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2011-01-20 06:05:00

New US-approved labels will soon be showing up on eco-friendly products, including household cleaners and skin-care items.

2011-01-12 14:22:46

Scientists have identified the genes related to leaf angle in corn (maize) – a key trait for planting crops closer together, which has led to an eight-fold increase in yield since the early 1900s.

2011-01-05 11:09:00

VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today INEOS Bio and its joint venture partner, New Planet Energy, announced they have received a conditional commitment for a $75 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program.

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2010-12-02 09:48:20

Rain gardens are increasingly popular with homeowners and municipalities and are mandatory for many communities nationally.

2010-11-14 10:32:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Times and numerous media outlets this past week have inaccurately reported on the nation's farmer-funded dairy promotion program. Much of the reporting is fundamentally wrong.

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2010-11-05 13:02:51

A team of researchers are planning to try and help dairy farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions like methane.

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2010-11-04 11:40:55

A common roadside plant could have the right stuff to become a new source of biofuel, according to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies.

2010-10-22 19:46:43

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are developing vaccines to help protect healthy farm-raised catfish against key diseases.

2010-10-21 16:52:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) Vice President, Environment and Aviation Policy, Billy M Glover, issued the following statement in the wake of today's announcement by the U.S.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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