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Vertical farm research expands in Houston area
As demand for more farm acres rises to meet the expected increase in future food demands, the last place you would expect farmers to grow food would be in the heart of a city.
Vegetable marketing and consumer perception
According to a related study, consumers are trending toward gathering information about food from farmers, family, nutritionists, and healthcare workers and relying less on information from major food suppliers.
House joins Senate move to nullify WOTUS rule
"[The] passage of this resolution is a critical step toward stopping what some believe to be the largest federal land grab in history."
Deadly weather causes heavy herd loss across Southwest
Estimated cattle loses ranging from 5,000 to a high of 50,000-plus from winter storm Goliath.
Peanut Board targets millennials
Last week, over the course of 24 hours, the Peanut Vendor tweeted 365 predictions for an entire year, one broadcast every two minutes over a span of about 12 hours.
Texas could benefit from Chinese demand for alternative fuels
USDA announced last week a significant jump in ethanol exports to China this year.
Horticulture sales rise 18 percent over five years
Horticulture operations sold a total of $13.8 billion in floriculture, nursery and specialty crops in 2014, up 18 percent since 2009.
Vegetables grown on organic soils contribute to greenhouse gas
“Reducing the emission from cultivated organic soils is an obvious choice to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions from agriculture."
Texas A&M opts for Middle East research center
Texas A&M leads the way in international research partnerships.
Texas AgriLife extends commitment to vegetable research
Texas AgriLife researchers are stepping up their game when it comes to fresh fruit, produce and vegetables grown in Texas, with an emphasis on how to get back to the days when homegrown food tasted better.
COOL issue still up in air while consumers reminded of beef benefits
Canadian and Mexican officials have announced a retaliatory plan to impose punitive tariffs on a host of U.S. products if Congress fails to repeal COOL.
Vegetable prices jump after heavy rains
Higher produce prices are a trending result of heavy El Niño-driven rains, but the long range benefit could be improved water conditions in areas that have long suffered from recent or continuing drought.
Peanuts could prevent world hunger
Peanuts can help save starving children in the modern world and could go a long way in meeting the growing food needs of tomorrow.
New Mexico food program connects farmers and needy families
“We help families of all ages by distributing food and by providing healthy recipes, food tasting and nutrition information,” Bunch said about the new strategy.
Food security depends on better nitrogen management
According to researchers, plants use only a portion of nitrogen offered by most commercial fertilizers. The greater part of that synthetic nitrogen is left in the ground, filters into ground or surface water or is distributed into the air
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