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Veterans Pass Barriers at Closed WWII Memorial

posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of veterans barricaded outside the closed World War II Memorial because of the government shutdown were escorted past the barriers Tuesday by members of Congress so they could see the monument. More than 125... Full Story

Small Number of Schools Drop out of Lunch Program

posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department says 524 schools — out of about 100,000 — have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier... Full Story

Illinois Grain Tour May Boost State Agribusiness

posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The relationships developed with foreign buyers during the Illinois Grain Tour are expected to pay dividends for the state's agribusiness. Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say foreign buyers who took... Full Story

NY State Health Care Website Slammed with 30M Hits

posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's website to allow the uninsured to shop for health insurance under the nation's new health care law has struggled under the surge of nearly 30 million hits in two days. New York has just 2.7 million uninsured... Full Story

Colorado Farmers Arrested In Fatal Listeria Outbreak

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

A number of lawsuits were filed by people who were sickened or who had a family member die after the outbreak. Full Story

US-Japan Deal Could Lead to More Organic Options

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Officials say the agreement will be a boost for the burgeoning U.S. industry, one of the fastest-growing sectors of agriculture. Full Story

EPA Says US Falls Short In Shrinking Dead Zone

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Environmental Protection Agency officials say states in the river's watershed need to accelerate efforts to cut pollution from farm field runoff and discharges from sewage treatment plants. Full Story

Canada PM Won't Accept US Rejection of Keystone XL

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The pipeline is critical to Canada, which needs infrastructure in place to export its growing oil sands production. Full Story

UN: Better Livestock Handling Curbs Greenhouse Gas

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Report says more productive animals can reduce livestock's carbon footprint by reducing herd size.. Full Story

CHS Pledges $3 Million Toward Agricultural Safety

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The investment includes $1 million for competitive grants to support rural safety projects and $2 million to support safety programs with five partner organizations. Full Story

Program Sends Surplus Corn to Hungry Americans

posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:29 PM

The program is made possible through the donations and expertise of some of the biggest names in agriculture, including Cargill, General Mills, Seneca, Birds Eye, and Supervalu. Full Story

Smithfield Shareholders Approve Shuanghui Deal

posted on September 26, 2013 at 5:01 PM

The deal, which is expected to close Thursday, will be the largest takeover of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, valued at about $7.1 billion including debt Full Story

Study: Methane leaks from gas drilling not huge

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says. Full Story

Large Asian carp found in lake near Lake Michigan

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Members of Congress say the recent discovery of a large Asian carp near Lake Michigan underscores the need to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds in the Chicago area. Full Story

NH college uses dishes to promote healthy eating

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM

They may not be binging on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options. Full Story
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