News tagged with farmers

California tightening rule on popular pesticide

California will tighten rules on how much farmers can use a common pesticide listed by the nation's most productive agricultural state as a chemical known to cause cancer, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday.

dateOct 06, 2016 in Environment
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Farming with forests

In the race to feed a growing population, it is important to consider sustainability. University of Illinois researchers are promoting the practice of agroforestry—the intentional planting of trees and shrubs with crops ...

dateSep 23, 2016 in Environment
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Getting maximum profit, minimal pollution

There are more chickens in the United States than people in the entire world. Raising huge numbers of chickens generates large quantities of waste. This waste includes feces, feather, and bedding materials—collectively ...

dateOct 12, 2016 in Environment
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