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USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:37 PM

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:37 PM

The U.S. oil industry has filed a court challenge to new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail, following a string of fiery derailments in recent years. Full Story

Colorado's rain isn't helping Southwest reservoirs

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks. Full Story

California golf courses tee up water-saving measures

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County. A bubbling fountain gurgles out of an artificial lake. Emerald-green fairways stretch into the distance. Golf carts zoom... Full Story

Egg, turkey meat prices begin to rise as bird flu spreads

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims more chickens and turkeys. Full Story

House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:10 PM

House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:43 PM

Tornadoes rip through Great Plains; planting advances dramatically
Dozens of tornadoes rolled through the Great Plains this week wreaking havoc from Nebraska to North Texas. Oklahoma took the brunt of the weather system that brought heavy rains in its wake. Full Story

Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails
Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota. Full Story

Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment
Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota. Full Story

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

posted on April 24, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.
The H5N2 virus, often referred to as Avian Flu, was confirmed this week in an egg-production poultry facility in northwest Iowa. Sunrise Farms is owned by Sonstegard Farms of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the company employs more than 200 people... Full Story

Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee

posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee
Praising recent action by both countries, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week became the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the thaw in relations with the communist island nation. And while Cuomo, Empire State business leaders and Cuban... Full Story

Rural Economy Continues to Underperform

posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM

Rural Economy Continues to Underperform
Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index climbed a-point-and-a-half to 46 this month, but remains four points below growth neutral. The monthly survey of bank CEO’s in a ten-state region dominated by agriculture, revealed a resurgent U.S.... Full Story

Consumers buying more organic products despite high prices

posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:27 PM

The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says. Full Story

USDA confirms bird flu at 5th South Dakota turkey farm

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Five commercial turkey farms in South Dakota have now been infected with a bird flu strain that's led to the deaths of more than 250,000 turkeys in the state and over 2.5 million birds in the Midwest. Full Story

FACT CHECK: Estate tax hits fewer than 1 percent of estates

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

The federal estate tax inspires a lot of heated political rhetoric for a tax that very few people actually pay. The House is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to repeal the estate tax, part of a package of bills highlighting Wednesday's... Full Story
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