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U.S. Farmers Want to Grow World’s Costliest Spice

Researchers estimate an acre of saffron grown in high tunnels could bring in $100,000 a season.

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Turning Pollen into a Low-Cost Fertilizer

As the world population continues to balloon, agricultural experts puzzle over how farms will produce enough food to keep up with demand. One tactic involves boosting crop yields. Toward that end, scientists have developed a method to make a low-cost, biocompatible fertilizer with carbon dots derived from rapeseed pollen.  […]

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As Budget Cuts Loom, Industry Seeks to Save Some EPA Programs

By Tiffany Stecker of Bloomberg BNA President Donald Trump sent out his budget blueprint to federal agencies Feb. 27, seeking to slash the budget for the EPA and other agencies while boosting defense spending by $54 billion. With a baseline for the next fiscal year in hand—pending approval from Congress, which[…]

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