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.
posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:23 PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Farmers in Eastern Oregon couldn’t persuade the Legislature to take more water from the Columbia River, but proponents insist the issue will not go away and they are vowing to find ways to store winter rainwater to...
posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brownback signed new water laws Monday, challenging Kansas farmers and ranchers to use them to conserve the resource for future generations.The Republican governor said during a signing ceremony in Garden City that...
posted on April 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM
FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- Where grape vines and fruit trees once unfolded to the horizon on the southeast edge of Fresno, some fields have now been paved over and replaced by hundreds of houses with scrawny lawns and small, immature trees.
posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM
posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM
Part of a relatively new state program aimed at preserving farmland would be eliminated under Gov Scott Walker's budget to help erase Wisconsin's $3.5 billion deficit over the next two years.
posted on February 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM
DENVER — A federal agency has announced $23 million in funds to help protect nearly 50,000 acres of sage grouse habitat in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana.
posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he hopes landowners will commit 4 million acres of land this year to a federal program that pays farmers not to farm fragile acres.
posted on September 10, 2010 at 11:09 AM
STOUTSVILLE, Mo (AP) — A $3.3 million grant will help farmers in northeast Missouri control soil erosion and improve soil quality, while keeping agricultural runoff out of drinking water supplies.