posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case.
The agency released a study Friday of arsenic in 1,300 samples...
posted on September 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM
BOSTON (AP) — Some students toted lunchboxes to the first day of school in Boston this week, but district administrators are expecting that could become a more unusual sight as parents learn about a federal program that is now providing all...
posted on September 6, 2013 at 12:39 PM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A majority of South African gold miners on strike accepted a new wage offer from their employers on Friday amid a wave of labor unrest that has hurt the continent's largest economy.
The strike by tens of thousands of...
posted on September 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Yogurt maker Chobani says the mold that triggered a recall of some of its Greek yogurt cups this week is not associated with foodborne illnesses like salmonella or E. coli.
The company identified the mold...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Environmental and animal welfare groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, alleging the federal agency unlawfully scrapped a rule that would have authorized it to collect information from...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are under way in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers planning for the biggest walkouts yet in a push for higher wages.
Whether the actions will have any impact on business isn't...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's an unusual twist for Washington these days: There's money left over from a $680 million settlement the federal government awarded American Indian farmers in 2010 after decades of discrimination.
A three-year claims...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:08 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — North Dakota feedlot operator Jeff Kvamme finishes loading cattle onto a truck and bemoans the animals' 450-mile one-way commute to Dakota City in Nebraska.
If the long-troubled Northern Beef Packers beef processing...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa slaughterhouse manager is admitting his role in a conspiracy to knowingly employ and harbor immigrants who entered the country illegally.
Hosam Amara, former poultry manager at the Agriprocessors plant in...
posted on August 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops.
Temperatures soared to records in recent days in parts of the region,...
posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM
Bison once helped sustain Native Americans on
the plains of Montana. Now, Indians on the Fort Belknap Reservation say
it's time they returned the favor.
posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM
A dozen farmers and business owners from Africa are visiting farm equipment factories in the Midwest to study technology that might help them produce more soybeans and corn back home — while manufacturers in the U.S. are hoping the visit could...
posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:59 PM
A month-long stretch of cooler summer temperatures in the Dakotas has honey producers anticipating a drop in the states' honey crops as extracting gets underway.
posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:56 PM
A national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores, state health officials announced Monday.
posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:54 PM
Minnesota beef producers vote in February on whether to double the state checkoff to $2 for every head sold to help elevate the image of beef.