- Hawaii-based longline fishermen allowed to keep catching ahi Updated: Nov-27-15 10:51 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii-based longline fishermen have exhausted multiple catch limits for ahi this year, but federal regulators said Friday a new agreement will ensure the fish will be available in the state through the holidays.
- Farmers struggling to make profit as price of cotton drops Updated: Nov-27-15 3:27 pm
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama - The days of high cotton are over.
- Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli Updated: Nov-26-15 9:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
- Tests suggest Oregon crabbing could re-open soon Updated: Nov-26-15 6:26 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - The levels of harmful acid that closed South Coast crab fisheries are now falling, and crabbers could return within weeks, authorities said.
- Connecticut family-owned farm to celebrate 275 years Updated: Nov-26-15 2:24 pm
MIDDLEFIELD, Connecticut - Through wars, financial panics and a freeze that destroyed its peach crop a century ago, eight generations of the Lyman family have sustained its farm in the hills of central Connecticut.
- 'Food Freedom' bill would free some farms from safety rules Updated: Nov-26-15 11:36 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Supporters of a measure that would exempt some small-time farmers and ranchers from food safety rules are pointing to a small Utah farm blocked by state regulators from selling turkeys this Thanksgiving as an example of regulations they see as burdensome.
- Thai poultry producers accused of labor abuses Updated: Nov-26-15 11:04 am
BANGKOK - Poultry exported to Europe from factories in Thailand is sometimes prepared in conditions that violate labor rights, two Scandinavian groups promoting corporate responsibility charged Thursday. The claim comes as Thailand's seafood industry is reeling from allegations that its products are tainted by major labor abuses, including slavery on fishing boats.
- Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel Updated: Nov-26-15 10:47 am
RENO, Nevada - Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed - curly top gumweed - was growing along the road to the future.
- Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean Updated: Nov-26-15 10:24 am
SAN DIEGO - Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported - a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.
- Wild Divers: Searching for Chesapeake gold Updated: Nov-26-15 9:05 am
CLAIBORNE, Maryland - There is another hour before the sun rises when Derek Wilson and Nick Hargrove finish fueling up their boat, load up the empty bushel baskets and head out onto the Chesapeake Bay.
- Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands Updated: Nov-26-15 4:52 am
MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands - Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.
- Heritage turkeys keep Minnesota couple in touch with land Updated: Nov-25-15 9:27 pm
FOUNTAIN, Minnesota - Every Bourbon red heritage turkey Steve and Mary Berg sell is a meal and a message.
- New federal rule for catfish inspection process finalized Updated: Nov-25-15 4:36 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on a new inspection process for catfish and other ray-finned fish species that's scheduled to start in March.
- EPA moves to withdraw approval of controversial weed killer Updated: Nov-25-15 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
- Tobacco growers vote to continue self-assessment of sales Updated: Nov-25-15 2:17 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - North Carolina tobacco growers have voted to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of N.C. State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
- Bison ranch owned by Turner gets permit for feedlot addition Updated: Nov-25-15 12:37 pm
FORT PIERRE, South Dakota - Stanley County commissioners have approved a feedlot at a bison ranch owned by media mogul Ted Turner.
- 6 months after tornado, some Delmont residents not giving up Updated: Nov-25-15 11:51 am
DELMONT, South Dakota - Not everyone is giving up on Delmont.
- Urban farmers find that success leads to eviction Updated: Nov-25-15 11:17 am
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- Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials Updated: Nov-25-15 10:47 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The Daily News, Wahpeton, Nov. 23, 2015
- Ex-elk ranch employee charged with stealing elk semen Updated: Nov-25-15 9:35 am
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - A former employee of a Twin Falls elk ranch has been accused of stealing elk semen and artificially inseminating elk at another ranch.
- Climate changes take heavy toll on Ugandan coffee farmers Updated: Nov-25-15 5:34 am
KASESE, Uganda - Luka Kinyere felt the wet, dark volcanic soil in his calloused palm, thankful for the rain that was falling again after a dry spell.
- Labor Department targets unregistered farm labor contractor Updated: Nov-24-15 5:30 pm
HOLUALOA, Hawaii - The U.S. Labor Department says an unregistered farm labor contractor deprived migrant workers picking coffee on the Big Island of federal protections such as minimum wage.
- Beef, long tops in Malheur County, now No. 1 in Oregon Updated: Nov-24-15 1:51 pm
JAMIESON, Oregon - For the first time in two decades, beef is Oregon's No. 1 agricultural commodity.
- South Dakota farmers wrapping up the fall harvest Updated: Nov-24-15 12:47 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota farmers are wrapping up the fall harvest, though rain and snow over the past week brought fieldwork to a halt.
- Iran seeks revival of caviar industry in post-sanctions era Updated: Nov-24-15 12:43 pm
GOLDASHT, Iran - On the shores of the Caspian Sea, an ambitious project is underway to produce a pricey delicacy that could boost Iran's economy as sanctions ease: caviar.