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1 hr 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,

3 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

8 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

Somerset County Gazette

Dry summer boosts sea water quality

A record number of UK beaches have reached the top bathing water standard after last year's dry summer The driest summer in a decade has led to a record number of UK bathing beaches achieving a marine charity's top water quality award.


Related Topix: Environment, Weather

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

NASA: 'Blood moon' to be overnight spectacle

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Startups, Facebook, Astronomy

Statesboro Herald

Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Tattnall County, GA


Beef prices hit record high

Beef prices are at a record high, and the cost of other staples, such as milk, butter, eggs, fruit and vegetables are climbing.


Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture

The Town Talk

Bunkie senior care firm to get $1.3 million federal loan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its rural development program is lending $7.1 million to a New Orleans sausage maker and $1.3 million to a Bunkie senior care company.


Related Topix: Bunkie, LA, Agriculture, New Orleans, LA, US News, United States Department of Agriculture