posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:40 AM
BEIJING (AP) -- China learned hard lessons from a contaminated milk scandal that left six babies dead four years ago but its dairy industry is still plagued by quality lapses, from toxic mold in milk to mercury in baby formula.
Experts say the new...
posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM
CARROLL, Iowa (AP) -- In the swaying curtain of green fields outside town, Russ Ranniger hums along in his Deere tractor, plowing the same soil his father did, sleeping in the same 1881 wood-frame house he was carried into as a newborn 60 years...
posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Drought-stricken cattle ranchers in Wyoming are looking to surrounding states for grazing land, and their best bet might be North Dakota, where farmers this year have been luckier than their neighbors.
While large areas of...
posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday urged the Republican-led House to vote on a long-term farm policy bill, saying failure to act could leave livestock producers exposed to disasters and other farmers uncertain about the...
posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM
A June survey report says growth in rural areas of 10 Midwestern and Western states has slowed.
posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM
The Dyersville City Council has approved a tentative outline for a future development agreement for the "Field of Dreams" project.
posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM
The mayor of Cambridge, Mass., has proposed limiting the size of soda and sugar-sweetened beverages sold in city restaurants.
posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM
Iowa should see an increase in its pheasant population this year, thanks to the mild winter and warm spring.
posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM
Internal documents indicate Federal Aviation Administration employees felt political pressure to approve a wind farm planned off Cape Cod.
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:57 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California voters will soon decide whether to require special labels for food made from genetically modified ingredients, in a closely watched test of consumer attitudes about the merits of genetically engineered...
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Water officials say they're adding flows to the Colorado River to benefit fish, rafting, and farmers and ranchers in western Colorado after a dry spring. The Colorado River District, Denver Water and the U.S....
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:53 PM
OXFORD, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's farm economy, already the state's largest industry, could be nearing a milestone as policymakers and business executives take another stab at betting on ethanol.
An Italian company's Wilmington-based...
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:46 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Twenty-eight more Pennsylvania farms in 14 counties are being protected from development.
The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board on Thursday approved easements to preserve the farms and 2,389 acres of land...
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators debating a five-year farm bill have voted to uphold current policy that protects the nation's sugar growers with price supports and import restrictions.
The vote was 50-46 to block an amendment to end the...
posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:34 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — If New York City bans big sodas, what's next on the list? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak?
The proposed crackdown on super-sized drinks could face a...