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2 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Effort underway to revitalize 'Arkansas Grown'

Arkansas Department of Agriculture marketing director Zach Taylor told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the program now has more than 500 participants and that most of the new signees are farmers, though buyers such as restaurants, grocery stores, food distributors and even hospitals and schools also are joining.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Science, Marketing, North Little Rock, AR

6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Clarksburg to acquire, restore old theater

The Exponent Telegram reports that City Council voted last week to buy the old theater for $430,000.

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Related Topix: Science, Wichita, KS, Entertainment

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Washington Examiner

Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination

Some California beekeepers say pesticides may be to blame for the death or damage of as many as 80,000 bee colonies after the insects pollinated almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Apiculture

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wienersKraft recalls...

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

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Related Topix: Science, Food Science

TheCourier.com

Ohio Hog Farms Hit By Disease That Kills Baby Pigs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently said the die-off has had a hand in shrinking the nation's pig herd by 3 percent to about 63 million pigs.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Science

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

25 years later, they still come to Iowa's Field of Dreams

The Big Gig has dropped another batch of 22 side-stage headliners for the June 25-29 and July 1-6... Don Lansing, former owner of the house and farm where the "Field of Dreams" film site is located, still prepares the diamond and mows the grass for visitors.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Sport Movies, Field of Dreams, Drama Movies, Dyersville, IA, Dubuque, IA, Science

St. Cloud Times

10 fastest rising food prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices.

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

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Prime Pak Foods recalls chicken products due to misbrandingPrime Pak...

Prime Pak Foods is recalling about 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

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

Sat Apr 19, 2014

TwinCities

Emerald ash borer spreads to Winona

The Winona Daily News reported that an ash borer-infested tree had been confirmed in the southern part of the city.

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Related Topix: Science

WGBH

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Wal-Mart is promising to drive down the prices of organic food by bringing in a new company, WildOats, to deliver a whole range of additional products.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, Science

The Wichita Eagle

Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break

Fresh off a session that saw $412 million in tax relief over the next five years, the Legislature's Revenue Committee plans to hold meetings this summer and fall to consider various tax issues.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Tax, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Science

National Public Radio

Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Entomology, Maui County, HI

News Observer

NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

Three North Carolina State University scientists found that lead, arsenic, copper and other byproducts of coal burned at a Duke Energy Corp. power plant have declined sharply since the Feb. 2 spill.

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Related Topix: Science, North Carolina State University, Duke Energy, Energy, Ruffin, NC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WITN

NC State Study: Dan River Water Safe For Farm Use

North Carolina State University scientists say farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock despite a massive release of toxic coal ash more than two months ago.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Science

Weyburn This Week

USDA orders hog farms, labs to report infections from virus that has killed millions of pigs

Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Science

Tri-cityherald.com

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

West residents watch a search light shinning near the plant site, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in West, Texas.

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Related Topix: West, TX, Explosion, Science

ABC News

USDA Orders Farms to Report Pig Virus Infections

The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.

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

Brandon Sun

New Americans turn to collaborative goat farming to address Vermont food, farm demand

A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.

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

The New Zealand Herald

Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop

The price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil's crop.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Science, Fort Lauderdale, FL

National Public Radio

China Says One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Science

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