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3 hrs ago | National Public Radio

BNSF Outlines Fertilizer Shipment Plan To Feds

BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board.


Related Topix: Agriculture

7 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

7 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Juan Gabriel expected to leave hospital soon

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year.


Related Topix: Juan Gabriel, Latin, Astronomy

7 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

FILE - In this photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office is Cheryl Miller's driver's license that was found in a 1960 Studebaker pulled from a creek near Alcester, S.D. .


Related Topix: Alcester, SD, Elk Point, SD, Agriculture, Vermillion, SD

8 hrs ago | SFGate

Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Transportation, Union Pacific, Railroads, Business News

12 hrs ago | Halstead Gazette

Earthquake rattles English region

The 3.2-magnitude earthquake, powered from a depth of 2.5 miles, struck the Oakham area of Rutland at 7.07am.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Leicestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Geology, Northamptonshire County, England,

14 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Far off? Russia-Ukraine clash echoes through U.S. farm belt

The U.S. agriculture sector is following the faraway events closely for reasons of both opportunity and risk.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Chicago, IL

18 hrs ago |

GM plants trial given go-ahead

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has given the go-ahead for the trial which would see omega-3 fatty acids usually found in fish added to a crop of camelina plants.


Related Topix: Agriculture

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

This July 24, 1933 file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealing to the nation via radio for immediate enrollment of all employers under the blanket agreement to raise wages and create jobs, in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa

Westland Observer

Supreme Court case could test future of broadcast TV

Aaron Bailey was fed up with paying about $120 a month for satellite TV service when he heard about Aereo, a start-up company that streams live broadcast stations over the Internet for $8 to $12 a month.


Related Topix: New York, Computer Science

Mexican mayor arrested for extortion

Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members.


Related Topix: Mexico, North America, World News, Agriculture

The Advocate

Review: a Transcendencea like a clunky TED talk

First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Computer Science, Computers, Joaquin Phoenix, Inventions, Science / Technology, PC

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop

Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres.


Related Topix: Agriculture, US News, United States Department of Agriculture


USDA Says NC Health Agency Met Food Stamp Deadline

The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices.


Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Agriculture

Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Rail Companies To Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops.


Related Topix: Agriculture, US News, Republican, US Politics, John Thune

ABC News

Wheat Rises on Weather, Ukraine; Gold Jumps

Wheat futures rose sharply for a second straight day Tuesday amid cold temperatures in the U.S. and growing concerns that Ukraine's grain exports could be disrupted.


Related Topix: Agriculture

Kelowna Capital News

Farmland fight sheds little light

Detailed debate on changes to the Agricultural Land Commission got underway in the legislature last week, while protesters played to urban voters outside.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Canada, Opinion

The Modesto Bee

Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told the meeting that Japan must protect its whale-eating culture and secure sources of whale meat.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Business News

CBS Local

T. Rex Arrives At Smithsonian National Museum Of Natural History

A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall on Tuesday after a 3,000-mile journey from Montana.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology, T. Rex, Pop/Rock, National Mall, US National Parks

WYFF-TV Greenville

MH370: Sub returns to surface after just 6 hours

After completing just six hours of its mission of searching for underwater debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Bluefin-21 has returned to the surface, according to the Joint Agency Coordination Center in Perth, Australia.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oil Spill, US Military, US Navy, Oceanography