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34 min ago | 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

Merced Sun-Star

UVa Medical Center grant to aid rural patients

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $253,330 to the program designed to help patients living in rural locations far from hospitals.


Related Topix: Science, Merced, CA

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.


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.


Related Topix: Science, Weather

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Life, Dining, Science