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Many Asking if Cage-free Eggs Are More Humane After Deathly Fire

By Merritt Clifton FORT WAYNE, Indiana––A predawn fire on July 28, 2014 killed 65,000 hens at an Egg Innovations barn in Kosciusko County, Indiana, reviving attention to

Female has toothed organ to saw through fruit skin

It’s possible to identify the male spotted wing drosophila with the unaided eye by the black spot on the first wing vein, according to Erfan Vafaie, ...
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High cattle prices, availability of replacement cows persist

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas cattle producers looking to restock herds may choose to examine all options as financial dynamics have changed due to ...
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Climate: Meat turns up the heat

Contact: Ken Caldeirakcaldeira@carnegiescience.edu650-704-7212Carnegie Institution  Climate: Meat turns up the heat Stanford, CA—Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock. New research finds ...
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South Texas study results show Brahman, crossbred influence receive higher premiums

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, lrussell@tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – Data from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service South Texas study shows Brahman and British crossbred cattle ...
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State Funds Research to Find Alternative, Less Toxic Tools to Grow Crops

Charlotte Fadipe Ca. Dept. of Pesticide Regulation California  Environmental Protection Agency 916.445.3974  State Funds Research to Find Alternative, Less Toxic Tools to Grow Crops SACRAMENTO, CA – Continuing in its ...
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National conference on agricultural waste and environmental quality seeks input

May 22, 2014 Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Saqib Mukhtar, 979-458-1019, mukhtar@tamu.edu Abstracts, posters welcomed from scientists and educators and farmers Dead animal management is one of the many topics for ...
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Pig Breed Serves as Ideal Model for Human Obesity Research

By Rosalie Marion Bliss May 22, 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have conducted a series of studies showing that the pig is instrumental as a model for ...
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From Bad to Worse: Scientists Confirm Worms Are Eating Slug Bait

By Ann Perry May 19, 2014 Nocturnal monitoring by U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) scientists has confirmed that voracious worms in the Pacific Northwest are behind the disappearance of field ...
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Neonicotinoids again linked to collapse of honey bee colonies

Contact: Marge Dwyermhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu617-432-8416Harvard School of Public Health  Study strengthens link between neonicotinoids and collapse of honey bee colonies Boston, MA — Two widely used neonicotinoids—a class of ...
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