Sunday, July 31, 2016
Emerald ash borer damage

Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Scientists are using the genomes of wild tomatoes to study the processes that drive Earth's biodiversity. Their goal is to learn how species cope with differences in climate and natural enemies, and what might happen in this time of environmental change.

Here's the agri-stories you should read today, February 20, 2014. Does the chicken industry pit farmer vs. farmer? California cutbacks could eliminate agriculture education. South Dakota's governor has a pitch for California dairy farmers.
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A bill introduced into the West Virginia Senate and a companion bill in the House is designed to give a helping hand to veterans who want to farm.

A local foundation's $300,000 gift will name the new grandstand at Columbiana County Fair.
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New food safety rules to be revised and announced by early summer.

Today's must-read stories touch on GMOs, the new farm bill, our ancestors' taste for dairy, and an old agriculture law in Virgina that is causing some dog owners to cry 'fowl'.

Grain barges are moving through the Ohio River system, but they face weather-triggered delays.

Several of today's stories are curious. Silicon Valley is planning more investment into agriculture, one project is watering tomatoes with seawater and one Texas town is preventing forest fires with goats.

Chesapeake Energy is under scrutiny by top Pennsylvania officials, after Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett sent a letter to Chesapeake about its business practices involving royalties.
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