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2 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

Cherry season in Door County underway

The owner of Robertson Orchards near Sturgeon Bay says people have been calling for the last two months already.


Related Topix: Door County, WI, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Science

7 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Nebraska organic farm tours set Aug. 16

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension says the first tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Larry Stanislav farm two miles north of Abie in eastern Nebraska's Butler County.


Related Topix: Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Abie, NE

8 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Meet the Google X Life Sciences Team

Andrew Conrad, head of Google X's Life Sciences team, shows colleagues Alberto Vitari and Marija Pavloic some of the instruments they will be using in the lab for biomedical research.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, Dole Food Company, Agriculture, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Correction: Rural Investment Dollars story

In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado-based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects.


Related Topix: Science

News Observer

GMO initiative to appear on Nov. 4 ballot in Maui

The Maui County Council on Thursday declined to take action on a voter initiative for the moratorium.


Related Topix: Science

Lexington Herald-Leader

Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Beef, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, CPU, Science / Technology, Science, Epidemic


U.S. meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease: USDA

Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.


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

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Texas man stung 1,000 times by bees

Texas man stung 1,000 times by bees A street department worker in Wichita Falls, Texas, was stung 1,000 times by bees Thursday.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Wichita Falls, TX

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the production of mink pelts, accounting for one in three U.S. pelts last year.


Related Topix: Science


Russia bans dairy imports from Ukraine

Russia has announced a ban on all dairy imports from Ukraine starting next week, a move Kiev has dismissed as politically motivated.


Related Topix: Science


Congressman earns agriculture group's honor

Republican Congressman Frank Lucas has been recognized as a "Champion of Agriculture" from the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Frank Lucas, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas senator touts agriculture policy expertise

But Republican primary challenger Milton Wolf's campaign is accusing the three-term incumbent of waging what it calls "geographical warfare" with a radio ad running in western Kansas.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Kansas, Science, Wichita, KS

Daily Herald

Illinois farmers benefit from manure share program

The Illinois Manure Share introduces farmers who have an abundance of livestock manure to those who need it, The Herald and Review reported.


Related Topix: Decatur, IL, Home Gardening, Home, Warrensburg, IL, Science

San Bernardino County Sun

Some lovely blossoming trees struggle in our climate

This may sound like the obvious thing to do, but you might be surprised to learn that many gardeners, despite having gone to great trouble preparing soil for planting, somehow forget about their edibles once they begin to grow.


Related Topix: Science, Home Gardening, Home

ABC News

Union Pacific 2Q Profit Chugs Ahead 17 Percent

Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.


Related Topix: Transportation, Union Pacific, Railroads, Science

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Maybe you've wondered, while looking at the price tag on some organic produce, whether that label is telling the truth.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, University of Oregon, us Travel, Travel, Bolivia Travel, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

WVEC-TV Norfolk

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