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9 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | WITN

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

Once you're logged in, at the top of each article, video or slideshow you will see a list of your Facebook friends who recently visited Choose to share stories you'e read with your friends or turn sharing OFF to keep your reading experience anonymous .


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

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Neurological Disease Confirmed in Va. Horse

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is investigating to determine whether the disease, Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy, could be present in other horses or at farms.


Related Topix: Agriculture

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California drought spawns well drilling boom

The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables, Fresno County, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014


Malaysia Flight 370 countries involved

Is it time for underwater search vehicles to start scanning the ocean floor in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Some analysts say it is, because it's been days since anyone has picked up a possible signal from the missing aircraft's data recorders.


Related Topix: Oceanography

Research looks at using crops to contain nitrogen

The project on Matt Schuiteman's land near Sioux Center yielded lessons that may be useful in other areas, the Sioux City Journal reported .


Related Topix: Agriculture, Sioux Center, IA, Sioux County, IA, Life, Beef, Food, Meat


Long winter could mean more intense allergy season

Some allergists in New Jersey say they've already seen a noticeable increase in patients as the weather has gotten warmer.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science / Technology


To sell his honey, Chinese man covers his entire body in bees

This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China's Chongqing.


Related Topix: Apiculture

ABC News

California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom

With California in a third dry year, well drilling is booming across the nation's most productive agricultural region, and some drilling companies are booked for months or a year.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture