- National science panel opens review of livestock disease Updated: Jul-01-15 8:44 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A national science panel is conducting a broad review of a livestock disease that's afflicted large numbers of elk and bison in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
- After coal win, states seek similar relief for farms Updated: Jun-30-15 5:51 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - They beat the EPA on coal, and now a group of state attorneys general hopes to score a similar victory on farming.
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation sues Va. over livestock rules Updated: Jun-29-15 5:00 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is suing Virginia water protection officials to require large livestock operations to fence off rivers and streams from their animals.
- Steps taken on pesticide inspections please fed overseers Updated: Jun-29-15 9:59 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Federal oversight officials say they're satisfied with steps the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and North Dakota Agriculture Department are taking in the wake of an audit critical of pesticide inspections in the state.
- Colorado deploys tiny wasps from China Updated: Jun-28-15 6:02 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - Colorado is deploying tiny predator wasps imported from China as part of a state experiment aimed at annihilating invasive beetles threatening one in six metro Denver trees.
- Panel to take comments on allowing commercial fish farming Updated: Jun-25-15 4:06 am
LANSING, Michigan - A panel of scientists will take public comments on whether to allow commercial fish farming operations in Michigan's Great Lakes waters.
- Fight over dairy farm heads to Wisconsin Court of Appeals Updated: Jun-24-15 1:37 pm
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - A legal battle over one of the state's largest dairy farms will head to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals after a circuit judge dismissed the owner's request to overturn groundwater monitoring requirements.
- Land in western Michigan becoming wetlands, education site Updated: Jun-24-15 9:04 am
HOLLAND, Michigan - Seventy acres of unused property in western Michigan will be transformed into wetlands, a butterfly habitat, a farm and a hands-on science classroom, officials said.
- Beecher urban farmer brings dream of organic market to life Updated: Jun-24-15 6:07 am
BEECHER, Michigan - When urban farmer Jacky King gets an idea, he makes it happen.
- Illinois farmer hosts Asian elephants bound for Boston zoo Updated: Jun-23-15 3:43 pm
TEUTOPOLIS, Illinois - Two endangered Asian elephants spent the night at an Illinois farm on their way from California to Massachusetts over the weekend.
- Idaho group sues predator-control agency for information Updated: Jun-22-15 6:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho conservation group has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to force a federal agency to turn over information about its methods and activities in killing wildlife in the state.
- ND organic farmers can apply for certification aid Updated: Jun-22-15 2:29 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Cost Share Program is accepting applications.
- North Dakota organic farmers can apply for certification aid Updated: Jun-21-15 10:32 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Producers and processors of organic food in North Dakota can apply for help paying their certification costs.
- Citrus County farm produces monarch butterflies Updated: Jun-20-15 1:23 am
DUNNELLON, Florida - There is an important pollinator in Citrus County whose numbers are dwindling.
- Upstate New York city approves purchase of 166-acre farm Updated: Jun-18-15 6:55 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Elected officials in Saratoga Springs have agreed to pay more than $1 million for the development rights to one of the last active farms in the city.
- Farm plans $44M expansion for organic, cage-free eggs Updated: Jun-18-15 2:22 am
SARANAC, Michigan - A poultry farm in western Michigan plans to invest $44 million in an expansion that it says will create 50 new jobs.
- Central Wisconsin town appeals dairy farm decision Updated: Jun-17-15 11:38 am
SARATOGA, Wisconsin - A small town in central Wisconsin is continuing its legal battle against a proposed dairy farm that's expected to be classified as a concentrated animal feeding operation with 5,300 animals.
- Owner of California marijuana farm fined for fouling creek Updated: Jun-15-15 8:22 pm
REDDING, California - Water regulators in California have fined the owner of a former marijuana farm and a licensed excavation contractor $297,400 for fouling a creek while preparing a piece of land in Shasta County for pot-growing.
- Ag's water needs from Willamette River studied Updated: Jun-15-15 10:15 am
SALEM, Oregon - With drought and changing precipitation patterns on the minds of farmers and ranchers, an ongoing study of the Willamette River Basin's dams and reservoirs is taking on a new urgency.
- State acquires development rights for North Canaan farm Updated: Jun-14-15 9:50 am
NORTH CANAAN, Connecticut - A 220-acre farm in North Canaan is the latest to be protected under Connecticut's Farmland Preservation Program.
- Battle brewing over logging, grazing at state parks Updated: Jun-14-15 12:28 am
TAMPA, Florida - Conservationists are drawing a line in the scrubland, vowing to fight any attempt by the state to expand logging and cattle grazing throughout Florida's 171 state parks.
- Ranchers mourn wildlife employees killed in plane crash Updated: Jun-11-15 2:30 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The single-engine plane came in low as the seasoned pilot maneuvered to give his gunner a clear shot at a coyote on the ground below. They were on a mission to hunt down predators that had been killing livestock in northeastern New Mexico.
- Grizzly bears killed after attacking livestock Updated: Jun-11-15 1:37 pm
ST. IGNATIUS, Montana - Wildlife biologists with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes killed two female grizzly bears after they killed several calves near St. Ignatius.
- Congress moving to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands Updated: Jun-10-15 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are pushing to block an Obama administration rule designed to protect water quality in small streams, tributaries and wetlands before it goes into effect later this year.
- Lion escapes from South African national park Updated: Jun-10-15 1:48 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Trackers on foot and helicopter were searching for a lion after it escaped from a national park in a remote, arid region of South Africa, authorities said.