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Deadline Looms For Panama Canal Expansion Dispute

posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The expansion project, now 72 percent complete, would double the capacity of the 50-mile (80-kilometer) canal, which carries between 5 and 6 percent of world commerce. Full Story

Lab Study Cuts Fracking Waste's Radioactivity

posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:48 PM

The discovery by Duke University researchers would allow oil and gas drillers to combine flowback waters from the fracking process with acid drainage from mining, or any other salty water. Full Story

Bourbon Truly American, Despite Foreign Ties

posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The transaction will create a global spirits heavyweight with annual sales of more than $4.3 billion. Full Story

Smithfield Urges Pig Gestation Crate Phase-Out

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

The world's largest pork producer said Tuesday that it is asking the growers to move pregnant sows from gestation crates to group housing by 2022. Full Story

Natural Gas Exports: Slow Walk Or 'Danger Zone'?

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Energy companies say the U.S. should act now, before other countries such as Russia or Iran approve export projects that could help meet growing energy demands in Asia and other parts of the world. Full Story

Iowa 2013 Biodiesel Production A Record

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Iowa, the leading producer of biodiesel, accounted for 13.5 percent of the nation's biodiesel production last year. Full Story

Train Carrying Oil Derails, Catches Fire In Canada

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Of the 17 cars that derailed late Tuesday in New Brunswick province, five contain crude oil and four contain propane. Full Story

In Cold Snap, Recipe For Roads Goes Beyond Salt

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:12 PM

In Milwaukee, road crews are experimenting with plentiful cheese brine, a leftover from cheese making. New York and Pennsylvania are among states trying sugar beet juice, while molasses and potato juice are flavoring roads elsewhere. Full Story

Debate In Congress Next Phase Of Asian Carp Battle

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

The Corps released a report Monday with eight potential approaches. Full Story

USDA Opens Door To New Herbicide-Resistant Seeds

posted on January 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM

The herbicide has had limited use in corn and soybean farming because it becomes toxic to the plants early in their growth. The new seeds would allow farmers to use 2,4-D throughout the plants' lives. Full Story

Defined By Critics, Agriculture Restarts Conversation

posted on January 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Slow to respond and often defensive, farmers and others in agribusiness have for several years let critics define the public debate and influence consumers. Now, the industry is trying to push farmers and businesses to fight back. Full Story

Chinese Official: Soil Pollution Hurts Farming

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Farmers already are prohibited from raising crops for human consumption in areas across China that are deemed too badly polluted. But tainted rice and other crops have made their way into the food supply. Full Story

After 20 Years NAFTA Hasn't Closed Mexico Wage Gap

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

While it changed the country in some fundamental ways, the treaty never met many of its sweeping promises to close Mexico's wage gap with the United States. Full Story

Original Cheerios To Go GMO-Free

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

The change comes after the group Green America started a campaign called GMO Inside asking General Mills to make Cheerios GMO-free Full Story

USDA Allows More Meat, Grains In School Lunches

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Guidelines restricting portion size were originally intended to combat childhood obesity, but many parents complained their kids weren't getting enough to eat. Full Story
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