posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:59 PM
Thousands of farmers lost their livelihoods when their farms, produce and livestock were declared off-limits and unsafe after the nuclear plant, crippled by a massive earthquake and tsunami spewed radiation into the countryside.
posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM
The American Bird Conservancy argues that the rule, which extended by 25 years the length of time companies may kill or injure eagles without fear of prosecution, is illegal.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:54 PM
A nonprofit network of investors, companies and public interest groups says in a new report that manufacturers depending on U.S. corn and other commodities must send strong signals to farmers to help preserve water and soil.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:52 PM
Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists on the other side of the globe, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM
A judge has turned aside an administration effort to quash subpoenas to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, whose testimony is being sought in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:48 PM
Some of the largest brewers in the U.S. are trying to reduce their water-to-beer ratio as drought and wildfire threaten the watersheds where they draw billions of gallons every year.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these and other groups have to...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...