- Peanut show offers one-stop shopping for producers Updated: Feb-12-16 9:41 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - The land farmed by Jimmy Helms and his sons outside of Slocomb has seen well over a century of harvests since Helms' great-grandfather started farming there in 1893.
- House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps Updated: Feb-11-16 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON - A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening.
- Judge orders northeast Iowa zoo to remove tigers, lemurs Updated: Feb-11-16 6:15 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The owners of a private northeast Iowa zoo must remove their tigers and lemurs after a federal judge ruled Thursday that they failed to provide appropriate living conditions for the animals.
- 20 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk population Updated: Feb-11-16 4:17 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Twenty wolves have been killed in the Clearwater Region in northern Idaho to bolster elk populations in the area, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says.
- Vermont company to supply Greek yogurt for USDA program Updated: Feb-11-16 2:35 pm
BRATTLEBORO, Vermont - A Vermont-based dairy company has been selected as one of the suppliers of Greek yogurt for the USDA National Lunch Program for April, May and June.
- USDA names Virginia localities eligible for disaster loans Updated: Feb-11-16 6:31 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Federal agriculture officials say farmers in the city of Suffolk and Greensville County are eligible for emergency loan assistance to cover losses from rains from September through December.
- Wolf board refuses to answer Idaho lawmaker's question Updated: Feb-10-16 8:01 am
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho board in charge of killing problem wolves kept information from a state senator during a recent budget hearing.
- USDA to survey 2,900 South Dakota farmers about plans Updated: Feb-08-16 4:53 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be sending surveys to some 2,900 farmers in South Dakota to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.
- USDA to survey 3,200 North Dakota farmers about plans Updated: Feb-08-16 4:39 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be sending surveys to some 3,200 farmers in North Dakota to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.
- USDA grant to help South Dakota increase ethanol usage Updated: Feb-08-16 2:15 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The USDA has awarded the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development a $1.5 million grant to increase ethanol usage in South Dakota.
- Proposal would create wetland mitigation bank for farmers Updated: Feb-07-16 12:10 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A proposal that's under federal review would establish a wetland mitigation credit system that could benefit farmers in South Dakota.
- USDA awards $200,000 in federal funding to NDSU for research Updated: Feb-07-16 10:35 am
- Lawmakers pass bill to end ban on meatpacker-owned hogs Updated: Feb-05-16 5:06 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The nation's only ban on hogs owned by meatpackers was expected to end after Nebraska lawmakers voted Friday to repeal a state law designed to keep large processors from exerting too much leverage over small farms.
- 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.
- UMaine scientists eye performance of Maine trees in lumber Updated: Feb-02-16 4:20 am
ORONO, Maine - Scientists and engineers at the University of Maine are evaluating the performance of Maine trees in a kind of lumber that is used to build homes in Canada and Europe.
- Wal-Mart's shutdown creates new food deserts Updated: Jan-27-16 2:43 pm
FAIRFIELD, Alabama - Wal-Mart's decision to shutter 154 stores across the country means that, starting Thursday, residents without cars in a neighborhood near a historically black college outside Birmingham, Alabama, will have to cross dangerous roadways on foot to get fresh produce and meat. Come Friday, folks in Coal Hill, Arkansas, will need to drive 15 miles to get to the nearest supermarket and pharmacy. Low-income neighbors of Wichita State University in Kansas, too, will be losing quick access to fresh groceries.
- 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.
- Iowa egg farms slowly recovering from last year's bird flu Updated: Jan-25-16 9:56 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa egg farms are bouncing back from last year's bird flu outbreak but rebuilding flocks with millions of new egg layers is taking time as the industry predicted.
- University of Oklahoma fined for animal testing violations Updated: Jan-25-16 3:38 am
- South Dakota cattle on feed up 11 percent Updated: Jan-25-16 2:16 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 255,000 cattle on feed on January 1, up 11 percent from last year.
- Penn State project explores shrubs as renewable energy Updated: Jan-24-16 12:49 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - Some people look at the scraggly kind of trees that grow on the side of road and think of them as woody weeds.
- South Dakota milk production up 13 percent in December Updated: Jan-23-16 12:17 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says milk production in South Dakota during December was up 13 percent from the previous year.
- North Dakota milk production up 5 percent during quarter Updated: Jan-23-16 11:54 am
FARGO, North Dakota - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says milk production in North Dakota during the quarter running October through December was up 5 percent from the previous year.
- South Dakota egg production down in December Updated: Jan-23-16 11:41 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota egg production dropped during December to 37 million, down from 68 million in 2014.