- Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight Updated: Aug-04-15 1:25 am
DIXON, California - California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.
- Asia stocks mostly down as China data weighs on confidence Updated: Aug-03-15 11:26 pm
TOKYO - Asian stocks mostly fell Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.
- Report: Extent of wind damage won't be known until harvest Updated: Aug-03-15 5:28 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Agriculture officials say the extent of the damage to small grains from last week's wind storms in North Dakota will not be known until fields are harvested.
- Judge: Owner of ND vegetable plant must serve time in prison Updated: Aug-03-15 5:13 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - The owner of a North Dakota vegetable processing plant who was convicted of recruiting and hiring illegal workers must serve time in custody despite a joint sentencing recommendation calling for no prison time, a judge said Monday.
- State fund grows as horse industry continues to languish Updated: Aug-03-15 3:50 pm
PLAINVILLE, Massachusetts - Massachusetts' horse racing industry is flush with casino cash. The only problem? There isn't much of a local industry to speak of.
- Kraft recalls cheese slices for choking risk Updated: Aug-03-15 3:44 pm
The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film may stick to the slices and pose a choking hazard.
- Fire and Ice: Ghost Pepper Ice Cream so hot, waiver required Updated: Aug-03-15 12:20 pm
REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware - Tasting Ghost Pepper Ice Cream, an extreme flavor so scary hot customers need to sign a waiver before eating it, seldom has a happy ending.
- Tyson hit hard in 3 Q by rising beef costs and export issues Updated: Aug-03-15 11:29 am
NEW YORK - Tyson Foods' third-quarter-profit leapt 32 percent, but that was still short of expectations and the company cut its outlook with high cattle costs expected to continue to weigh on revenue growth.
- South Plains sorghum growers have new bug problems Updated: Aug-03-15 9:20 am
LUBBOCK, Texas - Sorghum growers in northwest Texas are getting hit with sugarcane aphids that can hurt the quality or even kill the sweet plants used in cattle feed production.
- Weekend fire kills 2,500 chickens on Minnehaha County farm Updated: Aug-03-15 7:49 am
HUMBOLDT, South Dakota - Nearly 2,500 chickens died in a weekend fire at a Minnehaha County farm while the farmer and his wife were in Sioux Falls, having a baby.
- Funding helps protect upstate NY melon farm from development Updated: Aug-03-15 7:31 am
EASTON, New York - An upstate New York melon farm that has been in business for more than a century is now forever protected from development thanks to funding from public and private donors.
- Southeastern Washington town harvests sick neighbor's fields Updated: Aug-03-15 6:14 am
LAMONT, Washington - Members of the small southeastern Washington community of Lamont have banded together to help a neighbor manage his fields.
- Purdue Extension experts to meet with distressed farmers Updated: Aug-03-15 4:04 am
HARTFORD CITY, Indiana - Purdue Extension experts will hold a program in east-central Indiana on Friday aimed at helping farmers to better understand issues resulting from flooded crops and ways to help them recover.
- AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought Updated: Aug-03-15 3:16 am
LOS ANGELES - When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
- Berry picker missing since Thursday found in good condition Updated: Aug-02-15 6:56 pm
TROUT LAKE, Washington - Search and rescue teams have found the 87-year-old Oregon woman who went missing Thursday while picking huckleberries near Trout Lake in southwest Washington.
- Meager hay harvest threatens Flathead livestock shelter Updated: Aug-02-15 3:36 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Over the past 17 years, hundreds of abused, displaced, neglected, and unwanted farm animals have found a permanent home in Marion on All Mosta Ranch, the Flathead Valley's only livestock rescue.
- Ancient pit house found in southwest Utah re-buried Updated: Aug-02-15 3:22 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Archeologists have found evidence of corn farming dating back 1,500 years at the site of an ancient pit house discovered in southern Utah but reburied it for safekeeping.
- Nebraska State Fair to show ag in different shapes, sizes Updated: Aug-02-15 1:54 pm
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Agriculture displays at this year's Nebraska State Fair will come in different shapes and sizes, from trading cards to the newest farm machinery.
- Expanse of warm water dubbed the blob consumes North Pacific Updated: Aug-02-15 11:34 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Weird things are happening off the Pacific Coast.
- Community-sponsored agriculture produces satisfied customers Updated: Aug-02-15 9:50 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - "You know the worst part about this?" Pam McDevitt joked last Tuesday as she picked up her weekly load of produce. "The pressure to use up all this" - she gestured to the corn and cantaloupes and tomatoes - "before Sunday!"
- Lancaster family ripped apart by greed, murder 30 years ago Updated: Aug-02-15 9:30 am
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - Here's what has stuck with them for 30 years, since the day that Steven Benson blew up his family in a Chevy Suburban in the driveway of their Florida home, in a greedy attempt to inherit a $10 million Lancaster tobacco company fortune:
- Miami County farmland dedicated as a bee sanctuary Updated: Aug-01-15 1:10 pm
AMBOY, Indiana - Betty Phelps Refior developed an affinity for bees as a fifth-grader growing up in the central Indiana city of Peru in the early 1930s.
- Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains Updated: Aug-01-15 11:02 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain.
- Save the Monarch campaigns grow across Iowa, nationally Updated: Aug-01-15 10:35 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Overwhelmed by global warming? See no solution to dirty water?
- Fort Atkinson gets battle plan for new life Updated: Aug-01-15 10:31 am
FORT CALHOUN, Nebraska - It was young America's largest military post and the nation's first fort west of the Missouri River.