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Agriculture

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  • China looks abroad for greener pastures

    BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer. Now it is...
  • Being water wise: Embracing a low H20 lifestyle

    OAKLAND, Calif. While the average single-family home in the East Bay Municipal Utility District used 135 gallons of water per person per day last year, Elizabeth Dougherty got by with just 30 gallons. The lowest she's hit: 20 gallons a day. In the...
  • Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland

    Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland
    Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly. Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...
  • Sprawling U.S. 441's different stretches have different personalities

    Sprawling U.S. 441's different stretches have different personalities
    The highway weaves through the western reaches of Palm Beach County. Its path cutting through suburban sprawl, fading farms, the Everglades' edge and wind-swept sugar cane fields. It's U.S. 441, the longest road in Palm Beach County. Stretching from...
  • Film workers rally in Tally for incentives

    Film workers rally in Tally for incentives
    Florida's film and TV industry workers are converging on the Legislature to show support for the Florida Film & Entertainment Incentive Program. They're trekking to Tallahassee for the annual Rally in Tally to take the issue to legislators Wednesday....
  • How to care for your lawn after the Lehigh Valley's long winter

    We finally can see our lawns and the threat of additional accumulating snow has diminished. We've had a long winter, but not necessarily a bad one. The weather was chilling but for a good part of the winter, the grass was nestled beneath a protective...
  • Last Call: Moviefone's Phone Numbers Go Dead March 31

    Mr. Moviefone is about to get disconnected. AOL's Moviefone dial-in lines will no longer be available after next Monday, March 31, according to a recording on the service. The phone numbers include the toll-free (800) 777-FILM nationwide and those in...
  • Farmers markets usher in spring

    Farmers markets usher in spring
    The number of farmers markets in the commonwealth has more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to the state's department of agriculture and consumer services. On the Peninsula, seasonal markets will begin dusting off their booths in April,...
  • Senate OKs clean energy on preserved farmland

    Senate OKs clean energy on preserved farmland
    The Senate approved legislation Thursday that will allow some renewable energy generation equipment to be placed on land that farmers have put under agricultural easements, sending its version to the House. The 44-3 vote would clear the way for...
  • READER SUBMITTED: April 8 Lisa and Kyle Turoczi Discuss The Importance Of Using Native Plants

    Lisa and Kyle Turoczi speak to the Cherry Brook Garden Club on April 8 at 11 a.m. "Native Plants - Their Importance in Our Gardens". Kyle and Lisa Turoczi, owners of Earth Tones located in Woodbury, have been working in the Landscape Design business for...
  • READER SUBMITTED: NRCS Invites State/Local Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Tribes to Apply for Federal Program

    Lisa Coverdale, Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, announced the agency is currently accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program-Agricultural Land Easements portion...