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U.S. seeks tougher safety standards for farmworkers

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to strengthen 20-year-old standards aimed at protecting farmworkers from toxic pesticides. Full Story

Minnesota grape varieties fuel northern wine industry

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:26 PM

As the Minnesota Grape Growers Association gathers in St. Paul this weekend, a new report shows how far northern winemakers have come. Full Story

Farm Rescue nonprofit adding haying assistance

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM

A North Dakota-based nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need plant and harvest their crops is branching out into haying assistance. Full Story

Farmers: Obama's drought relief efforts lacking

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said Friday that the financial assistance President Barack Obama is delivering on his visit does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems. Full Story

Program provides $35 million to help conservation

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:09 PM

The federal government is setting aside $35 million over three years to help landowners conserve wetlands and grasslands in the five-state Prairie Pothole Region. Full Story

Government issues roadmap to banks on marijuana business

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

The federal government is giving banks a roadmap for doing business with marijuana sellers. Full Story

California bill seeks warnings on sugary drinks

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:04 PM

California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a proposal a state lawmaker announced Thursday. Full Story

Feds accuse 2 brothers of purposely spoiling spuds

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Two brothers who operated a North Dakota potato farm are accused in federal court of intentionally spoiling potatoes after the 2006 harvest in order to collect disaster payments. Full Story

Minn. bill to protect against oil derailments

posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Recent explosive train derailments involving North Dakota crude have a pair of Minnesota lawmakers proposing steps to safeguard the state's towns and cities. Full Story

LA abuzz about push for urban beekeeping

posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Hundreds of beekeepers in Los Angeles have been raising bees in the city's residential areas — but so far, it's illegal. Full Story

Yellowstone planning for large bison slaughter

posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Yellowstone National Park administrators say they plan to ship as many as 600 bison to slaughter this winter if harsh conditions inside the park spur a large migration of the animals into Montana. Full Story

USAID says new farm law to boost food aid abroad

posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:54 PM

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah says changes to the way the United States distributes food aid could help feed 800,000 more people abroad, many of them Syrian refugees. Full Story

Missouri AG Challenges California Egg Law

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The lawsuit takes aim at a California law set to take effect in 2015 that prohibits eggs from being sold if they come from hens raised in cages that don't comply with California's new size and space requirements. Full Story

USDA Chief: Climate Change Already Hurting Farmers

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

The Obama administration announced that seven new "climate hubs" will open in regions across the U.S., acting as clearinghouses for data and research about the effects of climate change. Full Story

Thailand: China Cancels Rice Deal Amid Graft Probe

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

A Chinese state company, Pei Ta Huang, terminated a contract to buy 1.2 million tons of rice out of concern it would run into problems due to an investigation by Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission. Full Story
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