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Regents give university green light to develop new ag major

posted on August 14, 2015 at 10:48 AM

The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a request from South Dakota State University to develop plans for an undergraduate agricultural degree that officials say isn't offered anywhere else in the country. Full Story

Judge: Company can survey Iowa man's land for pipeline work

posted on August 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM

An Iowa district court judge says a man is obligated to let a company survey his land as part of a proposal for an oil pipeline. Full Story

Drought forces trout to be trucked from California hatchery

posted on August 14, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Tons of rainbow trout had to be rescued from a Central California fish hatchery and moved by truck to cooler lake water, sparing them from the state's relentless drought, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Full Story

Import jump widens U.S. trade gap 7 percent in June

posted on August 7, 2015 at 4:02 PM

The U.S. trade deficit increased in June as solid consumer spending pulled in more imports, while the strong dollar restrained exports. Full Story

Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight

posted on August 7, 2015 at 4:01 PM

California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars. Full Story

July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:59 PM

A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. Full Story

Russia marks 1 year of sanctions by destroying Western food

posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Russia marked the one-year anniversary of its ban on Western agricultural products Thursday with an effort to destroy contraband food, a move that has raised controversy amid the nation's economic downturn. Full Story

Marketing group agrees to pay $50M to settle milk price suit

posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:53 PM

A national dairy marketing cooperative has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers in an amended settlement of a long-running lawsuit accusing the group of trying to drive down milk prices, but some farmers are... Full Story

Food industry asks for exemptions to trans fat phase out

posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats — if the food industry gets its way. Full Story

Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

posted on July 31, 2015 at 4:14 PM

A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration. Full Story

Fed is likely to delay 1st rate hike in 9 years a bit longer

posted on July 31, 2015 at 4:14 PM

The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows — just not likely yet. Full Story

Group starts process to sue US agency over pipeline plans

posted on July 31, 2015 at 4:07 PM

The National Wildlife Federation accused the U.S. Transportation Department on Tuesday of not enforcing a federal law that requires pipeline owners and operators to establish safety response plans for worst-case oil spills in lakes, rivers and... Full Story

Northern California firefighters expect extreme temperatures

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:58 PM

A wildfire east of California's Napa Valley has charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steep terrain baked by triple digit temperatures, fire officials said Wednesday. Full Story

EPA reviews $15 million settlement for Hawaii molasses spill

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:58 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a $15.4 million settlement between Hawaii and a shipping company that spilled 1,400 tons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor to see how it may affect the agency's investigation. Full Story

California zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid drought

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:55 PM

California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June. Full Story
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