posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:03 PM
Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8...
posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM
Heavy rains in the Corn Belt are starting to cause major problems downstream. Areas still recovering from earlier spring flooding are back in the trenches again, hoping for drier conditions.
posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM
On the eve of its implementation, a New York Supreme Court Judge overturned New York City’s ban on sales of sugary drinks over 16 ounces.
The regulation was unveiled nearly a year ago by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and approved by the New...
posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM
The Mississippi River Basin is the world’s 4th largest watershed and agriculture in the basin has always been a major player in the U.S. economy. Farmers in the basin produce 92 percent of America’s agricultural exports and 78 percent of the...
posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Two members of Illinois’ Congressional delegation returned to the “Land of Lincoln” this week hoping to improve navigation on the drought-stricken Mississippi River.
Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Bill Enyart met with officials from...
posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM
The Great Drought of 2012 has left its mark on farms across rural America. The lack of water decimated crops all over the Corn Belt, prompting producers to seek alternatives.
posted on March 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - When Roy James needed money to buy
equipment and dig an irrigation well for his father's Mississippi
farm, he applied for a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
- but was turned down.