- Objections filed against Idaho, Mont. forest plans Updated: Dec-08-13 4:40 pm
- USDA employee sentenced in loan fraud case Updated: Dec-07-13 12:20 pm
- Feral hogs uproot sugar cane, rice fields, levees Updated: Dec-07-13 12:06 pm
- Milk prices could rise if farm bill looms Updated: Dec-05-13 5:13 pm
- US ag secretary touts farm efforts in bay cleanup Updated: Dec-05-13 12:19 pm
- Federal money OK'd for New Mexico water systems Updated: Dec-05-13 7:43 am
- USDA: 2013 was year of weather extremes in Wis. Updated: Dec-05-13 5:08 am
- USDA gives $7.94M for water work in rural Michigan Updated: Dec-04-13 9:35 pm
- Group seeks more regulation of Md. roadside zoos Updated: Dec-04-13 9:14 pm
- Farm Bill may move in an otherwise unproductive year Updated: Dec-04-13 12:52 pm
- Guam tests toxic mice to kill invasive snakes Updated: Dec-02-13 6:25 pm
- Ethanol-maker offered $6.3M for 65 fuel plant jobs Updated: Dec-02-13 5:39 pm
- Economist challenges idea of aging farmer crisis Updated: Nov-30-13 2:19 pm
- 5 Mo. universities work to offer more ag classes Updated: Nov-30-13 11:48 am
- USDA awards more than $300K for Mo. projects Updated: Nov-29-13 8:07 am
- Company says it can help farmers weather changes Updated: Nov-28-13 12:43 pm
- Hogs damaging levees in Jefferson Parish Updated: Nov-24-13 11:45 am
- Activists seeking puppy mill ban, starts locally Updated: Nov-24-13 1:04 am
- Chicago nonprofit gets funds to train farmers Updated: Nov-23-13 5:05 am
- Washington wine grape crop sets another record Updated: Nov-22-13 12:59 pm
- Nebraska gets $200,000 federal business grant Updated: Nov-21-13 5:05 am
- USDA awards Kansas $100K for school programs Updated: Nov-20-13 5:06 am
- USDA gives grants to promote local food in schools Updated: Nov-20-13 5:04 am
- Indiana gets $100K federal farm-to-school grant Updated: Nov-20-13 3:59 am
- Shortage of propane, storage slows ND corn harvest Updated: Nov-18-13 6:37 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - Hundreds of pages of objections by 60 individuals or organizations have been filed against a U.S. Forest Service draft management plan concerning two national forests with borders stretching into northern Idaho and northwestern Montana.
MONROE, Louisiana - A 51-year-old Winnsboro woman has been given 40 months in prison for lying on loan applications to get money to hide the theft of $640,000 from a federally funded nonprofit.
NEW ORLEANS - Across Louisiana, human beings aren't the only ones who live to eat. Feral hogs are proving to be stiff competition, as they snack on sugar cane in Lafourche and St. Mary parishes and devour the rice fields of Acadia Parish.
WASHINGTON - A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Farmers have significantly reduced the flow of pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay, with new conservation practices keeping more than 15 million tons of sediment alone out of the estuary, a report released Thursday said.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The federal government is providing $360,000 in financing to improve water systems serving rural residents in Dona Ana and Otero counties.
MADISON, Wisconsin - 2013 was a year of weather extremes in Wisconsin.
POWELL TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's giving $7.94 million in grants and loans to three rural Michigan communities for improvements to their water systems.
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday that it will ask Maryland lawmakers to tighten regulation of certain roadside zoos to close what it called a federal enforcement loophole.
12-04-13 - WASHINGTON - Although the Senate is in recess this week, Mississippi's Thad Cochran is returning to Washington for a meeting on the Farm Bill which appears on track to be one of the few legislative accomplishments in a deadlocked Congressional year.
HAGATNA, Guam - Biologists on Guam are trying to find out if mildly toxic dead mice can help eradicate an invasive species of snake that has caused millions of dollars in damages by creating power outages on the island.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A long-anticipated $200 million ethanol plant that will turn grasses grown on North Carolina hog farms into motor fuel will go ahead, Gov. Pat McCrory's office said Monday.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation. But an Ohio State University professor argues that those fears are overstated and the United States likely will have little problem replacing aging farmers as long as business is good, as it has been for the past decade.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - One university in the farming state of Missouri has expertise in cotton and another in dairy.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Programs that help Missouri's wine producers and urban gardeners are among those sharing $300,000 in federal funding.
LEAWOOD, Kansas - Farmers may not be able to change increasingly wild weather swings, but a data-crunching company with an office in eastern Kansas says it can help them predict and adapt to them.
MARRERO, Louisiana - Feral hogs are rooting up levees on Jefferson Parish's west bank, causing damage that could pose a threat to flood protection, officials say.
BRANFORD, Connecticut - Five months after her beloved boxer died, Lori Nicholson told a group at the local animal shelter she wasn't ready for a new dog yet.
CHICAGO - A Chicago nonprofit group is getting a $300,000 grant to equip and train up to 50 local urban farmers.
KENNEWICK, Washington - The production of wine grapes set another Washington state record this year, increasing 16 percent from last year's record.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska is among several states receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Cooperate Development program to help rural cooperatives and small businesses.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is receiving a $100,000 federal grant to promote the use of locally grown food in schools and agriculture education programs.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved grants to 71 organizations in 42 states working on getting locally grown farm products into school cafeterias
INDIANAPOLIS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Indiana a $100,000 grant as part of a program to connect school cafeterias with local farmers.
FARGO, North Dakota - Dry weather helped North Dakota farmers over the past week, but a shortage of propane and storage space has slowed the corn harvest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday in its weekly crop progress report.