- Volunteer fire assistance program grants to open soon Updated: Apr-29-16 7:15 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture says it will soon be looking for grant applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance program.
- Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead Updated: Apr-28-16 6:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.
- Mendocino County suspends predator trapping program Updated: Apr-28-16 8:54 am
UKIAH, California - Mendocino County has suspended its longstanding program that traps and kills wild animals and dogs that kill livestock to settle a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups.
- Federal officials end plans for Alaska island feral cattle Updated: Apr-27-16 9:55 am
KODIAK, Alaska - Federal wildlife managers say efforts to remove a herd of more than 2,000 feral cattle on Chirikof Island that have long gone without caretakers have stopped due to funding issues.
- Philanthropic leader talks global food strategy in Lincoln Updated: Apr-26-16 11:59 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska's Water for Food Institute is working to form partnerships to help feed a global population that's expected to reach 10 billion by 2050.
- Berkeley Springs High School wins environmental honor Updated: Apr-26-16 1:06 am
BERKELEY SPRINGS, West Virginia - Berkeley Springs High School has been singled out for its environmentally friendly practices.
- Oyster farms, shorebird vie for space on NJ bay beaches Updated: Apr-25-16 12:31 pm
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Oyster farming is the kind of business an environmentalist should love: it doesn't use harmful chemicals or deplete natural resources, and the locally grown shellfish actually help clean the water.
- Billy Busch offers $1 more than siblings for Grant's Farm Updated: Apr-25-16 10:47 am
ST. LOUIS - Kraftig Brewing Co. founder William K. "Billy" Busch is now offering $1 more than his siblings in his effort to buy Grant's Farm in south St. Louis County.
- Farm shares offer local produce without the labor Updated: Apr-25-16 9:26 am
SUDBURY, Massachusetts - With its rocky soil, freezing cold winters and expensive acreage, New England isn't exactly a farmer's paradise.
- Huntington 'slow-food' cafe features locally sourced menu Updated: Apr-24-16 11:24 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - It was one of those moments that spoke volumes.
- Doctor makes time for farming, teaching with a kiln Updated: Apr-24-16 11:15 am
BARDSTOWN, Kentucky - For Jonas Hurley, being an emergency room doctor in Taylor County is only the beginning. He's the father of two boys, ages 9 and 10. The family of four, including his wife Julie, moved to their 17-acre Washington County farm about five and a half years ago from Bardstown.
- City of Oxford provides space for farmers to sell produce Updated: Apr-24-16 10:01 am
OXFORD, Georgia - Some small farm farmers are offering two different ways for Newton County residents to support local agriculture: either by purchasing shares in a farm's seasonal offerings or by subscribing to receive an email which lists the week's offerings and prices.
- Farms can get fed help for meeting environmental standards Updated: Apr-23-16 5:11 pm
EAST LANSING, Michigan - Federal funding is available to help Michigan farm operations get certification for meeting environmental protection standards.
- 3 northwest Ohio farms to showcase conservation practices Updated: Apr-23-16 11:20 am
FINDLAY, Ohio - Three farms in northwestern Ohio are being turned into demonstration sites to show farmers how to reduce fertilizer runoff that feeds the harmful algae in Lake Erie.
- Feds seek comments on plan to fight potato pest in Idaho Updated: Apr-21-16 5:34 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials are taking public comments on possible methods to deal with a microscopic pest that has infested potato fields in southeastern Idaho.
- New Mexico lawmakers challenge feds over rare mouse Updated: Apr-21-16 5:34 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Nearly half of New Mexico's Legislature is stepping into the fray between ranchers and the federal government over the fencing of watering holes on national forest land to protect an endangered mouse found in three Western states.
- Potential high-risk area designated for bovine tuberculosis Updated: Apr-20-16 10:55 am
ROGERS CITY, Michigan - Officials say a potential high-risk area for bovine tuberculosis has been designated in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.
- US Ag Department: Virginia livestock taken by coyotes dips Updated: Apr-20-16 4:09 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The number of livestock taken by coyotes is down in Virginia.
- Problem wolf pack eludes aerial gunners Updated: Apr-19-16 2:44 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Wolves preying on livestock in western Wyoming have learned what aircraft sound like and are eluding wildlife officials who are working to eliminate the problem pack.
- Solar farm planned for northeastern NY; Whiteface to benefit Updated: Apr-19-16 12:27 am
CHAMPLAIN, New York - Developers plan to break ground on a solar farm in northeastern New York within the next three months.
- New York to help cities, farmers adapt to climate change Updated: Apr-18-16 1:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state plans to give select cities and towns a piece of $11 million to boost green energy use and prepare for the effects of climate change.
- Among group's plan: Send history experts to farmers' markets Updated: Apr-18-16 1:31 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - An office devoted to preserving New Hampshire's past is looking to the future.
- Deaths at Baton Rouge zoo prompt outside reviews Updated: Apr-16-16 4:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The death of a Malayan tiger and other deaths at the Baton Rouge Zoo have prompted the zoo to ask for an audit from its accrediting agency, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and an investigation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Michigan history museum makes plans to display mammoth bones Updated: Apr-15-16 8:39 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is making plans to display mammoth bones found last year by a farmer while he was digging in a southeastern Michigan soybean field.
- West Virginia creating trail that highlights farms and food Updated: Apr-15-16 3:11 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia officials are in the process of creating a trail that highlights the state's agricultural tourism offerings.