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USDA grants to fund higher ethanol blend pumps in 21 states

posted on September 11, 2015 at 1:19 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is sending money to 21 states including Iowa and Nebraska to help them install more gas pumps that can provide higher blends of ethanol fuel. Full Story

Forest Service Spends a Record $243M Last Week on Mildfires

posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday. Full Story

From Eggs to Trees, USDA Promotional Programs Controversial

posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

The egg industry is the latest to draw scrutiny for its promotional board after it appears to have waged a campaign to hurt sales of an eggless imitation mayonnaise. Full Story

Livestock Disease Continues to be Found in South Dakota

posted on September 4, 2015 at 3:18 PM

The state Animal Industry Board says vesicular stomatitis virus has been found at 29 locations in five counties in western South Dakota since July 28 Full Story

Texas Regulator Clears Oil and Gas Company of Causing Quakes

posted on September 4, 2015 at 3:06 PM

The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary. Full Story

Report Says Ending Ban Wouldn't Hurt Consumers at the Pump

posted on September 4, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Ending the four-decades old restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn't hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help them, a new government report said Tuesday. Full Story

EPA: Clean Water Rule in Effect Despite Court Ruling

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. Full Story

Firefighters in Washington State Worry over Wind Forecast

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Crews in Washington continued to battle the largest blaze in state history, while there were evacuations in Idaho and Montana. Full Story

USDA to Approve Simplot's Genetically Engineered Potato

posted on August 28, 2015 at 4:14 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world. Full Story

China, US Seek 'Clean Coal' Agreement as Industry Struggles

posted on August 28, 2015 at 4:14 PM

U.S. and Chinese officials are working on an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change. Full Story

Judge blocks new federal rule on jurisdiction of waterways

posted on August 27, 2015 at 4:22 PM

A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. Full Story

Records: California plans taking land for huge water tunnels

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:36 PM

State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by... Full Story

U.S. seed plan aims to protect land after natural disasters

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Federal authorities announced a plan Monday to produce massive quantities of seeds from native plants that can be quickly planted to help land recover from natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes. Full Story

Officials: Less chance of Colorado River water cuts in 2017

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Wet weather in May and June brought good news Monday from federal water managers keeping close tabs on the Colorado River water supply for about 40 million residents in seven Southwest U.S. states. Full Story

U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:52 PM

The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change. Full Story
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