posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM
Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday.
posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Conservation groups are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help block invasive carp species by ending operations at two Twin Cities-area locks in the Mississippi River.
posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday.
posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM
Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said Friday that the financial assistance President Barack Obama is delivering on his visit does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems.
posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:09 PM
The federal government is setting aside $35 million over three years to help landowners conserve wetlands and grasslands in the five-state Prairie Pothole Region.
posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:52 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives ended a marathon debate over the Farm Bill, as a $940 billion overhaul of agriculture and food assistance went down in defeat.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM
It felt like 2012 all over again this week as the U.S. Senate passed its version the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act.
Better known as the Farm Bill, the measure won approval Monday night with little debate. The legislation preserved much...
posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces.
With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a...
posted on December 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Experts say there's been a shift to working more with industries once seen as harmful by environmentalists.
posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM
The 2012 Farm Bill remains stalled in Congress as September 30 deadline looms.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM
The number of eagles inhabiting a proposed wind farm in Goodhue County may be crucial to the project's future.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM
There are more bats in caves first struck by white-nose syndrome, giving researchers a glimmer of hope in the scourge that has killed millions of bats in North America.
posted on March 9, 2012 at 7:03 PM
U.S. pork exports soar in 2011 boosting profitability and prospects for favorable prices in 2012. USDA expands a popular conservation program to prevent soil erosion and enhance wildlife habitat. The latest figures on global production point to...
posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM
Speaking at an Interior Department event last week billed as the White House Conference on Conservation, President Obama championed clean air standards set in December, saying they would create jobs.