Agricultural Science

Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

Aug 1, 2017

A new study shows a correlation between rising temperatures and the rate of farmer suicides in India

Rene Preval, who led Haiti amid catastrophe, dies at 74

Mar 3, 2017

Rene Preval, a low-key technocrat who led Haiti as president during the devastating January 2010 earthquake and a messy and prolonged recovery, has died

US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes

Mar 1, 2017

Federal officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat

Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits

Feb 23, 2017

Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository.

Punitive damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against Syngenta

Feb 22, 2017

A Minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the Syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before China approved imports of crops grown from them

Middleton plant laboratory turned into crop research center

Feb 4, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has turned a $10 million commercial biotechnology plant laboratory in Middleton into the hub of a new crop research center

Weed 101: Colorado agriculture agency shares pot know-how

Feb 3, 2017

Colorado is giving other states a peek into the inner workings of marijuana regulation after years of ignoring a drug still outlawed by the U.S.

Flooding in South puts a damper on US rice harvest

Aug 21, 2016

High water in Louisiana and Arkansas has put a damper on the nation's rice harvest

UK promises to maintain EU funding for farming, science

Aug 13, 2016

The British government says it will keep paying for European Union-funded agriculture, infrastructure and science projects until 2020, even if Britain leaves the bloc before then

Junk food fight: Science tests how birds compete for Cheetos

Aug 12, 2016

It's the early bird that gets the Cheetos but it's the bigger bird that steals it away, scientists find in snack food experiement.

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