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Talking harvest with farmers from across Canada – RealAgriculture

Welcome to another edition of Farmer Rapid Fire on RealAg Radio! It’s officially August, which means that harvest is getting underway for some and slowly inching closer for others. On today’s show, host Shaun Haney checks in with four farmers from across the nation to see where in the process they are and how crops […]

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A night and day difference: Circadian clock may protect aging eyes

A study of old flies offers new insight into retinal degeneration WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — While bright light helps us see better, our eyes need darkness for better vision. Light breaks down the sensitive machinery of our eyes every day, and during the darkness of night, key pieces are rebuilt. The clock of our circadian […]

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Fruit and veg worth £22m left to rot due to labour shortages

The NFU has demanded an increase in the number of visas for seasonal workers after its analysis showed fruit and vegetable crops worth £22m have been wasted due to labor shortages in the first half of 2022. Growers have been forced to plow in hundreds of tons of crops this season and there is industry […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife joins nursery/landscaping expo

This year, Texas A&M AgriLife further expanded its educational, service and outreach presence at the Texas Nursery and Landscaping Association’s Nursery/Landscape Expo in San Antonio. Texas A&M AgriLife offered a variety of booths recently at the Texas Nursery and Landscaping Association’s Nursery/Landscape Expo in San Antonio. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Paul Schattenberg) “This expo […]

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Precision AI bridges drones and green-on-green technology – RealAgriculture

With more investments than ever being pushed into the ag-tech sector, companies are bringing together resources and technology to not only increase efficiency, but also keep environmental targets in mind. Precision AI is one of those companies. Precision AI’s current endeavor is bridging two emerging technologies, drone technology and green-on-green technology, the latter which is […]

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Consumer Food Insights Report details consumer reaction to inflation

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Consumers are managing inflation in food prices for now, but their expectations to experience future inflation increased from last month, according to this month’s Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University. The survey-based report out of Purdue’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability assesses food security and spending, consumer satisfaction […]

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Avian influenza prevention zone lifted, but risk remains

Avian flu restrictions that have controlled operations on all British poultry farms for the past nine months have been lifted after the UK government classified the virus risk as “low”. The mandatory avian influenza prevention zone (AIPZ) order, which has been in place since November 2021, was removed at noon on Tuesday (16 August). See […]

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The Costs and Benefits of Embracing Plant-Based Meat

As the threat of climate change intensifies, there is increasing pressure for consumers to embrace more environmentally friendly foods. The adoption of plant-based meats, we’ve been told, is one way to do that. But what are the impacts if we all start swapping our Angus beef for Impossible burgers? Researchers at Cornell and Johns Hopkins […]

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CP Rail and Teamsters reach 2-year deal following arbitration – RealAgriculture

Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) say they have reached a two-year agreement following binding arbitration. CP and the TCRC, which represents approximately 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train and yard workers across Canada, agreed to enter binding arbitration in March 2022 after they were unable to reach a deal due to […]

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Sheep checkoff calls for nominations, approves projects

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — At their latest meeting, the Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Council (IN S&W) approved three new projects to fund during the spring and summer seasons. Additionally, the council is asking for nominations of individuals for board positions of districts 1, 4 and 7. In compliance with IN S&W’s regulation to […]

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