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American Farmers Confront 'Big Data' Revolution

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:27 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water... Full Story

Groups Push for More Humane Slaughter of Chickens

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to improve humane treatment of poultry at slaughterhouses, citing statistics that show hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally... Full Story

Costs of Climate Change Steep But Tough to Tally

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:22 AM

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- The economic and financial impact of global warming is complex and not well understood. In some scenarios there would be economic benefits for countries that get warmer and wetter and consequently more fertile... Full Story

Top UN Officials See Severe Hunger in South Sudan

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:15 AM

NYAL, South Sudan (AP) -- Desperate South Sudan villagers, fleeing fighting across the country, are eating grass and roots to survive as the World Food Program starts costly air drops of food to northern parts of the country. But the air drops,... Full Story

Engineered Salmon May Be a Tough Sell

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Appeals court rules in favor of meat labels

posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:47 PM

A federal appeals court is allowing labels on certain cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The appeals court decision issued Friday dismissed an attempt by the meat industry to block the rules, which took... Full Story

US government: industry hampering oil train safety

posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM

U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the... Full Story

White House plan targets methane emissions

posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:36 PM

The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources, part of President Barack Obama's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global... Full Story

Flu-like hog virus sweeping Indiana, US

posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:36 PM

A fast-moving virus that has infected hogs across half of the nation since it was first detected in the U.S. less than a year ago has become rampant in Indiana, agriculture officials say. Full Story

Calving season brings hope to western SD ranchers

posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Cattle ranchers discovered tens of thousands of dead animals in their fields last fall after an unexpected blizzard slammed western North and South Dakota, a devastating loss for their livelihood, but they're finding renewed hope as spring calving... Full Story

Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi

posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM

America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows 6 of the 10 of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties are located in or near... Full Story

Minnesota farm income drop sharply in 2013

posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:23 AM

A new report says Minnesota farm income dropped dramatically in 2013 largely because of lower corn prices. Full Story

Officials: Ice in Mississippi River delays traffic

posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Barge operators say persistent ice in the Mississippi River is delaying traffic along the water by about a month. Full Story

Political instability, weather spur wheat prices

posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Political instability in Ukraine —coupled with potential freeze damage to winter wheat in the United States and a deepening drought in some major wheat producing countries — are conspiring to significantly drive up wheat prices, economists say. Full Story

Minnesota's Legislative Auditor Calls For Greater Agricultural Oversight

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

The report called for closer oversight by both the agriculture department and lawmakers, and legislation to mandate more transparency. Full Story
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