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department of agriculture

  • n  the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
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  • Oklahoma Agriculture
    The state Department of Agriculture reported the following closing prices Monday:
    June 15, 2013 - Tulsa World
  • Record crop forecast sends corn prices lower
    Record crop forecast sends corn prices lower Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 1:12 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Corn prices ended sharply lower Wednesday after the Department of Agriculture predicted a record crop and large supplies of the grain. Scott Strand, a market ...
    June 15, 2013 -
  • Popularity of farmers markets gives area growers more opportunity
    The number of farmers markets listed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has grown from 1,755 in 1994 to 7,800 in 2012.   In Illinois, where corn and soybeans are the first crops that come to mind, specialty crops are on the rise.   The local food movement - the idea that a community benefits when it grows its own - makes sense in Illinois where pumpkins, melons, horseradish, peaches, apples ...
    June 15, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star

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