- Alamosa County wants drones for firefighting, rescues Updated: Feb-13-16 11:41 am
ALAMOSA, Colorado - Alamosa County commissioners are applying to the Federal Aviation Administration to use two types of drones for search and rescue, firefighting and aerial agricultural inspections.
- Broken trumpet from sunken ship holds its secrets from WWII Updated: Feb-13-16 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - The old, bent trumpet is dripping with water as Shanna Daniel lifts it from its basin in the conservation lab at the Washington Navy Yard.
- American Pharoah has 1st date; breeding career is on Updated: Feb-12-16 7:02 pm
The first date is over for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Now the waiting begins.
- Huge New Jersey fire that burned for 20 hours is contained Updated: Feb-12-16 6:23 pm
HILLSBOROUGH, New Jersey - Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and forced some school closures.
- Flagstaff ordinance allows slaughtering, backyard beekeeping Updated: Feb-12-16 2:23 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Flagstaff residents who want to know where their food comes from will be able to find more locally-sourced goods, thanks to a new ordinance allowing more backyard animals.
- Oregon lawmakers consider relaxing hemp cultivation rules Updated: Feb-12-16 12:55 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers are considering relaxing rules about hemp cultivation.
- Nebraska lifts only ban on packer-owned hogs in US Updated: Feb-12-16 12:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The nation's only ban on meatpackers owning hogs has ended due to a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter.
- Peanut show offers one-stop shopping for producers Updated: Feb-12-16 9:41 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - The land farmed by Jimmy Helms and his sons outside of Slocomb has seen well over a century of harvests since Helms' great-grandfather started farming there in 1893.
- Coke suspends bottling at plant at center of water dispute Updated: Feb-12-16 7:39 am
NEW DELHI - Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company's use of dwindling groundwater reserves.
- Cliven Bundy to remain in jail in 2014 Nevada standoff case Updated: Feb-11-16 7:04 pm
LAS VEGAS - The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday by federal authorities with leading a tense April 2014 armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents near his ranch in Nevada.
- Work begins to extend Bonton Farm in Dallas, more jobs, food Updated: Feb-11-16 6:58 pm
DALLAS - It came slow and thick like molasses down a metal tube.
- Vermont company to supply Greek yogurt for USDA program Updated: Feb-11-16 2:35 pm
BRATTLEBORO, Vermont - A Vermont-based dairy company has been selected as one of the suppliers of Greek yogurt for the USDA National Lunch Program for April, May and June.
- Slaughterhouse owner gets prison time for uninspected meat Updated: Feb-11-16 11:47 am
SANTA ROSA, California - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a nationwide meat recall two years ago has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.
- Venison from deer killed in Ann Arbor going to feed hungry Updated: Feb-11-16 6:53 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Venison from deer killed by sharpshooters hired to reduce the deer population in Ann Arbor parks is being processed to help feed the hungry.
- Wheat research, marketing meetings set in Dickinson, Minot Updated: Feb-11-16 2:25 am
DICKINSON, North Dakota - Spring wheat and durum wheat research and marketing are the focus of meetings this week in Dickinson and Minot.
- North Dakota project donates tons of produce to the poor Updated: Feb-11-16 2:05 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Agriculture Department says more than 338,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables made its way to food pantries and homeless shelters across the state last year.
- Hawaii bill would ban growing genetically engineered fish Updated: Feb-10-16 7:00 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers say they don't want genetically engineered fish grown in the islands.
- Amid boom in catch, debate rages over lobster license rules Updated: Feb-10-16 5:08 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Members of the next generation of Maine lobster fishermen say they fear they will never get a license to fish for the valuable critters, but some longstanding lobstermen fear changing the rules could result in overfishing.
- Louisiana reopens 3 oyster harvest areas Updated: Feb-10-16 4:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reopened oyster harvest areas 2, 3 and 4 on the east side of the Mississippi River.
- House bill provides $40M in aid to flood-devastated farmers Updated: Feb-10-16 3:29 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall's flooding could get up to $40 million in state aid to stay afloat under legislation advancing in the House.
- Growers fear lawsuits could cut supply of irrigation water Updated: Feb-10-16 9:54 am
MADRAS, Oregon - The farm fields in Jefferson County are quiet this time of year, the irrigation ditches dry, the crops dormant and the tractors, combines and balers parked in barns until spring.
- Controversial 500,000-chicken farm 1 step closer to reality Updated: Feb-10-16 9:00 am
PARKER, South Dakota - Turner County has given conditional approval to an egg-laying facility that aims to bring 500,000 chickens to a site near Parker.
- Nebraska company to ship beef to Israel, officials say Updated: Feb-09-16 6:08 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska authorities say a Hastings company will be sending the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel since Israel banned U.S. beef imports more than a dozen years ago.
- California farmers reap record sales in record drought Updated: Feb-09-16 5:58 pm
FRESNO, California - A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.
- Welcome to the 'agrihood': homes built around working farms Updated: Feb-09-16 10:53 am
Gated communities with houses clustered around golf courses, swimming pools, party rooms and fitness centers are common in many suburban areas. But homes built adjacent to functioning farms?