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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

FILE - This Jan. 18, 2010 file photo shows steaks and other beef products displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. A federal appeals court upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and s…

July 29, 2014 12:29 pmLoading…
Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Southwest ranchers, meatpackers who do business with Mexico have opposed the labels.

July 29, 2014 12:29 pmLoading…
Start-up's lab experiment aims to take the cow out of milk

Start-up's lab experiment aims to take the cow out of milk

Biohackers Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi are crafting a plant-based concoction that's nearly identical in taste and nutritional makeup to cow's milk.

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Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Many gardeners abandon plots in summer but there are advantages.

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Program teaches Tucson youth healthy living, leadership skills

The 4-H program is open to youth ages 12 to 19. 

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The secret life of beekeepers

The secret life of beekeepers

Tucson man has what it takes to become a successful beekeeper.

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Coffee to keep you cool

Coffee to keep you cool

Crazy coffees: Chemistry set, nitrous, chile, mesquite or corn.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Education Notes: 4 appointments at TUSD

Education Notes: 4 appointments at TUSD

A weekly roundup of education-related news. 

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Sabino High grad receives agriculture scholarship

Sabino High grad receives agriculture scholarship

Maya Wallace wins $1,000 to use to attend University of Arizona.

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Ask the Garden Sage

Ask the Garden Sage

Growing fava beans, trimming bird of paradise and watering mature citrus trees

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Urban-farming supporters decry proposed Tucson code changes

Urban-farming supporters decry proposed Tucson code changes

Tucsonans weighed in once again on the city’s plans to update what’s allowed and what’s forbidden when it comes to planting gardens or raising chickens within city limits.

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Ask the Garden Sage: Keep kissing bugs out of your house

Ask the Garden Sage: Keep kissing bugs out of your house

I am finding kissing bugs in my house. Is there any way to prevent them from getting in and biting us?

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16 NWS SCHOOLS

16 NWS SCHOOLS

Tilapia is a popular fish to raise in aquaponic systems. 

April 30, 2014 9:26 pm

The traditional 5 C's

Copper

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Economics driving farms to make every drop of water count

Economics driving farms to make every drop of water count

Ronald Rayner has been fascinated with water since he was a boy on his father’s farm in Goodyear. Now a partner on the family farm, A Tumbling-T Ranches, he has found a way to conserve water and double production since 1980.

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Steve Auslander: Tending the political garden of spring

Steve Auslander: Tending the political garden of spring

In 14 years I have never seen so many bees hanging around a more fragrant grapefruit tree. The perfume from the citrus blossoms floats and lingers in a scented halo. This is the first year I treated the tree with a modicum of respect — a little dung here, fertilizer there, a proper prune and…

March 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bill advances to force AZ cities to allow poultry in neighborhoods

PHOENIX — Calling it an issue of “economic freedom,” an Arizona House panel voted Tuesday to force cities to allow residents to have poultry.

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Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

Ariz. animal cruelty bill moves to Senate

PHOENIX — State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.

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Customs and Border Protection announce achievements

U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Arizona released 2013 fiscal year achievements in its work to secure the border.

January 31, 2014 8:45 pm

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