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3 hrs ago | Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Drought worsens in western USA

Drought spread and intensified this week in seven western and central states, including California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a federal site that tracks drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Science, Bakersfield, CA

7 hrs ago | WTVM

People choosing to live 'la vida locavore'

Not only do they believe locally produced food tastes better, but getting food from local sources also helps support their neighbors and the area's economy.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Slow Food, Local Food, Montgomery, AL, Science, Vegetables, E. Coli, Health

10 hrs ago | Daily-Jeff.com

Ohio winter takes toll on honeybees

Ohio beekeepers lost 50 to 80 percent of their honeybees over the harsh winter, threatening the farming industry, state agriculture officials say.

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Related Topix: Science, Canal Winchester, OH, Apiculture, Entomology

14 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

Hundreds of cases of pig virus reported in Ill.

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois agriculture officials say there have been hundreds of cases in Illinois of a deadly pig virus that's been spreading across the country for the past year.

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Related Topix: Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.

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Related Topix: Vermont, IL, Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Science, Entomology, Healthcare Law, Law

St. Cloud Times

Feds seek $211K in fines from Minnesota companyFeds seek $211K in...

Feds seek $211K in fines from Minnesota company on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/04/23/feds-seek-k-fines-minnesota-company/8059403/ Federal safety regulators are proposing $211,000 in fines for a Minnesota agriculture company that authorities say repeatedly failed to make sure workers weren't exposed grain dust ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science, OSHA, Agriculture, CHS Inc

Click2Houston

Some Harris County feral hogs head to food banks

Some property-destroying feral hogs being trapped in the Houston area will be butchered and the meat donated to food banks.

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Related Topix: Science

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.

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Related Topix: Science, Hidalgo County, TX, Entomology

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.

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

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.

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

Turnto10.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Times-Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology

KMIR 6

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.

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

EDGE

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Science, Canada,

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