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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

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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Related Topix: Science

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

KSFY

Minnesota's crops catch some much-needed rain

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday in its weekly crops progress and condition report for Minnesota that six days were rated suitable for fieldwork across the state last week.

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Related Topix: Science

News Observer

NY: Wineries can import grapes to bolster harvest

Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball said Monday the law requires all wines produced on New York farms must contain only grapes, fruit and other products grown in the state.

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Related Topix: Science, Wine, Drink

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WDTN-TV Dayton

Groups file complaint over Ohioa s food stamp rules

Legal advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government over Ohio's move to waive work requirements for food stamp beneficiaries in certain counties while enforcing them in most.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Science

Canadian Business Magazine

Officials at California slaughterhouse behind massive beef recall indicted on criminal charges

A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle.

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Related Topix: Meat, Life, Beef, Food, Science

Washington Examiner

Va. corrections agency, John Deere agree on lease

The department announced the five-year lease on Monday in a news release. The agreement includes 14 tractors, one grain combine, one 12-row planter and one self-propelled forage harvester.

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Canada.com

Report: Average cost to raise a child tops $245,000

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

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

KBMT

Average cost to raise a child hits $245,000

New parents be warned: It could cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise your child -- and that's not even including the cost of college.

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Related Topix: Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Virginia Corn Crop Expected to Decline in 2014

The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Related Topix: Science, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

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