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spring produce
It is Spring and time to head to your local Farmers Market. Cathy Isom fills you in about the special produce you’ll find at its very best this time of the year. That’s coming on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

versatile vegetable purple cauliflower
Do you want to add a little pzazz to your plate or salad? Cathy Isom tells us about the versatile vegetable with an eye-catching color. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

seeds
Let’s start thinking about the garden. It is time to grab the garden tools and the seeds. Cathy Isom tells us about the veggies we can plant now – even in the colder weather. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

Tomato
Tomatoes are supposed to be good for you, so why did a hospital send patients home with instructions to avoid tomatoes?

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The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 56th Annual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference is underway at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. AgNet Media is at the convention and spoke with ASTA President and CEO Andy LaVigne about the conference and why Disney World is a good venue for the industry. Continue reading

flower seed
Andy LaVigne, president and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), is gearing up for the 56th Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference. This year’s conference is being held January 28–31 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

healthy
Cathy Isom helps you stay on that New Year’s resolution diet by giving you a few tips on how you can eat healthy without breaking the bank. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

Fruits and vegetables
Winter vegetables ran hot and cold as November rolled on, as growers and packers confronted warmer weather and a cooler market.
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National Pickle Day
Cathy Isom tells us about celebrating a snack that’s been around for thousands of years. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

pumpkins
Cathy Isom tells us why we shouldn’t have a problem picking out the perfect pumpkin to make our jack-o’-lantern for our Halloween festivities this year. That’s coming up on “This Land of Ours.” Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

supplemental_nutrition_assistance_program_logo fruits
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of up to $16.7 million in competitive grant funding to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by families and households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The funding will be awarded to eligible nonprofits and governmental organizations through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program, administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Continue reading

kids gardening
Cathy Isom tells us how gardening could be teaching your kids to eat fruits and veggies later on in life. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

World's Biggest Kohlrabi, Alaska State Fair, Palmer, AK-world record
Everett Griner talks about world record vegetables in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

food consumption factors
Everett Griner talks about some factors involved in what food you choose to eat in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

bounty-of-colorful-grilled-vegetables-and-olives meatlessWorld Health Summit attendees in Berlin next week will dine on a Meatless Monday menu. Meatingplace calls the menu a sign of endorsing a global Meatless Monday movement by the World Health Organization. Continue reading

fsma_logo produce
CDFA was recently awarded $11.7 million for state-level implementation of the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This follows the recent Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement to invest $21.8 million in 42 states. Continue reading

storing potatoes
Cathy Isom give us some tips on how storing potatoes for the year. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

Bee-keeper keeps in hand honeycomb frame with bees on it.
Everett Griner talks about CCD and the Varroa Mite research in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

purebred puppies-fruits-veggiesCathy Isom tells us about the fruits and veggies that you should also be feeding your dogs. That story’s ahead on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

Tractor spraying corn
Over the next several months, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) plans to visit thousands of corn, potato and vegetable growers across the United States to conduct the Vegetable Chemical Use Survey and the second phase of the 2016 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS II). Both of the surveys will focus on chemical use and production practices of these key crops.

“Production agriculture in the United States is constantly evolving and results of these surveys help ensure that the most current information about production practices is readily available,” said NASS Census and Survey Division Director, Barbara Rater. “By responding, farmers ensure that decisions impacting their industry are based on facts.” Continue reading

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