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Celebrating National Mushroom Month

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom explains to us why mushrooms own the month of September. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Mushroom Month National Mushroom Month is celebrated each year throughout the month of September. During this time, the USDA takes advantage of the opportunity to educate people on the versatility mushrooms offer, including health benefits. The Mushroom Capital of …

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USDA Announces Investment to Expand Markets for Specialty Crop and Other Farmers

Dan Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Under Secretary Greg Ibach announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $102.7 million to increase opportunities for farmers, ranchers and other growers across the country through five grant programs. The funding supports a variety of locally-led projects intended to expand markets for local food promotion and specialty crops. “Every state has agricultural priorities that contribute to the …

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Canning or Freezing-Preserving the Harvest

Dan Field Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Your harvest is in. Time to think about preserving. Cathy Isom tells you how to save your summer harvest so you can enjoy it this winter. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Canning or Freezing-Preserving the Harvest In the later months of summer sometimes the harvests are just too bountiful to eat. So instead of wasting, save your homegrown …

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Agri View: Grape Production and Consumption

Dan Agri View, Fruits, Specialty Crops

Everett Griner talks about grape production for consumption in today’s Agri View. Grape Production and Consumption Most people consider the annual grape crop to be produced for wine making. If you are talking about California grapes, that is almost correct. The grape industry is changing. In the first place, California is not the only place where grapes are grown. It …

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Wild Adventures Celebrates Local Agriculture with Two-Day Event

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Pecan Harvest Festival to Showcase “Georgia Grown” Products Tasty treats and classic cars will takeover Wild Adventures Theme Park this weekend (Sept. 15-16, 2018) as the park celebrates local agriculture during the first annual Pecan Harvest Festival. “To celebrate this year’s pecan harvest, we’ve partnered with the Georgia Pecan Growers Association to bring some delicious foods out, and to help …

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UF Study: Buyers Want Environmentally Safe Strawberry Production

Dan Florida, Fruits, Research

As buyers browse strawberry packages at the supermarket, they might see labels such as “organically grown” or “locally grown.” But they’d also like to know if the fruit was produced in a way that preserves the environment, a new University of Florida study shows. Consumers say they’ll pay more for strawberries grown in a manner that is sustainable, the research …

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Practical Uses of the Mimosa Tree

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom gives us some practical uses for the fast-growing, cold-hardy exotic tree you may want to consider for your yard. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Practical Uses of the Mimosa Tree Mimosa trees, otherwise known as Persian silk trees, are beloved ornamental trees because of their beautiful pink pom-pom flowers with an amazing fragrance, and fern-like …

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Celebrating National Acorn Squash Day

Dan This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom is celebrating a savory winter vegetable known for its sweet and nutty flavor. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Acorn Squash Day Even though we aren’t quite done with summer, a winter squash is in the spotlight today. September 7th is National Acorn Squash Day. While it is considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs …