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Bill would create organic-type labels for non-modified foods

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:28 PM

Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

USDA proposes definition of farming, limiting some subsidies

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:23 PM

The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do any of the work would receive less government cash. Full Story

North Dakota oil rig count drops below 100

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:22 PM

The number of drill rigs in western North Dakota's oil patch has slipped below 100 for the first time in five years due to the sagging price of crude. Full Story

$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:19 PM

A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation. Full Story

2nd western Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:14 PM

State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry. Full Story

Canada safety board says tank car standards needed sooner

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Canada's transportation safety board says the government needs to implement tougher new standards for oil trains earlier than a 2025 target. Full Story

Monsanto to pay $350K to settle more wheat-related lawsuits

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat. Full Story

Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:25 PM

The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Full Story

Milk prices drop after years of profits for farmers

posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:12 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Milk prices have fallen by more than one-third since last fall, putting a crunch on dairy farmers after several profitable years. Full Story

Kansas State researches using drones to protect crops

posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:11 PM

Kansas State University is researching how to use drones to detect invasive insects and emerging diseases in wheat fields. Full Story

Fire sweeps through NY poultry barn, killing 50,000 chickens

posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:11 PM

CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say about 50,000 chickens have been killed in a fire that swept through a barn at a New York poultry farm near the Canadian border Full Story

Obama's solution to seizing of U.S. knives, high border costs - Asia-Pacific Trade Deal

posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Hardware Sales Inc. of Bellingham, Washington, does about 25 percent of its online business outside the United States. But going global can be frustrating. Overzealous Australian customs inspectors sometimes confiscate perfectly legal knives.... Full Story

Most wrongful-death lawsuits settled in listeria outbreak

posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:05 PM

The Canadian government has proposed tough new standards for rail tank cars used to transport crude oil in response to a string of fiery crashes. Full Story

Most wrongful-death lawsuits settled in listeria outbreak

posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:03 PM

A Denver judge wrapped up most of the wrongful-death lawsuits stemming from a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 140 others. Full Story

Indiana farmer saves freezing calf with hot tub swim

posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:01 PM

A central Indiana farmer jumped into a hot tub with a shivering baby cow to save the calf's life. Full Story
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