posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM
WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.Road closures and evacuations were changing regularly, as hot weather and...
posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.Vilsack also...
posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:48 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and...
posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.
posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and...
posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.
The proposals Wednesday morning...
posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America.
The White House was announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week....
posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Willie Nelson and the annual FarmAid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina.
The concert is scheduled for Sept. 13 in the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh. It features performances by Nelson, who...
posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House champion of healthy eating is treating more than 50 kid chefs to a "state dinner."
The children earned a seat at the table by whipping up mouth-watering yet healthy meals as part of a nationwide contest...
posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Researchers say farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see wells run dry next year.
The Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis, released the study Tuesday...
posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM
LONDON (AP) -- The next big thing in aviation may be really small.
With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380...
posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.
A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to major institutions like Thomas Jefferson...
posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities...
posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Eastern Seaboard is being opened to offshore oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades with the Obama administration's approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energydeposits deep...
posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:47 PM
SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) -- Federal agents inspecting a couple's belongings at an Arizona entry port on the U.S.-Mexico border found two live parrots hidden inside an Elmo doll.
The Customs and Border Protection says agriculture specialists found the...