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3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Sesame catching on in southeast US

Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

6 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles County Fair opens with a vintage plane flyover

The fair is celebrating its 92nd anniversary this year and the month-long event kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the newly expanded Farm, said Renee Hernandez, Fair spokeswoman.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Science

10 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

California lifts part of quarantine on grape pest

State and federal agricultural officials are partially lifting a quarantine imposed for a moth that's eating grapes in Northern California's wine country.

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Related Topix: Science, Drink, Wine, Napa County, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Science, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Vallejo Times-Herald

Historic groundwater legislation passed by California Assembly

The state Assembly today narrowly approved a package of bills designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater in California for the first time in state history and make the most significant changes to state water law in 50 years.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, Twain, CA, Paso Robles, CA

ABC15.com

New York dairy co-op gets school yogurt contract

New York's Upstate Niagara dairy cooperative will supply its Greek yogurt to public schools across three states under a federal school lunch pilot program.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, Democrat, US News, Science

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Wisconsin cranberry industry woos Chinese buyers

Stevens Point Journal Media reports the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection hosted a group of potential buyers from China this past week to talk to local farmers and tour facilities.

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Related Topix: Stevens Point, WI, Science, Life, Fruits, Food

Thewestmorland Gazette

Halt badger culls, minister urged

The Badger Trust sought a court ruling to block a new cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset without an independent expert panel A new plea has been made to Environment Secretary Liz Truss to stop the latest badger culls and save hundreds of animals from "potentially unnecessary and inhumane deaths".

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Related Topix: Science

Hispanic Business

High Ozone Levels Found in Colorado Rockies

Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Science

680News

Beware of giant snails! USDA seizes more than 1,200 African snails that eat buildings, crops

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans.

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KMIZ

Missouri dairy farmers urge veto override

Missouri dairy farmers are urging lawmakers to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation authorizing financial incentives for their industry.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Science

Monterey County Herald

Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida

Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died Thursday in Florida.

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Related Topix: Jamaica, Central America, World News, Science

Pasadena Star-News

Monarch butterflies strike a chord with readers

Aphids, those tiny pear-shaped pests known as plant lice, are terribly fond of milkweeds and a significant infestation of them will keep monarch butterflies away.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Star-Telegram.com

No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?" It's a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia's long-shot challenge to McCarthy, a four-term incumbent who rose to power after another GOP leader thought unsinkable, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, Science, 2012 Presidential Election

Chambersburg Public Opinion

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Science, Opinion

TheIndyChannel

Purdue students get funds for Africa projects

Two teams of Purdue University students have been awarded nearly $20,000 for projects intended to boost an African village's water supply and design a new type of African grain thresher.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Purdue University, Science

The Republic

Philippine economy grows 6.4 percent in 2Q

The Philippine economy expanded by 6.4 percent in the second quarter and tied with Malaysia as the second fastest growing in Asia during the period, officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Science Daily

Greenhouse gases: New group of soil micro-organisms can contribute to their elimination

The ability of soils to eliminate N2O can mainly be explained by the diversity and abundance of a new group of micro-organisms that are capable of transforming it into atmospheric nitrogen .

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Related Topix: Science

My FOX Chicago

Rauner: Dept. of Agriculture 'full of cronyism'

Bruce Rauner is a Winnetka businessman. He told attendees at a forum in Bloomington Wednesday coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau that the agriculture department is "full of cronyism" and has 'folks running things that generally don't have much expertise.'

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Related Topix: Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

This is Wiltshire

Farm focal point of photo prizes

Sheepdrove Organic Farm at Lambourn was chosen to host the first stage of judging of the programme's popular photographic competition for the annual Children In Need calendar.

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Related Topix: Berkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Science

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