posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of...
posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Well known for its commitment to environmental issues, the nation’s top agricultural state now sees the natural beauty it has long sought to protect showing an ugly side.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM
Lawsuits have already been filed against Townsend Farms in California, Hawaii and Washington state
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM
The wolf's resurgence has been unpopular among ranchers and others unhappy about attacks on livestock and popular sport animals.
posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the...
posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM
The cornstalk grazing "Cow-Q-Lator" is one of several worksheets available.
posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM
The study shows ranchers lost $141 per cow, on average, which translates to about a $5,000 loss for the average producer.
posted on August 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM
The Kansas prairie is well known for its fields of wheat, soybeans and irrigation rigs.
Tucked into the central part of the sunflower state near Assaria, is a farmstead known around the world.
Well, the world-wide web, that is.
posted on August 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM
The historic drought continues to devastate farm states, hitting farmers and ranchers in Illinois especially hard.
posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the plants may even be able to...
posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:26 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest ranchers have never been enamored with environmental regulators, but they really began to complain after learning that federal inspectors were flying over their land to look for problems.
posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Drought-stricken cattle ranchers in Wyoming are looking to surrounding states for grazing land, and their best bet might be North Dakota, where farmers this year have been luckier than their neighbors.
While large areas of...
posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Agriculture officials plan to travel Texas in the coming months to help ranchers who want to rebuild their herds after heavy selloffs last year when drought parched grazing lands and sent hay prices skyrocketing.
posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM
Speaking at an Interior Department event last week billed as the White House Conference on Conservation, President Obama championed clean air standards set in December, saying they would create jobs.
posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM
With much of the Southwest struggling with drought, many ranchers and dairy farmers are having difficulty finding enough hay for their livestock and making tough choices: pay up to twice as much as last year and ship it in from hundreds of...