posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Part flavor experiment, part green recycling, part promotion and bolstered by the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pot excess is being fed to hogs by their owners.
posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The World Food Prize Foundation on Wednesday took the bold step of awarding this year's prize to three pioneers of plant biotechnology whose work brought the world genetically modified crops.
The private nonprofit...
posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House's broad rejection of a massive farm bill could signal a shift in the way Congress views agriculture policy.
Farm issues once had enormous clout on Capitol Hill, but the healthy agriculture economy and an increased...
posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface.
Hydraulic fracturing, or the...
posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans rolled back military training, kept cough-stricken children indoors and considered wearing protective masks to work after a smoky haze triggered by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia caused air pollution to...
posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Weeks before a Chinese conglomerate agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. in the largest such takeover of a U.S. business, Missouri lawmakers quietly approved legislation removing a ban on foreign ownership of agricultural...
posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Workers on Friday plan to wrap bee-proof netting around blooming trees in the parking lot of an Oregon shopping center in an attempt to prevent the deaths of more bees.
Portland-area bee experts with the Xerces...
posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM
The case concerns a dispute over access to southeastern Oklahoma tributaries of the Red River that separates Oklahoma and Texas.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM
BPI officials have long insisted that the product is safe and healthy, and blamed the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs on what they viewed as a smear campaign.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM
The new powers were made possible by a March ruling of an administrative law judge confirming the tribes have the oldest water rights in the upper basin
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM
About 46.2 million people, or 15 percent of the U.S. population, reside in rural counties, which spread across 72 percent of the nation's land area.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:31 PM
FEMA denied the "major disaster declaration" both for public assistance — which would give money to the city to help rebuild — and for further individual aid, which would provide for crisis counseling and other services.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:24 PM
It's unclear how much the alleged price-fixing has bumped up the cost of frozen french fries or a steaming spud served with a steak, but the case isn't small potatoes:
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM
Lawsuits have already been filed against Townsend Farms in California, Hawaii and Washington state
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM
The wolf's resurgence has been unpopular among ranchers and others unhappy about attacks on livestock and popular sport animals.