Suffolk man wants to open malt house for craft breweries
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Suffolk man wants to open malt house for craft breweries

Keith Foster wants to play middle man in Hampton Roads’ growing craft beer scene. He’s planning to open a malt house sometime next year and has aspirations of processing locally grown, quality grains to sell to local breweries. But are folks at either end of the supply chain interested? It may take some convincing. Foster, … Continue reading

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation’s net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet. A Kansas banker says today’s grain prices will bring in enough to pay for basic operating costs, but it’s not … Continue reading

US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions
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US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

  DETROIT (AP) — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat global warming — and don’t require congressional approval. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to unveil plans Thursday at Michigan State University, where Obama signed … Continue reading

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New Brazil ag minister bats down anti-environment reputation

  BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — New Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu, nicknamed the “chainsaw queen” by Brazilian environmentalists for what they call her promotion of deforestation, strongly rejected the criticism Thursday, calling it sexist since she’s the first woman to hold her post. Abreu told a small group of foreign reporters that she and her predecessors … Continue reading