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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

Agassiz Harrison Observer

Consultation sheds light on farmland changes

Should energy co-generation be allowed on farms, using manure or other biodegradable waste to produce methane gas and carbon dioxide? These are some of the questions included in the B.C. government's consultation on changes to Agricultural Land Reserve regulations, released this week.

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Related Topix: Science

Sunherald.com

Delaware gets $690,000 grant for nutrition

The Division of Public Health said Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture made the one-time grant.

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Related Topix: Delaware Government, Delaware, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Science

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Grain Storage Space A Problem In Parts Of SD Jul. 28

Rail congestion and large crops are leading to worries about grain storage space as South Dakota's harvest gets underway.

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Related Topix: Science, Pierre, SD

Journal Gazette

Bumper crop of Ohio corn drives down prices

The high corn yields from this year and last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years.

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Related Topix: Science, Darke County, OH

The Washington Post

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made.

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Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, Travel, World News, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Science

GPB.org

Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Outside the northern Guatemalan town of Olopa, near the Honduran border, farmer Edwin Fernando Diaz Viera stands in the middle of his tiny coffee field.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Science, Weather, Immigration Reform, Natural Disasters, Drought

Chico Enterprise-Record

Richvale celebrates 100 years of rice cooperative

Laverne Grell, 99, blows out candles to celebrate the Butte County Rice Growers Association's 100th anniversary on Saturday in Richvale.

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Related Topix: Richvale, CA, Butte County, CA, Kingsburg, CA, Science, US Politics, Representative Doug LaMalfa, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Transparent pesticide studies urged

Research into the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides - which have been linked to declines in bees - will be funded by manufacturers under Government plans MPs have raised concerns over Government plans to allow pesticide manufacturers to fund "critical" research examining the impact of their chemicals on bees.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology

SFGate

IPFW librarian seeks funds for library in Kenya

Florence Mugambi has a dream. She wants to see a library built in her small hometown of Ontulili, in rural Kenya.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Science, World News, Kenya, Louisiana State University

KSWO

Aggressive weed brings woe to Texas cotton growers

A fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked.

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WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Indiana fruit crops take another weather beating

Indiana orchard owners are bringing in peaches from out of state after the polar vortex that plunged the state into a deep freeze in January decimated the crop.

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Related Topix: Science, Life, Fruits, Food

The Modesto Bee

NU to host seminar on USDA small business grants

The seminar will take place on July 31 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Union, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. USDA National Program Leader Mary Ann Rozum will give a presentation on how businesses can receive Small Business Innovation Research grants.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Small Business, Personal Finance, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Sat Jul 26, 2014

News Observer

GOP House bios for Michigan's 5th District

TOP ISSUE AND PLAN TO ADDRESS IT: There are many issues which need to be addressed, but being energy-independent should be encouraged and this country has the ability to be much more self-reliant.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, Science

The Macon Telegraph

Health alert for Missouri company's chicken

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday it issued the public health alert after Kansas City-based VU Foods wouldn't recall breaded chicken products after it was determined they hadn't been inspected.

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Related Topix: Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Food Science

Tri-cityherald.com

Grain cradling runs in Maryland family

The cradle, which has four metal fingers and a blade attached to a long handle, was used by slashing stalks of grain.

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Related Topix: Carroll County, MD, Hampstead, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Science

Cybercast News Service

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.

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Related Topix: Science, Marketing, Life, Food, Vegetables, New York, Cornell University, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

The Modesto Bee

Dropping crop prices may push rents down

Farmers' profits this year and next will be "considerably below" the levels of the past few years, economist Gary Schnitkey said.

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Related Topix: Science, Business News

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