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California in tussle over record utility fine

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM

The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands... Full Story

Study: North Dakota oil worker death rate 6 times US average

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The country's largest labor federation says North Dakota's death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012. Full Story

Feds and Railroad Industry Call for Safety Upgrades

posted on February 28, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Feds and Railroad Industry Call for Safety Upgrades
Tanker cars known as DOT-111s, were involved in derailments in the U.S. and in Canada in 2013. The Lac-Megantic crash killed 47 people and destroyed 30 buildings in Quebec northwest of Maine across the U.S. border. . Full Story

Wisconsin Farmers And Firefighters Partner On Hazards Maps

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Agriculture remains one of the nation's most dangerous professions; accidents on farms kill hundreds and injure thousands each year. Full Story

Assembly Approves Farm Worker Protection Bill

posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would expose agricultural employers to civil lawsuits for failing to abide by heat safety requirements. AB2346 would let farm workers sue if employers fail to supply water... Full Story

Listeria likely caused by pools of water

posted on October 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM

The Food and Drug Administration says the deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe was probably caused by pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean packing equipment at a Colorado farm. Full Story

Feds back off commercial licenses for farmers idea

posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Federal highway officials have decided that farmers who operate tractors, combines and semitrailers can keep driving on rural roads without the same kind of regulations that apply to long-haul truckers. Full Story

Cargill resumes turkey production at Ark. plant

posted on August 19, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has resumed production of ground turkey at an Arkansas plant linked to a salmonella outbreak. Full Story

Xcel Energy scrubs plans for ND wind project

posted on April 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

BISMARCK, N.D (AP) - Xcel Energy Inc. Full Story

Lead, Other Chemicals Taint Some Urban Gardens

posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

DETROIT (AP) -- With remnants of once-legal lead paint, leaded gasoline and other pollutants from the nation's industrial past tainting land in U.S cities, soil researchers warn that the growing number of urban farmers and community gardeners need... Full Story

Texas Farmers Say Drug War Making Job Dangerous

posted on March 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM

LA JOYA, Texas (AP) -- As Texas farmhands prepared this winter to burn stalks of sugarcane for harvest along the Rio Grande, four masked men on ATVs suddenly surrounded the crew members and ordered them to leave. Full Story

Record Number of Grain Bin Accidents in 2010

posted on February 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Clumps of moldy corn crashed down around Lael Steinhoff, burying him above his waist for more than three hours before rescue workers could free him from a grain bin on his western Iowa farm. Full Story

Groups Sue EPA Over Lead Ammo, Tackle

posted on November 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Three environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force it to prevent lead poisoning of wildlife from spent ammunition and lost fishing tackle. Full Story

Market to Market (November 19, 2010)

posted on November 19, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Market to Market (November 19, 2010)
Full Program: Lawmakers ponder sweeping food safety reforms, giving the FDA increased regulatory authority. New research indicates the demise of a key tax credit for ethanol, could have a minimal effect on corn prices. And we'll discover why cranberries --... Full Story

Report Questions Safety of Planned Biodefense Lab

posted on November 19, 2010 at 5:11 PM

TOPEKA, Kan (AP) -- A new report contends that federal officials have underestimated the risks associated with building a new lab in northeast Kansas that will study dangerous animal diseases that can be passed to humans. Full Story
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