- Scientists use industrial kitchen to save sagebrush steppe Updated: Aug-26-15 12:38 pm
BURNS, Oregon - Some of the West's most promising rangeland research is taking place in an industrial kitchen where scientists might be mistaken for pastry chefs.
- Drought fallowing half-million acres in California in 2015 Updated: Aug-18-15 4:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California's now 4-year-old drought will cost state agriculture $1.84 billion in 2015, researchers estimated in a study Tuesday from the University of California at Davis.
- As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive Updated: Aug-17-15 12:43 am
VEDARANYAM, India - On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds.
- Partnership between high school, company a two-way payoff Updated: Aug-15-15 10:31 am
YORK, Nebraska - Ethan Thorne is the latest of four York High Students to gain training and work experience at Truck Center Companies he couldn't get any other way.
- UK shows off hemp plots at research farm Updated: Aug-13-15 8:10 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Tobacco production has waned in Wolfe County, so its agricultural extension agent checked out hemp research plots Thursday to see if the crop that's just starting a comeback could grow into a substitute for farmers in his region of the Appalachian foothills.
- Regents give SDSU green light to develop new ag major Updated: Aug-12-15 4:46 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a request from South Dakota State University to develop plans for an undergraduate agricultural degree that officials say isn't offered anywhere else in the country.
- Minnesota researchers test flowering plants as food for bees Updated: Aug-10-15 2:44 pm
MORRIS, Minnesota - Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are testing about a dozen flowering plants that dot the landscape in western Minnesota to see whether they can be used as critical food for bees and an additional source of income for farmers.
- Minnesota takes slow route on hemp, frustrating some farmers Updated: Aug-08-15 11:29 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Farmers anxious to grow hemp as part of a newly authorized Minnesota pilot project are expressing frustration after being told by state regulators that chance won't come soon.