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California farmers reap record sales in record drought

posted on February 12, 2016 at 5:24 PM

A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. Full Story

Corps includes diversion among 2016 construction projects

posted on February 12, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Construction on a Red River diversion channel around the flood-prone Fargo area can begin this year, as long as all the regulatory reviews and permits are granted, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday. Full Story

Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon

posted on February 12, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Animal health officials monitoring the bird flu outbreak in southwestern Indiana say they will lift most restrictions in two weeks if ongoing testing finds no additional infections. Full Story

Welcome to the 'agrihood': homes built around working farms

posted on February 12, 2016 at 3:04 PM

Gated communities with houses clustered around golf courses, swimming pools, party rooms and fitness centers are common in many suburban areas. But homes built adjacent to functioning farms? Full Story

Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty

posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:29 PM

The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement. Full Story

Nebraska lifts only ban on packer-owned hogs in U.S.

posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:20 PM

The nation's only ban on meatpackers owning hogs has ended due to a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter. Full Story

House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps

posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:06 PM

A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening. Full Story

First research links California quakes to oil operations

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:54 PM

A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes. Full Story

Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM

The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:50 PM

President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. Full Story

Jobs report helps ease concerns a recession might be nearing

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:41 PM

U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two. Full Story

Winter thaw triggers sap run in maple country

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:14 PM

A winter thaw in the Northeast has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who have already decided to tap their trees. Full Story

Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. Full Story

Chinese-led investors plan to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

posted on February 5, 2016 at 2:47 PM

The Chicago Stock Exchange, founded more than a century ago, said it has agreed to be acquired by a Chinese-led investor group. Full Story

Man charged with seed corn theft conspiracy pleads guilty

posted on January 29, 2016 at 4:32 PM

A naturalized U.S. citizen from China entered a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Wednesday, admitting he participated in a conspiracy to steal seed corn from U.S. companies. Full Story
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