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12 min ago | Detroit News

USDA to insure farmers against dairy losses

Dairy cows ride a rotating milking machine in Fair Oaks, Ind. Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Milk

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

Putting heat to meat

Wherever you are in India, you're never far from a tea vendor peddling chai, a sweet, milky tea, from trays of steaming glasses.

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Related Topix: Tea, Life, Fruits

Inside Bay Area

California drought: Livermore winemakers see lighter crop yields, smaller fruit

With an early harvest just around the corner, Wente Vineyards' Kevin Zollinger is optimistic one of the state's worst droughts in recorded history won't leave the winemaker's precious grapes high and dry.

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Related Topix: Wine, Agriculture, Science, Livermore, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, San Joaquin, CA

SFGate

How to get past a quake? #drinknapa

Cleanup in Wine Country after Sunday's earthquake will be going on for a while, but perhaps more than anything, the wineries are looking for support - especially small wineries that are reliant on rented or borrowed cellar space to make and age their wines, since shared several facilities took big hits.

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Related Topix: Wine, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Twitter, Sonoma, CA

Thorne Today

Free tea or coffee for Free Press readers

Natalie Steelyard , manager and Hayley Winn, barista, at Coffee Time, Frenchgate, are offering a free cup of tea or filter coffee.

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Related Topix: Coffee

Detroit News

Make shallot burgers, pair with red wines

What a yummy summer recipe; perfect for alfresco dining, too. Summer-weight red wines would match up nicely, especially those that could take a slight chill: low tannin, crisply finishing reds from places where drinking cooled-down reds come summer isn't anything odd.

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Related Topix: Life, Recipes, Wine

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Santa Clara Valley unveils Wine Trail signs, and a lot of wine that doesn't stink

According to wine's bibulous bible of common scents, the sniffy "Le Nez du Vin", there are 54 aromatic tasting notes that give wines their distinctive "nose."

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Related Topix: Wine, Agriculture, Science, Morgan Hill, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Livermore, CA, Santa Clara, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Napa's 6.0 rumbler brings up another queasy topic: Earthquake insurance

The earthquake that jolted the Napa Valley last weekend upended more than wine barrels and mobile homes.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Wine, California, Glenn, CA

KWQC-TV Davenport

Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect could soon have its first commercial winery, a new venture and yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.

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Related Topix: FLDS, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Wine, Hildale, UT

Berkshire Eagle

Eclectic Shelburne Falls

The town of Shelburne Falls, located just off the Mohawk Trail , is home to an active artists' colony, the Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes, Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum and many small shops, galleries and eateries that beg to be explored.

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Related Topix: Shelburne Falls, MA, Coffee, Life, Hobbies, Crafts

Monterey County Herald

Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Wine, Napa, CA

Halstead Gazette

Microbrewery plans to open real ale bar

REAL ale lovers are a step closer to having their own watering hole after plans to expand a microbrewery were put forward.

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Related Topix: Beer, World News, Essex County, England, United Kingdom,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Akarua expands in Central Otago

SPARKLER: Akarua winemaker and general manager Matt Connell with the Akarua Rose Brut NV, which was awarded the Gow Langsford Gallery Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition Awards.

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Related Topix: Wine

Business Journal

Napa Earthquake: Wineries, region pick up pieces, many open for business

Two and a half days after the Napa Earthquake rattled the North Bay Wine Country and adjacent areas, many wineries are open for business and others are scrambling to pick up the pieces.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Wine, Vallejo, CA, Solano County, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

Brandon Sun

Malibu-area wine growers worry about new restrictions under coastal protection plan

The Malibu region's growing wine industry, made up of some 50 commercial vineyards, could be squeezed by proposed regulations that would ban new grape growing in a large swath of the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Related Topix: Malibu, CA, Wine, Los Angeles County, CA

Norwalk Citizen News

Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system

The earthquake-damaged historic winery building dating from 1886 at Trefethen Family Vineyards leans Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Wine

MyFoxNY

Surge in breweries, distilleries in New York

The significant increase is part of an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits.

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Related Topix: Wine, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Nanaimo Daily News

Napa earthquake hastens calls for early-warning system as wine capital works to recover

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves ... (more)

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Wine, Napa, CA, Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Brandon Sun

Business Highlights

Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, Hamburger, Napa, CA, Wine, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

The latest on damaging earthquake in California

This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene are learning following the largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years: State and local roads leading to wineries south of Napa, around the community of Carneros, we're closer to the quake's suspected origin and showed more damage than elsewhere.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Barbara Boxer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Napa, CA, Wine, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy

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