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Wheat Rises on Weather, Ukraine; Gold Jumps

Wheat futures rose sharply for a second straight day Tuesday amid cold temperatures in the U.S. and growing concerns that Ukraine's grain exports could be disrupted.


Related Topix: Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Rail Companies To Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops.


Related Topix: Science, US News, Republican, US Politics, John Thune

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop

Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres.


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


USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices.


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

Times Herald

Pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan

The Michigan agriculture department says a virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in the state.


Related Topix: Michigan, Science, Life, Food, Pork, Meat

Peace Arch News

Farmland fight sheds little light

Detailed debate on changes to the Agricultural Land Commission got underway in the legislature last week, while protesters played to urban voters outside.


Related Topix: Science, Canada, Opinion

The Modesto Bee

Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told the meeting that Japan must protect its whale-eating culture and secure sources of whale meat.


Related Topix: Science, Business News

Food Technology

Asia produces nearly half of world's greenhouse gases from agriculture

Developing nations in Asia are responsible for 45% of the world's greenhouse gases, with overall emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries doubling over the past 50 years, according to new Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates.


Related Topix: Science, Global Warming

Belleville News Democrat

Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees

The winter that just won't quit has one more punch for the Midwest -- a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather and possibly snow showers, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Weather, Science, Millstadt, IL, Belleville, IL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Cold weather, Ukraine tensions push wheat higher

Cold weather in U.S. growing areas and more worries about disruptions to exports from Ukraine sent the price of wheat sharply higher Monday.


Related Topix: Weather, Science

Statesboro Herald

Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.


Related Topix: Science, Tattnall County, GA


Beef prices hit record high

Beef prices are at a record high, and the cost of other staples, such as milk, butter, eggs, fruit and vegetables are climbing.


Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

Washington Examiner

USDA lending $8.5M to 2 Louisiana businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its rural development program is lending $7.1 million to a New Orleans sausage maker and $1.3 million to a Bunkie senior care company.


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

The Fresno Bee

California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns

Potable and non-potable water are stored in tanks on a hill above the El Dorado Water District, April 10, 2014.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, El Dorado Hills, CA, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Washington Times

Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is investigating to determine whether the disease, Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy, could be present in other horses or at farms.


Related Topix: Science

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Long winter could mean more intense allergy season

Some allergists in New Jersey say they've already seen a noticeable increase in patients as the weather has gotten warmer.


Related Topix: Science, Modesto, CA


Research looks at using crops to contain nitrogen

A research project in northwest Iowa is looking at ways to keep fertilizer out of drinking water by planting certain crops to help contain nitrogen.


Related Topix: Science, Sioux Center, IA

The Macon Telegraph

Loss of Vermont hay fields limits food for bees

Since the 1980s, Vermont has lost more than 100,000 acres of hay fields that used to be full of bee friendly blooming alfalfa and clover.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey, Drink, Milk

ABC News

California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom

With California in a third dry year, well drilling is booming across the nation's most productive agricultural region, and some drilling companies are booked for months or a year.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

Northern Michigan News

California drought spawns well drilling boom

The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables, Kern County, CA