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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

McConnell Wants to Stop Coal Rules

posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy. Full Story

Research says regulations helping small hog farms

posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Researchers say environmental regulations have slowed the growth of large hog farms and helped some smaller ones survive. Full Story

FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. Full Story

Hormel Foods buying Skippy for about $700 million

posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Hormel Foods is buying the Skippy peanut butter product line from Unilever for approximately $700 million as it looks to strengthen its business overseas and branch out beyond its meat business that includes Spam. Full Story

California Poised to Vote on New 'Clean Car' Regulations

posted on January 27, 2012 at 8:38 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The head of California's air quality board on Thursday called proposed rules that would require automakers to build less-polluting cars and trucks by 2025 a historic move for a cleaner environment.     ... Full Story

USDA unveils new online food safety tool for farms

posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has unveiled a free online tool aimed at helping farmers lower their risk of contamination on the farm by generating customized food safety plans. Full Story

Congress delays food marketing guidelines for kids

posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM

The Federal Trade Commission says it is taking another look at guidelines designed to limit the marketing of unhealthy foods to kids after Congress delayed the effort. Full Story

EPA rules threaten older power plants

posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM

More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey. 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

Secretary of Agriculture visits with Mark Pearson

posted on October 28, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Secretary of Agriculture visits with Mark Pearson
Host Mark Pearson sits down with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the upcoming Farm Bill, conversation and energy among many things. Full Story

Dust settles over regulation issue

posted on October 21, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Dust settles over regulation issue
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final decision this week regarding a controversial proposal for rural America. Full Story

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