- Iowa reports new bird flu turkey case in Pocahontas County Updated: May-22-15 4:58 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa agriculture officials say an additional turkey farm in Pocahontas County has tested positive for bird flu. If confirmed, the case will be the third in that county. The case brings the Iowa total to 64 farms with bird flu.
- Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu Updated: May-22-15 4:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.
- Parked grain cars annoy Helena man Updated: May-22-15 1:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - Parked railroad grain cars that began arriving earlier this month on unused track that snakes its way north of Helena are drawing concern from one of the families that lives in the area.
- Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer Updated: May-22-15 1:18 pm
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:48 pm
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- Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant Updated: May-21-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria.
- Largest Minnesota farm hit by bird flu to lay off 39 workers Updated: May-21-15 5:55 pm
RENVILLE, Minnesota - The largest Minnesota farm to be hit by bird flu is temporarily laying off 39 full-time employees.
- Bird flu crisis slows in Minnesota, focus now on recovery Updated: May-21-15 5:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota has notched six straight days without a new bird flu case. And though state officials aren't ready to say the outbreak is over, they're beginning to stand down.
- Farmers wait for rain to slack off to begin work Updated: May-21-15 1:35 pm
PUEBLO, Colorado - More rain this weekend could extend the wait for warmer temperatures that would allow farmers to spray for bugs and plant other crops.
- Farmer halts harvest to save baby tricolored blackbirds Updated: May-21-15 10:26 am
TIPTON, California - A central California farmer is holding off on harvesting his fields until thousands of imperiled tricolored baby blackbirds can fly from their nests.
- Japan town to still hunt dolphins after aquariums' rejection Updated: May-21-15 8:31 am
TOKYO - The fishing town of Taiji will not stop its dolphin hunts, the mayor said Thursday, after Japan's aquariums decided to stop buying captured dolphins under international pressure sparked by cruelty concerns.
- Man nearly buried in corn is rescued in Freeborn County Updated: May-21-15 8:07 am
ELLENDALE, Minnesota - An Owatonna man is rescued from a grain bin after he was buried up to his neck in corn.
- Michigan farmers keep eye on crops amid recent cold weather Updated: May-21-15 7:22 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Michigan farmers are keeping an eye on crops in the coming weeks to determine the extent of damage from a recent round of cold weather.
- Tyson Foods donates $500,000 to Walton Arts Center project Updated: May-21-15 4:40 am
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - Tyson Foods has donated $500,000 to the Walton Arts Center's fundraising campaign.
- Judge hears arguments on Jackson County, Ore.'s GMO crop ban Updated: May-21-15 2:13 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - A federal judge who listened Wednesday to two hours of arguments in a lawsuit that challenges a southern Oregon county's ban on genetically modified crops said he might rule as early as next week.
- House panel votes to repeal country-origin meat labeling law Updated: May-20-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
- Public hearing on basket dredging set for May 28 Updated: May-20-15 4:32 pm
BILOXI, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing May 28 on the use of basket dredges for oyster harvesting.
- ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle salmonella criminal case Updated: May-20-15 12:37 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million to settle a federal criminal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia more than eight years ago, triggering a massive recall and food-safety investigation after more than 600 people got sick.
- Slow and steady biking Idaho's remote Weiser River Trail Updated: May-20-15 12:30 pm
NEW MEADOWS, Idaho - No matter how speedily things are moving in the outside world, the pace is slow and steady on central Idaho's Weiser River Trail, a converted rail bed that runs 85 miles (137 kilometers) between two small towns in one of this state's most beautiful areas.
- A garden tucked on hillside of Rio slum offers respite Updated: May-20-15 12:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Past sidewalks heaped with trash, old tires have been transformed into steps leading down to a site that once was a dumping ground for anything from broken washing machines to deceased dogs but now is a secret garden.
- Hormel overcomes bird flu in 2Q, but drag seen in 2nd half Updated: May-20-15 12:08 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Hormel reported a record second-quarter profit of $180.2 million Wednesday despite a bird flu scourge that has killed more than 8 million birds in Minnesota.
- Man who caught listeria-related meningitis sues Blue Bell Updated: May-20-15 10:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A man is suing Blue Bell, saying he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating ice cream produced by the company in 2013.
- USDA confirms bird flu virus at Flandreau farm is H5N2 Updated: May-20-15 9:44 am
FLANDREAU, South Dakota - Federal agriculture officials have confirmed that a strain of bird flu that affected an egg-laying operation of 1.3 million chickens in Flandreau was the same one that's wiped out millions of birds across the Midwest.
- Blue crabs top North Carolina's commercial fishing catch Updated: May-20-15 7:34 am
KILL DEVIL HILLS, North Carolina - A new report shows that 2014 was a banner year for commercial fishing in North Carolina.
- Wildlife center operator: Fur taken only after natural death Updated: May-19-15 7:47 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A Minnesota woman seeking to open a wildlife education center that would house wolf cubs and fox kits in Deadwood acknowledged in a 2012 court case that her Minnesota property is mainly for agricultural use as a fur farm.