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Survey: honey bee colony losses in Va. continue

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says a survey from October through April found that nearly 33 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the state died.


Related Topix: Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects

The White House was announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week.


Related Topix: Science, US Politics

CBC News

More than half of Ontario bees died during harsh winter

About 6 out of 10 of Ontario's bees died following the harsh winter, a rate three times that of other provinces.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Entomology, Canada,

Soybeans bounce off lowest prices since 2010

Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose.


Related Topix: Science, Weather

Sara Lee recalls smoked sausage over allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the product was made with an ingredient called hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen that wasn't listed on the label.


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

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Tribe gets $200,000 for farmers market pavilion

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is getting $200,000 from the federal government to build a farmers market pavilion.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Science

The Raw Story

Race for North Dakota's agriculture commissioner is all about oil

North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.


Related Topix: Science, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Court rules France responsible in toxic algae case

A court in western France has held the French state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach when it was choked with toxic algae.


Related Topix: France, World News, Science

Science Daily

Freezing blueberries improves antioxidant availability

Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to a researcher.


Related Topix: South Dakota State University, Dakota State University, Food Science, Life, Fruits, Food

Corn extends slump; grain price at four-year low

The price of corn is falling further as a mix of sunshine, rain and moderate temperatures increases the likelihood of a record crop this year.


Related Topix: Science

Fox News

CDC says it 'may never know' cause of bird flu mishap

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden testifies before the hearing on ''Review of CDC anthrax Lab Incident'' on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Science

AME Info

Oman Air launches flights to new Duqm Airport

Main purpose of the position The Executive Secretary will provide all secretarial, technical, administrative and logistical services including correspondence, appointments, personal travel arrangements, communications, and documentation in the office of the Director General.


Related Topix: Oman, World News, Middle East, Travel, Middle East Travel, Oman Travel, Science, Non-Profit, Lebanon

Bellingham Herald

USDA: Illinois corn, soybean crops faring well

The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent.


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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

News Observer

Yardsmart: Picking your purslane and pigweed

They came into the garden with a load of steer manure from a dairy. They popped up that first season after I fortified the soil, thriving in the enriched ground amidst my vegetable crops.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Supplement, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Calcium

The Honolulu Advertiser

Kauai needs more cash to defend GMO, pesticide law

Proposed ordinance Bill 2491 that calls for oversight of pesticide use of large agricultural farms.


Related Topix: Science, Lihue, HI

Bellingham Herald

Producers of pigs picking fight amid European trade deal

Hog farmer R.C. Hunt at one of his farms near Nashville in Nash Co. NC on July 16, 2014.


Related Topix: Science, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Europe, World News, Germany, Wilson, NC

CBS News

Environmental impact of beef, pork, poultry

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.


Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Pork, New York, Bard College, Science

Cybercast News Service

Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident.


Related Topix: Science

Richmond News

Winning the heat race in Richmond

Canwest Farms' Humraj Kalla said the intense summer heat creates a race against time for him to get his blueberry crop out of the field and into the market Photograph By Alan Campbell/Richmond News Crunching over the scorched, bone-dry soil between the bush rows and peeling back some lurching branches, Humraj Kalla pulls a fist of sun-ripened ... (more)


Related Topix: Science

Indiana aligns livestock ID with federal program

Indiana State Veterinarian Bret D. Marsh says Indiana will start its new livestock identification and documentation requirements on Jan. 1. He says when a high-consequence disease, like bovine tuberculosis or foot-and-mouth disease, threatens a livestock sector, this program will make it easier to trace movements of specific animals to minimize ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Meat, Life, Beef, Food