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Chef Dan Barber urges a reboot of our food system

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

At Blue Hill, his intimate, understated restaurant in Greenwich Village famous for its locally sourced ingredients — not to mention having hosted Barack and Michelle Obama on a much-publicized date night — chef and co-owner Dan Barber is featuring... Full Story

Oil train dangers extend past Bakken

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said. Full Story

Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM

If the mapping goes ahead, Oregon would be the first state to map fields and mandate preventive measures for modified crops. Advocates say Oregon could become a model for the rest of the nation. Full Story

Hemp Seeds Seized At US-Canada Border

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Hemp is legal in Canada, and North Dakota is one of 15 states with laws that allow limited hemp production. However, under the Farm Bill, importing hemp seeds requires permission from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Full Story

Scientist Gets World Food Prize For Wheat Advances

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Sanjaya Rajaram is credited with developing 480 wheat varieties that have been released in 51 countries on six continents. Full Story

Overall Index Down In Rural Midwest Banker Survey

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM

June's results indicate that areas highly dependent on agriculture and energy are experiencing slower growth than a year ago. Full Story

Unions Join Fight Over Washington Fish Consumption

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The state Department of Ecology appears ready to sharply increase Washington's fish consumption rate, an obscure number that has huge implications because it helps set water quality standards. A higher number means fewer toxic pollutants would be... Full Story

Fish Taken From California Hatcheries Amid Drought

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

The operation, will transport about 2 million fish, including 430,000 fingerling steelhead salmon, for release months ahead of schedule. Full Story

Fukushima Farmers Appeal To Tokyo With Live Bull

posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Thousands of farmers lost their livelihoods when their farms, produce and livestock were declared off-limits and unsafe after the nuclear plant, crippled by a massive earthquake and tsunami spewed radiation into the countryside. Full Story

Environmentalist File Lawsuit To Protect Eagles From Wind Energy

posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

The American Bird Conservancy argues that the rule, which extended by 25 years the length of time companies may kill or injure eagles without fear of prosecution, is illegal. Full Story

Food companies work with farmers on sustainability

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:54 PM

A nonprofit network of investors, companies and public interest groups says in a new report that manufacturers depending on U.S. corn and other commodities must send strong signals to farmers to help preserve water and soil. Full Story

Unmanned aerial vehicles are flying to the farm

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists on the other side of the globe, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields. Full Story

Subpoenas to agriculture secretary stand

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

A judge has turned aside an administration effort to quash subpoenas to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, whose testimony is being sought in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart. Full Story

Water woes force big brewers to tighten the tap

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfire threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year. Full Story

Oil boom produces jobs bonanza for archaeologists

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these and other groups have to... Full Story
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