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Federal funds for citrus greening

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Federal agriculture officials are allocating millions of dollars toward research to solve problems caused by the devastating citrus greening bacteria. Full Story

EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:38 PM

A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule. Full Story

New York is central in modified-food label debate

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Agricultural, food and beverage companies have spent millions of dollars to defeat legislation in New York state that would require labels on food containing ingredients from genetically modified crops, highlighting the state's key role in the... Full Story

Coke Ad: It Takes 23 Minutes to Burn off a Soda

posted on June 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda. In the ad, the world's biggest beverage maker asks what would happen if people... Full Story

High Tunnels Extend Alaska's Growing Season

posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:06 AM

PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- Stephanie and Jim Gaiser take their cues for living from the Bible and say that when God created man, he put him in a garden. "That was his first line of work," Stephanie Gaiser said. "We believe man is really in his... Full Story

Coffee Rust Reaches New Heights in Central America

posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) -- For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and... Full Story

Hunger Spreads in Somalia as Militants Block Towns

posted on June 6, 2014 at 10:58 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Severe hunger is spreading in southern Somalia where militants have encircled several towns in the control of African Union forces, preventing food deliveries there, residents and officials say. Deaths from... Full Story

8 States Sign Action Plan to Promote Clean Cars

posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.The so-called "action plan" released Thursday follows last... Full Story

Egg Titan, Son Plead Guilty in Food Safety Case

posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Natural foods retailer to farmers: Let cows graze

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Cows should be outside. That's the position of a Colorado-based grocery store chain that recently announced it will carry only dairy products from farms where cows graze in pastures. Full Story

California chicken still linked to salmonella

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM

An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken producer continues to sicken people more than a year after it started. Despite the illnesses, producer Foster Farms has not initiated a recall, and the government has no... Full Story

Sharp rise in West Coast oil trains, fears abound

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile... Full Story

House panel votes to allow waivers on school meals

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:27 PM

A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards. Full Story

College has system to extract water from manure

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM

A technology for extracting drinkable water from manure is on its way to commercial application this year, Michigan State University said Thursday. The technology is particularly useful for animal operations in dry regions where water is at a... Full Story

Maui County GMO initiative gets more signatures

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Activists have handed in more than 9,000 additional signatures to the Maui County Clerk's office in support of a moratorium on growing or testing genetically modified foods. Full Story
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