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USDA Chief: Climate Change Already Hurting Farmers

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

The Obama administration announced that seven new "climate hubs" will open in regions across the U.S., acting as clearinghouses for data and research about the effects of climate change. Full Story

Thailand: China Cancels Rice Deal Amid Graft Probe

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

A Chinese state company, Pei Ta Huang, terminated a contract to buy 1.2 million tons of rice out of concern it would run into problems due to an investigation by Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission. Full Story

Companies Push Voluntary Labels On Modified Foods

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:03 PM

A federal standard for voluntary labels would get food manufacturers off the hook if any states pass laws requiring mandatory labeling. Full Story

Tax On Sweetened Drinks Floated In San Francisco

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM

The tax would be levied on beverage distributors and retailers who obtain their products directly from manufacturers. Officials estimate it could generate as much as $31 million a year. Full Story

Freeze Cost Nearly A Quarter Of Citrus Crop

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Consumers are likely to see at least a slight increase in the price of oranges at the grocery store and can expect a shorter season for California citrus.. Full Story

Archer Daniels 4Q Takes Hit From Blocked Buyout

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Shares of Archer Daniels Midland Company slipped 9 cents to $38.82 in midday trading. Its shares have risen more than 36 percent over the past year. Full Story

Research Council Awards Grants For Ag Research

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM

The projects including examining how nitrogen management systems utilized by farmers might help increase crop yields. Others include looking at the agronomic and environmental benefits of cover crops Full Story

Celebrities Want To Tie Trade Pact To Dolphin Hunt

posted on February 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM

In a letter signed by dozens of celebrities, Obama was urged not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership until Japan bans its dolphin hunt. Full Story

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Republicans and some oil- and... Full Story

Amid drought, California agency won't allot water

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Amid California's most crippling drought of modern times, state officials on Friday announced they will not allocate water to agencies that serve 25 million people and nearly 1 million acres of farmland. Full Story

Environmental group touts Iowa's solar capability

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

A new report by an environmental group says Iowa ranks 16th in the nation for the amount of solar power it could reasonably produce Full Story

Oil drilling on US Arctic coast put on ice

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Oil companies' rush to find reserves off Alaska's Arctic shores suffered a setback on Thursday after Shell said it would suspend its operations in the region — and possibly withdraw for good. Full Story

Greens Hit Obama On Energy Plan

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

A simmering division between the president and environmental groups is starting to boil over. Full Story

Gassy German cows blamed for barn explosion

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion. Full Story

Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:33 PM

A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Full Story

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