Agriculture economics and rural communities

Wild Tomatoes Resist Devastating Bacterial Canker

Many New York tomato growers are familiar with the scourge of bacterial canker.

NIFA Supports Disaster Education through EDEN

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports disaster education through the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).

When Do Cover Crops Pay? New SARE Report Addresses the Question

Farmers around the country are planting cover crops on millions of acres to protect and improve the soil, and the more that farmers use cover crops, the more they value this conservation practice.

Modifying Hen Diets Reduces Egg Facility Emissions

Iowa is the nation's number-one state in egg production.

University of Maryland Extension Engages Over 250,000 Marylanders

In 2018, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) engaged over 250,000 Marylanders with its faculty, staff, 5,000 volunteers, and over 2,000 partnerships.

Carbon Cycle Dynamics Within Oregon's Agricultural Landscapes

Oregon’s forests are among the highest carbon density forests in the world, and have the potential to store more.

Different Factors Affect Health for Military Couples

Research led by a University of Georgia (UGA) scientist reveals that enhancing community connections for service members and their civilian spouses may be an important tool in supporting their mental and physical health.

Southern Georgia Cooperatives Make a Difference in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Territories

A group of farmers from the U.S. Virgin Islands visited with the West Georgia Farmers’ Cooperative to learn about agricultural cooperatives as part of a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education project.

Agriculture Thrives in Virginia

The network Agricultural Research and Extension Centers around Virginia help the Commonwealth’s number one industry — agriculture — thrive.

Workforce Ready and True Leaders in Florida

Florida 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential by providing hands-on, educational programs in all 67 counties and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.