posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM
The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business.
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM
The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands...
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM
The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing.
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM
The University of Iowa hopes it will be able to use grass as a biofuel to help power the campus
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Senators say they're skeptical that freight railroads are doing all they can do to alleviate widespread delays preventing shippers from getting their products to market.
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines for BP over the nation's worst offshore oil...
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling...
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:40 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West...
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:27 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — By far the largest share of a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people will go directly to the state with no strings attached.
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:26 PM
LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with...
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted at least 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country's pharmacies, a government official said Thursday.
An official from President Jose...
posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since...
posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.
Signups for the new program will run...