- Trust launches $25 million plan to protect Bay Area farms Updated: Feb-04-16 9:20 am
HALF MOON BAY, California - A Palo Alto-based nonprofit organization intends to spend $25 million over the next 10 years to increase protected farmland in San Mateo County.
- Northwest Vermont farms face possible new requirements Updated: Feb-03-16 7:40 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Many farms in northwestern Vermont may have to make changes to reduce the phosphorus pollution that feeds toxic algae in Lake Champlain, the secretary of Vermont's Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets says.
- Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest Updated: Feb-03-16 2:43 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the woods with tape measures.
- Farm group seeks hunter safety training for game preserves Updated: Feb-03-16 1:45 pm
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The Maryland Farm Bureau is asking the state Department of Natural Resources for greater safety measures at private hunting preserves after a guide was fatally shot on the Eastern Shore.
- Seattle group asks USDA to investigate elephant's death Updated: Feb-02-16 5:12 pm
SEATTLE - A Seattle-based advocacy group on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo, saying it's concerned the zoo wasn't equipped to care for the animal.
- Deer washing up on Sitka runway during hunting season Updated: Feb-02-16 7:25 am
SITKA, Alaska - Officials have seen a spike in the number of dead deer washing up on the runway of Sitka's airport during this year's hunting season.
- Bomb attacks on pipelines cause massive oil spill in Nigeria Updated: Feb-01-16 10:05 am
WARRI, Nigeria - Multiple bombings of Agip oil pipelines have caused thousands of barrels of oil to pollute waterways, farms and fishing grounds in Nigeria's southern Bayelsa state, residents said Monday.
- Southern Indiana facility brings farm education to students Updated: Feb-01-16 8:25 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - In 1948, the U.S. War Assets Administration donated 220 acres of land near the former Freeman Army Airfield to Seymour Community School Corp.
- EXCHANGE: Danforth organic farmer wins sustainable ag award Updated: Jan-28-16 8:38 am
DANFORTH, Illinois - Harold Wilken, of Danforth, began farming 33 years ago and credits his first landlady, 82-year-old Ivadelle Dubois, with trying to get him to "just say no" to synthetic chemical herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers.
- Museum seeks ideas about how to display woolly mammoth bones Updated: Jan-28-16 6:19 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is seeking ideas about how to display bones from a woolly mammoth found last year by a farmer while he was digging in a southeastern Michigan soybean field.
- Windsor Selectboard opposes Green Mountain Power solar array Updated: Jan-28-16 4:03 am
WINDSOR, Vermont - The Windsor Selectboard unanimously voted to oppose the construction of a 19,000-panel solar array proposed by Green Mountain Power.
- Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades Updated: Jan-26-16 5:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land experts, outdoor enthusiasts and scientists say.
- Low grain prices make conservation program more attractive Updated: Jan-26-16 1:11 pm
ADRIAN, Minnesota - Low grain prices are making it more attractive for Minnesota farmers to put their land in a program that pays them to replant it with trees and grasses benefiting wildlife and reducing erosion.
- Wolf management reaching new levels of success in region Updated: Jan-24-16 12:24 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - Aggressively dealing with wolves that kill livestock works better than a gradual approach, according to research in Montana.
- Brothers find colonial artifacts on Virginia farm Updated: Jan-24-16 10:22 am
PAINTER, Virginia - It has been almost three years since brothers Bill and Bob Savage stumbled upon an intact 18th-century brick-lined cellar in a field on their family farm on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
- Burke leaving regional aquaculture association Updated: Jan-24-16 4:03 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - For John Burke, a 40-year career in Alaska fisheries began on the floor of a house in St. Mary's, a small bush community on Yukon River.
- Vermont sees growth in food business Updated: Jan-23-16 3:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Vermont - In the last five years, Black River Produce, a wholesale distributor of fresh food, has doubled its sales and staff and added a much-sought-after slaughterhouse in southern Vermont as demand for locally produced food continues to climb.
- Annual farm and forest expo ends in Manchester Updated: Jan-23-16 8:27 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Aspiring farmers can learn about everything from ducks to dairy goats as the 33rd Annual NH Farm and Forest Exposition wraps up in Manchester.
- US Mint features Illinois national park Updated: Jan-23-16 4:21 am
HARRISBURG, Illinois - An Illinois national park will be featured on this year's national collectable coin.
- Utahns building farms of the future using aquaponics Updated: Jan-22-16 2:02 am
GRANTSVILLE, Utah - The temperature outside says it is winter, but inside the Stapley greenhouse in Tooele County, it feels - and looks - like spring.
- Key things to know about federal land grazing in the West Updated: Jan-21-16 5:09 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon plan to hold a ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal control of public land and tear up their grazing contracts.
- Scott signs bills on water resources, disability education Updated: Jan-21-16 4:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill to protect and restore Florida's springs and waterways is now law, despite objections by environmentalists and some legislators that it's been weakened by loopholes and the influence of agriculture and business interests.
- Judge: Indiana wildlife facility can keep federal license Updated: Jan-21-16 3:22 pm
CHARLESTOWN, Indiana - A judge has ruled that a southern Indiana wildlife facility can keep its exhibitor's license despite the U.S. Department of Agriculture's efforts to revoke it.
- Cincinnati wants to use human waste to fertilize farms Updated: Jan-17-16 4:42 pm
CINCINNATI - City officials in Cincinnati say they have an outstanding idea for human waste: use it as farm fertilizer.
- North Dakota farmers becoming choosier with land purchases Updated: Jan-17-16 10:53 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Real estate officials say farmers are becoming pickier when it comes to buying land in North Dakota.