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Record Crops Predicted; Farmers Market Carefully

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion... Full Story

Ex-Peanut Plant Head Says He Lied about Salmonella

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people... Full Story

Ohio Offers No-Interest Loans in Water Toxin Fight

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:40 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to a water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without... Full Story

Ebola Puts Focus on Drugs Made in Tobacco Plants

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. Using plants this way - sometimes called "pharming" - can... Full Story

Deere Takes a Hit as Farm Economy Weakens

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:36 AM

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) -- Deere's profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production. Chairman and CEO Samuel Allen said Wednesday that the cuts will... Full Story

Decision Could Boost Use of Popular Weed Killer

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist... Full Story

Tentative Deal in Northwest Grain Terminal Dispute

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A bitter and occasionally violent two-year labor dispute at Northwest grain terminals ended with a tentative deal reached in the middle of the night. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said the International... Full Story

Cool Summer Sets Expectations for a Record Harvest

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions. Full Story

Rare California Redwood Saved from Axe is Replanted

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city has been safely replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks. Full Story

Destructive Oregon Wildfire Threatens Homes

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. Full Story

Venezuela Considers Selling US Oil Company Citgo

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Venezuela's government has confirmed that it is considering the sale of its oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. amid a worsening economic crisis. Full Story

Barges May Sail Down Mississippi by Weekend

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Federal officials hope a massive effort to remove silt and sand deposits from the bed of the Mississippi River in Minnesota will have cleared a path for hundreds of tied-up barges carrying millions of dollars in cargo to resume their trips... Full Story

Colorado Democrats Avoid Fracking Fight

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Colorado Democrats avoided a politically costly fight over oil and gas drilling after a quid pro quo deal pitched by the state's fracking-friendly governor prompted groups to drop their dueling ballot proposals. Full Story

'Gluten-free' Labeling Standards Kick In

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means. Full Story

Michigan State Gets Federal Bee Pollination Grant

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:44 AM

The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded Michigan State University $6.9 million to study and develop bee pollination strategies for specialty crop growers. Full Story

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