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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 »
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 »
Congress Sides With Farmers Against Proposed EPA Water Rule (#4003)

Congress Sides With Farmers Against Proposed EPA Water Rule (#4003)

posted on September 12, 2014 at 6:32 PM

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure this week designed to prevent the administration from broadly defining which bodies of water can be regulated under the Clean Water Act. Read More »
Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest (#4003)

Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest (#4003)

posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM

In Hawaii, lava from one of the world’s most active volcanoes continued its slow but steady creep, nearing rural homes on the Big Island. While Kilauea, has erupted continuously since 1983, scientists warn if the current trail of magma... Read More »
California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater (#4002)

California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater (#4002)

posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

As extreme drought continues its 3-year chokehold on California, Sacramento lawmakers took steps late last week to regulate groundwater supplies for the first time in state history. Read More »
Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant (#4002)

Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant (#4002)

posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM

A rural Iowa community was joined by dignitaries, including the king of The Netherlands, as they celebrated the opening of the world's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. 03:05 Read More »
Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU (#3950)

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU (#3950)

posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated this week against western sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Putin banned ALL imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products from the United States, the European... Read More »
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