Agriculture

4:25am

Mon May 28, 2012

1:21pm

Thu May 17, 2012
The Salt

The Secret Life Of California's World-Class Strawberries

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Strawberry research fields in Watsonville, Calif.
courtesy California Strawberry Commission

May is the month we see strawberries explode in the market. There are strawberry festivals in every corner of the nation celebrating the juicy ruby beauties, and Strawberry Queens crowned galore. Those traditional harvest time festivals make us think our strawberries are mostly grown on the farm just down the road.

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1:29am

Thu May 17, 2012
The Salt

Betting Better Fake Chicken Meat Will Be As Good As The Real Thing

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 7:49 pm

Those who've tried it say fake chicken salad looks and tastes like the real thing.
Yuki Noguchi NPR

Beyond Meat, a new company based in Maryland, has come up with an alternative to chicken meat that it claims is a dead ringer for the real thing. And unlike other meat alternatives on the market, this one aims to be cheap as well as tasty.

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9:51am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Salt

From Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near You

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 12:59 pm

Brent Ware, a member of the robotics team at Kansas State, stands next to a planting robot that won a national competition.
Jeremy Bernfeld Harvest Public Media

2:11pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Agriculture

Colorado's Winter Wheat Farmers Anticipate High Yields

photo by Just call me Jac Creative Commons/Flickr

Colorado agriculture officials are forecasting a winter wheat harvest of more than 92 million bushels this year. That would be anĀ 18% increase above last year's production of 78 million bushels.

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