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Urban Agriculture Summit tackles food deserts, other issues
Urban agriculture has gone from “a curiosity to a field of unlimited endeavor.”
Grocery survey: Americans paying more for bacon, eggs, toast
Higher retail prices for several food items used to prepare breakfast, including bacon, eggs and bread, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey.
Beehive grant funds available for new beekeepers
With the advance of colony collapse disorder, other diseases and pest challenges like mites, life has been difficult for honey bees in America—and for the beekeepers trying to raise them.
Virginia Cooperative Extension compiling stories for centennial
This year Virginia Cooperative Extension and the national Extension system are turning 100 years old. Activities are being planned throughout the commonwealth to mark the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System.
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