posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken producer continues to sicken people more than a year after it started. Despite the illnesses, producer Foster Farms has not initiated a recall, and the government has no...
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM
Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile...
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:27 PM
A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM
A technology for extracting drinkable water from manure is on its way to commercial application this year, Michigan State University said Thursday. The technology is particularly useful for animal operations in dry regions where water is at a...
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:12 PM
Activists have handed in more than 9,000 additional signatures to the Maui County Clerk's office in support of a moratorium on growing or testing genetically modified foods.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM
The Obama administration is proposing an updated blueprint for Great Lakes environmental restoration that puts greater emphasis on climate change and using science to select projects and measure their effectiveness.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM
The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released...
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday.
posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:03 AM
DETROIT (AP) -- Federal food safety officials say ground beef recalled by a Detroit business may have been sent to stores in 10 states.
According to an announcement Thursday, the U.S. agriculture department's Food Safety and Inspection Service...
posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM
DENVER (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he's working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation.
The farm bill signed into law by President Obama allows the industrial...
posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. says it has exceeded its commitment to additional trains hauling fertilizer in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana.
The Surface Transportation Board last month ordered BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway...
posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of southern Oregon's agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention.
posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:40 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement to work with 12 universities.
The EPA says states...
posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say....
posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Nearly one out of four American honeybee colonies died this winter — a loss that's not quite as bad as recent years, says a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey of beekeepers.