More Agriculture Articles

  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to...

  • Ranchers taking advantage of USDA disaster program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. As of July 2, the agency has...

  • State: Website links fishers, farmers, buyers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state Office of Community Development is touting the online Louisiana MarketMaker program that provides a database of local fishers, farmers and food retailers, matching food producers with consumer markets and thus potential buyers. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune...

  • Proposed EPA water rule lights up Capitol Hill fireworks

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy described the haranguing her agency has received over its proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule this way: "Just ludicrous."

  • USDA gives initial approval to pig virus vaccine

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The federal government has given conditional approval to the first vaccine licensed to fight a deadly pig virus, and warmer weather appears to be slowing the spread of the disease that has been blamed in part for making bacon more expensive. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has...

  • Rule barring puppy mill K9 imports near

    Six years after Congress approved a law to prevent young dogs bred at foreign puppy mills from being dumped on U.S. shores, some with rabies and other diseases, the administration has failed to act, drawing new criticism from the Humane Society of the United States.

  • Obama moves to save the honey bees, targets pesticides

    President Obama on Friday announced plans to save endangered honey bees and other pollinators, for the first time ordering a probe into new types of pesticides that some local governments and 15 European Union nations have restricted or banned.

  • 2014 projected to be record year for milk prices

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont dairy farmers were paid a record high price for their milk in April and prices remain strong, driven in part by international demand for U.S. dairy products. The extra income is allowing farmers to pay off debt, repair equipment and make other investments,...



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