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The Philippines' already vulnerable coconut trees took a hit from the past year's typhoons even as demand for trendy coconut-based products is rising. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:04:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.» E-Mail This [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 9:54:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Alan Cheuse reviews A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman's humorous account of Holocaust survivors in today's New York.» E-Mail This [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 8:09:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.» E-Mail This [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 8:09:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.» E-Mail This [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 8:09:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
MOSS POINT, Miss.- One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast. Omega Protein spokesman Ben Landry said it happened about 9:30 a.m. while employees of a subcontractor were working on two storage tanks. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:15:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Officials from China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, and the University of California, Davis, signed a memorandum of agreement last week that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
"They spent a lot of effort building this tunnel." The tunnel ended near a kibbutz in Israel, Azouli said, adding its purpose was to attack people on the collective agriculture community. Used for attacks Later Monday, the Palestinian representative to the ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:06:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
But it isn’t the only source. Some recently launched whiskey brands, such as the much-hyped WhistlePig Rye (which touts the product as “hand-bottled” on a Vermont farm), get their product from a factory distillery in Canada. Others are picking up ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:06:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
VICTORIA – Since commercial production of wine or cider is allowed on farmland, why not a brewery, distillery or meadery? Should energy co-generation be allowed on farms, using manure or other biodegradable waste to produce methane gas and carbon dioxide? [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:51:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
*Soybeans supported by strong demand led by China. Wheat futures were lower but trimmed losses in the wake of a U.S. Agriculture Department announcement showing a wheat sale to Nigeria and a soybean sale to top importer China. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:49:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Analysts, Hold Security, startlingly announced in February that it had ... Mundi demanded $40,000 from the fast-food chain. If the ransom wasn’t met, the hackers threatened to publish the information online. The group then taunted Domino’s by saying ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:41:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Farmland values in the Nebraska Panhandle continue to climb, according to results of the annual Nebraska Farm Real Estate Survey released in June. The results reveal that in 2014, the average statewide value of farmland increased 9 percent to $3,315 per acre. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:23:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Dr Matt Morris, from the Christchurch Food Resilience Network, told the council's environment committee this morning that Christchurch had an unprecedented opportunity to redefine the Garden City by getting some urban agriculture in the 400-hectare ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
In order to determine agriculture's role in the situation, researchers focused on Iowa's 9,000-square-meter Raccoon River in the town of Van Meter. They looked at water discharge level records from 1927-2012, during which time the number of acres used for ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:17:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Emily grew up on the North Shore of Vancouver, and Bowen Island. With a degree in environmental science from Royal Roads University, she focuses most of her energy on urban agriculture and all things ‘sustainable’. She is currently working with The ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:17:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee as well as parts of Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio and Texas, according to Mike Potter an extension entomologist at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:42:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Motif Investing has created a 25-stock index to give investors an opportunity to invest in climate change, explains co-founder Hardeep Walia. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:42:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top agriculture official said Monday he's concerned about the drop in acres of farmland in the state, even as the demand for agricultural production increases. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said 15,000 acres of ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:38:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
"They don't know anything about the infrastructure or the movement of grain," Mr. Harrison said on the call. Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, who helped steer this spring's legislation through the country's parliament, is scheduled to unveil new ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:27:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The old SONY factory located in eastern Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture is up and running again. This time around, however, it’s been resurrected as something else entirely: an indoor farm that, at 25,000 square feet, is the largest of its kind. As is the ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
As is the case with other indoor farms, crops are grown in conditions that hardly resemble conventional agriculture. Here, farm workers, dressed in white lab coats and face masks, take great care in maintaining a sterile environment to ensure that the vast ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
