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24 min ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Beef, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, CPU, Science / Technology, Science, Epidemic

4 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease: USDA

Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.


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

5 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland

Texas man stung 1,000 times by bees

Texas man stung 1,000 times by bees A street department worker in Wichita Falls, Texas, was stung 1,000 times by bees Thursday.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Wichita Falls, TX

6 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the production of mink pelts, accounting for one in three U.S. pelts last year.


Related Topix: Science

8 hrs ago | FOX23

Russia bans dairy imports from Ukraine

Russia has announced a ban on all dairy imports from Ukraine starting next week, a move Kiev has dismissed as politically motivated.


Related Topix: Science

11 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Congressman earns agriculture group's honor

Republican Congressman Frank Lucas has been recognized as a "Champion of Agriculture" from the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Frank Lucas, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas senator touts agriculture policy expertise

But Republican primary challenger Milton Wolf's campaign is accusing the three-term incumbent of waging what it calls "geographical warfare" with a radio ad running in western Kansas.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Kansas, Science, Wichita, KS

Daily Herald

Illinois farmers benefit from manure share program

The Illinois Manure Share introduces farmers who have an abundance of livestock manure to those who need it, The Herald and Review reported.


Related Topix: Decatur, IL, Home Gardening, Home, Warrensburg, IL, Science

San Bernardino County Sun

Some lovely blossoming trees struggle in our climate

This may sound like the obvious thing to do, but you might be surprised to learn that many gardeners, despite having gone to great trouble preparing soil for planting, somehow forget about their edibles once they begin to grow.


Related Topix: Science, Home Gardening, Home

ABC News

Union Pacific 2Q Profit Chugs Ahead 17 Percent

Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.


Related Topix: Transportation, Union Pacific, Railroads, Science

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Maybe you've wondered, while looking at the price tag on some organic produce, whether that label is telling the truth.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, University of Oregon, us Travel, Travel, Bolivia Travel, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Survey: honey bee colony losses in Va. continue

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says a survey from October through April found that nearly 33 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the state died.


Related Topix: Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects

The White House was announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week.


Related Topix: Science, US Politics

CBC News

More than half of Ontario bees died during harsh winter

About 6 out of 10 of Ontario's bees died following the harsh winter, a rate three times that of other provinces.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology, Canada,

Soybeans bounce off lowest prices since 2010

Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose.


Related Topix: Science, Weather

Sara Lee recalls smoked sausage over allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the product was made with an ingredient called hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen that wasn't listed on the label.


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

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Tribe gets $200,000 for farmers market pavilion

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is getting $200,000 from the federal government to build a farmers market pavilion.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Science

The Raw Story

Race for North Dakota's agriculture commissioner is all about oil

North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.


Related Topix: Science, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Court rules France responsible in toxic algae case

A court in western France has held the French state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach when it was choked with toxic algae.


Related Topix: France, World News, Science

Science Daily

Freezing blueberries improves antioxidant availability

Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to a researcher.


Related Topix: South Dakota State University, Dakota State University, Food Science, Life, Fruits, Food