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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JAN. 19, 2018

    01/19/2018 4:35:20 PM PST · by greeneyes · 22 replies
    freerepublic | JAN. 19, 2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

    01/18/2018 2:45:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Thursday, January 18, 2018 | Maev Kennedy
    More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces covered with 1,000 tonnes of specially imported gleaming white stone to give it the appearance of a giant stepped pyramid rising from the Aegean: the most imposing manmade structure in all the Cyclades archipelago... Archaeologists from three different countries involved in an ongoing excavation have found evidence of a complex of drainage tunnels -- constructed 1,000 years before the famous indoor plumbing of the Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete -- and traces...
  • 200,000 Honey Bees Killed in Prunedale

    01/17/2018 12:44:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Sierra Starks
    A bee killer toppled 100 beehives in Prunedale and sprayed hundreds of thousands of honey bees with gasoline over the weekend. The honey bees were being kept on Mike Hickenbottom's Prunedale property along Eacho Valley Road during the winter. The bees are owned by a man who lives in the Central Valley, where it's too cold during winter months, and they like feeding from eucalyptus trees that flower on the Central Coast during this time of year. Advertisement Hickenbottom believes his neighbors were behind the incident, partially because they had complained to him three times. The bees are allowed to...
  • AgencyGets $6.7 Million for Sole Purpose of Increasing "Consumption of Fresh Mangos in the US"

    01/14/2018 12:35:40 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 21 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 01-13-2018 | Suzanne Hamner
    The united States government is filled with departments, agencies, boards and bureaus that are outside the authority given to the legislative branch by the Constitution.  Some are prominent in the public sphere – Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Energy, and so forth and so on.  Some are not. Anyone ever heard of the National Mango Board?  Well, this board is contained in the Department of Agriculture and operates on a $6.7 million annual budget.  Its sole purpose is to "increase the consumption of fresh mangos in the united States." CNSnews.com reports: The government...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JAN. 12, 2018

    01/12/2018 9:09:30 PM PST · by greeneyes · 41 replies
    freerepublic | JAN. 12, 2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • More Hobby Farms Means More Maimed Farmers

    01/12/2018 7:33:25 AM PST · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 11-29-2017 | Rick Callahan
    More Hobby Farms Means More Maimed Farmers The risk of serious injury or death has always been a part of farming. CONTRIBUTOR: Rick Callahan INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Jacobs was just a teenager when his parents bought a scenic Kentucky farm with hayfields, forests, creeks, trails and a view of the Ohio River. Decades later, he still spent time there, maintaining the property as a second job and using its campsite for family getaways. The Lawrenceburg, Indiana, anesthesiologist was removing dying ash trees in June 2015 when his tractor overturned as he was pulling a tree up a hill. He...
  • Latest Millennial dream job farming

    01/12/2018 6:35:37 AM PST · by frogjerk · 54 replies
    On Thanksgiving Day, while America ate its biggest, most famous meal of the year, The Washington Post wrote about something for which everyone ought to be thankful: more millennials are taking up farming. That’s right: For the first time in a long time, a growing number of young Americans are ditching cities and desk jobs to sow seeds and pull weeds. In fact, it’s only the second time in the last century that the number of farmers ages thirty-five and under has increased.
  • Trump Touts Tax Cuts to Farmers Amid Immigration, Trade Concerns

    01/08/2018 11:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    newsmax ^ | Jan 08, 2018 | Associated Press via Newsmax
    Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland. "Those towers are going to go up and you're going to have great, great broadband," Trump told the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. "Farm country is God's country," he declared. Trump became the first president in a quarter-century to address the federation's convention, using the trip to Nashville as a backdrop for a White House report that included proposals...
  • (Video) President Trump speech in Nashville, TN. today

    01/08/2018 8:17:19 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/8/2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    January 8, 2018. Farm Bureau Federation's 99th Annual.
  • President Address to American Farm Bureau, Nashville, TN LIVE VIDEO

    01/08/2018 1:17:29 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 57 replies
    He Sounds great! Crowd enthusiastic!
  • 'A Proud Moment for Farm Bureau'...President Trump to speak....