But the sprawling Mirai lettuce farm has a significant edge over the rest. In interviews, Shigeharu Shimamura, a botanist who serves as the company’s president, touts that, with just 1 percent of the water that’s used for irrigation, his lettuce grows ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Experts on global agriculture were startled last year when record crop yields started to show up in unlikely places, such as Africa. Were farmers adapting the latest seed varieties resistant to global warming? Were they using better fertilizers? [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 2:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Mexico City, Mexico - My first impressions of Mexico City as part of Governor Brown’s trade mission were a sensory overload. From the vibrant colors and artistry of the flower market within Mercardo de Jamaica, to the unbelievable aromas drifting blocks ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 2:31:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The wreckage was strewn across farmland over an area estimated to be as large as 13 square miles. Related Maps » Related article [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 2:04:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to bigger global rival JBS SA's Pilgrim's Pride for $575 million. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 1:51:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other administration ... A big union intensifies the fast-food wage fight. Steven Greenhouse in The New York Times. Tech sees hope in battle against NSA this year. Julian Hattem in The Hill. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 1:51:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Then there’s post-policy inequality, once you consider the effect of taxes and transfers such as Social Security payments and food stamps. This type of inequality measures what people actually experience: the income they have to spend at the end of the ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 1:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Grow Annapolis is dedicated to fostering and sustaining community gardens and urban agriculture programs. "Creating partnerships between community, government, schools and local businesses, we harvest more than food by empowering people from diverse ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:52:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Hearing aids, e-books for the blind, Keurig coffee machines, even farm equipment — all these technologies are reliant on software to a growing degree. And the owners of that software have an interest in protecting it from theft or unsanctioned modification. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:39:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Much of that food is brought in through Israel ... "I'm telling my kids we might get bombarded in our house, even before reaching Eid. Security or safety are like canceled concepts for them because of what is going on." [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
which is California's largest export market. Business participants include Sempra Energy, BP America and other representatives of the energy, tourism and agriculture industries. Representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Realtors who have stopped advertising in local newspapers and who now depend on online advertising would have few options. Sure many still send out farm letters, but many have stopped advertising in local newspapers. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Approximately 1 million hectares of farmland are too dry to work with, and more than 900,000 hectares of crops are unusable. The reason for this increased lack of food and water is extreme heat and drought — the worst drought in 40 years, according to ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:54:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
entities looking to use water for productive purposes will have to request a use permit from authorities. Keywords : Legislation Agriculture & Industrial water Regulations Water tariffs BNamericas is a premium subscription service providing insights to ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:46:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Investors were awaiting the Federal Reserve's policy meeting and second-quarter GDP data on Wednesday and non-farm payrolls figures on Friday, which will be used to gauge the strength of the economy and the outlook for the U.S. central bank's next cycle of ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:30:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Princeton Review ranks colleges in no fewer than 62 categories, including financial aid and campus food. The Obama administration has ... as reported to the Social Security Administration. The Department of Education is already using this data to ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:24:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Affable and mild-mannered, Marohn, who goes by Chuck, grew up the eldest of three sons of two elementary school teachers on a small farm near Brainerd ... That meant that the clean water was getting pumped out to sewage treatment ponds, which were ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:23:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Sensors and computers monitor the soil-moisture levels of restaurant plants and water them automatically ... That September Muir hired an executive chef; in October, he purchased a used truck and scored a spot on MIT’s Carleton Street. [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:22:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami's new book; notable books coming out this week.» E-Mail This [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:21:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
They have also run infrastructure and urban agriculture programs, and the team has responded to both the previous conflicts in 2008-09 and 2012, providing food aid, shelter and livelihoods work for those most impacted. “Massive displacement of whole ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:18:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Local wells are running dry as growers and cities turn to disappearing ground water. Drought continues as groundwater situation in California called “a slow-moving train wreck.” Camarillo, Calif. – Californians fell short of 20% water reduction ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:10:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
“We want to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge about urban agriculture,” said Duffett. The interns are testing the drought tolerance of their produce. They will then save the seeds of those who survived this summer drought. In ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:10:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Ministry of Agriculture has announced a new website, www.agpal.ca, offering B.C. farmers an opportunity to discover and stay up-to-date with programs and services offered by the federal and provincial government. Agpal offers information and links ... [...]
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 9:50:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

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