By Paul Bedard | 09/09/14 09:30 AM
The annual march of the stink bugs in 41 states is underway and will peak around Oct. 1, with houses painted brown and sealed in wood siding attracting the most pests, according to a new federal report.
By Sean Higgins | 09/08/14 07:25 PM
State legislatures in Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Maine passed laws in 2013-14 mandating genetically modified food labeling and the issue has been put on the November ballot in Colorado and Oregon.
09/03/14 10:00 AM
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Animal health company Zoetis has received conditional approval from federal regulators for a vaccine that helps fight a virus that has killed millions of piglets since it started showing up in the United States last year. The Florham Park, New Jersey, company said...
09/01/14 04:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break, a newspaper reported. The measure lets cities and towns lower the assessed value — and therefore the property taxes — on...
09/01/14 04:30 PM
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A new invasive insect has devastated northeastern berry crops, and growers are working with Cornell University plant experts to develop strategies to fight it. Binghamton apple grower Dave Johnson tells The Ithaca Journal (http://ithacajr.nl/1nPmhK8 ) that the Asian...
09/01/14 02:15 PM
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Midway through an early harvest, one of the world's largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn't meeting expectations. Medford-based Naumes Inc. said the harvest is two weeks ahead of schedule and it looks like the yield will be 15 percent below normal. The company...
08/31/14 10:30 AM
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Agricultural equipment manufacturers and farmers say machinery sales have fallen recently because of lower commodity prices and changes to a federal tax break. Shawn Berry said at a sales event in South Dakota that the Ohio-based company he represents could end this fiscal...
By Zack Colman | 08/27/14 04:09 PM
House Republicans are suspicious of a proposed EPA rule, one they say could subject lots of private property to federal regulation.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/27/14 03:09 PM
One online posting in Raleigh, N.C., offered 10 days of cooking and cleaning services in exchange for food stamps. Someone in Charlotte offered to exchange beer for food stamps, according to GAO.
By Zack Colman | 08/22/14 02:08 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency sent the Office of Management and Budget a long-awaited proposal for review that would set the federal target for blending biofuels into gasoline.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/19/14 08:18 AM
Quick question: Which uses more water, growing vegetables or hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and natural gas? The right answer, according to a recent study, found that fracking in states of the Mountain West region uses far less water than a whole host of activities, including golf courses.
By Paul Bedard | 09/30/14
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By Paul Bedard | 09/15/14