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22 min ago | Click2Houston

Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease

The state Department of Agriculture has expanded a quarantine area to slow the spread of the citrus greening disease for two South Texas counties.


Related Topix: Science, Hidalgo County, TX, Entomology

4 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans

Ban supporters say pollen from fields of genetically modified organisms can contaminate organic farms, and they are worried about use of the herbicide Roundup, which GMO plants are designed to resist.


Related Topix: Science, Jackson County, OR, Josephine County, OR, Grants Pass, OR, White City, OR

8 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Bulgaria, New York, NY, Science, Jay Nixon, US Governors

9 hrs ago |

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.


Related Topix: Prison, Missouri, Violent Crime, Science

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Spring corn planting still sputters in key states

Central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Garry Niemeyer inspects the soil temperature and the sprouting of corn seeds he planted earlier as a test April 15 in Auburn.


Related Topix: Science

The Gazette

USDA awards $6 million for climate change stud; CU given grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes.


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


You don't have to be a beekeeper to help rebuild depleted bee populations

Bees are pulling a disappearing act. Honeybees are vanishing from their hives. Bumblebee numbers have crashed so radically that some species are believed extinct.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology


Japan, US struggle to bridge gap on freer trade

Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo this week.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Science, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives


New Americans Turn to Goat to Address Food 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.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Science

Boston Herald

Navajo advocates make push for junk food tax

Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, Medicine, us Travel, Travel, Science, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Business Highlights

Economists had expected growth to accelerate in 2014 after two years of slow and steady improvement.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Science

Bellingham Herald

Nonprofit's Detroit agriculture work moves ahead

The Detroit Free Press reports RecoveryPark began construction Friday of a high-tunnel greenhouse in which more than two dozen varieties of herbs and vegetables will be grown for sale to local restaurants and markets.


Related Topix: Science

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Farmers seek changes to ALC legislation

Newly appointed Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick is meeting with B.C. Agriculture Council representatives this week to discuss their growing concerns about a plan to set new rules for protected farmland in the B.C. Interior.


Related Topix: Science, Canada,

ABC News

First SC Rural Tourism Signs to Be up This Month

The first new state highway signs directing travelers to South Carolina's rural attractions or working farms will be installed near Columbia, on Wadmalaw Island and in Colleton County by month's end.


Related Topix: South Carolina, Wadmalaw Island, SC, Colleton County, SC, Science, Cottageville, SC, Travel

Brandon Sun

USDA establishes $150 million rural business investment fund to promote jobs, growth

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related start-up business in rural areas with cash needed to expand.


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

Edmonton Journal

'City folk just don't get it'

What can we say objectively about war in Afghanistan, a clash of civilizations neither the Soviets nor the determined Americans could solve? Chelsea and Daniel Seitz pose at their wedding on September 28, 2013 in Pierson, Man.


Related Topix: Online Dating, Science, Entertainment, Drama, Television

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.


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

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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Science, Food Science