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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...