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2 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Ranchers taking advantage of USDA disaster program

Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Blizzard, Weather, Agriculture, Natural Disasters, Drought

6 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Farmers Hoping For More Rain To Lessen Drought

Some Oklahoma farmers say there's "cautious optimism" that patchy rains this summer will make a dent in the drought afflicting much of the state and help save crops and cattle.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

10 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

Minor earthquake rattles Arizona-New Mexico border

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.6 quake struck about 1:15 a.m. PDT Wednesday in southeastern Arizona, about 26 miles northwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Lordsburg, NM

15 hrs ago | KMIZ

Breakfast takes a bigger bite out of your wallet

If you're keeping a closer eye on your pocket book, you're feeling a pinch when you go to the grocery store.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

19 hrs ago | Network World

Python bumps off Java as top learning language

Python has surpassed Java as the top language used to introduce U.S. students to programming and computer science, according to a recent survey posted by the Association for Computing Machinery .

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Related Topix: Computer Science, Programming Languages, Science / Technology

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

Tri-cityherald.com

Soybeans slide again as traders expect huge crop

Soybeans are falling again as traders expect the U.S. crop to come in at a record in the fall.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Gypsy moth spraying planned for 5 counties

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says spraying is scheduled in Grant, Crawford, Iowa, Richland and La Crosse counties Wednesday through Friday.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Agriculture

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Wheat harvest well underway in southern Nebraska

The USDA says that as of Sunday, 13 percent of the state's crop had been harvested, half the average of 26 percent by the date.

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

The Wichita Eagle

Trade talks on $1 trillion in environmental goods

City of Wichita Falls Utilities Operations Manager Daniel Nix, left, and Nolan Mulholland, a water plant operator, look over the massive pumps and plumbing system Monday, July 7, 2014, which can move up to 10 million gallons a day from the filtration plant to a ground storage tank at the Cypress Water Treatment Plant.

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Related Topix: Environment

Salisbury Journal

Prince returns to flood-hit village

His visit comes five months after he came to see for himself the impact of the flooding on agriculture and the lives and livelihoods of residents on the Somerset Levels.

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Related Topix: Flood, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Somerset County, England, United Kingdom

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Brandon Sun

Ontario looks at restricting pesticide that may play role in death of honey bees

Ontario's governing Liberals are looking at restricting the use of a pesticide that may pose a risk to honey bees, rather than banning it temporarily as recommended by their own working group on bee deaths.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Agriculture, Life, Food, Honey

Tri-cityherald.com

Oregon: Agency's control over modified crops is limited

In a letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, the Oregon Department of Agriculture said state law allows it to create "control areas" for genetically engineered crops to deal with pests and disease.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Oregon, Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Genetics, Medicine, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

The Tribune

Dam construction turns up fossil treasure trove

Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA, Paleontology

The Daily News Journal

Despite more great white sharks, attacks on humans rare

A man and child view a display of a great white shark on the Manhattan Beach, Calif., Pier Sunday, July 6, 2014, one day after a swimmer was bitten by a great white shark off the Southern California beach city.

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Related Topix: Manhattan Beach, CA, Prison, Marine Biology, Biology, Los Angeles County, CA

Tri-cityherald.com

Drought looms in Somalia after poor, erratic rains

The Food and Agriculture Organization said in a statement Monday that severe water shortage is expected in coming months and that an emergency is unfolding among internally displaced people in the capital, Mogadishu, where acute malnutrition has been cited.

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Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture

ABC News

Strong Quake Hits Mexico, Guatemala; 2 Dead

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake on the Pacific Coast has jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Geology

Tri-cityherald.com

ADM to buy Swiss flavoring maker for about $3B

Archer Daniels Midland Co. processes corn, soybeans and other crops to make everything from animal feed to ethanol.

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, ADM

KTVB Boise

Mormon crickets descend into Oneida County

Agriculture officials say Mormon crickets are moving through Oneida County in southeastern Idaho and causing damage to valuable farm crops.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Oneida County, ID, Entomology

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Roman coins hoard found in cave

A hoard of Roman and Late Iron Age coins which were discovered in the Reynard's Cave and Kitchen cavern in Dovedale in the Peak District A precious hoard of Roman and Late Iron Age coins has been discovered in a British cave where they have lain undisturbed for more than 2,000 years.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

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