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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM
U.S. automakers however are worried about access to Japan's market.
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.