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Cool Summer Sets Expectations for a Record Harvest

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions. Full Story

Rare California Redwood Saved from Axe is Replanted

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city has been safely replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks. Full Story

Destructive Oregon Wildfire Threatens Homes

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. Full Story

Venezuela Considers Selling US Oil Company Citgo

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Venezuela's government has confirmed that it is considering the sale of its oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. amid a worsening economic crisis. Full Story

Barges May Sail Down Mississippi by Weekend

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Federal officials hope a massive effort to remove silt and sand deposits from the bed of the Mississippi River in Minnesota will have cleared a path for hundreds of tied-up barges carrying millions of dollars in cargo to resume their trips... Full Story

Colorado Democrats Avoid Fracking Fight

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Colorado Democrats avoided a politically costly fight over oil and gas drilling after a quid pro quo deal pitched by the state's fracking-friendly governor prompted groups to drop their dueling ballot proposals. Full Story

'Gluten-free' Labeling Standards Kick In

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means. Full Story

Michigan State Gets Federal Bee Pollination Grant

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:44 AM

The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded Michigan State University $6.9 million to study and develop bee pollination strategies for specialty crop growers. Full Story

Semi Crash Coats Indianapolis Highway in Butter

posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products.The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of... Full Story

Study Finds Panthers Kill Livestock

posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves,... Full Story

Utility to Pay Tenn. Coal Ash Spill Victims $27.8M

posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.The 2008 spill... Full Story

Appeals Court Upholds Labels On Meat Packages

posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.The meat industry has attempted to... Full Story

Oklahoma State Recognized for 'Green' Efforts

posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:42 PM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University has been recognized as the "greenest" college campus in the state because of its environmental efforts.The university was selected based on a scoring system created by College Prowler that... Full Story

High Winds Push Growing Washington Wildfire

posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.Road closures and evacuations were changing regularly, as hot weather and... Full Story

Agriculture Chief Visits Water-Starved Families

posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.Vilsack also... Full Story
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