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Monsanto-Dow Strike Seed Deal to Thwart Rising Resistance

posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:32 AM

(AP) Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co. agreed to cross-license seed technologies to produce new versions of genetically modified corn as crop-killing weeds and bugs show increasing resistance to older technologies. Monsanto, the world’s... Full Story

A Closer Look at Hydraulic Fracturing in the West

posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:10 AM

RIFLE, Colo. (AP) - Three hours west of Denver, across the Continental Divide, the Rocky Mountains begin the long transition into high desert plateaus. This sparsely-populated land is dotted with ranches and small towns that were once local... Full Story

Greenhouse Gases Make High Temperatures Hotter in China

posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- China, the world's largest producer of carbon dioxide, is directly feeling the man-made heat of global warming, scientists conclude in the first study to link the burning of fossil fuels to one country's rise in its daily... Full Story

Safrica: H7N1 Bird Flu Found in Ostrich Farm

posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:03 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African officials say they have detected bird flu on an ostrich farm but that it is unrelated to the strain that has killed eight people in China. Still, the discovery is another blow for an industry that has lost 40... Full Story

National Beekeeper of Year Focuses on Dying Bees

posted on April 12, 2013 at 7:59 AM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A Utah man is trying to use his recognition as this year's national beekeeper of the year to focus attention on a major threat to the industry: colony collapse disorder. Darren Cox of Cache County, who has 5,000 hives in Utah,... Full Story

Corn Sinks Again As Traders Worry About Oversupply

posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Corn futures ended sharply lower Thursday as traders worry about excess supplies of the grain. Energy and metals prices also closed mostly lower. Corn for May delivery fell 11.5 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $6.30 a bushel. Wheat fell 2.5 cents to... Full Story

Meat Industry To Reboot Labels To Help Consumers

posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Don't know your pork butts from your rump roasts? It may be getting a little easier. The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the often confusing 40-year-old system used for naming the various cuts of beef, pork, lamb and veal.... Full Story

Monsanto Profit Rises 22 Percent In Second Quarter

posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Monsanto reported Wednesday that its income increased 22 percent in the agriculture products company's second quarter on strong sales of biotech seeds, particularly in Brazil and other emerging markets. The company boosted its... Full Story

First Lady Plants White House Garden For Spring

posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Salad using lettuce from Michelle Obama's garden could be served up in just a few weeks. The first lady on Thursday planted lettuce and other crops in her garden on the South Lawn of the White House, with an assist from... Full Story

China Kills Market Birds As Flu Found In Pigeons

posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

BEIJING (AP) -- China announced a sixth death from a new bird flu strain Friday, while authorities in Shanghai halted the sale of live fowl and slaughtered all poultry at a market where the virus was detected in pigeons being sold for... Full Story

Aid Groups: U.S. Should Send Cash, Not Food, Abroad

posted on April 5, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Food aid groups are urging the Obama administration to overhaul the way the United States helps starving people abroad. The White House will not say whether Obama's budget proposal, scheduled to come out next week, will seek to change the way... Full Story

USDA Expanding Program To Fight Rural Poverty

posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

The federal program known as StrikeForce is aimed at reducing poverty and improving life in rural areas. Full Story

Budget Cuts Impact Boarder Security And Immigrant Detention

posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM

While prompted by the nation's money woes, the changes also come amid the nation's shifting immigration policy. Full Story

Japan Urges Washington To Endorse Pacific Trade Pact

posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM

U.S. automakers however are worried about access to Japan's market. Full Story

CEO Makes Donation For Military Families

posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:42 PM

The head of Hormel Foods donates food and $50,000 to families of veterans at military hospitals during Easter. Full Story

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