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Stories with subject: Agricultural science
  • Texas A&M Agronomy Club puts together cornfield maze 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:45 am

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Members of the Texas A&M University Agronomy Club have planted a cornfield maze to challenge the public's agility when it comes to crops.

  • Iowa State research farm works with area producers 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 10:44 am

    NASHUA, Iowa - Iowa State University's Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm now is in its 40th year of operation on 260 acres near Nashua, and every year, it brings new ideas, as well as crops, organizers say.

  • U of I reduces crop research, looks to shutter farms 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 2:58 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The University of Illinois plans to reduce off-campus crop research and may shut down several agricultural centers as part of a cost-cutting move tied to flagging state support.

  • Lawmakers to hold hearing on genetically modified food bill 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 3:30 pm

    BOSTON - State lawmakers are planning to hear from the public this week on a bill that would require that all foods sold in Massachusetts containing genetically engineered ingredients be clearly labeled.

  • Researchers find heavy metals along river after mine spill story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 7:06 pm

    DENVER - Researchers say they found scattered accumulations of heavy metals along a 60-mile stretch of riverbank in Colorado and New Mexico a month after the Gold King Mine wastewater spill and say that any potential threat to crops and livestock should be studied further.

  • Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 7:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.

  • Wyoming lawmakers to consider resolution endorsing GMO foods 
    Updated: Sep-12-15 2:17 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A Wyoming legislative committee is set to consider a resolution that would endorse genetically modified foods as safe and effectively call on Congress to pass pending legislation specifying that only federal agencies - not individual states - may regulate them.

  • EXCHANGE: FFA chapter's wetlands, prairie plot thriving 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 10:26 am

    MAROA, Illinois - In spite of the nearby highway, the wetlands and prairie plot next to the pond at Maroa-Forsyth High School is a quiet and peaceful place.