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1 hr ago | Merced Sun-Star

Researchers create less-pungent pepper

The university says in a statement that the pepper was developed "through traditional breeding methods" in the hopes of making the health benefits of hot peppers available to more people.


Related Topix: University of Maine, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

3 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

EPA sets out to explain water rule that's riled U.S. farm interests

A proposal that federal officials said was intended to simplify federal water laws has instead been interpreted to do the opposite – and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to defend itself to agriculture and other industries.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science

Wed Jul 09, 2014


AG Koster backs Missouri right-to-farm measure

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is supporting an August ballot measure that would insert a right to farm in the state constitution.


Related Topix: Science

Scientists turn to crowdfunding to help pay for research

In over three decades of studying ferns, Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money.


Related Topix: Duke University, Science, Little Rock, AR

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Science

KUQL-FM Mitchell

Chicken prices rising, but reason might surprise you

The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Sanderson Farms, Food, Science


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.


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

Broward-Palm Beach

Lake Park Exhibit Raises Awareness of the Benefits of Bees

Little honeybees swarming about our ecosystem do more than make honey. But unfortunately, we often misunderstand or overlook what a big job these little guys do.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey, Fruits, Lake Park, FL, Boynton Beach, FL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

York Press

Great Yorkshire Show gets under way

Visitors to the Harrogate spectacle can peruse cattle, sheep, pigs and goats at the Great Yorkshire showground site, revel in a cheese and dairy extravaganza, or breathe in the agricultural muscle on display.


Related Topix: Science

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.


Related Topix: Science

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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KHQA-TV Quincy

Stormy wet weather beginning to stress Iowa crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop update that 76 percent of Iowa corn is in good to excellent shape, a decrease of 3 percentage points from the week before.


Related Topix: Weather, Science

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.


Related Topix: Wisconsin, Science

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.


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

WYMG-FM Springfield

Poultry giant Foster Farms recalls chicken

California-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak that has stretched on for 16 months and sickened hundreds of consumers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Foster Farms announced.


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

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.


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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Whittier Daily News

California drought: In-N-Out, Chipotle raising prices due to rising food costs

Despite In-N-Out Burger's recent price increase, there's little evidence of lunchtime customers changing their habits as Johnny Jaramillo takes orders on Thursday at the In-N-Out Burger on San Bernardiono Road in West Covina.


Related Topix: Dining, Weather, California, Natural Disasters, Drought, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Vegetables, Science


CA Supreme Court tosses LA lawsuit over sludge ban

The California Supreme Court has tossed out a Los Angeles lawsuit aimed at allowing the city to keep using tons of treated sewage sludge as fertilizer on a Kern County farm.


Related Topix: Science

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.


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