Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Agri Leader

Grizzly bear research may help human medicine

I’ve gained 5 pounds since last summer. My body mass index (BMI) is still fine, but I need to stop gaining to keep it that way.
Published: 04/23/14

Security a challenge in post-Internet world

The Buffalo News on Internet security issues after discovery of the “Heartbleed” vulnerability:
Published: 04/23/14
Illinois sawmill owner’s legacy lives on

Illinois sawmill owner’s legacy lives on

BOODY, Ill. — Tom Curry never had a problem seeing the wood for the trees.
Published: 04/23/14

School teaches traditional timber arts

WASHINGTON, Mass. — Up on a hill located off a steep dirt road, a small group of architects, engineers and builders are standing around a recently cut plank of timber.
Published: 04/23/14
It's the little things that matter most

It's the little things that matter most

Did you ever notice how small the cows in old cowboy movies are compared to the horses, Colin Furness asked. That's because in America, Hereford cattle were bred to be bigger and meatier over the years.
Published: 04/23/14

Senate bill targets water storage as a priority

A bill that would create new incentives for water storage projects on farmlands is moving through the Florida Senate and its sponsor expects it to become law.
Published: 04/23/14

The military is one way to a career in agriculture

Amanda Van Steenwyk grew up on a farm in Iowa. She earned a degree in agricultural business from Iowa State University. She now works as a Central U.S. account manager for AgCareers.com, where she assists human resources professionals in the ag indus...
Published: 04/23/14
High time for blueberry season

High time for blueberry season

Have you bought your Florida blueberries yet?
Published: 04/23/14

Farm bill funds $5.4 million in pest control efforts

As a result of the new federal farm bill passed by Congress earlier this year, Florida will receive $5.4 million in new funding for five critical pest control and eradication programs.
Published: 04/16/14
Speaking their own language helps farmers and workers

Speaking their own language helps farmers and workers

Rosa Garcia used to be a migrant worker, travelling throughout the U.S. with her family picking fruit and vegetables. Now the Sebring resident runs a local business that helps agricultural workers find work and manage their paperwork and payroll.
Published: 04/16/14

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