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Rules aim to protect imperiled bird's habitat in 10 states

posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species. Full Story

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

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

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

Petroleum Industry Pushes Back on Call for Rail Car Changes

posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Petroleum Industry Pushes Back on Call for Rail Car Changes
A new study pushes back at calls for tougher rules for carrying crude, despite at least 8 major accidents transporting the oil in 2013. Full Story

Conference Committee Opens Farm Bill

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Conference Committee Opens Farm Bill
The Farm Bill entered a phase not seen in years this week, as the gavel fell to open the conference committee. The 41-members come from both chambers and spent most of the initial session delivering prepared remarks about their hopes for the Farm... Full Story

Debating Farm Crisis Causes and Solutions

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Debating Farm Crisis Causes and Solutions
Politicians and policymakers debate the causes and solutions for the farm crisis. Full Story

Activism During the Farm Crisis

posted on October 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Activism During the Farm Crisis
Farmers, politicians, and activists rally around the farm crisis. Full Story

Activists Push on Immigration Reform

posted on April 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Activists Push on Immigration Reform
Thousands of immigrants and activists rallied across the U.S. this week in a coordinated set of protests aimed at pressing Congress to approve sweeping immigration reform. If passed the measure would create a path to citizenship for the 11 million... Full Story

After salmonella outbreak, egg mogul will quit his farms

posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:38 PM

A ruthless entrepreneur who built one of the nation's largest egg production operations from scratch even as he racked up environmental and labor violations is quitting the business after one scandal proved too much to overcome: a nationwide... Full Story

Livestock farmers say ethanol eats too much corn

posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation's ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to higher meat prices if corn growers have a bad year. 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

Market to Market (November 11, 2011)

posted on November 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Market to Market (November 11, 2011)
Full Program: Amidst already-tight supplies, the Agriculture Department cuts U.S. crop production estimates. While some lawmakers eye cuts to federal farm programs, others ponder new supports for agriculture. And an in-depth examination of the North Dakota... Full Story

North Dakota: The state the recession forgot

posted on November 10, 2011 at 4:15 PM

North Dakota: The state the recession forgot
A recent study examining the U.S. economy state-by-state revealed a troubling development: Conditions are worse today than they were at the end of2008 inevery state in America, except one: North Dakota. Full Story
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