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  • Deadly U.S. pig virus can be carried in animal feed: study

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A research study has shown for the first time that livestock feed can carry a virus that has killed about 13 percent of the U.S. hog herd, the study's lead author said, confirming suspicions among farmers and veterinarians battling outbreaks.
  • Battle over insecticide pits beekeepers against big agribusiness

    MINNEAPOLIS Kristy Allen and Mark O'Rourke are bee ambassadors with deceptively similar messages. Allen, founder of a small business called the Beez Kneez, pedals through the Twin Cities selling honey from a bike trailer and handing out lawn signs that...

    A tip for American farmers: Grow hemp, make money

    After a 77-year break, hemp plants are growing in American soil again. Right now, in fact. If you hear farmers from South Carolina to Hawaii shouting "God bless America," the reason isn't because Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on...

    Dorothy Ruth Benthin Sommerville July 27, 1923-June 27, 2012

    Dorothy Ruth Benthin Sommerville passed away the evening of June 27, 2012, succumbing to cancer. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benthin, Dorothy was born July 27, 1923, at Webster, South Dakota. She grew up in Hayti and Pierre, and graduated from...

    Tree trimmer fatally crushed by palm fronds in Hollywood

     
    Authorities believe a tree trimmer was killed Saturday when heavy palm fronds fell on him as he worked in Hollywood, authorities said. “Palm fronds like this have been known to weigh as much as half a ton,” said Los Angeles...