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Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers; Caterpillar Closing Plants

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Deere will lay off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as the agricultural equipment maker continues its adjustment to demand for its products.In the same... Full Story

New Govt Standards Target Pathogens in Poultry Products

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey. The standards... Full Story

Some Oil Recovered from Broken Pipeline after River Spill

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Workers recovered about 10,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline that spilled crude into the Yellowstone River and contaminated a Montana city's drinking water. An estimated 40,000 gallons is still in the river and will be difficult to... Full Story

Avian Flu Reaches New Area in Washington State

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Avian flu has reached Clallam County, Washington, and agriculture workers have destroyed all of the infected ducks, chickens and geese. Full Story

House Approves Bill to Fast Track Natural Gas Pipelines

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

The Republican-controlled House has easily passed a bill designed to expedite the approval of natural gas pipelines. Full Story

Senate Says Climate Change Real, but Doesn't Agree on Cause

posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:43 AM

The Republican-controlled Senate acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is real but refused to say humans are to blame. Full Story

Poll: An Appetite for Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

posted on January 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

A large majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not. Full Story

Forecasts Show Drought Continuing in California, Southwest

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Federal agencies released a pair of forecasts showing dry conditions will persist in parts of the drought-stricken West, suggesting there won't be enough snow to boost water supplies. Full Story

Farmers in Dry California Decry Decision Involving Fish

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals by Central Valley farmers and California water districts that want to pump more water from a delta that serves as the only home of a tiny, threatened fish. Full Story

Monsanto Gets U.S. Approval for New GMO Seeds

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Agriculture business giant Monsanto Co. said Thursday it received approval from the Department of Agriculture for new cotton and soybean seeds designed to be used with a new herbicide formula. Full Story

China Arrests Dozens for Selling Pork from Diseased Pigs

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Police in China have arrested more than 110 people on suspicion of selling pork from diseased pigs in the country's latest food safety scandal. Full Story

California Unveils New Rules on Chloropicrin Pesticide

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce. Full Story

Study: $18B to Divert Missouri River to Irrigate Farms

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

A new study estimates it would cost $18 billion to reroute water from the Missouri River to help irrigate farms in western Kansas, and another $1 billion each year to operate the system. Full Story

New Steps to Boost Private Investment on Infrastructure

posted on January 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM

The Obama administration is announcing new steps federal agencies are taking to attract private money for projects upgrading roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Full Story

Monsanto Earnings Fall 34 Percent on Lower Corn Seed Sales

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Monsanto said Wednesday that its earnings fell 34 percent in its first fiscal quarter as South American farmers cut back on planting corn, reducing demand for the company's biotech-enhanced seeds. Full Story

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