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53 min 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.

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4 hrs ago | Mountain View Voice

V is for 'Victory'

Connie Cavanaugh of the Garden Club of Palo Alto, works in the Victory Garden behind the Museum of American Heritage on July 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Science, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA

8 hrs ago | 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.

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

11 hrs ago | Science Daily

Toward a home test for detecting potentially dangerous levels of caffeine

The shocking news of an Ohio teen who died of a caffeine overdose in May highlighted the potential dangers of the normally well-tolerated and mass-consumed substance.

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15 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

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.

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

Wed Jul 30, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

Redlands-based Esri joins White House agriculture campaign

Esri is launching a new campaign to use their expertise in geographic information system technology to support the country's agricultural industry and strengthen food resilience in the face of a changing climate.

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Related Topix: Science, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Science Daily

Saving seeds the right way can save the world's plants

Exotic pests, shrinking ranges and a changing climate threaten some of the world's most rare and ecologically important plants, and so conservationists establish seed collections to save the seeds in banks or botanical gardens in hopes of preserving some genetic diversity.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

The Raw Story

Not the biggest Texas bust ever, but close: Cops seize more than 100,000 marijuana plants

One person has been arrested and more than 100,000 marijuana plants were being eradicated from a sprawling operation in one of the largest pot farming cases in Texas history, police said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Texas, Science

Tri-cityherald.com

$2M Brookings technology center preparing to open

In this July 23, 2014 photo, Al Heuton, executive director of the Brookings Economoic Development Corporation, shows the partially completed Agriculture Technology Center for Rural Enterprise in Brookings, S.D. Officials are preparing to open a $2 million technology center in Brookings in a few weeks.

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Related Topix: Brookings, SD, Science, South Dakota State University, Dakota State University, Sioux Falls, SD

WCAV

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.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Science

Banburycake.co.uk

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.

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Times Herald

Severe storms raise concern about some Michigan crops

Crop damage from severe thunderstorms that dropped hail on parts of Michigan has prompted concern that some harvests will suffer this year, farmers and officials said.

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Related Topix: Science, Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Bay County, MI, Midland County, MI

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.

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

KHOU-TV Houston

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.

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Related Topix: Food Science, Science

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.

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

WKHX-FM Atlanta

Luke Bryan Announces Farm Tour 2014 Dates

Luke Bryan will launch his sixth annual Farm Tour with an October 1 concert in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Science

Detroit Free Press

White House to honor Michigan blueberry producer

A Paw Paw, Michigan blueberry producer is among 15 "Champions of Change" for agriculture.

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Related Topix: Paw Paw, MI, Science, Marketing

KCRA-TV Sacramento

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

So General Mills has unveiled a corporate policy that includes insisting that its suppliers take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions as well as water usage.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, Autos

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Police identify suspect arrested for hit and run involving 6-year-old

On Saturday, July 26, a woman called police to report that she had been raped by a man named Jake that she met on Tinder.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs

Two of the United States' biggest burger chains have become the latest targets of Kremlin wrath, with McDonald's fast-food offerings under the political microscope for alleged impurities and Wendy's driven out of Russia altogether by deteriorating collaboration with the host country.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Life, Food, Fast Food, Hamburger, Vladimir Putin, Science

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