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Beef Prices Reach Highest Level Since 1987

posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon. A dwindling... Full Story

Rail Companies to Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface... Full Story

California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM

CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands. He's buying a... Full Story

Bitter Court Feud over Sweet Vidalia Onions

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned... Full Story

Meeting Focuses on Creating Drone Industry Center

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of representatives from agriculture, aviation and higher education are meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss ways to promote the region as a center for development of the unmanned aircraft... Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.  In its ruling, the court rejected state and... Full Story

11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.  The five-year review of the... Full Story

Conservationists Claim Victory on New Farm Bill

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law. Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly... Full Story

U.S. Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills Baby Pigs

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or... Full Story

Florida's Orange Production Is Declining

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that's infecting the trees is to blame. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday... Full Story

Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Continuing

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:32 AM

LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) -- A salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken isn't over and has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico, federal health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in... Full Story

U.N. Panel Shows Who's Responsible for CO2 Emissions

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM

BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in... Full Story

White House Plan Targets Methane Emissions

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources, part of President Barack Obama's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that... Full Story

American Farmers Confront 'Big Data' Revolution

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:27 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water... Full Story

Groups Push for More Humane Slaughter of Chickens

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to improve humane treatment of poultry at slaughterhouses, citing statistics that show hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally... Full Story
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