- Women in agriculture is focus of discussion in Fargo Updated: May-28-15 2:29 am
FARGO, North Dakota - Women in agriculture is the focus of a discussion at the Fargo campus of the North Dakota State College of Science.
- Nebraska corn planting lags 5-year average, USDA says Updated: May-27-15 6:20 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Authorities say last week's rainfall across much of the state delayed Nebraska farmers' work in their fields.
- Lee's Sandwiches recalls 213,000 pounds of meat Updated: May-26-15 6:15 am
SANTA ANA, California - Fast-food restaurant Lee's Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly.
- Some Iowa farmers upset with government's bird flu response Updated: May-24-15 6:10 pm
SIBLEY, Iowa - Iowa farmers who have been dealing for weeks with thousands of rotting dead chickens are frustrated by the government's response to the Midwest bird flu outbreak.
- Millions of birds dead due to flu to be disposed of soon Updated: May-23-15 5:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed in the wake of a bird flu outbreak should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
- Third case of avian flu confirmed in northeast Nebraska Updated: May-23-15 2:15 pm
PONCA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has announced a third case of avian flu in northeast Nebraska's Dixon County.
- Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Updated: May-23-15 4:33 am
WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
- Circus accused of violating law in treatment of elephants Updated: May-22-15 3:39 pm
ST. LOUIS - A circus violated an animal welfare law by allowing three elephants to briefly get loose in Missouri and watering them too close to a Pennsylvania show's public area where a child managed to pose for a photo behind one of them, a federal agency alleges in a complaint.
- USDA grants, loan announced for northeast Arkansas towns Updated: May-21-15 7:11 pm
- Warm Montana spring enhances drought by depleting snowmelt Updated: May-21-15 5:32 pm
HELENA, Montana - A warm spring has nearly depleted what little snowpack Montana saw this year, draining the state of water necessary to combat worsening drought conditions, officials said Thursday.
- Hormel overcomes bird flu in 2Q, but drag seen in 2nd half Updated: May-20-15 12:08 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Hormel reported a record second-quarter profit of $180.2 million Wednesday despite a bird flu scourge that has killed more than 8 million birds in Minnesota.
- USDA confirms bird flu virus at Flandreau farm is H5N2 Updated: May-20-15 9:44 am
FLANDREAU, South Dakota - Federal agriculture officials have confirmed that a strain of bird flu that affected an egg-laying operation of 1.3 million chickens in Flandreau was the same one that's wiped out millions of birds across the Midwest.
- Md. will post average prices at some farmers markets online Updated: May-19-15 3:20 am
ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Agriculture Department is launching a pilot project that could help consumers avoid sticker shock at farmers markets.
- Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat's origin Updated: May-18-15 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.
- Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa Updated: May-18-15 5:44 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.
- Farmer pleads guilty to falsely claiming organic crops Updated: May-18-15 5:05 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A Portales-area farmer will be on five years' probation after he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from claims that his crops were organic when they were not.
- Farmers hit by tornadoes, hail on April 22 can get aid Updated: May-16-15 3:41 pm
FARMERVILLE, Louisiana - Federal agriculture officials say farmers in Union Parish and the surrounding area are eligible for natural disaster aid following damage caused by tornadoes, hail, high winds and lightning on April 22.
- New Jersey farmers feeling optimistic about peach harvest Updated: May-16-15 12:06 pm
BRIDGETON, New Jersey - The blossoms on the peach trees that cover 500 acres at Sunny Slope in Cumberland County are thick this spring.
- Wisconsin company recalls chicken over disinfectant concerns Updated: May-15-15 8:10 am
RIDGELAND, Wisconsin - A northwestern Wisconsin poultry processor is recalling more than 2,000 pounds of chicken over concerns it may have been contaminated with an industrial disinfectant.
- USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free Updated: May-14-15 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.
- USDA rules will require safety labels on tenderized beef Updated: May-13-15 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON - The government will soon require labels on packages of beef tenderized by machines so shoppers know to cook it thoroughly.
- Survey: More than 40 percent of bee hives died in past year Updated: May-13-15 11:59 am
WASHINGTON - More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.
- Report: Kansas wheat crop forecast at 272M bushels Updated: May-12-15 6:58 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The size of the winter wheat crop in Kansas was forecast Tuesday at 272 million bushels, a low estimate that comes amid a global surplus that has already driven down prices.
- Egg, turkey meat prices begin to rise as bird flu spreads Updated: May-12-15 6:21 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims an increasing number of chickens and turkeys. Market experts say grocery stores and wholesalers are trying to stock up on eggs, but there's no need to worry about having enough turkeys for Thanksgiving.
- Monkey farms in Florida under scrutiny from officials Updated: May-12-15 1:17 pm
LABELLE, Florida - Tucked away in Florida's Hendry County, amid the scrub brush and saw palmetto grasslands just southwest of Lake Okeechobee, are three monkey breeding farms containing thousands of primates.