What we're reading this week 4/14/2015

 Apr 14, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Preventing a Future Without Food

Forbes

 

A discussion on the growing need for involvement of younger generations in agriculture around the world, and what can be done to accomplish this aim. Read more >>

 

USDA Commits $23 Million to Citrus Greening Research

Organic FarmingResearch Association

 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $23 million in funding to support research and extension projects aimed at fighting citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB), a bacterial disease that has infected more than 75 percent of Florida’s citrus crop since appearing in the U.S. a decade ago. Read more at >>

 

Record Number of Organic Producers in the US

United States Department of Agriculture

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, with 19,474 certified organic operations in the United States and a total of 27,814 certified organic operations around the world. Read more >>