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California Farmers Hire Dowsers To Find Water

posted on March 7, 2014 at 2:56 PM

While both state and federal water scientists disapprove of dowsing, California "witchers" are busy as farmers seek to drill more groundwater wells due to the state's record drought that persists despite recent rain. Full Story

USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In Midwest

posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Dairy farmers and ranchers in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas can qualify for about $3 million to reseed pastures with alfalfa, clover and other plants appealing to both bees and livestock. Full Story

USDA Adds Foods To Moms And Kids Food Program

posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:24 PM

The changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, will go into place by 2015. Full Story

Plan Seeks Phosphorus Cuts To Stop Lake Erie Algae

posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

The report largely blames the algae's resurgence on manure and chemical fertilizer from farms. Full Story

Report: Keystone Contractor Followed Federal Rules

posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Environmental groups have criticized the State Department's hiring of ERM, saying the firm should be disqualified because of its previous work for TransCanada. Full Story

Company Recalls 16 Varieties Of Cheese After Death

posted on February 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the cheeses produced by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., are linked to a listeria outbreak. Full Story

New Food Labels Would Highlight Calories And Sugar

posted on February 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

The Food and Drug Administration says that by law, serving sizes must be based on actual consumption, not ideal consumption. Full Story

BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:40 PM

BNSF Railway Co. said it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher benchmark for safety within an industry that's seen multiple major accidents. Full Story

Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM

People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where... Full Story

Rent in ND city of Williston exceeds NY, LA

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:37 PM

A national study from an apartment renting guide shows that the North Dakota oil patch city of Williston has the highest average rent in the country. Full Story

Feds: Small Oregon, California fish no longer endangered

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:35 PM

A small fish found in desert creeks of Southern Oregon and Northern California has recovered enough to get off the endangered species list, federal biologists said Wednesday. Full Story

Water bottler faces opposition in California

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Spring water bottler Crystal Geyser's plans to tap an aquifer at the base of Mount Shasta in far Northern California is running into opposition from some residents, environmentalists and Native American tribes. Full Story

U.S. seeks tougher safety standards for farmworkers

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to strengthen 20-year-old standards aimed at protecting farmworkers from toxic pesticides. Full Story

Minnesota grape varieties fuel northern wine industry

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM

As the Minnesota Grape Growers Association gathers in St. Paul this weekend, a new report shows how far northern winemakers have come. Full Story

Farm Rescue nonprofit adding haying assistance

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM

A North Dakota-based nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need plant and harvest their crops is branching out into haying assistance. Full Story

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