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Apr 2, 2013
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Summer water concerns building in West

Much of the Western U.S. could continue to see drought conditions this spring and summer....More
Apr 1, 2013
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Sugar beet waste turned to biodegradable plastic

Sugar beets are converted to table sugar, but research may soon convert the beet waste product into biodegradable plastic....More
Mar 27, 2013
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Honey bee health drawing nationwide concern

Researchers continue efforts to determine causes behind population declines in pollinators, and overall pollinator health. Rod Bain looks at some of the research and surveys attempting to better understand these issues....More
Mar 27, 2013
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Almonds measure honey bee health

The pollinator colonies used for California's almond crop strongly indicate the size and health of our nation's pollinators every year....More
Mar 22, 2013
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Water supply worries again in West

Weather experts say many Western farmers should prepare to cope with water supply issues this growing season....More
Mar 22, 2013
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Water from private wells can be costly

If you get your water from your own private well, an expert says that well and the water from it need regular attention to avoid some costly problems....More
Mar 22, 2013
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USDA scaling back farm payments

In an effort to absorb potential cuts totaling 7.6 percent to the overall budget due to sequester, USDA is scaling back farm payments....More
Mar 21, 2013
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Vilsack responds to horse slaughter concerns

USDA Secretary Vilsack told reporters about the process involved in making rules for the slaughter of horses for meat and the inspection of that meat and talked about the possibility that Congress will reinstate a ban on horse slaughter for meat....More
Mar 18, 2013
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Fewer farms in US, but growing bigger

USDA has just put out a report on the size and number of U.S. farms in 2012. (Gary Crawford and Scott Shimmin)...More
Mar 14, 2013
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Ethanol industry eyes falling demand

What is the short term outlook for ethanol demand?...More
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