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    This undated handout photo provided by the Agriculture Department shows the deadly parasitic Varroa mite on the back of this honey bee is one of many insect pests that sugar esters may be useful in controlling. Sucrose octanoate, a sugar ester, can kill the mite without harming the bee. Nearly one out of four American honeybee colonies died this winter, but that’s not quite as bad as recent years, says a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey of beekeepers. Under siege from parasites, disease, pesticide use, nutrition problems and a mysterious sudden die-off, 23 percent of bee colonies failed and experts say that’s considerably less than the previous year or the eight-year average of 30 percent losses. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, Agriculture Department)


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    This undated handout photo provided by the Agriculture Department shows the deadly parasitic Varroa mite on the back of this honey bee is one of many insect pests that sugar esters may be useful in controlling. Sucrose octanoate, a sugar ester, can kill the mite without harming the bee. Nearly one out of four American honeybee colonies died this winter, but that’s not quite as bad as recent years, says a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey of beekeepers. Under siege from parasites, disease, pesticide use, nutrition problems and a mysterious sudden die-off, 23 percent of bee colonies failed and experts say that’s considerably less than the previous year or the eight-year average of 30 percent losses. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, Agriculture Department)


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    This undated handout photo provided by the Agriculture Department shows the deadly parasitic Varroa mite on the back of this honey bee is one of many insect pests that sugar esters may be useful in controlling. Sucrose octanoate, a sugar ester, can kill the mite without harming the bee. Nearly one out of four American honeybee colonies died this winter, but that’s not quite as bad as recent years, says a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey of beekeepers. Under siege from parasites, disease, pesticide use, nutrition problems and a mysterious sudden die-off, 23 percent of bee colonies failed and experts say that’s considerably less than the previous year or the eight-year average of 30 percent losses. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, Agriculture Department)







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    FILE - In this June 18, 2007 file photo, Roger Johnson, then the North Dakota agriculture commissioner , is seen in Bismarck, N.D. On Monday, March 10, 2014, Johnson was re-elected president of the National Farmers Union, a group he has led the group since 2009, after heading North Dakota's Agriculture Department for a dozen years. (AP Photo/Bismarck Tribune, Tom Stromme, File)


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