posted on April 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM
A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water each year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities.
posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:31 PM
Two years ago, North Dakota was so flush with money from the energy boom that lawmakers spent over $1 million to spruce up the cafe at the state Capitol. Now, the fall in oil prices has tightened the revenue tap and the nation's fastest-growing...
posted on March 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack answers questions from Republican members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee concerning USDA's 2015 budget proposal.
posted on March 7, 2014 at 5:49 PM
President Obama releases the 2015 budget proposal and Republicans say it is dead on arrival.
posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:09 PM
The president's budget calls for the funding prohibition to remain in place through the end of the next budget year in September 2015.
posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Coca-Cola signed a five-year agreement Friday to restore watersheds that have been damaged or altered by development, wildfires and agriculture as part of an initiative to slow runoff and replenish...
posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM
The ongoing budget battle in Washington ramped up this week as President Obama sent Congress his $3.8 trillion spending request for fiscal year 2014. Seeking common ground with Republicans, the president’s plan aims to reduce the federal debt...
posted on April 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM
Secretary Vilsack eyes the challenge of Obama’s 2014 budget. Protestors seeking immigration reforms press Congress for solutions. The USDA supply and demand report reveals a tight stocks-to-use ratio for corn. Market analysis with Alan Brugler.
posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM
With the prospect of a government shutdown looming, the Senate approved legislation Wednesday to secure $85 billion in less-than-favored spending cuts intended to rein-in excessive federal deficits.
Reworking the across-the-board cuts,...
posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Ethanol enthusiasts celebrated this week. But the reason for the milestone was not welcomed by all. The American Coalition for Ethanol held what it called a birthday party in Washington, D.C., complete with a cake.
posted on March 8, 2013 at 6:32 PM
On the heels of a sequester that could furlough federal employees and disrupt government services, the Dow on Tuesday of this week broke a record high that was set in 2007 by nearly ninety points.
posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:29 PM
Speaking before the House Committee on Agriculture this week, USDA chief Tom Vilsack was scheduled to address the state of the rural economy. But the sequester’s across-the-board cuts quickly dominated the testimony. Several USDA programs could...
posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:10 PM
While both sides of the aisle lamented the spending reductions the full impact of the cuts likely will be felt later rather than sooner.
Half of the $85 billion will come out of the defense budget. The remaining amount is slated to come from...
posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM
As snow falls across America, the reduction of drought is slight.
This week’s snow cover map from Intellicast shows increasing snowpack in the northern states. But it it’s nowhere near the amount needed as evidenced by the University of...