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Western Kentucky Mines Halt Operations, Affecting 670

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Two large underground coal mines in western Kentucky will be idled, putting about 670 miners out of work. Full Story

New System to Trace Livestock in Washington State

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

The state of Washington is implementing rule changes as part of its new system to trace livestock in the event of a disease outbreak. Representatives of the livestock and dairy industry support the moves. Full Story

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Dips

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 35 last week to 1,840. Full Story

California Snow Survey Shows Higher Snowpack

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:26 PM

The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought. Full Story

Seed Libraries Struggle with State Laws Limiting Exchanges

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:25 PM

For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel... Full Story

Congress Eases Some School Lunch Requirements

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Congress has eased some of the stricter nutrition regulations for school lunches as part of a massive year-end spending bill that was approved this month. Full Story

NY Farmers Lament Lost Opportunity for Gas Riches

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams. Full Story

Rising Anger as Nicaragua Canal to Break Ground

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Nicaraguan officials will start building access roads on state-owned land as the first step in creating a canal expected to rival that of Panama — a project supporters say will directly employ 50,000 people and dramatically boost the country's GDP. Full Story

Farm Workers May Not Get Any of $8.7M Award

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it's not clear whether any of them will get the money. Full Story

Some Gray Wolves to be Returned to Endangered List

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states. Full Story

Texas Ranchers Seeking Alternative Incomes

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Cattle producers in the nation's top beef-producing state are doing everything they can to make up for the smaller profits since the drought, which began in early 2011, forced a widespread culling of herds. Though limited supplies have prompted a... Full Story

Safeway Pulls Caramel Apples Amid Listeria Scare

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Safeway says it has pulled prepackaged caramel apples from its shelves. The statement came a day after the family of a person who died from a listeria infection linked to the fruit sued the grocery company. Full Story

Cuomo Gets Kudos, Scorn for New York Fracking Ban

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:21 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his. Full Story

Farmers, Unionists Protest EU-US Free Trade Talks

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Hundreds of farmers and trade unionists are protesting in Brussels against negotiations to set up a trans-Atlantic free trade zone, which they fear will leave them out in the cold at the expense of big multinationals. Full Story

Report Shows Drop in Iowa Farmland Values

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:15 PM

The average price of Iowa farmland fell nearly 9 percent in the past year, but it still remains far above the prices of a decade ago. Full Story

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