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33 min ago | The Daily Democrat

Poll: 88 percent of Californians say state has 'serious water shortage'

Due to the lack of rain in 2013-14, water levels continue to decrease at Lake Berryessa with more of the dam and glory hole exposed.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, UC Davis

4 hrs ago |

Far off? Russia-Ukraine clash echoes through U.S. farm belt

The U.S. agriculture sector is following the faraway events closely for reasons of both opportunity and risk.


Related Topix: Science, Chicago, IL

8 hrs ago |

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

This July 24, 1933 file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealing to the nation via radio for immediate enrollment of all employers under the blanket agreement to raise wages and create jobs, in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, Science, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa

13 hrs ago |

Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion

In this Feb. 9, 2014, file photo, flanked by weapons a man from a self-defense group sits inside a barricade at the entrance of Apatzingan in Michoacan state, Mexico.


Related Topix: Mexico, North America, World News, Science

17 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

CME Trading Outage Showed That Man Can Still Match The Machine

Just over a week ago, CME Group Inc suffered the worst-ever trading outage on the world's most important agricultural markets, plunging electronic screens into darkness and sending dozens of traders scrambling for Chicago's famous but now often deserted trading "pits".


Related Topix: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings, Investment Services, Science, Chicago, IL, Winnetka, IL

21 hrs ago | 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: Science

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: Science, US News, Republican, US Politics, John Thune

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: Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture


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: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Science

Times Herald

Pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan

The Michigan agriculture department says a virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in the state.


Related Topix: Michigan, Science, Life, Food, Pork, Meat

Peace Arch 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: Science, 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: Science, Business News

Food Technology

Asia produces nearly half of world's greenhouse gases from agriculture

Developing nations in Asia are responsible for 45% of the world's greenhouse gases, with overall emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries doubling over the past 50 years, according to new Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates.


Related Topix: Science, Global Warming

Belleville News Democrat

Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees

The winter that just won't quit has one more punch for the Midwest -- a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather and possibly snow showers, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Weather, Science, Millstadt, IL, Belleville, IL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Cold weather, Ukraine tensions push wheat higher

Cold weather in U.S. growing areas and more worries about disruptions to exports from Ukraine sent the price of wheat sharply higher Monday.


Related Topix: Weather, Science

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: Science, 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, Science

Washington Examiner

USDA lending $8.5M to 2 Louisiana businesses

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: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Science, Bunkie, LA

The Fresno Bee

California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns

Potable and non-potable water are stored in tanks on a hill above the El Dorado Water District, April 10, 2014.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, El Dorado Hills, CA, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Washington Times

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: Science