Mushrooms Gaining Popularity

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Mushrooms are having their moment in the spotlight. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The global mushroom market size is expected to grow by $18.78 billion between 2020 and 2025 according to a new report. One of the key factors driving growth in the mushroom market is the medicinal values associated with mushrooms. Mushrooms are considered a superfood, are high in antioxidants, …


New Test Identifies Poisonous Mushrooms

Dan Industry News Release, Research

(USDA/ARS) — A simple, portable test that can detect the deadliest of the mushroom poisons in minutes has been developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their colleagues. Eating toxic mushrooms causes more than 100 deaths a year, globally, and leaves thousands of people in need of urgent medical assistance. Amanitin is the class of mushroom toxins that cause …


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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Benefits of Sustainably Harvesting Non-timber Forest Products

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

A new report by USDA Forest Service researchers provides science-based information to help decision-makers, practitioners, and researchers to promote the sustainable harvest of non-timber forest products. The Assessment of Nontimber Forest Products in the United States Under Changing Conditions synthesizes the best available science for managing non-timber forest resources in the U.S. “Many private landowners harvest non-timber products to generate income from …


Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom lets us know how mushrooms are an easy, vitamin-packed food you can grow at home. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     One of the easiest “grow it yourself” foods is the mushroom. There are several varieties, in fact, that can be grown at home. And why not? They are packed with B vitamins and …

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Mushrooms You Can Forage

Dan This Land of Ours

Foraging for food has been around since the beginning of time. Cathy Isom tells us about some mushrooms that can be harvested from the wild. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   Growing up you may recall being told, don’t eat the mushrooms from the ground! They’re poison. They’ll kill you. Or, something like that. But you’ll be happy …