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Obama Administration Sued over Gulf of Mexico Fracking Info

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:12 PM

An environmental advocacy group is suing the Obama administration in federal court for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico. Full Story

Avian Flu Causes Emergency Poultry Quarantine in Washington State

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:11 PM

The Washington Agriculture Department declared an emergency quarantine for domestic poultry and eggs in the southeast part of the state to contain the highly contagious avian flu. Full Story

Fight for Control at DuPont Intensifies

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:08 PM

A fight for control of DuPont Co., a titan of U.S. industry, is intensifying after the hedge fund led by activist investor Nelson Peltz announced plans to nominate its own slate of four directors to the company board. Full Story

Weak Barley Crop May Have Little Affect on 2015 Beer Prices

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States have resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation, but beer drinkers likely won't have to shell out an extra couple dollars for their favorite brews. Full Story

New Diet Guidelines Might Pull Back from Meat

posted on January 9, 2015 at 4:42 PM

A panel that advises the Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but also for the environment. That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary... Full Story

Pacific Ethanol Buys Rival Aventine in a Reach to the East

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Pacific Ethanol is buying Aventine Renewable Energy, more than doubling its annual production and creating the country's fifth-largest ethanol producer. Full Story

Western Kentucky Mines Halt Operations, Affecting 670

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Two large underground coal mines in western Kentucky will be idled, putting about 670 miners out of work. Full Story

New System to Trace Livestock in Washington State

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

The state of Washington is implementing rule changes as part of its new system to trace livestock in the event of a disease outbreak. Representatives of the livestock and dairy industry support the moves. Full Story

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Dips

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 35 last week to 1,840. Full Story

California Snow Survey Shows Higher Snowpack

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:26 PM

The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought. Full Story

Seed Libraries Struggle with State Laws Limiting Exchanges

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:25 PM

For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel... Full Story

Congress Eases Some School Lunch Requirements

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Congress has eased some of the stricter nutrition regulations for school lunches as part of a massive year-end spending bill that was approved this month. Full Story

NY Farmers Lament Lost Opportunity for Gas Riches

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams. Full Story

Rising Anger as Nicaragua Canal to Break Ground

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Nicaraguan officials will start building access roads on state-owned land as the first step in creating a canal expected to rival that of Panama — a project supporters say will directly employ 50,000 people and dramatically boost the country's GDP. Full Story

Farm Workers May Not Get Any of $8.7M Award

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it's not clear whether any of them will get the money. Full Story

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