Honey bees are critically important to many aspects of agriculture, urban and rural landscapes as well as backyard gardens - and Bayer supports efforts to promote bee health. Monsanto "Round-Up" main cause of bee death. Thank God queens lay so many eggs.
This spectacular infographic tells us: "farmers" = women. Helping women farmers will have enormous impacts on their yields, their ability to support their children and improve their village communities.
108. BIRTHPLACE OF FARM CREDIT This 280 acres was collateral for the nation's first Federal Land Bank loan made on April 10, 1917 to farmer-stockman A. L. Stockwell. In those days, farmers and ranchers found credit hard to come by. If available, it was often very expensive . . . as much as 10 percent per month. Recognizing the importance of agriculture to our nation's economy, Congress passed the Federal Farm Loan Act which was signed into law by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1916.
5 Earth Day facts and more: Dig into Oregon agriculture at the Ag Fest this weekend