In the News
Michigan growers trying to get apples to doze off
(Nov 15, 2013) This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output.
The cost of turkey and trimmings? Mostly unchanged
(Nov 15, 2013) Here's another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year.
IMF calls on Thailand to end costly rice subsidies
(Nov 15, 2013) The International Monetary Fund called on Thailand to drop its multibillion dollar subsidies for rice growers, saying the program is undermining confidence in the country's finances.
Arizona regulators raise solar rates $5 per month
(Nov 15, 2013) Arizona's utility regulators have voted to raise monthly fees for Arizona Public Service customers who install rooftop solar power panels by about $5.
Railroads back retrofitting flammable liquid cars
(Nov 15, 2013) Proposed new safety standards for rail cars that haul flammable liquids gained support from U.S. railroads Thursday, but it's not yet clear whether the companies that own most of those cars will support the upgrades to prevent leaks.
Program designed to help prepare for droughts
(Nov 15, 2013) Federal agencies will provide better and more accessible information about matters such as long-term weather prospects and soil moisture levels under a program designed to help communities prepare for future droughts and respond more...