- Maine gets sewage funds, but says it needs more Updated: Apr-24-14 5:31 pm
- Farmers learn of changes in new Farm Bill Updated: Apr-24-14 4:19 am
- USDA finances water improvements in rural ND Updated: Apr-23-14 6:07 am
- Maine gets $30 million for wastewater upgrades Updated: Apr-23-14 4:49 am
- Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax Updated: Apr-22-14 7:28 pm
- Spring corn planting still sputters in key states Updated: Apr-22-14 6:46 pm
- USDA awards $6 million for climate change study Updated: Apr-22-14 4:04 pm
- US looking into Mexican exports, price of sugar Updated: Apr-22-14 11:34 am
- Colorado Editorial Roundup Updated: Apr-22-14 10:04 am
- Nebraska farmers starting to plant spring crops Updated: Apr-21-14 6:07 pm
- USDA establishes rural business investment program Updated: Apr-21-14 5:58 pm
- Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners Updated: Apr-20-14 7:34 pm
- Wash. dairy farmers welcome higher milk prices Updated: Apr-20-14 1:22 pm
- Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs Updated: Apr-20-14 11:32 am
- After long wait, ranchers find relief from USDA Updated: Apr-19-14 4:40 pm
- Citing fraud, Maine to put photos on EBT cards Updated: Apr-18-14 6:41 pm
- USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections Updated: Apr-18-14 1:10 pm
- USDA rural business grants available in Nevada Updated: Apr-18-14 6:13 am
- Ag economists help farmers plot insurance coverage Updated: Apr-18-14 4:37 am
- Grant money increases for Michigan specialty crops Updated: Apr-18-14 4:06 am
- Wisconsin's Oneida tribe hosts food summit Updated: Apr-16-14 11:52 am
- Excerpts from recent Indiana newspaper editorials Updated: Apr-15-14 5:53 pm
- State says pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan Updated: Apr-15-14 4:52 pm
- USDA give GA deadline to improve food stamp system Updated: Apr-15-14 2:22 pm
- Spring fieldwork off to late start in Minnesota Updated: Apr-14-14 4:34 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - With some of Maine's wastewater treatment systems using parts that date back to the Civil War, state officials welcomed $29.7 million in federal loans and grants announced this week to maintain municipal sewage systems and even build a new one - but one called those needed projects just "the tip of the iceberg."
NEW MIDWAY, Maryland - The U.S. Agriculture Department is offering Maryland farmers a chance to learn about changes in the 2014 Farm Bill affecting natural resources conservation.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's providing $8 million in financing for five projects to improve water and wastewater services in rural North Dakota.
HARTLAND, Maine - Seven Maine wastewater facilities are receiving $29.7 million for upgrades.
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.
ST. LOUIS - At a time most years when farmers would be in full swing of planting corn, Stanley Blunier and most other growers near his central Illinois farm still hadn't begun the annual ritual on Tuesday because fields simply are too wet or too cold to be receptive to fragile seeds.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes.
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Commerce Department is investigating allegations that Mexico is exporting far more sugar than it has in the past and selling it in the U.S. at below fair market price.
A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers:
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska farmers are just beginning to plant their spring crops, but the U.S. Agriculture Department says conditions remain dry across a large part of the state.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand.
NEW YORK - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
BELLINGHAM, Washington - With milk prices steadily rising in recent months, Whatcom County dairy farmers are finding themselves in the unusual position of earning enough to rebuild savings accounts and pay back loans from the years of lean times.
TOLEDO, Ohio - A relatively new virus that kills newborn pigs has been found on hog farms around Ohio.
WASHINGTON - Gary Cammack wondered if his state's ranching community could recover.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month, first in Bangor and then across the state in an effort to target fraud and abuse, Gov. Paul LePage's administration said on Friday.
MILWAUKEE - Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rural business enterprise grants are available in Nevada to nonprofits, economic development authorities, public bodies and federally recognized tribes.
STONEVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi growers at some point this fall will have to make a momentous, one-time decision on how best to insure their livelihood over the next five years.
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan could receive nearly $2 million in federal block grants for specialty crops as a result of the U.S. farm bill.
ASHWAUBENON, Wisconsin - The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin hopes to combat serious health problems among Native Americans by teaching other tribal members to farm and preserve their own food.
The Journal Gazette. April 15, 2014.
KALAMAZOO, Michigan - A virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in Michigan, the state agriculture department says.
ATLANTA - Federal officials have given Georgia a deadline to show that it's doing a better job of processing food stamp applications.
MINNEAPOLIS - Spring fieldwork is getting off to a late start because of winter's stubborn grip on Minnesota but farmers say their yields shouldn't be hurt as long as they can get into their fields soon after Easter.