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2014-11-11 08:28:12

BOSTON, November 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the USDA's chief in-house scientific research agency, and the National Agricultural Library,

potato
2014-11-10 12:32:29

The US Department of Agriculture has announced its approval for the commercial farming of a new genetically-modified potato that was designed to resist bruising and the production of a carcinogenic chemical when it is fried.

2014-10-23 16:22:23

AHOSKIE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S.

2014-10-22 23:02:14

HUD, USDA, and Council on Foundations honor work of place-based foundations Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Across the nation,

2014-10-21 16:30:00

New rule largely outsources poultry inspection, endangering health of consumers WASHINGTON, Oct.

2014-10-20 12:23:52

Ad Buy Runs in The New Yorker, Scientific American, Harpers and Others; Science Magazine Rejects Advertorial, Writing: "We're concerned about...

2014-10-06 23:09:13

Earth's Enrichments takes its USDA Certified Organic Skin Care Collection to the next level this holiday season with the introduction of Organic Lip Balms, Organic Body Balms, Organic Sugar

2014-10-06 23:03:24

Encirca℠ Services Environmental Response Units Offer a Better Base to Build From Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 In February, the University


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Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

2012-06-14 08:08:15

Symbol: USFI61 Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   USCA5 Usnea caucasica Vain.   USDA Usnea dasypoga auct.   USES Usnea esthonica Rasanen   USFL2 Usnea flagellata Mot.   USSU61 Usnea sublaxa Vain. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales...

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Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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