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Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Uses for Genetic Engineering (#101)

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Uses for Genetic Engineering (#101)

posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:09 PM

The possibilities of this genetic engineering are endless, and everyone from medicine to industry is scrambling to adopt it and adapt it to their specific needs. 02:07 Read More »
Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Genetic Engineering Methods (#101)

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Genetic Engineering Methods (#101)

posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Genetic engineering changes or manipulates genes in order to achieve specific results, and there are many ways to "engineer" genetic material including fixing defective genes, replacing missing genes, copying or cloning genes, or combining genes. 02:00 Read More »
Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day (#4011)

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day (#4011)

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. 04:25 Read More »
Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday (#4010)

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday (#4010)

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber. Additions could be made in states like Iowa with the retirement of Tom... Read More »
Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory (#4010)

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory (#4010)

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound mark. Read More »
Just-Approved Enlist Duo Herbicide Subject of Lawsuit (#4009)

Just-Approved Enlist Duo Herbicide Subject of Lawsuit (#4009)

posted on October 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM

It took less than a week for a lawsuit to arise in response to the government’s Oct.15 approval of a new herbicide that combines two existing weed killers. Read More »
Crop Harvest Delayed by Wet Weather (#4008)

Crop Harvest Delayed by Wet Weather (#4008)

posted on October 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Nationally, only 24 percent of America’s corn is in the bin. That’s up 7 percentage points from last week, but still well behind the 5-year average pace of 43 percent. Read More »
National Geographic App Examines the Future of Food (#4008)

National Geographic App Examines the Future of Food (#4008)

posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM

In addition to a special companion website, natgeo.com, National Geographic’s free, “Future of Food” iPad app includes all published stories from the magazine’s current series on food. Read More »
Market to Market Unveils Classroom Resources (#4030)

Market to Market Unveils Classroom Resources (#4030)

posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Market to Market has a new online resource for anyone interested in learning more about the business of farming;the impact of science and technology; and even the basics of commodity trading. 00:58 Read More »
Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought (#4007)

Texas Cattle Industry Struggles With Effects of Drought (#4007)

posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Recent rains in Texas have helped replenish soil moisture in parts of the nation’s top cattle-producing state. But most of north Texas remains locked in persistent drought that began nearly four years ago. And ranchers in the arid region know... 02:49 Read More »
Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate (#4006)

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate (#4006)

posted on October 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Over 7,000 concert goers descended on the small town of Neligh, Nebraska to hear musicians lend their voices in the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline. Music legends Willie Nelson and Neil Young added their voices in support of Bold Nebraska, a... Read More »
Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate (#4005)

Protestors Urge World Leaders to Minimize Impact on Climate (#4005)

posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Protestors in New York and other cities worldwide urge world leaders to take aggressive steps to alleviate the human influence on climate change. Read More »
Wildfires, Sinking Land the Result of California's 3 Year Drought (#4005)

Wildfires, Sinking Land the Result of California's 3 Year Drought (#4005)

posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM

California’s King Fire continued to rage this week, fueled by drought-stricken timber and tinder-dry grass. The blaze, an alleged product of arson, already has consumed an area the size of the San Francisco peninsula. Read More »
Tobacco Buyout Payments Come to an End  (#4004)

Tobacco Buyout Payments Come to an End (#4004)

posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:25 PM

The last of the federal Tobacco Buyout checks will be sent to Tobacco Farmers and landowners next month. Read More »
Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California (#4004)

Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California (#4004)

posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM

It was another week of intense wildfire fighting in tinder-dry California as thousands of homes were threatened and hundreds more were destroyed. Read More »
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