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2 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Growing fruits and vegetables with no soil? No problem a " just add water a " or air

Growing backyard fruits and vegetables used to mean clearing out a patch of land, preparing the soil, spending hours digging, planting, fertilizing, watering and then tending a garden for several months before reaping the reward of a crop.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, Science, Los Angeles County, CA, Laguna Beach, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Brandon Sun

Farm groups in Manitoba, Saskatchewan urge long-term solution to flooding

Farm groups say Manitoba, Saskatchewan and neighbouring U.S. states need to work together on a long-term solution to flooding.

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Related Topix: Science, Weather

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Business Highlights

Worries over the health of Portugal's biggest bank on Thursday raised fears that the country might run into financial trouble again - just weeks after emerging from a bailout - and trigger a flare-up in the market crisis Europe thought it had quelled.

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Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Science, Jefferson City, MO, us Travel, Travel, Insurance, Wellpoint Health Networks

New York Daily News

BLT prices hit record high It now costs

It now costs $1.65 to make a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, and experts say the price of a BLT isn't dropping anytime soon thanks to a pig virus driving up the price of bacon and drought in California.

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

Evening Sun

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, walks through a field of soybeans checking it for signs of threatening insects or disease.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alma, MO, Entomology, Activism, Animal Rights

Cape Gazette

By Hobos Restaurant & Bar

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

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Related Topix: Life, Dining, Science

USA Today

BrusselKale could be the superfood we've been waiting for

BrusselKale could be the superfood we've been waiting for Move over, broccolini, pluots, honey crisp apples and more! There's a new hybrid on the market.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Science, Fruits

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.

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

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.

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KFVS12

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.

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OregonLive.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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: 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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Science

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