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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

KMBC-TV

Raw milk sickens 45 in Utah

The cases of campylobacteriosis have been linked to raw milk or cream purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, the department said in a statement Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Daily Herald

Bees arena t the only pollinators you can attract

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

ABC2 Maryland

Former Naval Academy dairy farm to be organic

Anne Arundel County officials say the current tenants of the former Naval Academy dairy farm will resume organic operation of the property.

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Related Topix: Naval Academy, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Gambrills, MD, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KREM-TV Spokane

Idaho dairy org tells farmers not to give tours

An Idaho dairy industry group has sent a letter to all its members urging them to deny media requests for tours and on-farm interviews.

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Related Topix: Science, Spokane, WA

The Raw Story

Dept. of Agriculture: Researchers are close to creating an allergy-free peanut

A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Science, North Carolina A&T State University, Life, Food, Nutrition, Marketing, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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