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Cutbacks force retreat in war on meth

posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Police and sheriff's departments in states that produce much of the nation's methamphetamine have made a sudden retreat in the war on meth, at times virtually abandoning pursuit of the drug because they can no longer afford to clean up the toxic... Full Story

Deficit Hawks Move to Slash Federal Farm Payments

posted on June 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Deficit Hawks Move to Slash Federal Farm Payments
Wall Street headed south Friday, as a weak report on unemployment prompted concerns of a fizzling economic recovery. Full Story

Lawmakers, schools worry about school meal costs

posted on June 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eating healthy food isn't always cheap, and some conservatives in Congress are concerned that the Obama administration's effort to make school lunches more nutritious is a luxury the nation can't afford. Full Story

Farm Subsidies Face $30B Hit Under GOP Budget Plan

posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Republican head of the House Budget Committee has proposed cutting agriculture subsidies by $30 billion over the next 10 years as part of a broad effort to slash federal spending, but it remains to be seen whether his ideas... Full Story

Budget Woes Plague Federal and State Budgets

posted on February 25, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Budget Woes Plague Federal and State Budgets
The U.S economy grew more slowly at the end of last year than originally estimated, as consumers, businesses, and even government cut spending. Full Story

High Sugar Prices Help US Farmers Pay Off Debt

posted on February 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A series of disasters in Australia's sugarcane region and foul weather in Brazil, India and China have driven up world sugar prices, and many U.S farmers are making enough to pay off loans and buy new equipment. Full Story

Most Payments to Dead Farmers Proper

posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 2007 report that the federal government had paid $1.1 billion in subsidies to dead farmers sparked an outcry and has been frequently cited by critics who considered the payments a blatant example of wasteful spending. Full Story

Farmland Values Increase in Midwest

posted on December 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Farmland Values Increase in Midwest
Speaking in his home state of Iowa last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S is projected to post a $41 billion agriculture export surplus and see farm income grow by more than 30 percent as commodity and land prices remain high. Full Story

Frugal Farmer Now Being Remembered as Generous

posted on December 16, 2010 at 1:12 PM

LEROY, MN (AP) — A retired farmer had a reputation in his small Minnesota town for being very frugal. Full Story

USDA Investigating Cattle Brokerage for Bad Checks

posted on November 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- One of the nation's largest cattle brokerages is under investigation after federal regulators said the Indiana company left ranchers nationwide hanging for as much as $130 million, U.S Department of Agriculture officials said... Full Story

Agriculture Flexes Economic Muscle in Rural America

posted on September 3, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Agriculture Flexes Economic Muscle in Rural America
U.S unemployment rose in August for the first time in four months as weak hiring by private employers failed to offset a hefty increase in the number of people looking for work. Full Story

Agricultural Exports and Net Farm Income Soar

posted on September 3, 2010 at 1:09 PM

As troubling signals in the broader economy continue to grab headlines across the country, much more positive financial figures are emerging in farm country. Full Story

Southern Farmers Say Disaster Aid Plan Failed Them

posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (AP)— The permanent disaster aid program in the 2008 Farm Bill was intended to spare Congress from having to scrape up extra money every time a drought, flood or hurricane struck farm country, but growers in the South claim the... Full Story

Market Analysis: Jul 09, 2010: Jamey Kohake

posted on July 9, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Market Analysis: Jul 09, 2010: Jamey Kohake
USDA released its July "guesstimates" on supply and demand Friday. Full Story

US Top Scientists Urge Coal, Oil Use Penalties

posted on May 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ditching its past cautious tone, the nation's top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil to slow global warming. Full Story
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