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Farmers increase bio-security to combat deadly pig virus

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May 7, 2014
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Pig farmers in the U.S. are working to protect their pigs from the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). This comes as the EU toughens rules on pig imports. Jillian Kitchener reports. Video provided by Reuters


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Ebola Virus Spreads Quickly Across Guinea

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Newsy (Mar. 24, 2014) — The ebola virus has spread from southern Guinea to its capital Conackry. At least 50 people have died from the virus. Video provided by Newsy
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Newsy (Apr. 15, 2014) — The ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is now linked to 121 deaths. Health officials fear the virus will continue to spread in urban areas. Video provided by Newsy
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Predictive Models for Farmers: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture

Predictive Models for Farmers: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) — Agricultural scientists at the University of Kiel are developing forecasting models for the use of pesticides. They're based on long-term studies of weather patterns, plant diseases and the condition of agricultural crops.The models allow farmers to see when the use of pesticides is necessary to combat certain fungi and pests and when they can be avoided. That's helping to protect the environment without endangering harvests.
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