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Used pumpkin decorations become farm food

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Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up

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Christmas 'Cone Weed' loses its cone, much of its weediness

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3-19 Coffee supports coffee-growing families, promotes Cleveland artists

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Roast sweet potatoes to intensify their sweetness

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Wineries booming, tobacco farming waning, study says

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Aquaponic horticulture scheduled for spring semester splash in Stanley County

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Montana's senators protest India's 50% tax on imported peas, lentils and other pulse crops
A bipartisan group of western senators led by Montana’s Steve Daines and Jon Tester have asked federal trade officials to confront India’s imposition of 50 percent tariffs on pulse exports. Pulses include crops like peas, lentils and beans. India is the top export market for U.S. dried peas, averaging 200,000 tons a year. “The imposition of such an increase without notice has caused cash dry pea prices to collapse in the United States,” the senators wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U   Read More ...
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Trimming the Christmas Pineapple and 8 More Holiday Trends You Need to Know This Year
The Trend: Festive Fruit Trees aren’t the only things being trimmed this year. It seems with shiny ornaments, garland, and star(fish!). Clearly, this is a trend we can get behind; our only question is, how has this not become a thing until now? The Trend: Hitting the (Champagne) Bar While a nice bottle of champagne chilling on ice is just fine, add to that a beautiful bar cart stocked with fancy fixins like liqueurs, juices, fruits, and herbs and you have this lovely setup that’s guaranteed to impress everyone at the party   Read More ...
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Endangered coffee crops in Uganda threaten families' livelihood
MOUNT ELGON, Uganda -- If you're topping off your holiday dinner with coffee, you may find this interesting: British scientists this week said three to four cups a day are likely to do more good for you than harm. They say coffee is linked to a lower risk of heart disease and premature death, but some coffee crops are being threatened now -- by changes in the environment   Read More ...
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Don’t toss that pumpkin: Getting creative with our favorite squash
It’s commonly said that you can use every part of the pig except for the squeal. Can that “waste not, want not” mentality apply to pumpkins? With Thanksgiving here, thousands of unused pumpkins will be heading to the trash, or left to rot on the stoop. But more can be done with that pumpkin. Many of us have memories of our mothers baking pumpkin seeds   Read More ...
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Long dependent on immigrant workers, Yakima Valley growers laboring with new reality
Last week, Miguel Gonzales worked quickly to pluck apples from trees in an orchard north of Tieton, Yakima County, before the snow season arrives. “We work seven days a week, but that’s good,” Gonzales said after climbing down a ladder. “There’s not many people, so we have to work harder.” Gonzales worked alongside several laborers hired by local grower Apple King to harvest a crop belonging to another grower — apples that otherwise wouldn’t have been picked   Read More ...
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Recipe: Pumpkin flan
Roasted pumpkin puree. Set the oven at 400 degrees. Take the pumpkin and cut off the stem. Slice the pumpkin down the middle, through its equator. Take a spoon and gently remove all the seeds. Cut the hemispheres into halves. You should now have 4 pieces. Take the brown sugar and smother the inside of the pumpkin with it   Read More ...
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Used pumpkin decorations become farm food
By CAROLE SOULE For the Monitor Not sure what to do with all those Thanksgiving pumpkin decorations? No need to cook them or peel them. Just donate them to your favorite cows or pigs. Are they soft and squishy? All the more tasty for your four-legged friends. What is one man’s waste can be dinner for a pig or a cow   Read More ...
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Soybean outlook: Valuable crop follows in footsteps of robust corn harvest
Roger Zylstra harvest soybeans on his farm near Kellogg, Iowa, working into the night to catch up after a wet week prior. Rodney White and Michael Zamora/The Register. When farmers harvested a record corn crop this year, many expected a similarly robust soybean season. Both grains are important to the poultry industry, the state's agricultural leader. And, as farmers harvest their soybeans in early November, they are using superlatives to describe the outcome   Read More ...
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GRAINS-Wheat ticks up on short-covering, U.S. crop rating
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Ukraine's Animal Feeding Stuff Approved to Export to China
UKRAINE - Ukraine has been approved to export sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp to China, State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has approved seven Ukrainian companies for sunflower meals deliveries and two Ukrainian companies for sugar beet pulp supplies   Read More ...
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Campbell Soup warns of weak second-quarter profit due to carrot supply delays
(Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co (), which missed Wall Street estimates for first-quarter profit and revenue, said harvest delays of its carrot crop in California and higher costs are likely to hurt its earnings in the current quarter. Shares of the company were down 7 percent at $46.39 in late morning trading. The company, which sells the Bolthouse Farms of fresh juices, said severe weather hurt crop production, leading the world’s largest soup maker to delay supply of carrot-based products to its customers   Read More ...
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Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The fall harvest in South Dakota is close to wrapping up. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 89 percent complete, the sorghum harvest 90 percent done and the corn harvest 92 percent complete. The report says weather over the week was favorable for farmers finishing their harvest, completing fall tillage and applying fertilizer   Read More ...
