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Energy for growing and harvesting crops is a large component of farm operating costs

Agricultural energy consumption includes both direct and indirect energy consumption. Direct energy consumption includes the use of diesel, electricity, propane, natural gas, and renewable fuels for activities on the farm. Indirect energy consumption includes the use of fuel and feedstock (especially natural gas) in the manufacturing of agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides

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Sweet sorghum production guide released

Sweet sorghum in Louisiana is planted from mid-April to mid-May with harvest in August

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Quality of U.S. diet shows modest improvement, but overall remains poor

Trend from 1999-2010 also shows widening disparities in diet quality between rich and poor

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New 10 acre algae farm breaks ground in Louisiana

Commercially-minded algae researchers working together with private industry for job training and new business opportunities

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Farmers need to plan for changes in new farm bill

Although signup is months away, agricultural landowners and producers need to begin planning for decisions they will have to make because of the new farm bill, according to LSU AgCenter economist Mike Salassi

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The debate in the United States to increase consumer confidence about GMOs

Studies have found mandatory labeling laws will raise food costs for America’s families in the checkout aisle, impose unnecessary burdens on farmers and food producers and ultimately eliminate biotechnology from American agriculture

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Consumers like veggies when bought in farmer market

When participants in a local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program received vouchers for fruits and vegetables at area farmers markets, they ate a greater variety of vegetables and more often chose fruits or vegetables as snacks

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Large numbers of US West Coast wineries considering a sale

A study by Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division indicates that 524 US West Coast wineries are strongly considering a sale within the next five years

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Some consumers confuse ‘local’ with ‘organic’ food

The organic-food industry has spent millions of dollars building brand awareness, only to see some consumers confuse “organic” food with “local” food products

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Ionizing radiation to control foodborne pathogenic organisms in crustaceans

US FDA requires special labeling for irradiated food and food packaging

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