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2011-05-06 05:50:00

A group of prominent scientists, economists and farmers is urging the federal government to shift its agriculture policies in order to accelerate the development of farm practices that are more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. Such changes are needed to continue to provide abundant and affordable food, the scientists wrote in the journal Science Current agriculture policies focus on the production of a few crops and a minority of farmers, and fail to address farming's...

2010-09-02 11:20:53

Research team compared fields and fruits in heart of nation's strawberry patch Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. "Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits of organic farming systems," said John Reganold, Washington State University Regents professor of...

2010-06-25 14:48:12

A call to action for a growing world Earth-friendly perennial grain crops, which grow with less fertilizer, herbicide, fuel, and erosion than grains planted annually, could be available in two decades, according to researchers writing in the current issue of the journal Science. Perennial grains would be one of the largest innovations in the 10,000 year history of agriculture, and could arrive even sooner with the right breeding programs, said John Reganold, Washington State University (WSU)...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'