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Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The fall harvest in South Dakota is close to wrapping up. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 89 percent complete, the sorghum harvest 90 percent done and the corn harvest 92 percent complete. The report says weather over the week was favorable for farmers finishing their harvest, completing fall tillage and applying fertilizer   Read More ...
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Some North Dakota crops might not be harvested until spring
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Warm weather in North Dakota over the past week means some farmers might not finish their corn and sunflower harvests until spring. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that snowmelt might have made some crops too wet to harvest this fall. The corn harvest is 86 percent done and the sunflower harvest is 87 percent complete   Read More ...
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Chilton County peach farmers hoping for more cold weather
Chilton County peach farmers said they need more cold weather for a better crop this year. Mike Burnette opened a produce store in Pelham last April. He has been successful selling produce, but he has concerns about the peach crop on his farm in Chilton County. "This year was worse than last year. There was a lot of folks out of peaches in June   Read More ...
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Christmas 'Cone Weed' loses its cone, much of its weediness - | WBTV Charlotte
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's Christmas "Cone Weed" has lost its cone and much of its weediness. The Huntersville Fire Department posted on Twitter that a road crew showed up in a truck Monday and removed the orange traffic cone that had a hardy weed growing out of it. The cone and plant on the grass beside the highway had sparked a social media sensation after someone decorated the scraggly vegetation with tinsel and Christmas ornaments last week   Read More ...
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Christmas 'Cone Weed' loses its cone, much of its weediness
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Christmas "Cone Weed" has lost its cone and much of its weediness. The Huntersville Fire Department posted on Twitter that a road crew showed up in a truck Monday and removed the orange traffic cone that had a hardy weed growing out of it. The cone and plant on the grass beside the highway had sparked a social media sensation after someone decorated the scraggly vegetation with tinsel and Christmas ornaments last week   Read More ...
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Sweet potato or yam? Is there a difference? | The Kansas City Star
Children at Snack Shack in Kansas City, Kan., talk about a good age to get a smartphone. In recent weeks hundreds of families across the Kansas City area have been discussing "Wait Until 8th,” a campaign asking parents to pledge they'll not provide smartphones until their children reach 8th grade. Robin Knight, owner of Emily Kate’s Bakery, a wholesale gluten-free bakery in Prairie Village, is collaborating with local pie giant Tippin’s Pies to bring mouth-watering gluten-free pumpkin pies to store shelves in time for the holidays   Read More ...
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8 Minute Meals: sweet potato and carrot quinoa bowl
(WTNH) — Health coach and blogger of Sweet, Simple Delicious April Godfrey makes a sweet potato and carrot quinoa bowl topped with a cilantro lime dressing. Hearty Sweet Potato and Carrot Quinoa Bowl: 3 Cups pre-cooked Quinoa. 1 Sweet potato grated. 1 Can of black beans well rinsed. 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds. In a pan over medium heat add the olive oil followed by the shredded sweet potato and shredded carrot   Read More ...
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3-19 Coffee supports coffee-growing families, promotes Cleveland artists
That's the premise behind , a passion project started by three Ohioans who love great coffee and wanted their coffee beans to brew more than profits. "Coffee is an art," Vehar said, glancing into his raised cup before taking a sip. "Every roast, every bean, and every harvest is different." Every batch of coffee depends on the quality of the soil, when and how it was harvested, and how quickly it was brewed after the beans were sorted, roasted and ground   Read More ...
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Pumpkin Spice invades the world
The ominous warning signs are there: Pumpkin Spice is taking over the world. "Certainly the pumpkin spice latte was the one product that really expanded into other foods," said Jill Pratt. Starbucks launched its Pumpkin Spice Latte in 2003, and the dam broke. Meet Pumpkin Spice Oreos, Twinkies, cereal, even Pumpkin Spice Hershey's kisses. Over the past year, Americans spent more than $400 million on pumpkin spice stuff   Read More ...
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Today's Special: Pumpkin Spice
The ominous warning signs are there: Pumpkin Spice is taking over the world. "Certainly the pumpkin spice latte was the one product that really expanded into other foods," said Jill Pratt. Starbucks launched its Pumpkin Spice Latte in 2003, and the dam broke. Meet Pumpkin Spice Oreos, Twinkies, cereal, even Pumpkin Spice Hershey's kisses. Over the past year, Americans spent more than $400 million on pumpkin spice stuff   Read More ...
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It’s time to think about sweet potatoes
By ROBIN SWEETSER For the Monitor Are sweet potatoes on your Thanksgiving menu? A favorite winter veggie, they are front and center on mine. Typically thought of as a southern crop, a few years ago the University of New Hampshire started experimenting with growing them in our climate. They have had great results, so I had to give it a try   Read More ...
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Aldi recalls peanut packets because they contain nuts
Aldi has pulled packets of Clancy's Barbecue Flavor Coated Peanuts from shelves over fears they could be a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts. The bag of nuts contains cashews but fails to mention this on the label. It may seem obvious that a packet of peanuts could trigger a nut allergy, but some people's allergies are affected by different types of nuts   Read More ...
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Roast sweet potatoes to intensify their sweetness
We have the perfect sweet potato side dish for your Thanksgiving menu. Paired with dried cranberries and pecans, this vegetable dish is easy to prepare and requires just a handful of ingredients. Fiber-rich sweet potatoes supply generous amounts of beta carotene (for healthy vision, especially at night), vitamin B6 (helps make needed proteins), vitamin C (for healing wounds, preventing bruises, and keeping the immune system working properly), and potassium (helps maintain a healthy blood pressure)   Read More ...
