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  • Feb 28, 2013
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    Love your dog? Thank a farmer

    In an agriculture industry increasingly reliant on complex technology, dogs herd sheep; watch over cattle; detect invasive pests and plants hiding in produce for U.S. Customs; track metal theft through forensic marker recognition; and even hot-nose the trail of crop-destroying feral hogs. In addition to workaday value, for many farmers, dogs are simply ever-present, loyal companions — maybe a faithful Lab that is lord of the truck bed....More
  • Dec 6, 2012
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    Forensic marker dogs on trail of metal thieves

    Welcome to the golden age of copper theft. For thieves, copper is the trump card, and its value has steadily risen since 2002, when the value dipped to approximately 60 cents per pound. Stolen copper now brings well over $3 per pound. Mick Swindells, a retired policeman from England, has taken a boots-on-the-ground approach to metal theft prevention and trained a dog to detect forensic markers on metal....More
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