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California Unveils New Rules on Chloropicrin Pesticide

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce. Full Story

Study: $18B to Divert Missouri River to Irrigate Farms

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

A new study estimates it would cost $18 billion to reroute water from the Missouri River to help irrigate farms in western Kansas, and another $1 billion each year to operate the system. Full Story

New Steps to Boost Private Investment on Infrastructure

posted on January 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM

The Obama administration is announcing new steps federal agencies are taking to attract private money for projects upgrading roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Full Story

Monsanto Earnings Fall 34 Percent on Lower Corn Seed Sales

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Monsanto said Wednesday that its earnings fell 34 percent in its first fiscal quarter as South American farmers cut back on planting corn, reducing demand for the company's biotech-enhanced seeds. Full Story

Obama Administration Sued over Gulf of Mexico Fracking Info

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:12 PM

An environmental advocacy group is suing the Obama administration in federal court for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico. Full Story

Avian Flu Causes Emergency Poultry Quarantine in Washington State

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:11 PM

The Washington Agriculture Department declared an emergency quarantine for domestic poultry and eggs in the southeast part of the state to contain the highly contagious avian flu. Full Story

Fight for Control at DuPont Intensifies

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:08 PM

A fight for control of DuPont Co., a titan of U.S. industry, is intensifying after the hedge fund led by activist investor Nelson Peltz announced plans to nominate its own slate of four directors to the company board. Full Story

Weak Barley Crop May Have Little Affect on 2015 Beer Prices

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States have resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation, but beer drinkers likely won't have to shell out an extra couple dollars for their favorite brews. Full Story

New Diet Guidelines Might Pull Back from Meat

posted on January 9, 2015 at 4:42 PM

A panel that advises the Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but also for the environment. That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary... Full Story

Pacific Ethanol Buys Rival Aventine in a Reach to the East

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Pacific Ethanol is buying Aventine Renewable Energy, more than doubling its annual production and creating the country's fifth-largest ethanol producer. Full Story

Western Kentucky Mines Halt Operations, Affecting 670

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Two large underground coal mines in western Kentucky will be idled, putting about 670 miners out of work. Full Story

New System to Trace Livestock in Washington State

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

The state of Washington is implementing rule changes as part of its new system to trace livestock in the event of a disease outbreak. Representatives of the livestock and dairy industry support the moves. Full Story

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Dips

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 35 last week to 1,840. Full Story

California Snow Survey Shows Higher Snowpack

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:26 PM

The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought. Full Story

Seed Libraries Struggle with State Laws Limiting Exchanges

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:25 PM

For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel... Full Story
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