Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Lon Rombough: Grafting Fruit Trees (video)

Lon Rombough: Grafting Fruit Trees (video)

Horticulturist Lon Rombough takes us through his steps for grafting cuttings from fruit trees to other trees.

Who’s a ‘Real Farmer’?

Who’s a ‘Real Farmer’?

March 03, 2011 This question has popped up on occasion when trying to define certain subjects in the past such as ‘backyard gardening’ or ‘urban farming’. Is it farming or is it gardening? What defines the difference? Representative Nancy Smith (Maine) is a farmer, in the traditional sense of the word, and she has something […]

Leading Plant Scientist Sounds Alarm—USDA GM Alfalfa Decision Under Possible Review

Leading Plant Scientist Sounds Alarm—USDA GM Alfalfa Decision Under Possible Review

February 24, 2011. “For the past 40 years, I have been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks. Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high […]

Food Supply Chain Competition

Food Supply Chain Competition

December 10, 2010 The final Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy workshop put on by the USDA and the Department of Justice was held December 08, 2010, in Washington, DC. This last workshop, entitled Margins, was to “look at the discrepancies between the prices received by farmers and the prices paid […]

California Approves Use of Pesticide Linked to Cancer

California Approves Use of Pesticide Linked to Cancer

December 02, 2010 It’s a good news/bad news scenario: California regulators have replaced methyl bromide with methyl iodide to be used as a fumigant in agriculture. The good news is that it takes methyl bromide off the list of choices due to its known ability to deplete the stratospheric ozone layer. The bad news is […]