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Aug 29, 2014

Rise in pests over next 30 years 'could cause vast potato and bread shortages - and force us to change our diet'

Researchers at the University of Exeter say the UK is particularly vulnerable after 'underestimating’ the risk that crop pests pose to crops including wheat and potatoes...

Aug 30, 2014

Rail agreement opens fresh markets for North Dakota crops

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - North Dakota wheat, soybeans, lentils and peas will soon gain greater access to international markets because of a new agreement to send the crops by rail to Washington state's Port of Vancouver, which caters to Pacific Rim natio... #North Dakota #Washington

Aug 18, 2014

Sacramento airport sees financial picture strengthen

A recent increase in passengers, combined with aggressive expense-cutting efforts, has airport head John Wheat saying he's "cautiously optimistic" the facility is starting to emerge from the financial hole it has been in since the county borrowed $1 ... #North Dakota #Washington

Aug 12, 2014

I'd like a skinny latte... with extra mud and a shot of soya beans: How unscrupulous coffee producers are bulking out ground beans with cheaper ingredients

Ground coffee is being supplemented with cheaper ‘filler’ ingredients including the likes of corn, barley, wheat, soya beans and rice, according to scientists... #North Dakota #Washington

Aug 05, 2014

A star is shorn! Pentagram crop circle that's drawing fans from far afield (and even the farmer whose wheat field it's in has grown to love it)

Farmer Henry Arden discovered the circle with the five point star when it appeared last week in his field near Tetbury in Gloucestershire and within hours it had gone viral online... #North Dakota #Washington

Aug 28, 2014

Will there be a global famine in 2050? Crops will be overwhelmed by pests in the next 30 years, scientists warn

Research from the University of Exeter says a warming Earth is influencing the distribution of pests that arm harmful to crops (wheat shown)... #North Dakota #Washington

Aug 19, 2014

Tim's Shipwreck Diner in Northport gets surprise makeover

Tims Shipwreck Diner in Northport, featured in a pivotal scene in the 1997 film In and Out, is getting another star turn. While owner Tim Hess was away in Montauk, Food Network engineered a makeover for an upcoming series called "American Diner Reviv... #Montauk, NY #Northport, NY #Point Lookout, NY #Food Network

Aug 29, 2014

Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

(AP) -- As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided to stay and fight. Th... #Iraq #Barack Obama

Aug 25, 2014

Is gluten bad for your health?

It has been linked to irritable bowel syndrome and those on gluten-free diets say they have lost weight. But is it really the cause of digestive problems and aren't wholegrains good for us? It's hard to distil the gluten-free debate so we could just ... #Iraq #Barack Obama

Aug 11, 2014

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

A provincial music teacher in Argentina emerged in public Friday for the first time since being abruptly thrust into the limelight as a symbol of his country's reckoning with the brutal dictatorship of the 1970s and 1980s. Ignacio Hurban introduced h... #Latin America #Colombia #Anita #Juan Manuel Santos