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Panel: Corps Worked Around Climatic Extremes

posted on December 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Panel: Corps Worked Around Climatic Extremes
A four-member panel assembled by the Corps issued a 99-page report this week citing “climatic extremes” that appear to be getting “bigger and more frequent.” The group added the Corps was not negligent in its duty to manage the flood. Full Story

Crop Insurance Rates Skyrocket in flooded areas

posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Crop Insurance Rates Skyrocket in flooded areas
Midwestern farmers still drying out their formerly flooded farmland are likely to get hit with another punch – steep increases in crop insurance premiums. The reason: much of the damage from last summer’s epic flooding still has not been repaired. Full Story

Highway trucks get heavier prompting safety questions

posted on November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Officially, the national weight limit for freight trucks on interstate highways is 40 tons. In reality, trucks are getting heavier in more states - legally - and advocates for highway safety and the trucking industry are sharply at odds about it. Full Story

North Dakota: The Oil Boom

posted on November 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM

North Dakota: The Oil Boom
New technology unlocks a gusher of a problem for North Dakota. There's a huge demand for workers, but those already in the region are pushing the infrastructure to the max. Full Story

Industry Leaders and Government Officials Unite Against Biofuel Foes

posted on September 2, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Industry Leaders and Government Officials Unite Against Biofuel Foes
USDA Predicts Record Farm Receipts As Private Analysts Predict Smaller U.S. Crop Full Story

Hurricane Irene Leaves Mark

posted on September 2, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Hurricane Irene Leaves Mark
Hurricane Irene could become one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, despite a lighter punch than forecasted. Full Story

USDA Predicts Record Farm Receipts As Private Analysts Predict Smaller U.S. Crop

posted on September 2, 2011 at 1:46 PM

USDA Predicts Record Farm Receipts As Private Analysts Predict Smaller U.S. Crop
USDA Predicts Record Farm Receipts As Private Analysts Predict Smaller U.S. Crop Full Story

Schwarzenegger: New Dams Critical for Water Supply

posted on August 21, 2009 at 8:08 PM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday said he will reject any proposal to overhaul state water policy that fails to include funding for new dams. Full Story

Whey and Means in Wisconsin

posted on April 10, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Whey and Means in Wisconsin
Wisconsin dairy processors plan to expand over the next five years. Full Story

Rail Expansion vs Quality of Rural Life

posted on October 13, 2006 at 8:10 PM

A $6 billion plan to upgrade and expand aging railroad track through southern rural Minnesota is facing opposition from one town's – and the state's -- largest private employer. Full Story

California Farmers Say Rural Roads Need Repairs

posted on April 7, 2006 at 8:04 PM

Farmers in California are concerned with their state's dilapidated rural roads and say they are in dire need of repair. Full Story

Cattle Trade Slowed by Downsized Infrastructure

posted on July 29, 2005 at 8:07 PM

Cattle Trade Slowed by Downsized Infrastructure
The U.S border has been open to Canadian cattle for 11 days, as of Friday. Full Story

Obama Lobbies for River Lock Improvements

posted on May 6, 2005 at 8:05 PM

Sen Barack Obama, D-IL, said this week that aging locks and dams along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers are slowing grain exports and stifling the Midwest farm economy. Full Story

Study: Rural Roads Twice as Deadly

posted on March 4, 2005 at 8:03 PM

People are being killed on rural, non-interstate roads at more than double the rate for all other routes, a private group says, blaming narrow roads, sharp curves, and a lack of money for safety improvements. Full Story

Wins & Losses for Upper Miss. Projects

posted on February 18, 2005 at 8:02 PM

Some Upper Mississippi River projects were treated kindly in President Bush's budget handed over to Congress last week, while other projects got no money. Full Story
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