IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Mexican man charged with abducting and killing an Iowa college student was known for years on the dairy farm where he worked by another name: John Budd.

OGDEN, Utah — A high-ranking U.S. Interior Department official Tuesday reiterated the agency’s strong interest in moving its Bureau of Land Management headquarters to the American West.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Honeybee colonies for operations with five or more colonies in the U.S, on Jan. 1 totaled 2.63 million colonies, down slightly from Jan. 1, 2017, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

In its century of existence, the Cooperative Extension System has been a valuable resource distributing university-driven, science-based information — mostly about farming and gardening — to the public. But in today’s less agricultural America, the Extension network is adapting, expanding it…

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market.

BROOKLYN, Iowa — For years, the young man from Mexico presented himself as a legal U.S. resident and reliable worker at a family dairy farm in small town Iowa, his employer said.

The U.S. Senate passed a motion late July 31 to move the farm bill to conference, kicking off potentially contested negotiations between House and Senate conferees.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) — The USDA has released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility that will lead to housing provided to foreign guest workers.