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NAFTA: US-grown corn threatens Mexican crop heritage
US President Donald Trump has vowed to make the North American Free Trade Agreement better serve US interests, but Mexicans are concerned that cheap US imports are destroying Mexico's cultural relationship with its traditional maize varieties. Negotiators from the US, Mexico and Canada are in Mexico City to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. In this fifth round of talks, one of the big issues on the table is corn. It is Mexico's top agricultural import from the US. But some say cheap American varieties are damaging Mexico's rich and various maize heritage. Al Jazeera’s Julia Galiano reports from Mexico City   Read More ...
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What's The Difference Between Sweet Potatoes & Yams?
Every Thanksgiving, Americans buy tons of sweet potatoes. Or are they yams? What’s the difference? Heather Brown answers this Good Question ( 1:51). WCCO 4 News.   Read More ...
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The incredible 'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in N. Carolina town
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. WBTV reports someone decorated the "Cone Weed" with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following   Read More ...
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'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. WBTV reports someone decorated the "Cone Weed" with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following   Read More ...
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Incredible 'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. WBTV reports someone decorated the "Cone Weed" with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following   Read More ...
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'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. WBTV reports someone decorated the "Cone Weed" with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following   Read More ...
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'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. someone decorated the "Cone Weed" with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following   Read More ...
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'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. someone decorated the "Cone Weed" with tinsel and ornaments last week. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following   Read More ...
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Ivory Coast to expel cocoa farmers from largest forest reserve
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast will launch an operation to expel thousands of illegal farmers from the Goin-Debe forest reserve, the West African nation’s largest, a government spokesman said on Thursday. The decision is part of efforts to protect forests in Ivory Coast, which has lost much of its rainforest to agriculture. “We will immediately proceed with   Read More ...
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Wineries booming, tobacco farming waning, study says
HARTFORD — Over the last eight years, state winery sales have gone up by more than 120 percent, while tobacco sales have fallen by nearly 40 percent, according to a new study by the UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Speaking Wednesday during the 17th annual meeting of the Working Lands Alliance, Rigoberto A. Lopez, director of the university’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy, said the study of agriculture changes between 2007 and 2015 shows strong gains for cattle ranching and farming; vegetable and melon farming; seafood preparation and packing; and milk and butter making   Read More ...
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Organic-food purists assail the designation for hydroponics
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Can a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt be called "organic"? Some purists don't think so. The National Organic Standards Board, which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture, voted this month against a proposal to exclude hydroponics and aquaponics — the raising of plants without soil and fish using the same water — from the USDA's organic certification program   Read More ...
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Aquaponic horticulture scheduled for spring semester splash in Stanley County
A $20,000 grant from the Turner Foundation has been awarded to the Stanley County School District. The money will be used to build an indoor greenhouse and aquaponics facility in the ag classroom building. Aquaponics and hydroponics are approaches to growing plants without soil; nutrients that would typically come from soil are delivered in mineral nutrient solutions. Confirmation of the grant award came from district superintendent Joel Price in the “good news” section of his regular report to the board at its regular monthly meeting Monday evening   Read More ...
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Minnesota corn, soybean farmers see slight production dip
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Profits are expected to remain steady for Minnesota corn and soybean farmers despite a slight production dip in 2017. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the state's corn production will be 1.45 billion bushels, a 6 percent decrease from last year. The department predicts the state's soybean production will be 373 million bushels, down 4 percent from last year   Read More ...
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Minnesota corn, soybean farmers see slight production dip
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Profits are expected to remain steady for Minnesota corn and soybean farmers despite a slight production dip in 2017. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the state's corn production will be 1.45 billion bushels, a 6 percent decrease from last year. The department predicts the state's soybean production will be 373 million bushels, down 4 percent from last year   Read More ...
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Very cold weather Up North keeping crops from drying, report says
Farmers in northern Wisconsin are hoping for warmer weather, as below freezing temperatures stymied drying of corn and soybean crops in the field. The crop progress report for the week ending Nov. 12 said temperatures were well below normal, with overnight lows in the low teens and single digits throughout the state, and some readings getting down to one or two below zero   Read More ...
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