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4 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Medical marijuana applications posted for businessMedical marijuana...

Medical marijuana applications posted for business The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado, Colorado Government, Agriculture

7 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles County Fair opens with a vintage plane flyover

The fair is celebrating its 92nd anniversary this year and the month-long event kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the newly expanded Farm, said Renee Hernandez, Fair spokeswoman.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Agriculture

11 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Locust Swarm Descends Upon Madagascar's Capital

A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo on Thursday, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city.

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Related Topix: Madagascar, Africa, World News, Entomology, Agriculture

14 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Solid apple crop expected in Northern New England

A cold winter and trees still weary from last season's massive apple crop have Northern New England growers eyeing a decent but not spectacular harvest this year.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Life, Fruits, Food, University of Vermont, Monkton, VT, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

18 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Sesame catching on in southeast US

Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture

22 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

California lifts part of quarantine on grape pest

State and federal agricultural officials are partially lifting a quarantine imposed for a moth that's eating grapes in Northern California's wine country.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Drink, Wine, Napa County, CA

Yesterday | The Wichita Eagle

Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Agriculture, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Fri Aug 29, 2014

ABC15.com

New York dairy co-op gets school yogurt contract

New York's Upstate Niagara dairy cooperative will supply its Greek yogurt to public schools across three states under a federal school lunch pilot program.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, Democrat, US News, Agriculture

Vallejo Times-Herald

Historic groundwater legislation passed by California Assembly

The state Assembly today narrowly approved a package of bills designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater in California for the first time in state history and make the most significant changes to state water law in 50 years.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Twain, CA, Paso Robles, CA

San Bernardino County Sun

New a Walking with Dinosaursa brings the past to life with updated findings

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Wisconsin cranberry industry woos Chinese buyers

Stevens Point Journal Media reports the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection hosted a group of potential buyers from China this past week to talk to local farmers and tour facilities.

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Related Topix: Stevens Point, WI, Agriculture, Life, Fruits, Food

Romsey Advertiser

Blake Lively was attacked by a swarm of bees on a fashion shoot

Blake Lively has revealed how her birthday was almost ruined - when she was attacked by bees the day before her big day.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Hot Chicks, Blake Lively, Entomology

Romsey Advertiser

Halt badger culls, minister urged

The Badger Trust sought a court ruling to block a new cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset without an independent expert panel A new plea has been made to Environment Secretary Liz Truss to stop the latest badger culls and save hundreds of animals from "potentially unnecessary and inhumane deaths".

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Related Topix: Agriculture

WMC-TV Memphis

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans.

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

WHAS11

Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city

An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Tsunami, Geology

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?" It's a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia's long-shot challenge to McCarthy, a four-term incumbent who rose to power after another GOP leader thought unsinkable, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, Agriculture, 2012 Presidential Election

USA Today

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California The decision follows a study that found limited environmental impacts from fracking.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, McKittrick, CA, Geology

Cybercast News Service

Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Archaeology, Anthropology

The Las Vegas Sun

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

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Related Topix: Death Valley National Park, US National Parks, Oceanography, UC San Diego

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Pit bull saves Ore. boy from bees

Tuesday evening, a group of kids were playing near a creek down a steep embankment behind their apartment complex when one of the kids stepped on a rotten log, unleashing a swarm of bees.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Kids, Family

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