    01/06/2018 7:30:52 AM PST · by caww · 15 replies
    https://www.fb.org/viewpoints/a-proud-moment-for-farm-bureau ^ | Jan. 3. 2018 | Zippy Duvall President FB
    President Trump will be joining us at our annual convention in Nashville and speaking to the thousands of farmers and ranchers gathered there. The President’s attendance, the 'first for a U.S. president in more than 20 years,' is recognition that Farm Bureau members play a vital role: providing food, fiber and energy crops—and the additional jobs they support—for our country. We look forward to hearing the President’s remarks about issues that are important to farmers’ and ranchers’ bottom lines...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JAN. 4, 2018

    01/04/2018 8:59:54 PM PST · by greeneyes · 36 replies
    freerepublic | JAN. 4, 2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Scientists Expect Chocolate to Go Extinct by 2050

    01/02/2018 8:27:51 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 204 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/2/2018 | Elizabeth Sherman
    You may love chocolate, but you should probably start preparing yourself to say goodbye to it: Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted that cacao plants are likely to go extinct as early as 2050 due to climate change. But there’s one glimmer hope on the horizon: Mars—the candy company which makes such chocolate treats as the Snickers and the Twix bar—has teamed up with the University of California on a new method that may help save future cacao crops.
  • THE WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DEC. 29, 2017

    12/29/2017 7:47:02 PM PST · by greeneyes · 26 replies
    freerepublic | DEC. 29, 2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Professors claim farmers’ markets cultivate racism: ‘Habits of white people are normalized’

    12/27/2017 8:02:03 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 130 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/27/2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Two professors from San Diego State University claim in a new book that farmers’ markets in urban areas are weed-like “white spaces” responsible for oppression. Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J Bosco are part of an anthology released this month titled “Just Green Enough.” The work, published by Routledge, claims there is a correlation between the “whiteness of farmers’ markets” and gentrification. “Farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized,” the SDSU professors write, the education watchdog Campus Reform reported Wednesday.
  • THE WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DEC. 22, 2017

    12/22/2017 6:28:55 PM PST · by greeneyes · 38 replies
    freerepublic | DEC. 22, 2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Scientists have isolated the very first rust pathogen gene that wheat plants detect...

    12/21/2017 3:31:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Mr Jiapeng Chen, a PhD candidate from the University of Sydney who initiated the work by sequencing and analysing the genome of a virulent rust isolate, said this was the first important step in addressing the diagnostic challenges posed by ever-changing fungi, which result in new rust pathogen strains. Professor Park explained: "It's like an ongoing arms race - we've got to keep one step ahead of this changing pathogen. "The last major epidemic of wheat stem rust in Australia alone, in 1973, caused $AU300 million in damage - imagine what that would be today." Co-corresponding author, Dr Peter Dodds...
  • President Commutes Sentence of Iowa Meatpacking Executive

    12/21/2017 6:08:11 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2017 | Mitch Smith
    President Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, whose Iowa meatpacking plant was the target of a huge immigration raid in 2008, and whose 27-year prison sentence angered many Orthodox Jews. Mr. Rubashkin made national headlines nine years ago after federal agents arrived by helicopter at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, and detained nearly 400 undocumented immigrants, including several children, who were working there. Mr. Rubashkin was the company’s chief executive, and the plant had been the largest kosher meatpacking operation in the country. He was later convicted of bank fraud in federal court.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DEC. 15, 2017

    12/15/2017 4:20:54 PM PST · by greeneyes · 29 replies
    freerepublic | 12/15/17 | greeenyes
    he Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DEC. 8, 2017

    12/08/2017 6:30:21 PM PST · by greeneyes · 30 replies
    freerepublic | DEC. 8, 2017 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...