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Introduction to California Agriculture: Fresno County

 – by Katelyn Vargas While mention of the State of California will conjure images of Hollywood and its two famous cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, California is actually the leading agriculture producing state in the United States, with 80,500 farms and ranches producing 11 percent of the total U.S. food production. California has ...
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Meet an American Farming Family by Blaire Bloxom

Blair Bloxom took a tour through Mattawoman Creek Farms to see how Janice and Rick Felker are leading the way in organic farming. Nestled behind the small town of Eastville on Virginia’s Eastern Shore sits Mattawoman Creek Farms. Owned and operated by Janice and Rick Felker, the thirty-acre organic farm overlooks its namesake body of ...
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Meet the Virtual Foreign Service Interns

Blaire Bloxom, Princeton University Blaire Bloxom joined the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) eInternship program as an Agricultural Research Assistant in September of 2013. Prior to her selection, she spent last August traveling throughout Italy, Greece, and Turkey photographing fourth and fifth century churches for her senior thesis research. Before that adventure, she ...
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Agriculture in the United States: an Introduction

Farmers around the world face the challenge of feeding a growing population with limited natural resources, unpredictable weather, climate change and threats from pests and diseases. This blog will explore farming and agriculture in the United States to demonstrate how some farmers are rising to this challenge using a mixture of traditional practices and innovation ...
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