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1 hr ago | CBC News

Ottawa hails new rail shipping regulations, says farmers to benefit

The federal government hopes new rail transportation rules will speed up deliveries of grain and harvest some goodwill with farmers hard-hit by a shipping bottleneck.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Canada

5 hrs ago | Daily Herald

'American Idol' holds audition at state fair

The television talent-search program "American Idol" will have open auditions Aug. 8th and 9th.


Related Topix: Agriculture

9 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Global trade deal goes back to drawing board

The preliminary deal approved by the organization at a WTO summit last December in Bali was estimated to increase world trade by $1 trillion over time.


Related Topix: Agriculture

13 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections to improve food safety, increase ...

The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old.


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

15 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Gender discrimination alleged in Canada-Mexico migrant farm-labour program

Allowing Canadian farmers to choose whether they want men or women from Mexico to work for them as seasonal agricultural workers amounts to gender discrimination, a prominent union is arguing.


Related Topix: Agriculture

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Radio City

Dinosaurs Evolved Into Birds By 'Shrinking'

They have mapped out the evolutionary transformation in a detailed family tree of dinosaurs and their bird descendants after comparing the fossils of 120 different species and 1,500 skeletal features, particularly thigh bones.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology

KXLY-TV Spokane

Ebola vaccine tests planned soon, NIH says

The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, University of Texas Medical Branch, Immunology, Biology

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds

Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Drought leads to high prices, low lakes

"It's just going crazy; people are starting to panic," said Arthur, the owner of Arthur & Orum Well Drilling Inc. "You go to the city, and some people don't know there's a drought," he told CNN.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Life, Vegetables, Lake Nacimiento, CA

Cybercast News Service

Kansas congressman hit by farmers' backlash

Eleven biofuel plants dot the vast expanse of western and central Kansas, where farm fields stretch to the horizon and corn and sorghum are the backbone of the rural economy.


Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Kansas, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Agriculture

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Pair of earthquakes shake part of central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquakes struck shortly before noon Wednesday in the same general area about six miles northeast of Edmond and 18 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City.


Related Topix: Geology, Natural Disasters, Earthquake


Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights?

In Ukraine, the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 17 killed all 298 aboard.


Related Topix: Mathematics, Buffalo, NY, Travel


Book Talk: Paull's 'The Bees' looks at life inside the hive

Three years ago playwright Laline Paull began to notice bees in her garden in Sussex, southeast England.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Life, Food, Honey

3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

The EU measures were the first to target members of the Russian president's inner circle for Russia's actions in Ukraine.


Related Topix: Engineering, Civil Engineering


More Road Signs Unveiled to Promote VA Wine

Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore unveiled the Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs this week at The Homeplace Vineyard in Chatham.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Agriculture

Florida official describes efforts, challenges in combating climate change

Kristin Jacobs, a Democrat, is also a member of President Barack Obama's task force on climate change, which recently offered a range of steps federal officials could take to reduce carbon pollution and mitigate the impacts of climate change.


Related Topix: Florida, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Environment, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Energy

What is causing a bit of a stink - Nasty whiff hangs over city and county

But nobody has claimed responsibility for the foul stench that swept across Oxford, said to be like cheesy Wotsits, feet, mouldy milk, manure and raw sewage.


Related Topix: World News, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Weather, Agriculture,

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Debate on GMO labeling moves to Kansas House race

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican who represents Kansas, introduced federal legislation in April that would prohibit states from requiring mandatory labeling of bio-engineered foods.


Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Agriculture

WFAA-TV Dallas

5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.


Related Topix: Food Science, Agriculture

WTOC-TV Savannah

Bumper crop of cucumbers? Here's what to do

Now's the time when your vegetable garden seems to start exploding with produce.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Avocado, New England, ND, Recipes