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Coca-Cola donates to citrus greening research

The soda company is donating $1.5 million to fund research programs. More

Russia bans agriculture produce from U.S. and EU, among others

The ban will also forbid products from Canada, Norway, and Australia. More

USDA gives update on Farm Bill implementation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provides updates on every section of the Farm Bill. More

USDA Conservation Program receives 600 initial proposals

The program partners non-government entities with rural projects, particularly those with a clean water and air focus, seeking financial backing. More

USDA releases greenhouse gas report

The report will provide scientific methods for quantifying the usefulness of various conservation tactics. More

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Northeast Greenhouse Conference to be held Nov. 5-6

The Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Mass., will play host. More

Pennsylvania high school re-opens greenhouses

Bangor Area High School is re-opening its greenhouses, as part of an expanded educational offering. More

High-tech greenhouse starts planting tomatoes

Red Sun Farms in Dublin, Va., has planted an initial crop of 30,000 tomatoes. More

USDA expanding rural internet access

The program will affect Minnesota, North Dakota, and Texas. More

EU compensating fruit and veggies growers affected by Russian produce ban


The EU has announced emergency assistance funding for affected growers totalling about $170 million (125 million euros). More

Africa set to produce more certified seed for growing

About 80 small- to medium-sized firms are set to produce 80,000 metric tons of professionally certified seed. More

Toigo Organic Farms constructing greenhouse in Central Pennsylvania

The project will cost about $1.8 million. More

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Growing strawberries in greenhouses

The University of Arizona's Mark Kroggel and the University of Arkansas's Michael Evans discuss the basics of growing strawberries in greenhouses. More