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3 hrs ago | WITN

NC State Study: Dan River Water Safe For Farm Use

North Carolina State University scientists say farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock despite a massive release of toxic coal ash more than two months ago.


Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Science

7 hrs ago | Weyburn This Week

USDA orders hog farms, labs to report infections from virus that has killed millions of pigs

Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.


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

11 hrs ago |

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

West residents watch a search light shinning near the plant site, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in West, Texas.


Related Topix: West, TX, Explosion, Science

15 hrs ago | ABC News

USDA Orders Farms to Report Pig Virus Infections

The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.


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

15 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

New Americans turn to collaborative goat farming to address Vermont food, farm demand

A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.


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

20 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop

The price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil's crop.


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Science, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Yesterday | National Public Radio

China Says One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Overall index up in rural Midwest banker survey

The overall index for an economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states has risen for a second consecutive month, suggesting more growth in the months ahead.


Related Topix: Creighton University, Science

MSN Money

Biggest tobacco supplier getting into food biz

The world's leading supplier and processor of leaf tobacco is venturing beyond the cash crop into the food business.


Related Topix: Science, Universal Corporation, Tobacco

National Public Radio

BNSF Outlines Fertilizer Shipment Plan To Feds

BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board.


Related Topix: Science

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

FILE - In this photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office is Cheryl Miller's driver's license that was found in a 1960 Studebaker pulled from a creek near Alcester, S.D. .


Related Topix: Alcester, SD, Elk Point, SD, Science, Vermillion, SD


Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments.


Related Topix: Science, Transportation, Union Pacific, Railroads, Business News

Va. boasts 240-plus farmers' markets

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state has more than 240 farmers' markets statewide.


Related Topix: Science

GM plants trial given go-ahead

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has given the go-ahead for the trial which would see omega-3 fatty acids usually found in fish added to a crop of camelina plants.


Related Topix: Science

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Poll: 88 percent of Californians say state has 'serious water shortage'

Due to the lack of rain in 2013-14, water levels continue to decrease at Lake Berryessa with more of the dam and glory hole exposed.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, UC Davis

Far off? Russia-Ukraine clash echoes through U.S. farm belt

The U.S. agriculture sector is following the faraway events closely for reasons of both opportunity and risk.


Related Topix: Science, Chicago, IL

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

This July 24, 1933 file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealing to the nation via radio for immediate enrollment of all employers under the blanket agreement to raise wages and create jobs, in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, Science, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa

Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion

In this Feb. 9, 2014, file photo, flanked by weapons a man from a self-defense group sits inside a barricade at the entrance of Apatzingan in Michoacan state, Mexico.


Related Topix: Mexico, North America, World News, Science

Lincoln Daily News

CME Trading Outage Showed That Man Can Still Match The Machine

Just over a week ago, CME Group Inc suffered the worst-ever trading outage on the world's most important agricultural markets, plunging electronic screens into darkness and sending dozens of traders scrambling for Chicago's famous but now often deserted trading "pits".


Related Topix: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings, Investment Services, Science, Chicago, IL, Winnetka, IL

ABC News

Wheat Rises on Weather, Ukraine; Gold Jumps

Wheat futures rose sharply for a second straight day Tuesday amid cold temperatures in the U.S. and growing concerns that Ukraine's grain exports could be disrupted.


Related Topix: Science