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GMOs and Human Health: GMOs Part IV

GMOs and Human Health:  GMOs Part IV The following excerpt is from the Penn State Ag Science Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 Edition. Ask just about any scientist if GMOs are bad for our health and he or she will say, “Probably not.”...

What Consumers Should Know About Pesticides and the Food They Eat

2014 Pesticide Data Program Annual Summary The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has released the summary from 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary.  The data confirms that overall pesticide chemical residues found on the foods...

Alternatives to Pesticides

Alternatives to Pesticides and Integrated Pest Management Many sustainable farms use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a compliment or alternative to the use of pesticides.  IPM is a growing movement among farms of all sizes that incorporates a variety of...

Did you know?

Did You Know? Herbicides can aid soil conservation. The use of herbicides reduces the need for tilling, preventing soil erosion and water loss.

Did You Know? Yakima County has the most organic farms of any county in Washington?

Fact or Fiction?

Fiction: Organic farming means grown without pesticides.

Fact: The USDA approves a lengthy list of pesticides for organic farming. Take a look here.


Are Farmers Rich?

Are Farmers Rich? An interesting question that many people want to know.  Yes, farmers are rich in many ways, but farmers are not wealthy.  They...

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