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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.
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.
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.
Unmanned aircraft may still be most associated with weapons of war, but that's quickly changing - and not just because of cool fireworks videos.
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.
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.
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.
Soybean contracts sank to their lowest price in almost four years after a government report bolstered expectations for ample supplies.
Officials say it's too early to offer a sweeping estimate of the flood's financial cost.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $253,330 to the program designed to help patients living in rural locations far from hospitals.
Farm groups say Manitoba, Saskatchewan and neighbouring U.S. states need to work together on a long-term solution to flooding.
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.
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.
Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, walks through a field of soybeans checking it for signs of threatening insects or disease.
Updated: Sun Jul 13, 2014 01:01 am
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