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Deere to lay off about 460 in Waterloo

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Deere & Co. has announced hundreds of layoffs at its tractor factory in Waterloo. Full Story

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. Full Story

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the... Full Story

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so. The Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Northern Kentucky Water District stopped pumping... Full Story

Corps: Mississippi River waterways need improving

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An Army Corps of Engineers official says higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to respond to increased shipping demands and changing... Full Story

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

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