"Our farmers are still dealing with issues related to Hurricane Michael, and now they are looking at poor prices," Jones said. "They never recovered from Michael. They never got any kind of disaster relief. Everything expense-wise is higher for farmers, except for diesel. With farmers not seeing good commodity prices, they aren't seeing a profit being made.
In his opening monologue Wednesday night, "Hannity" host Sean Hannity blasted former three-term New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg and praised American farmers after a newly surfaced video revealed some dismissive comments made by the candidate about farmers and their industry. "Let's not forget farmer Mike's aloof smug comments about America's great farmers," Hannity said. "He said I can teach anyone to be a farmer. You just dig a hole and put a seed in it and put dirt on top of that and add water and up comes your corn. I didn't know it was that easy."
What did the first farmers look like? New genetic research suggests that it depends on where you look. DNA sequencing of ancient skeletons has revealed that early human farmers were a genetically diverse group, according to a new study in the journal Science. The findings provide new insight into how agriculture spread throughout the Neolithic world. In the Mesolithic period, humans were exclusively hunter-gatherers.
After Grant Farms CSA shuttered operations in December and declared bankruptcy in April, there are still about 20 current northern Colorado farms selling directly to the public. Most set up at eight weekly farmers markets scattered throughout Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor and Wellington. A new monthly Sunday farmers market in Timnath is scheduled to debut in June.
CES is most known as a show for computers, cars and seriously strange stuff, but there's no shortage of people here trying to solve big problems the rest of us have never heard of. Take Amber Agriculture for instance: run by students at the University of Illinois, the startup as developed a finger-sized sensor meant to be stuck inside silos to help farmers monitor the quality of their stored grain. What's more, Amber's approach falls in line with other big trends at the show. You've heard of the smart home. Now the Amber team is trying to help build the smart farm.