Miscellaneous http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6151/more en Stockton Group, Syngenta sign agreements on biofungicide technology http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/stockton-group-syngenta-sign-agreements-biofungicide-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Stockton Group, a leader in innovative botanical based crop protection, has signed a major agreement with Syngenta as the exclusive global distributor of new biofungicide technology based on tea tree oil for the control of several diseases in ornamental crops.</p> <p>Stockton products will be sold globally under the Syngenta brand for botrytis and powdery mildew in ornamentals.</p> <p>Syngenta will market the new biofungicide technology in Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America, and Africa.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/stockton-group-syngenta-sign-agreements-biofungicide-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/stockton-group-syngenta-sign-agreements-biofungicide-technology#comments Miscellaneous Chemicals Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:39:00 +0000 168161 at http://westernfarmpress.com June Dairy Month honors more than just the cows http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/june-dairy-month-honors-more-just-cows <div class="node-body blog-body">A vibrant and sustainable dairy industry can go a long way towards sustaining entire agricultural economies</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/june-dairy-month-honors-more-just-cows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/june-dairy-month-honors-more-just-cows#comments Miscellaneous Crops Farm Press Blog Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:25:00 +0000 168071 at http://westernfarmpress.com How emotions hurt communities and the environment http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-emotions-hurt-communities-and-environment <div class="node-body blog-body">How has man's desire to hemp nature actually hurt the environment?</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-emotions-hurt-communities-and-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-emotions-hurt-communities-and-environment#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Thu, 26 May 2016 21:23:00 +0000 167581 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Getty Images Photo by David McNew.</p> Sometimes dirt-road journeys are the most rewarding http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sometimes-dirt-road-journeys-are-most-rewarding <div class="node-body blog-body">Writing about agriculture didn’t come until several years into my journalism career. While at the time I saw my duties of writing about farming and ranching for a community newspaper in central California as just that – duties aimed more at keeping my editor from belittling my story ideas than anything else, that attitude quickly morphed into a passion thanks to one particular farmer and later through an opportunity to focus my writing solely on agriculture.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sometimes-dirt-road-journeys-are-most-rewarding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sometimes-dirt-road-journeys-are-most-rewarding#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Thu, 26 May 2016 17:04:00 +0000 167571 at http://westernfarmpress.com High school graduation, agricultural dreams follow similar paths http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/high-school-graduation-agricultural-dreams-follow-similar-paths <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The high school graduation season is wrapping up with 12-grade pigskins in hands, and young graduates believing the world is at their fingertips which it is.</p> <p>My grandson was among those in May who shifted the high school graduation hat tassel from one side to the other; a scene repeated across the country in this symbolic achievement of educational advancement.</p> <p>He graduated from a high school in a mostly rural town in the Upper Midwest where agriculture is likely the top economic contributor to the local economy. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/high-school-graduation-agricultural-dreams-follow-similar-paths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/high-school-graduation-agricultural-dreams-follow-similar-paths#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Wed, 25 May 2016 23:39:00 +0000 167551 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images</p> Rose Acre to open Arizona egg operation this fall http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/rose-acre-open-arizona-egg-operation-fall <div class="field-deck"> Farm located in La Paz County </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms, the second largest egg producer in the U.S. with almost 2,000 employees in eight states, plans to open a new operation south of Bouse in La Paz County, Ariz. this fall.</p> <p>The Bouse-area facility could eventually hire 80-100 employees in the farm&rsquo;s first development stage.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re very excited to have Rose Acre Farms in Arizona,&rdquo; said Mark Killian, director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA).</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/rose-acre-open-arizona-egg-operation-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/rose-acre-open-arizona-egg-operation-fall#comments Miscellaneous Tue, 24 May 2016 23:30:00 +0000 167461 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Stock photo - Getty Images.&nbsp;</p> Technology can be good but is it always relevant? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/technology-can-be-good-it-always-relevant <div class="node-body blog-body">Good marketing is still an art, not a "shotgun approach"</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/technology-can-be-good-it-always-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/technology-can-be-good-it-always-relevant#comments Miscellaneous Marketing and Promotion Farm Press Blog Sun, 15 May 2016 00:11:00 +0000 167201 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Photo by Andrew Postell, creative commons,&nbsp;wikimedia&nbsp;</p> Agricultural programs get big boost at Fresno State http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/agricultural-programs-get-big-boost-fresno-state <div class="field-deck"> Jordan Agricultural Research Center will foster research and industry collaboration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fresno State University opens state-of-the-art building on campus to aid in agricultural research</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/agricultural-programs-get-big-boost-fresno-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/agricultural-programs-get-big-boost-fresno-state#comments Miscellaneous Fri, 13 May 2016 23:49:00 +0000 167161 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Agricultural education and research at Fresno State University moves forward with the addition of the new Jordan Agricultural Research Center next to the campus farm in the heart of Fresno.</p> Photo by Geoff Thurner, Fresno State University BetterSeed.org - 'go-to source' on quality seed http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/betterseedorg-go-source-quality-seed <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Seed Trade Association (<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="ASTA">ASTA</span>) has a new website -&nbsp;<a href="http://amseed.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d%3f3768%26JDG%3c%3d1%40352.LP%3f%40083%3a&amp;RE=MC&amp;RI=3960310&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=53765&amp;Action=Follow+Link">BetterSeed.org</a>.</p> <p>The website is a &ldquo;go-to source&rdquo; for information related to the research, development, and movement of quality seed to meet the world&rsquo;s demand for food, feed, fiber, and fuel.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/betterseedorg-go-source-quality-seed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/betterseedorg-go-source-quality-seed#comments Miscellaneous Thu, 12 May 2016 15:54:00 +0000 167121 at http://westernfarmpress.com Circus politics, polling screw-up, long voting lines http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/circus-politics-polling-screw-long-voting-lines <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We&rsquo;re all aware of the political circus act currently performed under the Republican and Democratic parties&rsquo; &lsquo;Big Tops&rsquo; for the high stakes goal of snaring the U.S. presidency. The candidates are dishing out outrageous showboating amid rampant name calling.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/circus-politics-polling-screw-long-voting-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/circus-politics-polling-screw-long-voting-lines#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:57:00 +0000 166541 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Photo: Win McNamee, Getty Images.</p>