- Latest US proposal for ethanol could have political fallout Updated: May-29-15 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.
- Officials break ground on federal bioscience lab in Kansas Updated: May-27-15 6:13 pm
MANHATTAN, Kansas - A $1.25 billion animal research facility in Kansas will fill a vital role in protecting the nation's food supply while also providing a boost to the state's economy, federal officials said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
- Millions of birds dead due to flu to be disposed of soon Updated: May-23-15 5:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed in the wake of a bird flu outbreak should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
- House panel votes to repeal country-origin meat labeling law Updated: May-20-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
- ND Stockmen's urges Congress to repeal meat-labeling law Updated: May-19-15 9:05 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A World Trade Organization ruling on meat labeling could lead to heavy tariffs that will hurt ranchers and Congress should repeal the country-of-origin labeling law, North Dakota Stockmen's Association President Steve Brooks said.
- Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat's origin Updated: May-18-15 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from.
- USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free Updated: May-14-15 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.
- University of Idaho won't graze sheep in disputed areas Updated: May-08-15 5:26 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The University of Idaho won't graze sheep this summer on three high-elevation areas in eastern Idaho and western Montana until a lawsuit filed by environmental groups concerning a federal sheep research facility is resolved.