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Semi Crash Coats Indianapolis Highway in Butter

posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products.The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of... Full Story

Study Finds Panthers Kill Livestock

posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves,... Full Story

Utility to Pay Tenn. Coal Ash Spill Victims $27.8M

posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.The 2008 spill... Full Story

Appeals Court Upholds Labels On Meat Packages

posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.The meat industry has attempted to... Full Story

Oklahoma State Recognized for 'Green' Efforts

posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:42 PM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University has been recognized as the "greenest" college campus in the state because of its environmental efforts.The university was selected based on a scoring system created by College Prowler that... Full Story

High Winds Push Growing Washington Wildfire

posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.Road closures and evacuations were changing regularly, as hot weather and... Full Story

Agriculture Chief Visits Water-Starved Families

posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.Vilsack also... Full Story

2 Ag-Gag Laws Facing Federal Court Challenges

posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:48 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and... Full Story

Northwest Wildlife Refuges to Phase out Pesticide

posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth. The region... Full Story

Board Puts Soda Tax before San Francisco Voters

posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and... Full Story

House GOP on Immigration: Send National Guard, Speed Removals

posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard. The proposals Wednesday morning... Full Story

Farm Bank Donates $10 billion for Rural Projects

posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America. The White House was announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week.... Full Story

Willie Nelson, Farm Aid Coming to North Carolina

posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Willie Nelson and the annual FarmAid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina. The concert is scheduled for Sept. 13 in the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh. It features performances by Nelson, who... Full Story

First Lady Invites Top Kid Chefs to "Dinner"

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House champion of healthy eating is treating more than 50 kid chefs to a "state dinner." The children earned a seat at the table by whipping up mouth-watering yet healthy meals as part of a nationwide contest... Full Story

California Drought Threatens to Dry Up Farm Wells

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Researchers say farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see wells run dry next year. The Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis, released the study Tuesday... Full Story
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