posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM
A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water.
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:38 PM
The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation's top oil-producing areas.
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Deere & Co. has announced hundreds of layoffs at its tractor factory in Waterloo.
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM
Farming is hip in New England.
Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading.
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the...
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.
The Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Northern Kentucky Water District stopped pumping...
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An Army Corps of Engineers official says higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to respond to increased shipping demands and changing...
posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion...
posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people...
posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:40 AM
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to a water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without...
posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.
Using plants this way - sometimes called "pharming" - can...
posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:36 AM
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) -- Deere's profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production.
Chairman and CEO Samuel Allen said Wednesday that the cuts will...
posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist...
posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A bitter and occasionally violent two-year labor dispute at Northwest grain terminals ended with a tentative deal reached in the middle of the night.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said the International...
posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM
The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions.