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8 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made.


Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, Travel, World News, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Agriculture

1 hr ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Bumper crop of Ohio corn drives down prices

The high corn yields from this year and last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years.


Related Topix: Agriculture

5 hrs ago | Bournemouth Echo

National Parks will be protected from fracking, pledges government as licences are up for grabs

The policy was unveiled as the latest bidding process for shale companies seeking licences to explore for oil and gas was opened.

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Related Topix: Environment

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Transparent pesticide studies urged

Research into the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides - which have been linked to declines in bees - will be funded by manufacturers under Government plans MPs have raised concerns over Government plans to allow pesticide manufacturers to fund "critical" research examining the impact of their chemicals on bees.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Entomology, Agriculture


Busy bees give PM's wife stinging reception in Toronto

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife probably would have preferred a taste of honey but ended up on the business end of a bee sting.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Stephen Harper

The Star Press

Indiana fruit crops take another weather beating

The polar vortex that plunged Indiana into a deep freeze in January has taken a toll on the state's peach crop, and an April cold snap has done the same for apples.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Life, Fruits, Food, Bedford, IN

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Health alert for Missouri company's chicken

JULY 08: Meat is displayed in a case at a grocery store July 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Kansas City, MO, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

The Island Packet

NU to host seminar on USDA small business grants

The seminar will take place on July 31 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Union, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. USDA National Program Leader Mary Ann Rozum will give a presentation on how businesses can receive Small Business Innovation Research grants.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Small Business, Personal Finance, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Grain cradling runs in Maryland family

The cradle, which has four metal fingers and a blade attached to a long handle, was used by slashing stalks of grain.


Related Topix: Carroll County, MD, Hampstead, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Agriculture

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Marketing, Life, Food, Vegetables, New York, Cornell University, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Myrtle Beach Online

Iowa college lets other researchers use technology

Those are some of the high-caliber, high-dollar tools that Honts, an associate professor of cell and molecular biology at Drake University, has access to this summer during a unique program hosted by the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine.


Related Topix: Biology, Drake University, University of Iowa, Loras College, Computers, Business News

News Observer

Dropping crop prices may push rents down

Farmers' profits this year and next will be "considerably below" the levels of the past few years, economist Gary Schnitkey said.


Related Topix: Agriculture


Math nerds are taking over Wall Street

When you think about the typical Wall Street trader, you probably picture a fast-talking Wolf of Wall Street type.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, France, World News, Paris, AR

WFAA-TV Dallas

Feds test how stoned is too stoned to drive

A small group of volunteers spent much of the last year getting drunk and stoned on marijuana furnished by the federal government before getting behind the wheel.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Iowa City, IA, University of Iowa, Chemistry, University of Mississippi

Lexington Herald-Leader

Nebraska organic farm tours set Aug. 16

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension says the first tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Larry Stanislav farm two miles north of Abie in eastern Nebraska's Butler County.


Related Topix: Agriculture, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Abie, NE

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Beef, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, CPU, Science / Technology, Agriculture, Epidemic

WTKR-TV Norfolk

Massive solar storm barely missed Earth in 2012, study says

Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Astronomy

US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.


Related Topix: Geology

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Study: Dogs can feel jealous, too

New research suggests that dogs can exhibit jealousy, a human emotion usually ascribed to squabbling siblings or the jilted third of a love triangle.


Related Topix: UC San Diego, Apiculture, Entertainment

ABC News

Earthquakes Occur in 3 Parts of Alaska

Several earthquakes, including a 5.9 magnitude one, occurred around the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska.


Related Topix: Geology, Natural Disasters, Earthquake