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SEYMOUR, Wis. – About 40 percent of U.S. farmland is rented and more than one-third of that land is owned by women, according to the American Farmland Trust. Forty-three percent of U.S. farmland – 388 million acres – is currently farmed or co-farmed by women, many of whom have a strong conservation ethic, the organization adds.

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The heyday for Palmer amaranth introductions in Iowa was 2016 with the planting of native seed mixes contaminated with Palmer amaranth. I am aware of more than 30 counties where Palmer amaranth was found in CRP fields following planting of contaminated seed mixes.

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A potato that emits light at the earliest stages of stress has been developed by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The breakthrough could eventually help provide enough time for farmers to address the crop's problems before it’s lost to abiotic stress, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech.

Canada thistle has been a consistent threat to crop production and perennial habitats since its introduction to the area in the late 1800s. Canada thistle is commonly found in crop fields, pastures, hay fields, CRP and other full sun habitats.

I think most people have some concerns when it comes to honey bees, and they’re usually the first insect that comes to mind when you think of …

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Gardening often becomes a lifelong passion when it is introduced to children early in life.