Higher Gas Prices

Check out this news story from ABC News. With rising prices, thieves are getting more creative. Check out the video. As gas prices inch closer to $4.00, Americans will feel the pinch and will start cutting back spending in other areas. Hopefully, the current rise in gas prices will change soon. video platform video management

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Learning more each day

I had a good opportunity this week to talk to some leaders in the Agriculture Community. The normal conversations about the positive direction of agriculture started our conversations, but as the conversation went on, both of us looked at each other and we both agreed, there is so much more to learn and there is

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Food at the Movie Theaters

Check out this Consumer Reports study on the numbers behind what we are putting in our mouths. The numbers are a bit alarming. I think another study should also be performed with respect to the amount of money that is made on marking up pop and popcorn. The table listed below really is scary. I

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3 Trends in Organic Food Purchases

Percentage of consumers in U.S. stating they purchased #organic #food products at 41.8%, up from 39.8% last year. goo.gl/JYOL7 — i2agriculture (@i2agriculture) February 16, 2012 I saw this tweet and had to read the associated article. I took away three key points from the article: Source (Percentage of consumers in U.S. stating they purchased organic

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Your Soil Story

I came across this article, Soil has a Story to Tell this past weekend and I really thought about this topic. The article suggests testing the soil for single tests like pH or Lime, Potassium or Phosphorus. If you are like me, that all sounds good, but what do these numbers mean. What is this

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Turning Shopping Centers into Food Markets

Have you noticed that some shopping malls are going through some very tough times.  Changes with respect to a poor retail economy and the changing habits of shoppers buying on the internet and making short trips at local strip malls have really had a negative impact on traditional shopping malls. Well some malls are getting

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Germs and Grocery Store Carts

I thought this story was very interesting. I have come across several studies over the years that indicate grocery carts to be one of the most likely places for bacteria to settle. Because of the frequent touching by consumers shopping for their grocery needs, many people pick up unwanted germs from carts. Nowadays, many stores

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