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Kudzu crud: Run for your lives

Normally I am plant lover kind of guy, but there is a group of foreigners that I love to hate.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, US News, Opinion

Mon Sep 01, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Americans Paying More for Labor Day BBQ

NBC News-With gas prices at their lowest August price since 2010, 34.7 million Americans will hit the road this weekend for Labor Day, according to AAA.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Avocado, Beef, Meat, US News, Agriculture, Science

Science Daily

Training your brain to prefer healthy foods

It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Food, Nutrition, Tufts University, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry


USDA seizes massive numbers of Giant African Snails in Georgia

The USDA is on the hunt for a giant land snail. This massive snail, the Giant African Land Snail, is responsible for damaging crops and housing.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

Mississippi Business Journal

Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices

Cotton is looking good across the state as bolls open and harvest nears, but increased cotton acreage planted across the country means lower prices on this year's crop.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Weather, US News, Entomology

Water Online

NSF And NIFA Award $25M In Grants For Study Of Water Sustainability And Climate

Almost 1.1 billion people worldwide live without access to fresh water; some 2.6 billion lack adequate sanitation facilities.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Environment, US News

Foster's Daily Democrat

Mushroom business gets USDA funds

The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $25 million to help 247 businesses nationwide expand their operations and create new products to market - and Farming Fungi, LLC, in Sanford is one of them.


Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Marketing

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Battle Creek churches plan urban farm on north side

Battle Creek churches plan urban farm on north side Churches begin to build urban farm in Washington Heights Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1u5fvoE More than 5 acres of land adjacent to Washington Heights United Methodist Church may be turned into an urban farm producing a variety of fruits and vegetables.


Related Topix: Battle Creek, MI, US News, Agriculture, Science

The Harbor Times Soup

Taking Your Horse to College?

Horse & Hound Veterinary Services offers a special package for college students that are returning to school with their horses.


Related Topix: US News


U.S. Court rules that biotech corporations can't force grain elevator companies to accept GMOs

A federal appeals court has ruled that a biotech giant cannot force a grain elevator firm to store a strain of genetically modified corn.


Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Agriculture, Science, US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, University of Oklahoma

USA Today

Pork plant deals with violations, seeks to expand

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Two men stand side by side, maneuvering wands with enough electricity to instantly kill the 280-pound hogs that come at them every few seconds.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Agriculture, Science, US News

Reno Gazette-Journal

USDA announces funding for Nevada rural homebuyers

USDA announces funding for Nevada rural homebuyers USDA announces funding program to help Nevada rural homebuyers.


Related Topix: US News, Nevada, Carson City, NV


USDA seizes over 1,200 snails

Since June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has seized more than 1,200 giant African land snails, all traced to a Georgia resident.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


USDA boosts protections for dairy farmers

Signups for the new program will run Tuesday to Nov. 28, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Drink, Milk


Are these familiar foods poisoning you with cadmium?

We normally try our best on a day-to-day basis to make sound food choices and live a clean lifestyle.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Flax, Supplement, US News

Sat Aug 30, 2014


Farm briefs: Farm trail tickets, LaMalfa kisses a pig, 4-H and Farm Service details

Don't just invite your out-of-town friends to Sierra Oro Farm Trail, buy and send them tickets.


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Kevin, M.D.

How many servings of fruits and vegetables should we eat a day?

Many organizations cook up recommendations for the number of fruit and vegetable servings you should eat every day.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, US News, Medicine, Nutrition


Bee-utiful Research: Experts Working To Improve...

While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role in the agriculture industry.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, University of Arizona, Entomology, Science, Agriculture, Vegetables, US News

The Wichita Eagle

Solid apple crop expected in Northern New England

A cold winter and trees still weary from last season's massive apple crop have Northern New England growers eyeing a decent but not spectacular harvest this year.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, University of Vermont, Monkton, VT, US News

Mother Jones

This Is What a Farmer Looks Like

During the 2013 Super Bowl, Marjorie Gayle Alaniz was captivated by a commercial for Dodge Ram trucks that featured portraits of American farmers.


Related Topix: Agriculture, US News, Life, Beef, Food, Meat