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U.S. Tells Afghans to Grow Grapes Not Opium Poppy

posted on January 15, 2010 at 5:01 PM

KABUL (AP) -- The Taliban make Afghanistan's opium business easy, offering credit, seeds and fertilizer to farmers to grow the drugs that fuel the insurgency. Full Story

Sunflower Growers Get Insurance Against Low Prices

posted on June 12, 2009 at 8:06 PM

BISMARCK, N.D (AP) — The federal government is expanding an insurance program for sunflower farmers — two years after almost killing it — in a move that could help protect growers against fluctuating prices and low crop yields. Full Story

USDA Taking Applications for Cattail Eradication

posted on January 9, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Federal wildlife officials are taking applications from farmers who want the government to remove cattail-infested wetlands, the preferred habitat of sunflower-snacking blackbirds. Full Story

Growers Reconsidering Christmas Plants

posted on August 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM

CHESHIRE, Conn (AP) - High heating costs this winter is leading some Connecticut plant growers to reconsider planting Christmas flowers. Full Story

Cattails Targeted for Sunflower Farmers

posted on February 29, 2008 at 8:02 PM

BISMARCK, N.D (AP) — Federal wildlife officials will target entire parcels of cattail-choked wetlands in North Dakota this year to kill the preferred habitat of sunflower-scarfing blackbirds. Full Story

To Catch a Blackbird in Sunflower Fields

posted on September 7, 2007 at 8:09 PM

BISMARCK, N.D (AP) — The thunderous report of Kent Matejcek's noise cannon does little to shoo blackbirds off his sunflower fields in northeastern North Dakota. Full Story

Keeping Blackbirds at Bay in Sunflower Fields

posted on March 23, 2007 at 8:03 PM

Growing more sunflower for healthier oil may have an ill-fated effect on blackbirds. Full Story

Future Car Tires With Flower Power?

posted on March 22, 2002 at 8:03 PM

Could a car of the future have tires with flower power? Full Story

A Legal Drug Crop

posted on November 23, 2001 at 8:11 PM

It's a drug crop … but not an illegal one. Full Story

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