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Feds Bust Up $100M NC Crop Insurance Fraud Ring

posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Authorities say the ongoing investigation is already the largest such ring uncovered in the country. Full Story

California Farms Face Labor Shortage As Farmworkers Age

posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:17 PM

More than 70 percent of state agricultural producers expect a worker shortage starting this spring and worsening through the growing season. Full Story

Tough Year For Florida Citrus Growers

posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Experts and growers say warm, dry weather; too much fruit on each tree; and citrus greening disease are the likely culprits. Full Story

California Releases Part of Plant to Restore Delta

posted on March 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM

The plan's first four chapters spells out the dismal state of the delta and detail conservation strategies to restore its dwindling fish species. Full Story

US Factory Orders That Signal Investment Surge

posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. orders for machinery and other factory goods that signal business investment surged in January, indicating confidence in the economy.  The Commerce Department says businesses increased their orders for so-called core... Full Story

Judge Clears Way for Drilling in Shawnee Forest

posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

ENTON, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for possible timber cutting and natural resources exploration in a southern Illinois national forest. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert... Full Story

Farm Bill Would Save Less Than Previously Thought

posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farm bills passed by the Senate and a House committee last year would save far less money than previously thought, according to a new estimate released March 1. A report from the Congressional Budget Office says a... Full Story

UN Predicts Near Record Wheat Production

posted on March 8, 2013 at 11:57 AM

ROME (AP) - A U.N. food agency says the world is headed to the second largest wheat crop on record because of increased plantings in Europe and a recovery from drought in the U.S. Production is expected to increase to 690 million tons, up 4.3... Full Story

Fed Says 18 Biggest U.S. Banks in Stronger Position

posted on March 8, 2013 at 11:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve says the nation's largest banks are more prepared to withstand a severe U.S. recession and a global downturn than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis.  The Fed's latest annual "stress tests"... Full Story

Report: United States Lost 11,630 Farms in 2012

posted on March 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The United States now has nearly 2.2 million farms after losing 11,630 farms last year, according to a government report released Tuesday. The National Agricultural Statistics Service's annual snapshot of farms also... Full Story

Iowa Apple Growers Fear Another Year of Drought

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Iowa's apple growers fear what another year of drought will do to their businesses. Many growers also were clobbered last year by a late freeze. Full Story

Survey Says: More slow economic growth ahead in Midwest

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dipped last month, suggesting only slow growth for the region over the next three to six months. Full Story

Poland finds horse meat DNA in beef samples

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

One of Poland's top veterinarians said Thursday that traces of horse-meat DNA have been found in beef samples taken from three meat processors - the first acknowledgement that the country could be a source of the horse meat that fraudulently ended... Full Story

Idaho bull sells for $600K, sets world record

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

A Hereford bull from an Idaho breeder has set a new world record, selling for $600,000 at the Bruneau ranch's annual bull sale. Full Story

Survey shows China manufacturing at 4-month low

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

A survey shows China's manufacturing activity this month has declined to a four-month low in a reminder of possible threats to its shaky economic recovery. Full Story

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