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  1. Brenda Hart shows her support of the urban farm at Washignton Heights United Methodist Church.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Battle Creek Enquirer

    Neighbors vent; urban farm project moving forward Neighbors got a chance to express displeasure, but church leaders press on Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/YJkAI6 The neighbors of Washington Heights United Methodist Church said they still don't want an urban farm across the street from their homes. In a Monday evening town hall meeting at the church, about 30 people listened to the Rev.

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  2. Harvest Progresses Slowly In The Corn BeltRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Seeking Alpha

    Corn conditions were estimated by the USDA at 74% in "Good" or "Excellent" condition, unchanged for the past four weeks. Soybean conditions were reported at 72% of the crop in "Good" or "Excellent" condition, a 1% increase from last week.

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  3. The government is giving farmers $52m to market their produceRead the original story

    Yesterday | FarmingUK

    The United States Department of Agriculture is to put $52 million toward local and organic farming through farmers markets and organic research. Local farmers are having difficulty marketing their produce, even though there's increasingly high consumer demand for it.

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  4. Science Of Liver Detox? Jet Fuel SeedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Scientific Blogging

    University of Illinois nutritionists say they have found compounds that boost liver detoxification enzymes nearly 5X, and they've found them in the crushed seeds left over after oil extraction from an oilseed crop, Camelina sativa , used in jet fuel. Oilseed crops, including rapeseed, canola, and camelina, contain some of the same bioactive ingredients, like glucosinolates and flavonoids, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables and in nearly the same quantities.

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  5. Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New solar farm nearly ready near PortalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Statesboro Herald

    Construction is nearly complete on a one megawatt solar farm on Highway 80 near Portal.

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  6. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College programs awarded $1.15M in grantsRead the original story

    Yesterday | NorthlandsNewscenter.com

    The Environmental Institute at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has been awarded $1.15 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture . "It's a really big grant," said Director of the Environmental Institute, Courtney Kowalczak, "It continues on a lot of the programming that we have started in the past and it makes us able to expand what we're doing."

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  7. Letters | Slaughter of horses a from U.S. must stopRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Snoqualmie Valley Record

    Particularly offensive is the reality of the horse racing industry practice of using foreign slaughter houses to dispose of young healthy horses they no longer consider profitable. This practice is well documented, but the racing industry would prefer it were a secret.

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  8. USDA grants target consumption by SNAP recipientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Packer

    The National Institute of Food and Agriculture plans to make up to $31.5 million in competitive grants available to promote consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients. U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced the plan Sept.

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  9. Escalating the weed warsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Los Angeles Times

    When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate - better known by the trade name Roundup - the agricultural industry said it would confer a terrific environmental advantage. Glyphosate is a relatively benign herbicide, after all, and the industry claimed it would be able to use less of it to get rid of weeds, without harming the corn or soy.

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  10. Minnesota harvest begins a little late, with low corn pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | TwinCities

    The U.S. Agriculture Department said Monday that 10 percent of Minnesota's soybean acres have been harvested, along with 2 percent of its corn acres. That's about a week behind the usual pace.

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  11. South Dakota Residue Hay AvailableRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Hay & Forage Grower

    Producers with CRP hay can donate baled residue rather than destroy it, USDA has decided. The baled residue will be available in limited quantities across the state.

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  12. The Irrawaddy: 'I don't think the NLD will win a landslide victory in 2015' - Htet Naing ZawRead the original story

    Monday | Burmanet

    Hla Swe is an Upper House MP representing Magwe Division's Constituency No. 12 for the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party and a Central Executive Committee member.

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  13. USDA To Spend $52 Million To Boost Local, Organic FarmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Daily Caller

    The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $52 million in grants to boost local and organic farmers, in part so consumers have better access to sustainable and healthier food, the agency announced Monday. The millions will be spent to advertise for local farmers and farmers markets , to teach organic farmers how to deal with pests and weeds and maintain organic standards and to figure out how to get food to poor people .

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  14. USDA issues grants for local, organic foodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Packer

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $52 million in grants for U.S. organic, local and regional food industries, the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service administrator, Anne Alonzo, said in a news conference Sept. 29. Programs include the AMS' Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Foods Promotion Program; the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Organic Research and Extension Initiative; and Community Food Projects.

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  15. Food bank disputes USDA food contracts in North FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Florida Times-Union

    The ongoing duel between two Jacksonville-based regional food banks continues, this time over distribution rights to federally supplied food. The latest tug of war has at least one food pantry manager worried that the food bank pipeline will be disrupted, leaving the hungry to remain hungry.

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  16. DRT Strategies Awarded USDA Farm Service Agency Information Technology ContractRead the original story

    Monday | PRWeb

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency selects DRT Strategies as the sole prime contractor for its' five-year, $100M Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide program management and support services to the agency's Information Technology Services Division. DRT Strategies, Inc. , a leading provider of technology and management consulting services and solutions to government and commercial clients, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Information Technology Services Division has awarded the company the Program and Project Management Services Blanket Purchase Agreement .

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  17. USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food EconomiesRead the original story

    Monday | PressReleasePoint

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture grant programs. The Secretary made the announcement during an event with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and local farmers at the Virginia State Fair.

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  18. Cotton should get last water supply before Oct 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Daily Times

    MULTAN: Agriculture Information Multan Assistant Director Naveed Asmat Kahloon advised growers to apply last water to cotton crop till Oct 10 to avoid chances of new sprouting and to get the field empty on time for sowing of wheat crop. In a press statement issued here Monday, Kahlon said that application of water after Oct 10 can trigger new sprouting which may invite pest attack besides slowing down the nurturing of existing cotton bolls.

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  19. Let Watson Pick Your Farm ProgramRead the original story

    Monday | Progressive Farmer

    Farm programs could be the life raft that will keep many producers from drowning in farm losses over the next year or two, so don't let yourself get overwhelmed by multiple choices and moving parts when signing up for the 2014 Farm Bill. For 2014-crop corn alone, county-based Agricultural Risk Coverage payments could approach $79/acre, based on USDA's September crop report forecasts.

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  20. Goats better than chemicals for curbing invasive marsh grassRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Science Daily

    Herbivores, not herbicides, may be the most effective way to combat the spread of Phragmites australis, one of the most invasive plants now threatening East Coast salt marshes. A new study finds allowing small herds of goats and other livestock to graze in severely affected marshes can reduce phragmites cover from 94 percent to 21 percent and help restore natural species diversity, marsh function, and valuable shoreline views of the water.

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