Abbie Fentress Swanson

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Food Waste And Beef Fat Will Be Making Airplanes Soar

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Biofuel producers are teaming up with farms, meatpackers and waste management companies to tap the gassy waste on farms to make renewable jet fuel and diesel for vehicles.


Sumo Breakfast Of Champions: Bowls And Bowls Of Clay Pot Stew

Friday, August 07, 2015

Many sumo wrestlers adhere to a rigid diet centered around a traditional Japanese dish called chanko-nabe. Champions say they count on the stew's balanced nutrition paired with lots of rice to win.


Wanted: More Bulls With No Horns

Monday, August 03, 2015

Most U.S. dairy cows are born with horns, but most farms remove them. Animal welfare groups say dehorning is cruel. Instead, they want ranchers to breed more hornless cattle into their herds.


As Pig Virus Spreads, The Price Of Pork Continues To Rise

Friday, June 27, 2014

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year. There's no cure, but a vaccine that may protect piglets has been approved even though it's still being tested.


'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes

Thursday, April 03, 2014

A dispute between Beaver State blueberry farmers and workers spurred Congress to change an obscure provision in a 1938 labor law. Some fear it will delay pickers' paychecks.


Retiring To The Farm Anything But Quiet

Monday, August 26, 2013

It's not just lifelong farmers who feel the pull of the land as they get older. For some Americans, retirement is an opportunity to begin the farming dream.


WTO Sides With U.S. In Poultry Dispute With China

Monday, August 05, 2013

The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of the U.S. in a long-standing trade dispute over allegations China unfairly imposed anti-dumping tariffs that restricted American poultry exports. China could appeal the WTO decision.


Pickling Up Your Next Summer Picnic

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Heat is no friend to mayonnaise. The perfect way to preserve produce for hot summer picnics is by pickling — not just cucumbers, but cherries, green tomatoes, okra, kohlrabi — all kinds of seasonal produce.


For Corn, Fickle Weather Makes For Uncertain Yields

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Corn production was down last year thanks to drought. This year, conditions are too cold and wet for farmers to plant the crop. Without a break in the clouds pretty soon, there may be another shortage of the crop at harvest time.


From Balloon Dogs to Puppets, Jeff Koons Teaches an Art Class

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

It's Visual Arts Appreciation Week in city schools. The artist Jeff Koons stopped by a classroom to talk animal sculptures with second graders.

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Students Tap Tribute to Bojangles

Friday, May 25, 2012

Students at P.S. 51 tap their way through a physical education program, and will perform their new skills at a show honoring tap dance legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

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A Special, Private Midtown Gallery for Student Artwork

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A student art show of over 100 pieces is lining the walls of an investment banking firm. The artists are from 40 middle schools and high schools throughout the city. One student said after seeing his photo framed and on display, "I didn't think this would go so far."

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Little, and Learning to Be Artists

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A new exhibition displaying art by New York City public school students opened Tuesday at Studio Gallery in Midtown Manhattan. The show, called "Littlest Learners," features the work of prekindergarten through second-grade students from 25 schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

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'I'm in the Right Place,' Common Tells Eagle Academy Boys

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Grammy award-winning rapper Common performed at the Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx on Monday. He said he wanted to see the school after meeting its founding principal last year at a panel on education reform.

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