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2009-03-26 08:13:44

A U.S. agriculture economist says the fight against the destructive soybean aphid is a success that will pay big dividends during the coming years. Michigan State University Professor Scott Swinton says state and federal governments have spent $17 million on soybean aphid research and education since 2003. Swinton said the net economic benefit of that integrated pest management work should reach $1.3 billion during the next 15 years. This is an example of what a good payoff you can get as a...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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