- House panel votes to repeal country-origin meat labeling law Updated: May-20-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
- ND Stockmen's urges Congress to repeal meat-labeling law Updated: May-19-15 9:05 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A World Trade Organization ruling on meat labeling could lead to heavy tariffs that will hurt ranchers and Congress should repeal the country-of-origin labeling law, North Dakota Stockmen's Association President Steve Brooks said.
- 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.
- 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.
- University of Idaho won't graze sheep in disputed areas Updated: May-08-15 5:26 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The University of Idaho won't graze sheep this summer on three high-elevation areas in eastern Idaho and western Montana until a lawsuit filed by environmental groups concerning a federal sheep research facility is resolved.
- Lawmakers worry as conservation program shrinks Updated: May-02-15 5:50 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - At the peak of the wheat bubble, Montana farmers looking for more land to seed were pulling roughly 200,000 acres a year from conservation.
- Schumer: new Cornell lab would protect NY's potato crop Updated: May-01-15 3:08 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says replacing an outdated laboratory at Cornell University is critical to the health of New York state's $65 million potato industry.
- Thune, Rounds ask USDA to help bird flu-affected producers Updated: Apr-28-15 6:33 pm
- Obama administration names 2nd group of 'Promise Zones' Updated: Apr-28-15 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced its second round of "Promise Zones," singling out eight economically struggling communities for special government attention as they work together to reduce poverty and crime, increase economic and educational opportunities and attract private investment.
- US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions Updated: Apr-23-15 1:28 am
DETROIT - Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming - and don't require congressional approval.