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**Small-stature tomato plants being developed by the University of California could benefit indoor urban agriculture, and could perhaps be grown on long-duration space flights. Researchers at UC Riverside have been studying different types of small tomatoes. One type has been engineered for use in urban “vertical farms.” Other, similar tomatoes will ultimately be grown in …

June 03, 2021 SIU names interdisciplinary scientist as new dean of College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. — A professor of geology and soil science from a North Dakota university will be the next dean of the College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. …

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2021 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. Graph of Fed Districts from, “The Beige Book.” * Sixth District- Atlanta– “Agricultural conditions remained mixed.  Widespread rain across much …

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch says 20 human trafficking victims were rescued during three undercover operations across the state. Fitch announced in a news release that operations took place in Hattiesburg, Jackson and Jackson County over the course of two weeks, leading to six arrests. The Hattiesburg operation was conducted on …

As I am writing, soybeans have hit 2013 pricing, corn and wheat are over $7, and there are drought conditions for the summer. Second crop corn in Brazil is under pressure from heat and drought during pollination, threatening bushels. World demand is still high, and world stocks are low. Everything the world needs has some …

QUEENSLAND farm advocacy group AgForce has questioned the Australia Institute’s credibility after its latest report on climate highlighted emissions caused by livestock had declined 25.4 percent between 1990 and 2019, yet claimed, “any reduction in these emissions is likely to revert to previous levels” as drought conditions ease. In its report, “Banking on Australia’s Emissions: …

Southeast Arkansas students, ages 14-17, have until June 4 to apply for Anitrak Camp, a two-week summer residential veterinary and animal science career enrichment program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The camp is set for July 6-19 and hosted by the UAPB Department of Agriculture, according to a news release. In addition …

COMING UP ON AGWEEK TV LAWMAKERS TURN UP THE HEAT ON A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION ON PACKER CONCENTRATION TO PROTECT PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS. PALMER AMARANTH IS SLIPPING THROUGH STATE INSPECTION CRACKS AND CREATING HEADACHES FOR PRODUCERS. Katie Pinke: IN THE HEART OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, FRIENDS SARAH WATSON AND TERRI TRICKLE BOUGHT THE FORMER DISTRICT 166 …

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – The Franklin County Agricultural Fair won’t be happening this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “This was not an easy decision but was made out of an abundance of caution due to the uncertainty associated with the present and anticipated lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” officials said in a statement …

The California citrus industry has a message for road trippers traveling this Memorial Day weekend: Don’t give grandma (or anyone else for that matter) your homegrown fruit. The transport of backyard oranges, lemons, grapefruits and kumquats is illegal in most of Southern California, which is under a citrus fruit and plant quarantine. That’s because movement …