What are wetlands?

Part 1 of Wetlands. Although wetlands are often wet, a wetland might not be wet year-round. Some of the most important wetlands are only seasonally wet. Wetlands are the link between the land and the water. They are transition zones where the flow of water, the cycling of nutrients, and the energy of the sun […]

Farm Safety: Potential Hazards of Farm Work

Contrary to  the popular image of fresh air  and  peaceful surroundings, a farm is not a hazard-free work setting. Every year, thousands of farm workers are  injured and  hundreds more die  in farming accidents. According to  the National Safety Council, agriculture is  the most hazardous industry in the nation. Health and  Safety  Hazards on  Farms […]

Biomass Power for Rural Development

Part 2 of Biopower Facts. The Benefits of Biomass Using biomass, such as energy crops, crop processing waste, and agricultural residues, to produce energy benefits the nation, especially rural areas. The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture work together to advance the development of electricity generation systems that use biomass instead of fossil fuels. The […]