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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Full Story

Pipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leak

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:17 PM

A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators. Full Story

Government sells scandalized Teapot Dome oilfield for $45M

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:14 PM

A private company finally will be able to legally drill for oil in part of Wyoming that's best known for a 1920s presidential scandal. Full Story

Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers; Caterpillar Closing Plants

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Deere will lay off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as the agricultural equipment maker continues its adjustment to demand for its products.In the same... Full Story

New Govt Standards Target Pathogens in Poultry Products

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey. The standards... Full Story

Some Oil Recovered from Broken Pipeline after River Spill

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Workers recovered about 10,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline that spilled crude into the Yellowstone River and contaminated a Montana city's drinking water. An estimated 40,000 gallons is still in the river and will be difficult to... Full Story

Avian Flu Reaches New Area in Washington State

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Avian flu has reached Clallam County, Washington, and agriculture workers have destroyed all of the infected ducks, chickens and geese. Full Story

House Approves Bill to Fast Track Natural Gas Pipelines

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

The Republican-controlled House has easily passed a bill designed to expedite the approval of natural gas pipelines. Full Story

Senate Says Climate Change Real, but Doesn't Agree on Cause

posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:43 AM

The Republican-controlled Senate acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is real but refused to say humans are to blame. Full Story

Poll: An Appetite for Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

posted on January 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

A large majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not. Full Story

Forecasts Show Drought Continuing in California, Southwest

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Federal agencies released a pair of forecasts showing dry conditions will persist in parts of the drought-stricken West, suggesting there won't be enough snow to boost water supplies. Full Story

Farmers in Dry California Decry Decision Involving Fish

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals by Central Valley farmers and California water districts that want to pump more water from a delta that serves as the only home of a tiny, threatened fish. Full Story

Monsanto Gets U.S. Approval for New GMO Seeds

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Agriculture business giant Monsanto Co. said Thursday it received approval from the Department of Agriculture for new cotton and soybean seeds designed to be used with a new herbicide formula. Full Story

China Arrests Dozens for Selling Pork from Diseased Pigs

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Police in China have arrested more than 110 people on suspicion of selling pork from diseased pigs in the country's latest food safety scandal. Full Story

California Unveils New Rules on Chloropicrin Pesticide

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce. Full Story
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