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Tips and Tricks: Feature Articles

Tough immigration laws crippling farms

For Indiana and Georgia farmers, it's not a matter of who's right and wrong in the debate behind tough new immigration laws that took effect July 1, but of those laws essentially biting the hands that help feed them. Read More

Honey Bees: Pollinators in Peril

Honey bees are extremely important insects all over the world. These industrious creatures are among the most effective plant pollinating species on the planet. Farmers rely on these insects to pollinate many of their fruit and vegetable crops. Read More

2011 Drought and Its Effects on Agriculture

A severe drought, such as the one that has affected the Midwest, Southwest, Southeast and the Southern and Central Plains regions of the United States this year, can have lasting effects on both the local and national agricultural and farming industry. Read More

Land protection debate goes on, farm values increase

Property rights advocates and government officials continue to spar over land-use rules, even as economic uncertainty has leveled the number of greenfields developed for homes and manufacturers. Read More

Stinkbugs attacking crops in New Jersey

In 1996, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys, entered the United States stowed inside a packing crate that arrived in Reading, Pennsylvania from Asia. This particular stinkbug species is commonly found in China, Japan, and Korea. Read More

CAFOs confine pollutants with the right info

Confined animal feeding operations are intensely regulated to meet environmental responsibilities. But farmers inadvertently may be causing public health problems downstream because they simply do not know the rules or underestimate the impact of their expanding businesses. Read More