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48 min ago | WGBH

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Wal-Mart is promising to drive down the prices of organic food by bringing in a new company, WildOats, to deliver a whole range of additional products.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, Science

4 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break

Fresh off a session that saw $412 million in tax relief over the next five years, the Legislature's Revenue Committee plans to hold meetings this summer and fall to consider various tax issues.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Tax, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Science

9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Entomology, Maui County, HI

13 hrs ago | News Observer

NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

Three North Carolina State University scientists found that lead, arsenic, copper and other byproducts of coal burned at a Duke Energy Corp. power plant have declined sharply since the Feb. 2 spill.

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Related Topix: Science, North Carolina State University, Duke Energy, Energy, Ruffin, NC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WITN

NC State Study: Dan River Water Safe For Farm Use

North Carolina State University scientists say farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock despite a massive release of toxic coal ash more than two months ago.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Science

Weyburn This Week

USDA orders hog farms, labs to report infections from virus that has killed millions of pigs

Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Science

Tri-cityherald.com

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

West residents watch a search light shinning near the plant site, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in West, Texas.

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Related Topix: West, TX, Explosion, Science

ABC News

USDA Orders Farms to Report Pig Virus Infections

The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.

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

Brandon Sun

New Americans turn to collaborative goat farming to address Vermont food, farm demand

A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.

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

The New Zealand Herald

Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop

The price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil's crop.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Science, Fort Lauderdale, FL

National Public Radio

China Says One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KLKN

Overall index up in rural Midwest banker survey

The overall index for an economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states has risen for a second consecutive month, suggesting more growth in the months ahead.

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Related Topix: Creighton University, Science

MSN Money

Biggest tobacco supplier getting into food biz

The world's leading supplier and processor of leaf tobacco is venturing beyond the cash crop into the food business.

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Related Topix: Science, Universal Corporation, Tobacco

National Public Radio

BNSF Outlines Fertilizer Shipment Plan To Feds

BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board.

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Related Topix: Science

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

FILE - In this photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office is Cheryl Miller's driver's license that was found in a 1960 Studebaker pulled from a creek near Alcester, S.D. .

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Related Topix: Alcester, SD, Elk Point, SD, Science, Vermillion, SD

SFGate

Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments.

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Related Topix: Science, Transportation, Union Pacific, Railroads, Business News

TBD.com

Va. boasts 240-plus farmers' markets

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state has more than 240 farmers' markets statewide.

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Related Topix: Science

Times-series.co.uk

GM plants trial given go-ahead

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has given the go-ahead for the trial which would see omega-3 fatty acids usually found in fish added to a crop of camelina plants.

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Related Topix: Science

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Poll: 88 percent of Californians say state has 'serious water shortage'

Due to the lack of rain in 2013-14, water levels continue to decrease at Lake Berryessa with more of the dam and glory hole exposed.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, UC Davis

Sunherald.com

Far off? Russia-Ukraine clash echoes through U.S. farm belt

The U.S. agriculture sector is following the faraway events closely for reasons of both opportunity and risk.

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Related Topix: Science, Chicago, IL

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