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Scientists Want to Breed Fish to be Better Biters

posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Oregon (AP) -- In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has found he is more likely to hook the wild variety, whose numbers... Full Story

Advocates Vow to Revive Navajo Junk-Food Tax

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:22 AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy... Full Story

Oil Companies Fight North Dakota Plan to Slow Production

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down." The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering a proposal that would cut... Full Story

Mexico Food Labeling Rules Draw Fire on Sugar

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. The debate over sugar has grown... Full Story

Vermont Ups The Ante on Genetically Modified Foods

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of... Full Story

FDA Backs Off Animal Feed Rule Affecting Brewers

posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell grain leftover from making beer to ranchers and dairy... Full Story

Beef Prices Reach Highest Level Since 1987

posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon. A dwindling... Full Story

Rail Companies to Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface... Full Story

California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM

CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) — The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands. He's buying a... Full Story

Bitter Court Feud over Sweet Vidalia Onions

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned... Full Story

Meeting Focuses on Creating Drone Industry Center

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of representatives from agriculture, aviation and higher education are meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss ways to promote the region as a center for development of the unmanned aircraft... Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.  In its ruling, the court rejected state and... Full Story

11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.  The five-year review of the... Full Story

Conservationists Claim Victory on New Farm Bill

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law. Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly... Full Story

U.S. Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills Baby Pigs

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or... Full Story
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