posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM
Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, wants to enlist fellow food producers in a new campaign to fight hunger in rural America.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM
The number of eagles inhabiting a proposed wind farm in Goodhue County may be crucial to the project's future.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM
There are more bats in caves first struck by white-nose syndrome, giving researchers a glimmer of hope in the scourge that has killed millions of bats in North America.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM
Economic growth appears to be slowing in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of higher fuel and energy prices, according to a new monthly survey released Thursday.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM
Regulators are proposing that food companies that want to use tiny engineered particles in their packaging will have to provide extra testing data to show the products are safe.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM
North Dakota's governor has bridled at a Minnesota lawmaker's scathing assessment of the state's austere, Depression-era Capitol, saying the critic knows little about architecture.
posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM
MANHATTAN, Kan. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility near Kansas State University should move forward and not be considered a "parochial" issue relevant only to...
posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM
SAN DIEGO, California (AP) - The website displays a clock counting down
seconds to Tuesday's board meeting of Southern California's major
It is part of a new front in California's water wars...
posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - When Susan Combs was growing up on her family’s West Texas ranch, conserving water was part of everyday life: If the windmill was not turning and the storage tank at least half full, the household plumbing was turned...
posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:27 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is asking federal officials not to allow a southeastern New Mexico company to open the nation's first slaughterhouse for horses since 2007.
Martinez said Friday she plans to send a letter...
posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:23 PM
PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) - Frank Kipe thought he had everything he
needed to launch a business selling what he described as the
world's most expensive ice cream: two Jersey cows, a 10-acre farm
and an old barn.
posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:07 PM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Two farmers have developed a smartphone application to help manage their farms even while they're sitting on their tractors.
Jacob Fannik of Max, N.D., and Ryan Raguse of Wheaton, Minn., developed Virtual Farm Manager to keep...
posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM
(AP) Offshore drilling fees are financing the purchase of $41.6 million worth of new national forest lands in 15 states.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday the 28 different purchases from North Carolina to Oregon will protect clean...
posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Hemp isn't legal in Kentucky yet, but the eclectic mix of people at a recent seminar in Lexington was evidence that support for the versatile plant may be taking root.
One by one, elected officials stepped forward to...
posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Monsanto Co. said Wednesday that a strong and early U.S. seed selling season drove its fiscal second quarter net income up 19 percent. The U.S. agricultural giant raised its earnings outlook for the full year.