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Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
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Simple, cheap experiments pay off in fish growth 25.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Fisheries crews at McNenny State Fish Hatchery may have found a cheap and simple tool to significantly increase the size of the fish they raise: A child’s toy. Through time, there have been concerns on how fish were raised in hatchery settings in relation to post-stocking survivability or how they behave […]
Surplus hatchery salmon released into northern Idaho creek 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — More than 100 spring chinook salmon not needed at a northern Idaho hatchery have been released into a creek to spawn naturally. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2wbcdXy) that workers with Dworshak National Fish Hatchery released the fish Wednesday into Lolo Creek. Fisheries biologist Tom Tighe says extra spring chinook returned to […]
Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller 22.9.2017 NPR News
Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields.
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Governor lauds energy efficiency projects at fish hatcheries 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is praising energy efficiency projects at Vermont’s five fish hatcheries that are expected to generate $120,000 a year in energy savings. The Republican governor said Thursday that the staff-led projects will also substantially reduce the hatcheries’ greenhouse gas emissions. Among the projects are upgrades to lighting, water […]
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Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry 18.9.2017 AP National
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) -- Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe....
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Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry 18.9.2017 AP National
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) -- Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe....
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Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry 18.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe.
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Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe. A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables. Meanwhile, wholesale […]
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Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Si Se Puede' 17.9.2017 NPR News
A key architect of the nationwide grape boycott that galvanized the farmworkers' rights movement, her legacy has long been overshadowed. A new film aims to change that. Huerta speaks with NPR.
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Hatchery seeks better Rogue River salmon returns 15.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

TRAIL, Ore. (AP) — Dave Pease always gets a bit nervous when he sends a few hundred thousand of his charges to freedom in a not-so-ceremonious way. Two Cole Rivers Hatchery technicians force the spring chinook salmon smolts out of the concrete pen that has been their nursery for the past six months. They are […]
Can farmed fish save aquaculture? 14.9.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
This is the fastest growing segment of agriculture, and it answers the needs both to make more and use less.
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Man leaves corporate job to start food truck 11.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — At 3:30 in the afternoon, with the sun shining high in a bright blue late summer sky and ducks gliding placidly across Freshwater Pond in the heart of Thompsonville, Brett Johnson gets to work in his 18-by-8½-foot portable office — his food truck. Soundtracked by the steady hum of a generator, […]
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'Big Chicken': The medical mystery that traced back to slaughterhouse workers 10.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
'Big Chicken': The medical mystery that traced back to slaughterhouse workers
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'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers 10.9.2017 NPR Health Science
In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book.
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Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees 7.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmer
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Scientists developed "smart fertilizer" 5.9.2017 Environmental News Network
According to the head of the works Tatiana Volova, Professor of SibFU and the Head of Laboratory in the Institute of Biophysics KSC of SB RAS, development of a new generation of drugs with the use of bio-decomposable materials which decompose under the influence of the microflora to innocuous products and provide a gradual release of the active principle into the soil, is the newest area of research in the field of agriculture. For example, nitrogen is one of the elements, which is often lacking for the growth and development of plants. Plant-available nitrogen in the soil is usually small. Moreover, its compounds are chemically very mobile and easily leached from the soil. In this connection there is the task of developing such forms of nitrogen fertilizers that provide slow release nitrogen and the constancy of its concentration in the soil.
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How Cargill's employee summit put sustainability on the menu 5.9.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How does a company inspire and empower employees to embrace — and help shape — its sustainability strategy? Cargill created a pretty good recipe.
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A Black Food Historian Explores His Bittersweet Connection To Robert E. Lee 5.9.2017 NPR News
Michael Twitty's enslaved ancestors witnessed the Confederate general's surrender, the significance of which weaves through his new memoir as he seeks 'culinary justice' for African Americans.
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After Atlantic salmon spill, fish farms’ future under attack on both sides of border 1.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific knew its Cypress Island facility was “vulnerable” before the spill that sent tens of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound. Now, the future of Atlantic salmon farming in Washington is in doubt.
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Fish farming: Get pens out of ocean 1.9.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Kudos to David Montgomery for highlighting the larger issues behind this salmon-pen disaster in his Op-Ed. The Puget Sound region is lucky to have articulate spokesmen like him and Kurt Beardslee of the Wild Fish Conservancy. Their calls for action need to be heeded by state officials whose recent moratorium on fish farming is not […]
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