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Food Stamp Cuts Kick in as Congress Debates More

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program.Beginning in November, a temporary benefit from... Full Story

West Coast States and BC to Link Climate Policies

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:45 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The governors of Pacific coastal U.S. states and a Canadian province official on Monday vowed to collectively combat climate change by coordinating polices that place a price on greenhouse gas pollution and mandating... Full Story

Beast of a Weed Creeping across Midwest from South

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against... Full Story

FDA Proposes Rules to Make Animal Food Safer

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:40 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost... Full Story

Drought still Impacting Missouri River Management

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:38 AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects higher-than-usual runoff in the Missouri River basin next year, but the system of dams along the river will still have minimum flows to recover from drought last year. The... Full Story

Odor from Sriracha Chili Plant a Nuisance

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — It looked like things were really starting to heat up for this little Southern California factory town when the maker of the Sriracha chili sauce known the world over decided to open a sprawling 650,000-square-foot... Full Story

Oregon Police Use Google Earth to Bust Pot Garden

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Police say the view from space helped them bust a medical marijuana garden with too many plants in Southern Oregon. Full Story

Crews Install 2nd of 9 Asian Carp Barriers in Minnesota

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Construction crews are trying to stay ahead of the icy, cold winter weather as they work to install five gates at the Coon Rapids dam before the end of the year. Full Story

Farmers Tied to Listeria Outbreak Plead Guilty

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Two Colorado farmers whose cantaloupes were tied to a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor charges. Full Story

100s of North Dakota Oil Spills Not Reported

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:35 PM

North Dakota, the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public Full Story

Gold Star Nutrition Ratings Appear to Work

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM

A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study. Full Story

ND Wants Answers On Ruptured Pipeline Inspections

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are trying to determine if Tesoro Corp. knew about potential problems — including one deemed "serious" in documents obtained by The Associated Press — with a pipeline that leaked... Full Story

Typhoon Floods Rice Fields In Northern Philippines

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

About 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) of rice and vegetable farms were damaged. Full Story

Argentine Doctors Claim Uncontrolled Agrochemicals Cause Health Problems

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi was never trained to handle pesticides. His job was to keep the crop dusters flying by filling their tanks as quickly as possible, although it often meant getting drenched in poison. Now, at 47, he's a living... Full Story

Canada and European Union Strike Tentative Free Trade Deal

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Canada and the European Union have struck a tentative free trade deal meant to boost growth and jobs and which European officials hope will provide a blueprint for a much larger — but more challenging — trade pact with the U.S. Full Story
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