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56 min ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Science

13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Cherry season in Door County underway

The owner of Robertson Orchards near Sturgeon Bay says people have been calling for the last two months already.

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Related Topix: Door County, WI, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Science

Lexington Herald-Leader

Nebraska organic farm tours set Aug. 16

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension says the first tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Larry Stanislav farm two miles north of Abie in eastern Nebraska's Butler County.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Abie, NE

Wall Street Journal

Meet the Google X Life Sciences Team

Andrew Conrad, head of Google X's Life Sciences team, shows colleagues Alberto Vitari and Marija Pavloic some of the instruments they will be using in the lab for biomedical research.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, Dole Food Company, Agriculture, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

Fri Jul 25, 2014

NewsOK.com

Correction: Rural Investment Dollars story

In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado-based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects.

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Related Topix: Science

News Observer

GMO initiative to appear on Nov. 4 ballot in Maui

The Maui County Council on Thursday declined to take action on a voter initiative for the moratorium.

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Related Topix: Science

Lexington Herald-Leader

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Beef, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, CPU, Science / Technology, Science, Epidemic

Reuters

U.S. meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease: USDA

Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.

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

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Texas man stung 1,000 times by bees

Texas man stung 1,000 times by bees A street department worker in Wichita Falls, Texas, was stung 1,000 times by bees Thursday.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Wichita Falls, TX

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the production of mink pelts, accounting for one in three U.S. pelts last year.

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Related Topix: Science

FOX23

Russia bans dairy imports from Ukraine

Russia has announced a ban on all dairy imports from Ukraine starting next week, a move Kiev has dismissed as politically motivated.

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Related Topix: Science

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