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INFLUENCE GAME: Meat industry fights new dietary proposal

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:58 PM

The meat industry is aggressively fighting proposed new dietary guidelines that recommend people eat less red and processed meat. Full Story

Warm February takes toll on mountain snowpack in West

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday. Full Story

Kansas sets quarantines zones over avian influenza threat

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Kansas has established quarantine zones in Crawford and Cherokee counties in the wake of a case of avian influenza in neighboring Missouri. Full Story

Governor to railroads: Pony up for safety upgrades

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton is giving railroad companies a tongue-lashing for resisting his tax plan to fund safety improvements. Full Story

Alternatives for Yellowstone bison management offered

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:48 PM

The state of Montana and federal officials have drafted new management options for bison at Yellowstone National Park that range from letting the population grow to more than 7,000 of the animals, to driving down their numbers below 3,000. Full Story

McDonald's To Use Chicken Without Certain Antibiotics

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's plans to announce it will start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk that is not treated with rbST, an artificial growth hormone. Full Story

AP survey: Why The Outlook for Global Economy Has Brightened

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:10 PM

From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. Full Story

Top Senate Republican Tells States: Ignore EPA Carbon Rules

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming. Full Story

John Deere Calls Off Some Layoffs At Waterloo Location

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM

John Deere calls off some layoffs at Waterloo Iowa location. Full Story

Illinois Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tank Cars

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:06 PM

GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad... Full Story

Some California Farmers To Go Without Federal Water

posted on March 6, 2015 at 3:26 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or... Full Story

House, Senate GOP looking at food stamp overhaul

posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are laying the groundwork for an overhaul of the nation's food stamp program, trying again after an unsuccessful attempt two years ago. Full Story

USDA stats show Illinois had 'historic' corn, soybean yields

posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:10 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' 2014 corn and soybean harvest reached historic, "never seen" levels, Illinois Farm Bureau spokesman John Hawkins says. Full Story

Federal Government: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:02 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if... Full Story

Brazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon

posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:59 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said. Full Story

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