- Md. farmer denies abusing livestock at animal cruelty trial Updated: Jul-01-15 1:52 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - A Maryland farmer charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty testified Wednesday that he treated his cattle, goats and sheep better than authorities did when they seized the livestock he allegedly neglected.
- Tyson Foods adding jobs in western Kentucky Updated: Jul-01-15 12:08 pm
HENDERSON, Kentucky - Kentucky officials say Tyson Chicken Inc. plans to add 91 jobs with a project to increase capacity at its Henderson County plant.
- General Mills' profit hit by Green Giant charge Updated: Jul-01-15 11:55 am
NEW YORK - General Mills said its profit fell by more than half after it took a charge to write down the value of its Green Giant frozen and canned vegetables business, to which it plans to devote less resources.
- Current heat wave affecting crops Updated: Jul-01-15 11:28 am
MOSCOW, Idaho - Agricultural experts say the current heat wave can have a negative impact on farmer's crops.
- Wheat acres up, corn and soybeans down in South Dakota Updated: Jul-01-15 10:53 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota farmers this year have planted more wheat but less corn and soybeans.
- Peach season starts early for farmers in western Colorado Updated: Jul-01-15 10:51 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Warm days and cool nights have Grand Junction-area peach growers harvesting fruit a full 10 days early.
- North Dakota's spring wheat crop about same size as in 2014 Updated: Jul-01-15 10:38 am
FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota farmers this year have planted about the same amount of spring wheat as last year, but a lot more durum wheat.
- Indiana governor to survey flood damage at 2 farms Updated: Jul-01-15 6:26 am
RENSSELAER, Indiana - Gov. Mike Pence plans to take a first-hand look at the effect of flooding in Indiana.
- Thailand arrests 2 alleged brokers who sent slaves to boats Updated: Jul-01-15 6:01 am
BANGKOK - Two Thai men described as key figures in a human trafficking ring that provides slave crews for fishing boats were arrested, officials said Wednesday, as new regulations aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing took effect.
- DNR to do full environmental study on proposed hog megafarm Updated: Jun-30-15 5:49 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Department of Natural Resources says it will require a full environmental impact study of a proposed hog "megafarm" in northern Wisconsin.
- Ex-Iowa egg farm manager gets probation after assisting feds Updated: Jun-30-15 5:41 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A former Iowa egg farm manager will avoid jail time after cooperating with investigators in a criminal prosecution stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak.
- Kansas growers plant more sorghum, fewer soybean acres Updated: Jun-30-15 4:29 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A government report shows Kansas farmers have planted a lot more sorghum this year, and put soybeans on fewer acres compared to a year ago. The number of corn acres in the state is unchanged.
- USDA: Illinois farmers plant more soybeans, less corn Updated: Jun-30-15 4:25 pm
ST. LOUIS - Illinois farmers have planted more soybeans and less corn this year, a new federal report showed Tuesday, yet they've been menaced by the wettest June on record.
- US opening market to Argentina, Brazil beef imports Updated: Jun-30-15 3:50 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban.
- USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain Updated: Jun-30-15 3:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, but it's not clear whether they'll all sprout because persistent rain in some Midwestern states has flooded fields and slowed plant development.
- Pig found in basement days after similar animal rescue Updated: Jun-30-15 6:28 am
HIGHLAND PARK, Michigan - Officials say a pig has been found in a feces-filled basement in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park just days after a similar rescue of a pig from a Detroit home.
- Most farm crops faring well in Kansas this season Updated: Jun-30-15 5:05 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Spring-planted crops in Kansas are for the most part faring pretty well in Kansas so far this growing season in the wake of all the rain that hit when many were emerging.
- USDA says rain delays Illinois winter wheat, hay harvests Updated: Jun-30-15 4:17 am
CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain is delaying winter wheat harvest and hay cutting in northern and central Illinois.
- Agriculture forum set to discuss feral hogs in Oklahoma Updated: Jun-30-15 3:23 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture is hosting a public forum to discuss the growing problems associated with feral hogs across the state.
- Fishing resumes in waters fouled by California oil spill Updated: Jun-30-15 12:14 am
SANTA BARBARA, California - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife allowed fishing to resume on Monday across 138 square miles of water off the Santa Barbara coast that was closed following last month's huge oil spill.
- 400,000 baby salmon die when intake plugs at Oregon hatchery Updated: Jun-29-15 8:23 pm
ROSEBURG, Oregon - A plugged water intake at a southern Oregon fish hatchery has left 400,000 baby salmon dead.
- Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches Updated: Jun-29-15 8:16 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall.
- Report: Kansas wheat harvest nears halfway mark Updated: Jun-29-15 5:55 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A new government report shows winter wheat harvest in Kansas is nearing the halfway mark.
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation sues Va. over livestock rules Updated: Jun-29-15 5:00 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is suing Virginia water protection officials to require large livestock operations to fence off rivers and streams from their animals.
- Today in Nebraska-July Updated: Jun-29-15 2:36 pm