October 1, 2015 RSS feed / World

Native persimmon has gotten a bum rap

“The (American) persimmon tree has received more criticism, both adverse and favorable, than almost any known species,” stated a U. S. Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Bulletin of 1915.  More...

Keurig introduces ‘Kold’ machine

NEW YORK (AP) — Making a glass of Coke at home will soon be possible, if you don’t mind paying more than $300 for a machine that sits on your kitchen countertop. Plus an extra dollar or so per drink.  More...

EPA rules will strengthen pesticide safety on farms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides. More...

Families finding rewards in living small

Last year, William and Laura Baird got rid of half of their kids’ toys, half of their kitchen’s contents and a third of the family’s clothes. More...

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