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3 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

30, 2011 file photo shows a collection of giant African land snails in Miami. The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans.

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3 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

30, 2011 file photo shows a collection of giant African land snails in Miami. Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

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3 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

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The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans.

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Nanaimo Daily News

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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China Daily

US rice could see potential market in China

A few years ago no one would have even considered exporting rice to China, but growers, exporters and international trade organizations in the US are starting to come around to the idea.

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The Willits News

Pear harvest ealier and smaller

Pete Johnson, of Johnson Family Farms Inc., watches as some of the last pears to be harvested make their way through the sorting machine.

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ABC News

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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Chambersburg Public Opinion

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept.

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The Bennington Banner

USDA launches new dairy insurance program

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

Vilsack says up to $25M to help Lake Champlain

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced up to $25 million will be provided for efforts to protect soil and water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin over the next five years.

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KVOX-FM Fargo

USDA Extends North Dakota Crop Insurance Options

The U.S. Agriculture Department has announced new supplemental coverage for North Dakota crops through the federal crop insurance program.

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The Day

Radar used as window into past as searchers look for 17th century foundation in Mystic

Debbie Surabian, center, a state soil scientist with the USDA Resources Conservation Service, and Scott Brady, left, a volunteer with Friends of the Office of State Archaeology, use ground penetrating radar with Brian Jones, Connecticut's state archaeologist, as they try to locate Capt.

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Agri Marketing

Univ Of Illinois Economist: What Can We Learn About Corn, Soybean Yields From Crop Tours?

UNIV OF ILLINOIS ECONOMIST: WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT CORN, SOYBEAN YIELDS FROM CROP TOURS? Aug. 28, 2014 Source: Univ of Illinois news release It almost goes without saying that corn and soybean prices are heavily influenced by the size of the U.S. crop and that expectations about crop size are especially important for prices during the growing ... (more)

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

KCRG

Iowa DNR launches rap video to promote cover growth

"They Gotta Have Cover," the music video featuring a rap about pheasant habitats in Iowa, was produced by the Iowa DNR.

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Health.com

5 Reasons to Love Bananas

If you're a fan of bananas, then your day is about to get better. August 27 is National Banana Lovers Day, meaning it's time to celebrate all the health benefits of your favorite yellow fruit.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Potassium (generic), Slow-K, K-Lyte, Life, Fruits, Food, US News, Nutrition

Bioscience Technology

Estrogen-based Compound Suppresses Binge Eating

Binge eating, an eating disorder in which a person frequently consumes unusually large amounts of food in a short period of time, affects about 5 to 10 percent of U.S. adults and is more common in women than men.

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Tomahawk Online

State's best tasting water title awarded to Cold Springs Utility

Judges Keith Head and David Collett with the USDA Rural Development, Richard Hammons of Cold Springs Utility District, Judge Tisha Calabrese-Benton with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Judge Mary Constantine, the Food Editor with the Knoxville News-Sentinel The citizens of Tennessee are fortunate to have an abundance ... (more)

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NewsBusters.org

Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Back to School: 'Tossing the First Lady's Lunch'

While most national-media reporting on Michelle Obama's push for strict school-lunch standards has been delivered with unhealthy amounts of promotional syrup, some outlets have grown more blunt.

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Boston.com

Dining Out The Bancroft: a steakhouse successfully reimagined

Just what Burlington - nay, the world - needs. Another steakhouse. Imagine those sentences dripping in barnaise-flavored sarcasm and crusted in peppercorns with a red wine demi-glace and a side of creamed spinach.

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