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U.S. Gives Farmers Approval to Spray Crops from Drones

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:29 PM

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. Full Story

GAO: Gov't Waste of Natural Gas Costing Taxpayers Millions

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found. Full Story

Food Hub in DeKalb County Would Help Farmers Connect

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Organizers in DeKalb County are planning a packing and distribution center for fresh produce grown by local farmers Full Story

Texas Legislature Acts to Stop Cities from Limiting Drilling

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries Full Story

Environmentalists Sue Over Theme Park's Solar Farm Plans

posted on May 8, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Environmental groups have filed suit over a New Jersey theme park's plans to cut nearly 19,000 trees to build a 90-acre solar farm. Full Story

U.S. Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Response to Bird Flu

posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM

A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak. Full Story

U.S., Canada Unveil Rules to Boost Oil Train Safety

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled by U.S. and Canadian... Full Story

Red River Valley farmer uses excess water for irrigation

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM

A farmer in the Red River Valley is one of a few testing a new idea to bring back excess water to fields when it's needed. Full Story

Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM

On subtropical farmland in South Florida, researchers are doing battle with the deadly fungus, laurel wilt, which is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop. The hashtag they have adopted for their mission:... Full Story

California cuts wetland, wildlife restoration in water plan

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:27 PM

California officials dramatically scaled back habitat restoration planned during construction of two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to send water to farms and millions of people. Full Story

Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to change.

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:21 PM

Sac-Osage is one of a growing number of rural U.S. hospitals closing their doors, citing a complex combination of changing demographics, medical practices, management decisions and federal policies that have put more financial pressure on... Full Story

Tyson Foods hopes to rid U.S. chicken of antibiotics by 2017

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations. Full Story

Bird flu cuts into egg, poultry exports in Iowa, Midwest

posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Some international trade partners are declining to buy egg and poultry products from states affected by a deadly strain of bird flu while others are excluding imports only from counties where the virus has surfaced. Full Story

Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM

California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering,... Full Story

Canadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed

posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Canadian imports of the sweet, quarter-sized crustaceans are turning up more in American restaurants and seafood markets since a ban on fishing for Maine shrimp dried up local sources. Full Story
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