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4 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

Monarch butterflies strike a chord with readers

Aphids, those tiny pear-shaped pests known as plant lice, are terribly fond of milkweeds and a significant infestation of them will keep monarch butterflies away.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

4 hrs ago |

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)


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

8 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Science, Opinion

12 hrs ago | TheIndyChannel

Purdue students get funds for Africa projects

Two teams of Purdue University students have been awarded nearly $20,000 for projects intended to boost an African village's water supply and design a new type of African grain thresher.


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Purdue University, Science

16 hrs ago | The Republic

Philippine economy grows 6.4 percent in 2Q

The Philippine economy expanded by 6.4 percent in the second quarter and tied with Malaysia as the second fastest growing in Asia during the period, officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Science Daily

Greenhouse gases: New group of soil micro-organisms can contribute to their elimination

The ability of soils to eliminate N2O can mainly be explained by the diversity and abundance of a new group of micro-organisms that are capable of transforming it into atmospheric nitrogen .


Related Topix: Science

My FOX Chicago

Rauner: Dept. of Agriculture 'full of cronyism'

Bruce Rauner is a Winnetka businessman. He told attendees at a forum in Bloomington Wednesday coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau that the agriculture department is "full of cronyism" and has 'folks running things that generally don't have much expertise.'


Related Topix: Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

This is Wiltshire

Farm focal point of photo prizes

Sheepdrove Organic Farm at Lambourn was chosen to host the first stage of judging of the programme's popular photographic competition for the annual Children In Need calendar.


Related Topix: Berkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Science


Raw milk sickens 45 in Utah

The cases of campylobacteriosis have been linked to raw milk or cream purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, the department said in a statement Tuesday.


Related Topix: Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Daily Herald

Bees arena t the only pollinators you can attract

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

ABC2 Maryland

Former Naval Academy dairy farm to be organic

Anne Arundel County officials say the current tenants of the former Naval Academy dairy farm will resume organic operation of the property.


Related Topix: Naval Academy, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Gambrills, MD, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

Idaho dairy org tells farmers not to give tours

An Idaho dairy industry group has sent a letter to all its members urging them to deny media requests for tours and on-farm interviews.


Related Topix: Science, Spokane, WA

The Raw Story

Dept. of Agriculture: Researchers are close to creating an allergy-free peanut

A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Science, North Carolina A&T State University, Life, Food, Nutrition, Marketing, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Chilliwack Times

B.C. VIEWS: Ruts in road to farmland changes

The month-long Agricultural Land Commission consultation closed Aug. 22, and the B.C. government is compiling the feedback received from a province-wide tour and invitation to comment.


Related Topix: Science, Canada, Opinion

WSTM-TV Syracuse

Tens of thousands of pounds of Caesar salad kits recalled

A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination.


Related Topix: Science, Food Science

ABC News

Activists File Complaint Over 25 Monkey Deaths

An animal-rights group has filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against an Everett research lab over the deaths of 25 monkeys shipped to Washington.


Related Topix: Science

Inside Bay Area

Brooks on Beer: The ancient origins of beer -- and straws

Our earliest relatives, back in the Paleolithic period, were hunters and gatherers.


Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Brandon Sun

Guatemala declares state of emergency in 16 of country's 22 provinces because of drought

The Guatemalan government has declared a state of emergency in 16 of the country's 22 provinces because of a drought that has caused major agricultural losses in Central America.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

Asbury Park Press

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New Jersey trying to boost Farm to School program The laws are intended to raise the visibility of the local programs.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Princeton, NJ, Science

North Dakota winter wheat crop hurt by disease

Some North Dakota grain elevators are urging farmers to bin their newly harvested winter wheat until the market figures out what to do with a heavily diseased crop.


Related Topix: North Dakota, Science, Weather