Lab stops pesticide testing on dogs
NEW YORK (AP) — Burgers made by growing cow cells in a lab dish have a clearer path to reaching supermarkets as U.S. regulators March 7 outlined how the emerging food category will be monitored.
Farm Rescue accepting spring aid applications
BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that’s running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions.
DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a trade mission Monday to persuade Iowa farmers struggling to survive low commodity prices and tariffs that have hurt sales to stand firm with President Donald Trump and his efforts to negotiate better trade deals.
Farms fret about cold weather
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BLM) — The Bureau of Land Management has appointed leaders at the agency’s headquarters and in its Idaho and Alaska state offices.
Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana.
WICHITA, Kan. — The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Even as agriculture has changed over the years, Future Farmers of Alabama says it’s remaining relevant. Students in the program learn leadership and public speaking — skills being lost over time with technology and communicating through texting, officials said at a recent…
URBANDALE, Iowa — Is the “ugly produce’” trend already reaching the end of its shelf life in supermarkets?
DIXON, Ill. — While many others did not have to work or go to school because of the recent brutal weather, that is not the case for area farmers.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some ranchers are concerned a sustained cold snap in South Dakota will affect calving season, as the bitter temperatures have already resulted in excess feed and bedding costs.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin farmers are facing a buildup of snow that’s causing damage to some structures as the state continues to get hit by unrelenting winter weather.
NEW ORLEANS — Sugar cane is on the rise in Louisiana, with a good crop and decent prices encouraging more farmers to plant the tall tropical grass.
Calif. district stalls West's drought plan
Firefighters rescue Iowa man from grain bin
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — Jacque Jones watched as an autumn breeze sent dozens of leaves to land between rows of red peppers and eggplants. Chickens clucked at her feet.
OMAHA, Neb. — Elephants poop 12 times a day.
CLYMERS, Ind. — With corn buried just inches away from his chin, Logansport Fire Chief Bernie Mittica felt immense pressure on his body as he was trapped inside a grain bin.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It might not occur to many men and women who sign up to be firefighters that they could have to rescue a horse, a pig or a cow in addition to dousing flames.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BLM) — The federal Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill three positions on its National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.
First round of checks going to N.C. farms
ST. PAUL, Minn. — University of Minnesota researcher Seth Wannemuehler wants to make the kiwiberry Minnesota’s next big fruit. The first step: explaining what a kiwiberry is.
Shutdown affected bovine TB probe
Cheese factory worker killed
DODGEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Residents in a rural Wisconsin county are split over a Chicago developer’s plan to work with two Wisconsin utilities to build a solar farm that would include more than 1 million solar panels.
WEST BRANCH, Iowa — Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear — and Sally — can be found in a hog pen on the edge of West Branch, Iowa.
EU would nix ag from trade talks with U.S.
JONESBORO, Ark. — Bobby Coy and his son, Richard Coy, owners of Crooked Creek Bee Co., in Jonesboro, began noticing a decline in bee pollination after nearby farmers began using the pesticide dicamba on nearby crops during the past three years.
DETROIT — U.S. shoppers are still paying more for organic food, but the price premium is falling as organic options multiply.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota ranchers say the partial government shutdown is stalling some cattle sales because checks from buyers require authorization from the Farm Service Agency.
AUSTIN, Texas — The kick-off to the 2019 potato conference season began last week in Austin, Texas, with the National Potato Conference’s 11th annual Potato Expo in the Austin Convention Center.
SMILEY, Texas — After many years, Darla Cherry decided she’d had enough of training horses and wanted to save them instead.
KIEL, Wis. — Kerry Henning is on a quest.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — After 46 seasons of dive-bombing insects, weeds and fungi that threaten the livelihoods of area farmers, Pierre Smith is coming in for a landing.
FSA reopens for
BEIJING — Three days of U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a costly tariff battle wrapped up Wednesday in an optimistic atmosphere after President Donald Trump said they were “going very well!”
USDA extends deadline for aid
WASHINGTON — The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the USDA last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by Pres…
BISMARCK, N.D. — The resumption of soybean sales to China last week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade dispute with the world’s second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid.
Trade tensions easing for farmers
LEBANON, Tenn. — The Trump administration on Tuesday called on farmers to throw their support behind a proposal to withdraw Obama-era restrictions on many of the country’s waterways and wetlands.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) — More than 21,400 dairy producers opted for coverage through the Margin Protection Program for Dairy in 2018, up by more than 2,000 producers from the previous year.
DODGEVILLE, Wis. — The combines and balers are idle but the grain and hay wagons have found new purpose as winter descends on the Driftless Area.
BOISE — Eastern Idaho may be poised to lose farmland managed for wildlife habitat, erosion control and water-quality enhancement under the federal Conservation Reserve Program.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Every day, a joyful man in dung-covered boots tries to balance the world’s karma by dishing out love, compassion, and the occasional fried Indian delight to his ragtag herd of cows.
USDA launches 2nd round of payments to farmers
MONTPELIER, Vt. — People may need to trim back their Christmas tree expectations this year.
Ark. lawmaker dies in farm accident
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The therapy dogs have competition.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Trump administration proposed rollbacks on federal wetland protections Tuesday, a move some say will help Wyoming farmers, developers and miners do business.
WASHINGTON — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Denise Johnson has a winning strategy for getting kids to eat their vegetables.
Man buried under cattle feed dies