Local Agriculture News

Like many years in the world of agriculture, 2019 had its ups and downs. White County, along with much of the Midwest, experienced torrential rain showers throughout the spring and early summer.

National Agriculture News

Dustin Vanasse, a Minnesota farm boy turned chef for 15 years, owns a small Twin Cities outfit called Bare Honey. He was attracting attention like bees on honey last week at the big Winter Fancy Food trade show in San Francisco. Vanasse, 38, is a few years into a cutting-edge trend: making and bottling honey from bee colonies raised on restored, pollinator-friendly habitat also used for solar ...

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Q: My home was severely damaged about eight months ago due to water damage, and I have been living in a hotel suite since then. I recently noticed that the hotel is charging me for the tourist tax. I am not a tourist. Why do I have to pay this? - Oliver A: In Florida, along with most states, short term, or "transient," rentals of less than six months are taxed. In addition to this state tax, ...

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MightyVine is suing a major grower of greenhouse tomatoes over its use of the term "mighty" in its branding. The company, which grows hydroponic tomatoes in a greenhouse in Rochelle, Ill., has filed a federal lawsuit against Canadian grower Mastronardi Produce, whose Sunset brand of tomatoes can be found at many U.S. retailers. The suit alleges Mastronardi's Tiny Mighty Tomatoes infringe on ...

Conoce a Pa'Trice Frazier, una maestra soldadora e instructora de 34 años de edad. - Sobre ser una soldadora afroamericana: "Es como si fuera un monstruo del Lago Ness ahora mismo, o Pie Grande. ¿Qué está vivo pero no se le ve todo el tiempo? Como una paloma bebé … ¿Cuándo fue la última vez que viste un pichón?" - Desde la punta de sus zapatos hasta el tungsteno: "Durante mi niñez, pensaba que ...

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is boasting that he's made farmers "really happy." He's not wrong, but it's not just the trade deal that's left farmers optimistic for 2020. Analysts are saying the accord signed this week mostly just takes trade back to normal for American agriculture. China has committed to $32 billion in additional purchases over two years, but that buying will be market dependent ...

Doug Schmale's family farm straddles the Great Plains in two parts: 4,500 acres in western Nebraska and a separate 160-acre plot in eastern Colorado. Schmale pays wildly different property taxes on either side of the border. "The last time I ran the numbers, I was paying somewhere close to five or six times as much in Nebraska than I was paying in eastern Colorado," said Schmale, a ...