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2 hrs ago | Reuters

Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility

Trading giant Cargill said in court documents on Friday that it had lost more than $90 million because Syngenta sold Agrisure Viptera corn, known as MIR 162, to U.S. farmers without first obtaining import approval from China, which has turned away boatloads of U.S. crops containing the variety over the past year. The lawsuit will be a test case of who is ultimately responsible for such rejections that damage international trade: the seed companies that develop unapproved GMO traits or the merchants who sell grain that may be contaminated with it.


Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, ADM, Food

6 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Sanctions propel Israel, Russia to expand agriculture ties

EU sanctions against Israel and US measures against Russia may be driving the two target nations together. Agricultural Minister Yair Shamir has told Russian media that Russia's need for fresh produce is "a great opportunity" for Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Science, Palestinian Territories

10 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Why not plant vegetables this fall?

As your late summer vegetable harvest winds down, why not celebrate a great home gardening season by planting some more!! What? you may ask. The leaves on the trees are starting to change color already and were getting out scarves and sweaters.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, Science, Vitamin A, Supplement

15 hrs ago | Suria

Food safety fears see farming return to...

It's a rural tradition that faded out decades ago as Hong Kong turned into a neon-lit megacity: rice seedlings being dropped into watery paddy fields with gentle plops. A worker is seen in a rice field at a farm that uses organic methods, in the New Territories in Hong Kong, on August 6, 2014 - by Alex Ogle But now a new wave of farmers are growing the staple again in sleepy Long Valley in the city's northern New Territories, where buzzing insects and flocking birds offer a rich contrast to the high rise blocks in the distance.


Related Topix: Science, Entomology, Life, Vegetables

Sat Sep 13, 2014

State Journal

Agriculture News: Controlling weeds, armyworms top priority for farmers right now

Another tip they received was to start scouting for armyworms. These insects occasionally appear in great numbers and their feeding can affect crops.


Related Topix: Science, Entomology, Kentucky State University, Owen County, KY, Owenton, KY

Daily Echo

Famous show returns with focus on First World War anniversary

THE ROMSEY Show opens today - with a special focus on the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. One of the first sights to greet visitors as they enter the Romsey showground today will be a Garden of Remembrance planted with 374 wooden crosses.


Related Topix: Science


Farmers worry good corn crop could mean low prices

Agricultural officials are projecting an 11 percent increase in the size of Wisconsin's corn harvest this year. That has farmers worried that prices will drop too low for them to make a profit.


Related Topix: Science, Chippewa Falls, WI

Albany Times Union

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Slow Food, Local Food, Science, us Travel, Travel


Scientists studying weather at apple orchards

University of New Hampshire scientists are studying weather data to predict when an apple orchard is at risk for infection. By studying the weather models, the researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experimental Station have more accurately determined when fungicides should be sprayed.


Related Topix: University of New Hampshire, Science


Healthy harvest expected for soybeans

LSU AgCenter scientists say good moisture and light pest pressure could make this year's soybean crop a record-breaker. AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy tells The News-Star he has been surprised that excess rainfall has not ruined many soybean fields in Louisiana.


Related Topix: Science, Weather, Louisiana

The Peninsula

PM meets Sudanese Agriculture Minister

DOHA: HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani met here on Saturday with visiting Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation in the Republic of Sudan, and the accompanying delegation.


Related Topix: Science

The Baltimore Sun

Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election. Since entering the race in mid-August, Silva has picked a pro-agriculture congressman as her running mate, met repeatedly with agribusiness leaders and campaigned in the farm belt, eager to make allies in an industry that accounts for a quarter of Brazil's economy.


Related Topix: Science, Dilma Rousseff, Environment

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Cape Gazette

By Hobos Restaurant & Bar

I believe that the most important thing we can do for our community is support it. So, to begin there is our philosophy of local first: from sea, to farm, to table with scarcely a stop in between.


Related Topix: Life, Dining, Science

Worcester News

Concern over bid for 80 new homes in village near Worcester

Developers have targeted five acres of agricultural fields in Hallow in a move which would expand the number of properties in the village by 18 per cent. But the bid has angered residents, who say Hallow will be "unable to cope" with such a rise in its population.


Related Topix: Science, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areasPakistani flood...

Pakistani flood affected villagers settle in a relief camp in Jhang, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, India, Weather, Science,

Chico Enterprise-Record

Drought Task Force hears list of water problems in Glenn County

Fallowed rice fields are a sign of dry times. Along Highway 162 east of Willows, many fields are dry.


Related Topix: Glenn County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Willows, CA, Science, Orland, CA, Elk Creek, CA

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Peanut crop in Va. could produce a record yield

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports the peanut yield is forecast at 4,300 pounds per acre. That's up 300 pounds from last year.


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

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Star Online

Massive claims force EU to halt Russian fruit ban aid

The European Union halted an aid plan for fruit and vegetable growers hit by a Russian import ban after Polish farmers claimed far more compensation than EU officials reckon the entire bloc exports to Russia in a year. An EU official said none of the 125 million euros set aside for farmers taking produce off the market had been paid out and a revised scheme is likely to be ready next week.


Related Topix: Science

Science Daily

Cat bites dog: In India's human dominated landscapes, top prey for leopards is dogs

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India's human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it's not livestock that's primarily on the menu -- it is man's best friend. The study, which looked at scat samples for leopards in India's Ahmednagar's district in Maharashtra, found that 87 percent of their diet was made up of domestic animals.


Related Topix: Wildlife Conservation Society, Charitable Organizations, World News, India, Cats, Pets, Entomology

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Corn and soybean farmers will harvest the largest crops ever

The nation's corn and soybean farmers will harvest by far the largest crops ever this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday in a new report. Bigger crops have been expected this year as adequate rain and cool temperatures made for favorable growing conditions, but the new estimates far surpass previous records.


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