Van hits pedestrians in Toronto, extent of injuries unclear: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — A white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, Monday, injuring a possible eight to 10 people, police said. The extent of the injuries was not immediately clear, police said. “1:27 pm, police were called to Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East, for a collision,” Toronto Police tweeted. “A Media Sgt from traffic services …

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Midday cash livestock markets

Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. The big feature today will be the distribution of this week’s new showlist, which could be steady to larger than last week following light to moderate activity in many of the major feeding areas. Asking prices are not yet established but are expected to be higher after last week’s …

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WinField United: Five agronomy insights that could boost yield in 2018

A recent WinField United news released outlined five agronomy insights that could boost yield in 2018: With a challenging market and an uncertain spring, farmers want to feel confident they’re choosing the right crop inputs and the right management strategies. Using insights derived from two decades of data from thousands of field trials across the …

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California court affirms previous glyphosate ruling

A California state appeals court has dealt Monsanto and a coalition of ag groups a legal setback, ruling the state was well within in its legal bounds when it decided to list glyphosate as a possible cancer-causing agent. California’s Fifth Appellate District affirmed a previous court ruling, saying California’s decision to list glyphosate as a …

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COF report shows more heifers in feedlots

Last week’s cattle-on-feed report showed a higher percentage of heifers in the nation’s feedlots. The number of heifers and heifer calves on feed on April 1st, at 4.2 million, was up 14 percent from a year ago. And USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam says heifers were nearly 36 percent of the total feedlot inventory, two …

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Soybean, corn export inspections stay slow

  The USDA reports that as of the week ending April 19th, corn and soybean export inspections continue to trail their respective expected paces. The 2017/18 marketing year runs through May for wheat and August for beans, corn, and sorghum. Wheat came out at 619,251 tons, up 114,295 from the week ending April 12th, but …

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Woman says Customs fined her $500 for bringing apple given to her by Delta into US

ABCNews.com(MINNEAPOLIS) — United States Customs and Border Protection is not the apple of Crystal Tadlock’s eye. Tadlock told Fox affiliate KDVR she was on a Delta flight back from Paris headed to Minneapolis when flight attendants passed out free apples in plastic bags. She said she took one despite not being hungry, and instead saved …

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Flood Warning issued April 23 at 9:17AM MDT until April 25 at 6:00PM MDT by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… James River Above Yankton Vermillion River Near Davis Vermillion River Near Wakonda …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South

Flood Warning issued April 23 at 9:17AM MDT until April 30 at 9:00AM MDT by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… James River Above Yankton Vermillion River Near Davis Vermillion River Near Wakonda …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South

Natalie Portman snubs $1 million award, blames Benjamin Netanyahu

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Natalie Portman has drawn ire from her native Israel after declaring to boycott receiving a $1 million award known as the “Jewish Nobel.” But the activist actress explained the rationale behind not attending the fete, for which she was going to be the prize laureate: It was a direct rebuke against …

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‘Obviously, Kim Jong Un has learned about public relations’ with suspension of nuclear tests: Senator

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said North Korea’s announcement that it is suspending nuclear testing shows that Kim Jong Un has “learned about public relations.”  Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that he is “glad” President Donald Trump is planning …

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North Korea says it is suspending nuclear tests ahead of much-anticipated talks

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared the country will be suspending its nuclear tests ahead of much-anticipated talks between the two Koreas next week, and the U.S. and North Korea sometime next month. Kim announced his country would “no longer need any nuclear tests, mid and long and ICBM rocket …

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Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday: Royal family pulls out all the stops

Andrew Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — The Royal Family paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth at a star-studded birthday party at Royal Albert Hall tonight — where the likes of Sting, Sir Tom Jones, Shaggy, Kylie Minogue and Shawn Mendes joined a cast of commonwealth Nation artists to pay tribute to the 92-year-old Queen. The …

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Why the new $120K ZR1 sports car is a game changer for the Corvette

ABC News(DETROIT) — Drivers in Detroit got to see a rare phenomenon this winter: Corvettes trudging through the snowy and wet city streets alongside SUVs and trucks. The engineers behind the new ZR1 — billed as the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever built — were required to drive the 755 horsepower sports car to …

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Cambridge researcher behind Facebook data breach speaks out

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University researcher who collected information on millions of Americans through Facebook, said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to lawmakers on Capitol Hill was “misleading.” In a live interview with ABC’s chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, Kogan responded to Zuckerberg’s accusation that he violated Facebook …

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Do not fear eating fruits and vegetables

The so-called Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables to avoid is released each year by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) with warnings about the most pesticide-saturated produce. But is it legitimate? This well-known scientist, Kevin Folta, say “NO.” Continue reading Do not fear eating fruits and vegetables at Brownfield Ag News.      

Predicting the next big yielding hybrid

University of Illinois corn breeder Martin Bohn is using a $500,000 USDA grant on research to improve corn breeding efficiency.  It’s hoped that it will bring about the ability to predict the performance of corn hybrids.  Bohn wants to use the corn genome to make breeding faster, more efficient, and more predictive.  He tells Brownfield …

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Passenger shot with stun gun, forcibly removed from plane after fight

ABCNews.com(MIAMI) — An unruly passenger was shot with a stun gun, arrested and forcibly removed from a flight Sunday evening in an incident fellow passengers caught on video. The Chicago-bound American Airlines plane sat at the gate at Miami International Airport Sunday for over an hour due to the disturbance, according to an airline statement. …

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Protesters say Starbucks’ ‘unconscious bias training’ isn’t enough

ABCNews.com(PHILADELPHIA) — Members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity rallied at a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Sunday after their fraternity brother, Rashon Nelson, was arrested there earlier this month in an incident the city’s mayor called an example of racial profiling. More than 100 fraternity members and supporters attended the “Rally Against Racial Injustice” on …

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In new age of cyberwarfare, ‘ungoverned’ internet poses new threats to infrastructure, national security

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The city of Atlanta was under attack. Not by terrorists with guns or knives or vehicles as weapons — but instead by hackers who in March disabled the city’s public services with ransomware. The cyber offensive left Atlantans unable to pay bills online, and visitors to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International …

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