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2 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

USDA: Illinois corn, soybean crops faring well

The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

News Observer

Yardsmart: Picking your purslane and pigweed

They came into the garden with a load of steer manure from a dairy. They popped up that first season after I fortified the soil, thriving in the enriched ground amidst my vegetable crops.

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

The Honolulu Advertiser

Kauai needs more cash to defend GMO, pesticide law

Proposed ordinance Bill 2491 that calls for oversight of pesticide use of large agricultural farms.

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Related Topix: Science, Lihue, HI

Bellingham Herald

Producers of pigs picking fight amid European trade deal

Hog farmer R.C. Hunt at one of his farms near Nashville in Nash Co. NC on July 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Science, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Europe, World News, Germany, Wilson, NC

CBS News

Environmental impact of beef, pork, poultry

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Pork, New York, Bard College, Science

Cybercast News Service

Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident.

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Richmond News

Winning the heat race in Richmond

Canwest Farms' Humraj Kalla said the intense summer heat creates a race against time for him to get his blueberry crop out of the field and into the market Photograph By Alan Campbell/Richmond News Crunching over the scorched, bone-dry soil between the bush rows and peeling back some lurching branches, Humraj Kalla pulls a fist of sun-ripened ... (more)

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Journalgazette.net

Indiana aligns livestock ID with federal program

Indiana State Veterinarian Bret D. Marsh says Indiana will start its new livestock identification and documentation requirements on Jan. 1. He says when a high-consequence disease, like bovine tuberculosis or foot-and-mouth disease, threatens a livestock sector, this program will make it easier to trace movements of specific animals to minimize ... (more)

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

News Observer

More than $2.1M approved for farm projects

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board says the funding goes to 19 projects, ranging from a farm-to-table program in Louisville to a livestock slaughter facility in McLean County to a shared-use equipment program in Carter County.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Science, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Sun Jul 20, 2014

EDGE

Once a Niche, Local Foods Become a Big Business

Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.

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Related Topix: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Non-Profit, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

WHAS11

Official says Jamaica's drought is intensifying

Jamaica's environment minister says a serious drought is intensifying on the Caribbean island with water supply systems already well below normal.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

Messenger Newspapers

18m funding goes to food projects

Making lamb tastier to eat and growing new strawberries without soil are among research projects receiving a share of almost A 18 million, Downing Street has announced.

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This is The West Country

Exmoor Hill Farming Network launched

LAUNCH host Oliver Edwards, chairman of the Network Dave Knight, Helen Aldis from The Prince's Countryside Fund, chairman of the ENPA Andrea Davis, Katherine Williams from the Network, Lord de Mauley and owner of the Exmoor Ponies Peter Farmer.

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Brandon Sun

Newfoundland: a bee haven that offers research clues as global hives struggle

Newfoundland's healthy honeybees are an increasing draw for researchers in the race to understand why colonies across much of the globe are struggling or dying off.

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Related Topix: Science, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables, Honey, Apiculture, Entomology

India.com

Special Agricultural Zones can aid food security: M.S. Swaminathan

New Delhi, Jul 20: He's been credited with mentoring the Green Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s that saw India grow from a food deficit nation to a food surplus nation.

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Related Topix: Science, World News, India, Ecology, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Hindustan Times

Delayed monsoon drought scare bonded labour Indian farmers journey to hell

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science,

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Compass

Between the highway and a hard place

Patricia and Clyde Jefford stand in one of their hayfields in Upper Gullies Friday.

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Related Topix: Science, Canada, Life, Food, Vegetables

WTVY Dothan

Rising Cattle Prices Cited in Ala. Livestock Theft

State rural crime investigators and farmers say the increase in cattle and beef prices are likely factors in several livestock thefts in Alabama.

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Related Topix: Science, Dekalb County, AL, Powell, AL

Inhabitat

Chicago Approves Plan for Urban Agriculture Eco-District to Revitalize Southside Neighborhoods

Chicago's Southside, one of the epicenters of African-American culture in the United States and once a home to smog-belching factories and industrial meat-processing plants, is on its way to become one of the world's greatest urban eco-districts.

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This is Oxfordshire

Group mail council every day over city farm bid delays

Buy this photo Steering group chairwoman Lucie Mayer, front right, with, rear, Anna Beekmayer, 11, resident Juliet Rayment, Penny and Heather Singer-Pritchard, aged six and eight respectively, Luca Beeekmayer, seven, and resident Jackie Singer Oxford City Farm steering group want to turn a plot of land in Florence Park into a city farm with animals ... (more)

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