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New facility to produce first crop of genetically enhanced Christmas trees

New facility to produce first crop of genetically enhanced Christmas trees

For more than two decades, NC State researchers have studied the use of genetics to grow what they call “elite” Christmas trees. They are now about to harvest the first batch of seeds that growers can plant in their own fields. In partnership with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the North …

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Change in pig genetics leads to major overhaul of production facility

Change in pig genetics leads to major overhaul of production facility

Do not start by gaining experience elsewhere, but lead the troops immediately. That, in a nutshell, is the story of Sjoerd Derksen. Since mid-2021, this 20-year-old has been running a farm with 1,800 sows and a piglet farm. Since the age of 13, Derksen has known that he wants to work with sows and always …

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Ramsey County aims to simplify recycling with new facility

Ramsey County aims to simplify recycling with new facility

A proposed Environmental Services Center in Ramsey County promises to be a one-stop-shop for dumping everything from old paint and household hazardous waste to obsolete electronics. The facility, which will be built on county-owned land in Roseville, could include public meeting space for repair clinics and educational seminars, a reuse room where people can pick …

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