posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these and other groups have to...
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:44 PM
Federal agriculture officials are allocating millions of dollars toward research to solve problems caused by the devastating citrus greening bacteria.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:38 PM
A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Agricultural, food and beverage companies have spent millions of dollars to defeat legislation in New York state that would require labels on food containing ingredients from genetically modified crops, highlighting the state's key role in the...
posted on June 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.
In the ad, the world's biggest beverage maker asks what would happen if people...
posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:06 AM
PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- Stephanie and Jim Gaiser take their cues for living from the Bible and say that when God created man, he put him in a garden.
"That was his first line of work," Stephanie Gaiser said. "We believe man is really in his...
posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM
FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) -- For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and...
posted on June 6, 2014 at 10:58 AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Severe hunger is spreading in southern Somalia where militants have encircled several towns in the control of African Union forces, preventing food deliveries there, residents and officials say. Deaths from...
posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.The so-called "action plan" released Thursday follows last...
posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:03 AM
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:38 PM
Cows should be outside. That's the position of a Colorado-based grocery store chain that recently announced it will carry only dairy products from farms where cows graze in pastures.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken producer continues to sicken people more than a year after it started. Despite the illnesses, producer Foster Farms has not initiated a recall, and the government has no...
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM
Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile...
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:27 PM
A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM
A technology for extracting drinkable water from manure is on its way to commercial application this year, Michigan State University said Thursday. The technology is particularly useful for animal operations in dry regions where water is at a...