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Locally-Grown Foods Look to Bigger Business

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to major institutions like Thomas Jefferson... Full Story

Western Wildfires

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities... Full Story

Obama Opens East Coast to Oil Search

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Eastern Seaboard is being opened to offshore oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades with the Obama administration's approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energydeposits deep... Full Story

Live Birds Found in Elmo Doll at US-Mexico Border

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:47 PM

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) -- Federal agents inspecting a couple's belongings at an Arizona entry port on the U.S.-Mexico border found two live parrots hidden inside an Elmo doll. The Customs and Border Protection says agriculture specialists found the... Full Story

Kansas to Pursue Prairie Chicken Breeding Program

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:47 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas will develop a program for breeding lesser prairie chickens in hopes of getting the federal government to back off its listing of the bird as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday. An Audubon of... Full Story

California Hopes Fines up to $500 Slow Water Waste

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Bo Cuketieh inadvertently let a fine mist from a leaky hose soak the front lawn of a Southern California home Wednesday before considering that such water waste could merit a $500 fine under unprecedented restrictions... Full Story

Ranchers Taking Advantage of USDA Disaster Program

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of... Full Story

Agriculture Industry Seeks to Create Right to Farm

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and... Full Story

Farmer loses phone, returned 8 months later

posted on July 9, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan. Full Story

Feds Consider Sending Bison to Grand Canyon, Iowa, etc.

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:37 AM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials on Monday listed 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states that could be suitable for bison from Yellowstone National Park, but said it would be years before any relocations of the... Full Story

Oregon Loses 1 in 5 Bee Colonies over the Winter

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:34 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One in five of the state's commercial honeybee colonies did not survive the winter, according to data Oregon State University released Monday.  The school's experts say that if that kind of winter mortality... Full Story

Drone Access to U.S. Skies Faces Significant Hurdles

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal effort to provide civilian drones regular access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and won't meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress, a government watchdog said Monday.  Despite years of... Full Story

A Look at How Water is Bought, Sold in California

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

(Associated Press) - Farmers, city managers and energy companies alike are hustling to find water amid the withering drought sweeping California. But hunting for water can be complicated when there is little for sale.  Those with water to... Full Story

New York Top Court Okays Local Gas-drilling Bans

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:26 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals affirmed a... Full Story

Black Farmer Lobbyist Wants Piece of Indian Deal

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:24 AM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The president of the National Black Farmers Association says he's being stiffed by the attorneys behind a $3.4 billion government settlement with Native American landowners who asked him to lobby Congress to fund the... Full Story

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