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Officials believe farming accident sparked Texas wildfire

posted on October 16, 2015 at 1:46 PM

A preliminary investigation indicates a farming accident sparked a wildfire that's consumed more than 7 square miles and destroyed 40 structures in Central Texas, authorities said Friday. Full Story

Keystone XL developer seeks different approval for route

posted on October 9, 2015 at 5:07 PM

The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is taking steps to circumvent one of the major roadblocks in Nebraska. Full Story

Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines

posted on October 9, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor. Full Story

$338M fund in deadly oil train derailment close to approval

posted on October 9, 2015 at 4:55 PM

A Canadian railroad is withdrawing its objection to a $338 million fund for victims of an oil train derailment that killed 47 people in a small town in Quebec, removing the final obstacle to the settlement's final approval. Full Story

House OKs lifting 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

posted on October 9, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Supporters argued that an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions... Full Story

Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs

posted on October 9, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides, which pushed its quarterly losses deeper into the red. Full Story

Despite bird flu, Minnesota still top turkey producing state

posted on October 9, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Minnesota has retained its ranking as the nation's top turkey producing state despite this year's bird flu outbreak. Full Story

U.S. pipeline agency fines Exxon subsidiary $2.6 million

posted on October 9, 2015 at 3:13 PM

Federal regulators announced Thursday they are assessing a $2.6 million civil penalty against ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. Full Story

Keystone XL Developer Drops Landowner Lawsuits in Nebraska

posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:35 PM

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is shifting course in Nebraska and will withdraw lawsuits seeking to gain access to the property of landowners who oppose the project, the company announced Tuesday. Full Story

Big Utilities Enter Market for Small Rooftop Solar

posted on October 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Traditional power companies are getting into small-scale solar energy and competing for space on your rooftop. Full Story

Issues Remain as Buffers Move from Capitol to Cropland

posted on October 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM

State officials are moving to implement new requirements for setbacks between cropland and waterways passed by the Legislature this year, but concern and confusion among farmers and lawmakers surrounding the new law makes it clear — the buffer... Full Story

Tests on Ducks Could Provide Early Warning on Bird Flu

posted on October 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Wildlife managers in the upper Midwest expect the first results next week from tests that could provide an early warning on whether ducks flying south for the winter are carrying the deadly kind of bird flu that devastated the region's poultry... Full Story

Loose Emu Recognizes Owner, Returns Home

posted on October 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM

An emu famous for running wild through New Hampshire for more than a week has been reunited with its owner and returned home to Vermont, perhaps after recognizing the man's jacket. Full Story

Industry, Chinese Officials Sign Giant Soybean Deal

posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Chinese officials agreed at a ceremony in Des Moines to buy 13.18 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans. Full Story

Former Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years in Prison for Outbreak

posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:08 PM

A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a food-borne illness case. Full Story
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