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For North Dakota, Drones A Possible Growth Market

posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forget the North Dakota energy boom. How about a drone boom? State and federal officials have big hopes for the growth of what are known as unmanned aircraft systems. And North Dakota has positioned itself well to take... Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Rule on Cross-state Pollution

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't... Full Story

Pipeline Supporters Seek Quick Senate Vote

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a struggle steeped in election-year politics, supporters of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are seeking a swift Senate vote on legislation to approve construction of the project that environmentalists oppose strongly... Full Story

France Suspends U.S. Pig Imports over Diarrhea Virus

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

PARIS (AP) -- French authorities have suspended imports of live pigs and certain pig products from North America and Japan to prevent a deadly virus from contaminating the food chain here. The Agriculture Ministry said Friday no cases of the... Full Story

Scientists Want to Breed Fish to be Better Biters

posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Oregon (AP) -- In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has found he is more likely to hook the wild variety, whose numbers... Full Story

Advocates Vow to Revive Navajo Junk-Food Tax

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:22 AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy... Full Story

Oil Companies Fight North Dakota Plan to Slow Production

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down." The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering a proposal that would cut... Full Story

Mexico Food Labeling Rules Draw Fire on Sugar

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. The debate over sugar has grown... Full Story

Vermont Ups The Ante on Genetically Modified Foods

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of... Full Story

FDA Backs Off Animal Feed Rule Affecting Brewers

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell grain leftover from making beer to ranchers and dairy... Full Story

Beef Prices Reach Highest Level Since 1987

posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon. A dwindling... Full Story

Rail Companies to Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface... Full Story

California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM

CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands. He's buying a... Full Story

Bitter Court Feud over Sweet Vidalia Onions

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned... Full Story

Meeting Focuses on Creating Drone Industry Center

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of representatives from agriculture, aviation and higher education are meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss ways to promote the region as a center for development of the unmanned aircraft... Full Story

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