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2 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite.

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Related Topix: Science, Raymondville, TX, Willacy County, TX

6 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Illinois DNR to use $1.7M grant on recreationIllinois DNR to use...

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL, Science

10 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Robotic bees may offer solution to decline in crop pollinators

Harvard University researcher Robert Wood, professor of engineering and applied sciences, has a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop just such a device.

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Related Topix: Science, Harvard University, Apiculture, Science / Technology, Robots, Entomology

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Brandon Sun

Business Highlights

If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message: Though the unemployment rate has steadily dropped, Yellen suggested that other gauges of the job market have become harder to assess and may reflect persistent weakness.

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Related Topix: Beer, Troy University, Ferguson, MO, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Science

Cybercast News Service

Mexico creates special force for economic crime

Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.

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

Brandon Sun

Agriculture dominates second day of prime minister's northern tour

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is on the second leg of his annual visit to Canada's North, armed with initiatives to promote fresh food production in the region.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Science, North America, Canada, World News,

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Police: Vandals kill Richland Center HS students' ...

Police and school officials in Richland Center are trying to get to the bottom of a vandalism incident in which 39 pheasants were killed, and 70 more escaped.

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Related Topix: Richland Center, WI, Science

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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Related Topix: Science

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

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

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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Related Topix: Science

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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Related Topix: Science

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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Related Topix: Science

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