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California OKs Offer of Voluntary Water cuts by Farmers

posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

California regulators have accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought. Full Story

Regulators Order Pipeline Testing, Other Steps After Spill

posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday. Full Story

New Texas Law Bans Cities From Banning Fracking, Drilling

posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities. Full Story

House Panel Votes to Repeal Country-Origin Meat Labeling Law

posted on May 22, 2015 at 3:42 PM

A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Full Story

To Fight Bee Decline, Obama Proposes More Land to Feed Bees

posted on May 22, 2015 at 3:41 PM

A new federal plan aims to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making millions of acres of federal land more bee-friendly, spending millions of dollars more on research and considering the use of fewer... Full Story

New Group Hopes to Build on Illinois' Farm, Food Industries

posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:09 PM

A Chicago nonprofit and the Illinois Farm Bureau hope to bring the state's agriculture and business industries together to turn the city and state into a global hub for farm and food-production. Full Story

USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:37 PM

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:37 PM

The U.S. oil industry has filed a court challenge to new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail, following a string of fiery derailments in recent years. Full Story

Colorado's rain isn't helping Southwest reservoirs

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks. Full Story

California golf courses tee up water-saving measures

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County. A bubbling fountain gurgles out of an artificial lake. Emerald-green fairways stretch into the distance. Golf carts zoom... Full Story

Egg, turkey meat prices begin to rise as bird flu spreads

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims more chickens and turkeys. Full Story

House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:10 PM

House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

Official: 'Significant' 63K-gallon Brine Spill Reaches Lake

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM

A state Department of Health official says about 63,000 gallons of saltwater have leaked from a pipeline in northwest North Dakota and that some has reached a lake via a tributary. Full Story

Turkey Farmer Hit by Bird Flu Sees Emotional, Financial Toll

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Bird flu has badly shaken the Midwest poultry industry, which has lost nearly 28 million chickens and turkeys already. Farmers are facing huge losses, and one plant laid off workers Tuesday because of short supplies. Full Story

Washington Fruit Distributors Expand to Meet Demand

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops. Full Story
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