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Farmers Tied to Listeria Outbreak Plead Guilty

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Two Colorado farmers whose cantaloupes were tied to a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor charges. Full Story

100s of North Dakota Oil Spills Not Reported

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:35 PM

North Dakota, the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public Full Story

Gold Star Nutrition Ratings Appear to Work

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM

A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study. Full Story

ND Wants Answers On Ruptured Pipeline Inspections

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are trying to determine if Tesoro Corp. knew about potential problems — including one deemed "serious" in documents obtained by The Associated Press — with a pipeline that leaked... Full Story

Typhoon Floods Rice Fields In Northern Philippines

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

About 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) of rice and vegetable farms were damaged. Full Story

Argentine Doctors Claim Uncontrolled Agrochemicals Cause Health Problems

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi was never trained to handle pesticides. His job was to keep the crop dusters flying by filling their tanks as quickly as possible, although it often meant getting drenched in poison. Now, at 47, he's a living... Full Story

Canada and European Union Strike Tentative Free Trade Deal

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Canada and the European Union have struck a tentative free trade deal meant to boost growth and jobs and which European officials hope will provide a blueprint for a much larger — but more challenging — trade pact with the U.S. Full Story

Minnesota Senator Confident Farm Bill Passes This Year

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she's optimistic that Congress will pass a farm bill this year. Full Story

Two Colorado Cantaloupe Farmers Plead Guilty After Listeria Outbreak

posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers plan to plead guilty under a deal with federal prosecutors in connection with the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people in the nation's deadliest case of foodborne illness in a quarter century. Full Story

WHO Agency: Air Pollution Causes Cancer

posted on October 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM

The expert panel's classification was made after scientists analyzed more than 1,000 studies worldwide. Full Story

Labeling Bill Raises Modified Food Debate In Illinois

posted on October 11, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Democratic Sen. David Koehler says consumers have a right to know if the food their putting into their bodies was made with so-called GMOs. Full Story

Farm Groups Appeal Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Ruling

posted on October 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM

The case, according to Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman, is not about protecting the Chesapeake Bay, but rather about whether "EPA can dictate where farming will be allowed, where homes can be built and where businesses can be established." Full Story

Navajos Agree to End Horse Roundups for Slaughter

posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:08 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation says it will end its wild horse roundups and reverse its public support for a return to domestic horse slaughter following talks with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. Navajo Nation... Full Story

Poultry Plants Linked to Outbreak Stay Open

posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:06 AM

The department threatened earlier this week to shut down the plants if Foster Farms did not prove that it had made enough changes. Full Story

Companies Announce LNG Site for Alaska Project

posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:03 AM

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The companies seeking to advance a multibillion dollar natural gas pipeline project in Alaska have selected a port town where gas would be liquefied and shipped to Asia. Exxon Mobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada... Full Story

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