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Farm bankruptcies jumped 20% in 2019, even with billions in aid from U.S....
Nearly 600 family farms went bust last year, despite federal funds to blunt impact of U.S. trade war with China.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-31 20:31 UTC
Farmers are buying old tractors and it is brilliant, here's why...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/agriculture
Vintage tractors have become one of the hottest items at farm auctions it's a trend that should be spread far and wide.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-13 15:24 UTC
Spotting tomato blight with a smartphone...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/agriculture
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compoun
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-29 16:33 UTC
"Due To A Poor Harvest Season, We're Experiencing Shortages On Many Canned Vegetable Items"...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/US/, /contrib/agriculture
I know that this headline is alarming, but it is actually a direct quote from a notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket .
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-17 22:24 UTC
Despite A Ban, Arkansas Farmers Are Still Spraying Controversial Weedkiller...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/US/, /contrib/agriculture
Many farmers in Arkansas are defying efforts by regulators to strictly limit use of dicamba, a popular weedkiller. They continue to damage neighboring crops, although less often than last year.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-09 12:10 UTC
Researchers engineer bacteria to create fertilizer out of thin air...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/agriculture
In the future, plants will be able to create their own fertilizer. Farmers will no longer need to buy and spread fertilizer for their crops, and increased food production will benefit billions of people around the world, who might otherwise go hungry.
By ceres on 2018-07-16 20:40 UTC
Oh, the Humanity: What Will Tech Upgrades Do to People? ...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/agriculture
To what extent are technological "upgrades" to our bodies possible, and at what point would we simply stop being human?
By ceres on 2017-06-20 14:43 UTC

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