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Economic report points to slow growth in Midwest, Plains

posted on April 2, 2015 at 2:57 PM

A new report suggests slow economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. Full Story

Report: Iowa farmland values fell 11 percent over past year

posted on April 2, 2015 at 2:52 PM

A new report says Iowa's average farmland values fell 11 percent over the past year after a drop of 4.6 percent a year earlier. Full Story

Federal funding in short supply for rural water projects

posted on April 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM

A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water each year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities. Full Story

Oil price fall forces North Dakota to consider austerity

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Two years ago, North Dakota was so flush with money from the energy boom that lawmakers spent over $1 million to spruce up the cafe at the state Capitol. Now, the fall in oil prices has tightened the revenue tap and the nation's fastest-growing... Full Story

Cow in Northeast Texas defies odds, gives birth to 4 calves

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:29 PM

A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo. Full Story

Bill would create organic-type labels for non-modified foods

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:28 PM

Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

USDA proposes definition of farming, limiting some subsidies

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:23 PM

The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do any of the work would receive less government cash. Full Story

North Dakota oil rig count drops below 100

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:22 PM

The number of drill rigs in western North Dakota's oil patch has slipped below 100 for the first time in five years due to the sagging price of crude. Full Story

$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:19 PM

A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation. Full Story

2nd western Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:14 PM

State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry. Full Story

Canada safety board says tank car standards needed sooner

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Canada's transportation safety board says the government needs to implement tougher new standards for oil trains earlier than a 2025 target. Full Story

Monsanto to pay $350K to settle more wheat-related lawsuits

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat. Full Story

Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:25 PM

The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Full Story

Milk prices drop after years of profits for farmers

posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:12 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Milk prices have fallen by more than one-third since last fall, putting a crunch on dairy farmers after several profitable years. Full Story

Kansas State researches using drones to protect crops

posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:11 PM

Kansas State University is researching how to use drones to detect invasive insects and emerging diseases in wheat fields. Full Story

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