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The value of farm products produced in Washington has increased dramatically over the past five years, even as the number of farms has dropped. A new government census of agriculture found that the value of farm products in Washington grew from $6.7
They're an endangered species in many state legislatures as more Americans move to urban centers or suburban cities: the rural lawmaker who knows what it's like to care for a herd, plant a crop or drive on gravel roads. Indiana Rep. Bill Friend, a
We are incredibly proud of Sandra, who is both a national and provincial executive for Federated Farmers, and her business partners for taking out this award. This meat and fibre farm is as diverse as it is environmentally friendly, says Peter Jex-
Michigan is mirroring a national trend of declining farms even as the value of crops and livestock increases. A five-year federal census of America's agriculture released Thursday finds Michigan had about 52,000 farms in 2012 down 7 percent from 2007.
As a former partner in a rural accounting firm, and a farmer, David Marshall felt for a long time there had to be a more efficient way of managing farm finances. Working with farm investment company MyFarm, which is responsible for managing more than
Kathy and Dave Wullenweber realized their dream of living in a log cabin on a farm of their own. Now, with the help of a Kenton County Cooperative Extension workshop, the chrysanthemum growers hope to make their farm even more successful. Kathy is
When Americans fret about the performance of public education, we typically focus on big-city schools. This makes sensemillions of children are at risk therebut we habitually overlook the problems of schools in rural areas. Most readers would be
Stalls selling sea-fresh fish, live chickens from smaller local poultry farms are some of the latest additions to the sprawling outdoors fresh vegetables and fruits market on the outskirts of the city. Open throughout the day, three days a week
Currently, there are around 3,900 such clusters in the country which do not fall either in rural or urban category. Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said his Ministry will undertake projects such as water supply, sanitation, street lighting,
Mail Tribune Mishandling freshly harvested produce or failing to establish the right relationships can stop a farmer from cashing in on a bumper crop. Drought and a plethora of other ills that plague farmers and ranchers are just part of the equation.