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Food prices continue to rise around the world

The gauge for world food prices went up in January, largely catalysed by supply-side constraints for vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported today. The FAO Food Price Index averaged…

Organic mealybug control indoors and out

They may look like little fluffy cotton balls with legs, but the damage mealybugs can do on houseplants and in the outdoor garden is serious. Mealybugs, a cousin to other garden pests like scale and whiteflies, can damage many flowering…

Family juggles ag business and farm goals

CORNING, Iowa — About a year ago, Jason and Jamie McManis took a chance and started their own business. “It was absolutely a leap of faith,” Jason says. “I had a good job working for great people, but this idea had been nagging at me for…
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