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Congress approves bill to boost nation's infrastructure

posted on December 4, 2015 at 11:13 AM

The bill boosts highway and transit spending and assures states that federal help will be available for major projects. Full Story

House Votes to Keep Highway Spending Level, Ignores Warnings

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Despite years of warnings that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status quo. Full Story

The Mississippi Basin Receives a Poor Grade

posted on October 16, 2015 at 5:39 PM

The Mississippi Basin Receives a Poor Grade
The Mississippi River Basin received poor marks this week as scientists, trade groups and manufacturers weighed in on the Big Muddy’s bad report card. Full Story

Town struggles to conduct daily functions in everyday life

posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Town struggles to conduct daily functions in everyday life
California's drought has hit some places harder than others. Full Story

California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure... Full Story

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
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