The value of corn and other crops grown in Hawaii to produce new seed varieties for farmers has fallen to a 13-year low, according to a government estimate published Thursday. Estimated spending by Hawaii’s seed crop industry declined 13% to roughly $106 million in the most recent season, wrapping up this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported.
A major economic downturn has been avoided, for now, but commodity price weakness means farm bill with adequate safety net is crucial. Read moreRead More »
Doctors and scientists have discovered a way to reduce the chances of children developing a common and sometimes deadly allergy. Recent studies have found that peanut allergies can be prevented in a high percentage of cases by introducing children to peanut-containing foods while they are still infants. Read moreRead More »