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AGRICULTURE: Invaders Feast on Crops

In Idaho, swarms of them can be seen from miles away, and troubled farmers speak of "watching the grasshoppers coming over the mountains." The insects...

AGRICULTURE: Bigger Surpluses Ahead

The Agriculture Department last week broke the solid and disturbing news that there are still bigger crop surpluses ahead. The department forecast that total...

AGRICULTURE: Why Comply?

The Rube Goldberg awkwardness of the U.S.'s federal farm programs was revealed once again last week in a problem faced—and solved, after a fashion—by...

AGRICULTURE: The Year the Fish Died

AGRICULTURE The Year the FIsh Died Accompanied by Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson, Interior Secretary Fred Seaton and a retinue of aides and...

AGRICULTURE: The Farmer's Friend

While OPS has been trying to keep prices down, the Agriculture Department has been spending heavily in its efforts to keep prices up. In fiscal 1951, the...

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Buzz Thrill: LIFE Goes to a Bee Market

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the still-mysterious and, frankly, frightening phenomenon known as Colony-Collapse Disorder — the...

The Pakistan Floods — Six Months On

The long-term challenge is to help the Pakistani people rebuild their lives with focus shifting to infrastructure, agriculture and basic living...

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