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Garden set to yield 25,000 pounds for needy

She and the other volunteers at the St. Patrick's soup kitchen in Terre Haute depend on the many pounds of fresh vegetables donated each week by the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners Association from their Giving Garden at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Terre Haute, IN, Life, Food, Vegetables, Potatoes, Science

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Cape Gazette

By Hobos Restaurant & Bar

I believe that the most important thing we can do for our community is support it.


Related Topix: Life, Dining, Web Design, Arts, Science

Myrtle Beach Online

Herbicide-resistant weeds trouble Midwestern farms

Critics say the emergence of so-called superweeds - ones that have developed a resistance to glyphosate, the generic name for Monsanto's herbicide Roundup - was inevitable as farmers use the same herbicide year after year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.


Related Topix: Science, Norborne, MO, Business News

KTVB Boise

Future of E. Idaho sheep research station unclear

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to begin shutting down a sheep research facility on the Idaho-Montana border that has operated for nearly a century if it doesn't hear objections from lawmakers by Friday.


Related Topix: Science

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Nation's agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, examines his corn for any evidence of Japanese beetles, which he said are a serious concern for corn farmers, Thursday afternoon, July 3, 2014.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alma, MO, Activism, Animal Rights, Jefferson City, MO

Program provides 10K free park passes to patients

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says that the free passes are being given to primary care physicians at 124 Maine practices who have joined the "Let's Go!" program.


Related Topix: Science

The Times

Jack Dillard: Red River Research Station is a good investment for state's agriculture

Red River Research Station, located south of Bossier City, is a working Agricultural Experiment Station with many reasons to be.


Related Topix: Science, Bossier City, LA, Entomology, The Kingsmen, Gospel

The Fresno Bee

Elk Grove students grateful for continued ag funds

As the State Fair began last week, 18 Elk Grove High School students showed off sheep and other animals they spent the past year raising in one of the area's largest agriculture education programs.


Related Topix: Elk Grove, CA, Education Etc., Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sat Jul 12, 2014

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

SD Crops Progressing But Farmers Flood Losses Loom

Soybean and corn crops are progressing well in South Dakota, though farmers in the eastern part of the state will likely suffer some losses after heavy rains flooded portions of many fields.


Related Topix: Science, Canton, SD, Weather, Lincoln County, SD

Fungus infects black walnut trees in Salem

Oregon Department of Agriculture plants expert Dan Hilburn tells the Salem Statesman Journal that the public is likely to notice black walnut trees declining over the next five to 10 years.


Related Topix: Science, Boulder, CO

The Modesto Bee

Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US

Its rise from being a novelty item at farmers markets into a multimillion-dollar U.S. industry even includes a name change, from the common chokeberry - so named centuries ago by European settlers who found the tart, astringent berry more pretty than palatable - to the aronia berry, derived from its genus, Aronia melanocarpa.


Related Topix: Supplement, Aronia, Science, Business News

Bellingham Herald

Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

Unmanned aircraft may still be most associated with weapons of war, but that's quickly changing - and not just because of cool fireworks videos.


Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Science, Privacy, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders

In the course of trying to understand a laboratory accident involving anthrax, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stumbled upon another major blunder involving a deadly flu virus.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Brandon Sun

USDA: Corn harvest won't be as large as estimated, but soybeans could set a record

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers will bring in less corn than projected earlier this year, but that the soybean harvest could set a record.


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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Extent of farmland damage from floods trickles in

Zumwalt lost all of it just a few years ago in 2008, when two of the region's levees couldn't hold back the engorged river, ultimately submerging tens of thousands of acres of farmland.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Science, Weather

NBC Bay Area

Chicago Readies Its Own Bull Run

Bill Hillman isn't detered by being gored by a 1,500-pound animal. Neither are the Chicagoans who plan to run with the bulls over the weekend.


Related Topix: Science, Activism, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations

Report drives soybean prices near 4-year low

Soybean contracts sank to their lowest price in almost four years after a government report bolstered expectations for ample supplies.


Related Topix: Science


Extent of flood-related ag land damage trickles in

Officials say it's too early to offer a sweeping estimate of the flood's financial cost.


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

National Public Radio

Live Birds Found In Elmo Doll At US-Mexico Border

Federal agents inspecting a couple's belongings at an Arizona entry port on the U.S.-Mexico border found two live parrots hidden inside an Elmo doll.


Related Topix: Science

ABC News

Big Hail Shatters Windows, Flattens Nebraska Crops

Calls have gone out to glass and siding companies and insurance agents after a barrage of hail left a trail of broken windows, damaged houses and ravaged farm fields in parts of western and central Nebraska.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Hailstorm, Science, North Platte, NE