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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Farm Rescue Nonprofit Nears Another Milestone

The volunteer organization based in North Dakota will help its 300th farm family in the region by the end of the year.

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6 hrs ago | KMIZ

2nd co-owner of plant charged over bad meat

A second former co-owner of the California slaughterhouse involved in a recall of nearly 9 million pounds of meat was charged with knowingly processing and distributing meat from cancerous cows, court documents released this week say.

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Related Topix: Prison, Science

8 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading.

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Related Topix: Science, New England, ND, Life, Food, Local Food, Vegetables, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

10 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Mounties, military spend millions on weeding out illicit marijuana harvest

The RCMP and the Canadian military have spent nearly $11.5 million in the last eight years on a national search-and-destroy mission for illicit marijuana crops.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Ash borer infestation found in Olmsted County

The state Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the county will join Hennepin, Houston, Ramsey and Winona counties in a state and federal quarantine to prevent the infestation from spreading.

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Related Topix: Olmsted County, MN, Science

The Washington Post

Drought hits food supplies in Central America

Central America is having one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts are warning that major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of families without food.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, World News

Brandon Sun

Statistics Canada says farmers won't reap records for most crops this year

The agency's July farm survey says farmers can expect production to return to more normal levels for wheat, canola and corn for grain after records last year.

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FOX23

California's drought stings bees, honey supplies

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Apiculture, Science

Ledger-Enquirer.com

International farm group visiting Ala

Some fanned themselves as they gathered in a semicircle around Neal Isbell and his son, Shane, but many others used cellphones or tablets to record information the two Colbert County farmers were sharing.

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Related Topix: Science, Colbert County, AL, Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel

Brandon Sun

California drought hurts honey production, leaves fewer crops and wildflowers for honeybees

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, Apiculture, Los Banos, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Salisbury Journal

UK-grown watermelons set for shops

A UK supermarket is to stock home-grown watermelons for the first time following a successful crop nurtured by a 19-year-old agriculture student.

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Related Topix: Science, World News, United Kingdom, Herefordshire County, England

NBC29

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

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

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

GMO labels cleared to be on Colorado ballot

Secretary of State Scott Gessler said Wednesday that backers of the proposal have collected enough valid signatures to place Proposition 105 on November's ballot.

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Monterey County Herald

Image of Asia: Food and water during the monsoon

In this photo by Anupam Nath, a woman cooks inside her flooded house in Assam state in northeastern India.

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Related Topix: Heavy, Science, Albuquerque, NM

Redlands Daily Facts

Kids more than we bargained for

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just published a new estimate of how much it costs to raise a child today.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Opinion

Cybercast News Service

Bus rental spat comes as Senate candidates meet

The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Science

Tue Aug 19, 2014

GPB.org

Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Ilias Smirlis runs a small family farm in Kalamata, Greece. Before he met entrepreneur Sotiris Lymperopoulos, who runs the food service Radiki, he struggled to sell his produce outside Athens.

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Related Topix: Europe, Greece, World News, Science,

Brandon Sun

New Mexico Chile joins Idaho Potatoes as certified crop; program provides protections

Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Science, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Susana Martinez, US Governors

Brandon Sun

Farmers hit by flooding, rail delays given more time to repay cash advances

Western farmers unable to market last fall's crop due to rail delays and other transportation issues due to flooding have been granted more time to repay their 2013 cash advances.

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The Pike County Courier

Preserve the harvest for winter meals and holiday gifts

By Melinda Myers The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer, you've run out of cabbage recipes and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Recipes, Fruits, Home Gardening, Home, Science

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