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10/07/2015 - This Video Of An Emu Playing Fetch Is Too Cute!
The large bird chases after the ball, but doesn’t quite know what to do when it catches up to it.

10/05/2015 - Michigan Farmer Finds Prehistoric Mammoth Skeleton
The last thing you expect to find while working in your farm is the remains of an ancient animal.

09/30/2015 - Startup Offers New Approach to Farmers Markets
Farmigo has raised $16 million for its alternative to how people get their food from farmers markets.

09/29/2015 - Beekeepers, Hives Leaving California Due To Drought
Lack of water means fewer crops for honeybees to pollinate and limited nectar for them to collect.

09/28/2015 - Will Plants Grow Bigger By Breeding Better Soil Microbes? Scientists Say Yes
Biologists in Texas and California studied the effects of soil microbes on plant growth.

09/25/2015 - Student Opens Produce Stand on University Campus
A college student’s research project has turned into a small farmer’s market.

09/23/2015 - Field Planted to Look Like Van Gogh’s ‘Olive Trees’ Painting
Artist Stan Herd used native plants and materials to create the 1889 painting on a 1.2-acre field.

09/23/2015 - Will Rusty-Patched Bumblebees Soon Be Considered Endangered?
Populations of this bee species have dramatically decreased in recent years, and scientists want it protected.

09/22/2015 - How to Keep Your Green Onions Fresh
If you don’t want to waste your leftover green onions, follow this tip.

09/21/2015 - Disabled Farmers Get Assistance from Dogs
The difficulties of running a farm are greater when you have disabilities, but thanks to some dogs, the task is getting a little easier.

09/17/2015 - Lamb Has Identity Crisis, Thinks She’s a Dog
Medi sleeps with the dogs, cozies up on the couch the dogs and baas whenever the phone rings.

09/11/2015 - Court Overturns Insecticide Approval Due To Bee Decline - Hobby Farms
A United States’ appeals court revoked sulfoxaflor because of its toxicity to bees.

09/10/2015 - Steer Wins Guinness World Records Title for Longest Horn Spread
Bluegrass’ horns measure nearly 10 feet wide, which is the same width as five washing machines.

09/09/2015 - Farm Animals Vie for Attention
At an animal sanctuary in Chile, a pig, cow, dog and cat fight for a caretaker’s affection.

09/04/2015 - Sheep Gets A Much-Needed Haircut
After not being shorn for around six years, an Australian sheep’s fleece is long enough to make 30 sweaters.

09/03/2015 - Farm Waste To Power United Airlines’ Planes
A major airline is lowering its carbon footprint, beginning with flights to San Francisco from Los Angeles.

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