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More Apple Varieties Thought Extinct Found

David Benscoter, a retired federal investor dubbed the “apple detective,” has once again uncovered more thought-to-be-lost varieties in Washington and Idaho.

 

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Ag Contributes Over $1T to U.S. Gross Domestic Product

Source: USDA news release Agriculture, food, and related industries contributed 1.05 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016, a 5.7-percent share. The output of America’s farms contributed $136.7 billion of this sum-about 1 percent of GDP. The overall contribution of the agriculture sector to GDP is larger than[…]

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