen says historical data doesn’t show a strong correlation between planting dates and crop yields.

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More Of Indiana’s Honeybees Survive The Winter

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A Purdue University investigation found that about 29 percent of Indiana’s honeybees died off this past winter.

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Group Releases New State Local Food Rankings

Tomatoes displayed at a farmer's market in Burlington, Vermont.

A "locavore" advocacy group has released this year’s index ranking states in order of their best access to local food.

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New Bird Flu Strain Infects Minnesota Turkeys


Minnesota, the country's largest turkey producer, has seen nine farms diagnosed with bird flu infections.

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Mandatory Drought Regulations Affect Farms, Lawns


For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.

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From Our Contributors

Urban Farming Is Taking Root In Wide Open Spaces

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There’s been an unexpected push recently to create hyper-dense farms in the land of wide open spaces, Wyoming.

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Study Says Pesticides Spur Antibiotic Resistance

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New research shows for the first time that bacteria exposed to small amounts of household herbicides can become resistant to antibiotics.

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Kraft Singles Will Be Stripped Of ‘Kids Eat Right’ Logo

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has agreed to pull the "Kids Eat Right" logo from Kraft Singles after members threatened to leave the group.

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Deadline Approaches To Sign Up For Farm Bill Crop Insurance


The new farm bill includes three crop insurance options for farmers – this is the first time there's been more than one choice.

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Blending American And Pakistani Food Traditions In Indiana

Ameera Siddiqi, her grandmother and mother

Ameerah Siddiqi's family finds ways to put a Pakistani twist on American foods, despite living in suburban Indiana.

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Christine Tailer’s DIY Country Life

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At Straight Creek Valley Farm, living "off-the-grid" doesn't mean doing without creature comforts like cell phones and Keurig coffee.

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