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2014/04/20 12:30
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Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February's increase....
2014/04/20 12:30
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2014/04/19 05:19
2014/04/19 05:19
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A new probiotic improves pig health, reduces manure outputPigs fed a new probiotic as part of their diet reduced manure output by 20 percent, gained more weight and had better blood cholesterol and...
2014/04/17 03:19
2014/04/17 03:19
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When his tomato plants were just a week old, technicians manually punched a hole in each seedling to get leaf tissue that was taken to a nearby lab, converted into a chemical soup and then scanned for...
2014/04/14 15:41
2014/04/14 15:41
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The painful sting of the red imported fire ant is not easily forgotten. Delivered in large numbers, the stings can kill small animals. Humans that develop hypersensitivity to the ants' venom are at...
2014/04/14 14:46
2014/04/14 14:46
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ARS has released Anna Bella, the first ornamental tung tree that produces virtually no nuts, which are toxic if ingested and pose a mowing hazard if left on the ground. Click the image for more...
2014/04/11 15:20
2014/04/11 15:20
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Modern range management preserves public resource By Doug Rich Grazing, wildlife, recreation, energy, and development put enough pressure on western rangeland without adding in the constant tug of...
2014/04/11 13:46
2014/04/11 13:46
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ARS scientists have found blocking a fire ant neuropeptide that triggers the pheromone used to mark food trails through a technique called RNA interference (RNAi) can delay development or kill fire...
2014/04/08 21:09
2014/04/08 21:09
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Kudzu, which has become known as the "plant that ate the South," is now in fifteen Ohio counties, including Columbiana. Kudzu grows fast, smothers everything in its path -- including...
2014/04/08 11:39
2014/04/08 11:39
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Except for wheat breeders, producers, and scientists, few people have probably ever heard of einkorn wheat (Triticum monococcum), an ancient variety still cultivated in some parts of the...
2014/04/07 20:51
2014/04/07 20:51
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Why Congress Should Care About the Beepocalypse | Commentary This year, food security is set to suffer another big setback, and the culprit could not be cuter: honeybees. Last winter, America�s...
2014/04/03 13:46
2014/04/03 13:46
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ARS scientists have developed a very low temperature process to make a shelf-stable nut-butter-like extract from rice bran oil as a trans fat free replacement for some of the margarine, butter or...
2014/03/31 14:47
2014/03/31 14:47
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Classic Caesar salad, old-fashioned eggnog, some homemade ice cream—and many other popular foods—may contain raw eggs. Now, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-led research has produced a faster way...
2014/03/28 22:19
2014/03/28 22:19
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USDA researchers improve Newcastle disease classification systemARS researchers have developed new information to help improve protection of poultry from Newcastle disease viruses, including when to...
2014/03/28 19:19
2014/03/28 19:19
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MARC celebrates 50 years of research By Doug RichAbout 50 percent of the research at the Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb., is focused on beef, 30 percent on swine, and 20 percent on...
2014/03/28 11:39
2014/03/28 11:39
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A new probiotic for pigs could mean less manure to manage, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists conducted the first published...
2014/03/27 17:12
2014/03/27 17:12
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Jan Ciegler’s books published by Clemson University. With about 450,000 species, scientists say the humble beetle accounts for some 40 percent of all insects worldwide. Those numbers are so enormous...
2014/03/27 11:08
2014/03/27 11:08
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Recent release of germplasm gives plant breeders, researchers new source of capsinoids Researchers have released a new Capsicum annuum pepper germplasm that contains high concentrations of...
2014/03/25 10:39
2014/03/25 10:39
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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have given the Newcastle disease classification system a much-needed update, making it easier to identify virus types. Exotic Newcastle disease, an...
2014/03/24 19:17
2014/03/24 19:17
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Deletion of FAT10 Gene Reduces Body Fat, Slows Down Aging in Mice Researchers demonstrate that FAT10 coordinates immunity and metabolism to impact lifespan Available for logged-in reporters...
2014/03/20 13:46
2014/03/20 13:46
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ARS scientists didn't find any significant amounts of real African mango (AM) when they analyzed five AM dietary supplements and three AM seed extracts. Photo courtesy of FAO, Ignace Fokou Sakam...
2014/04/20 12:30
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