- Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit Updated: Nov-24-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India.
- US to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes Updated: Nov-23-15 10:57 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday.
- Haley asks feds to speed up crop loss payments to farmers Updated: Nov-23-15 5:16 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to speed up crop insurance payments to farmers who lost their harvests because of last month's historic flooding.
- Can these men clean up Iowa's water as part of task force? Updated: Nov-21-15 10:54 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Neither Larry James nor Steve Bruere like to dwell on what divides environmentalists and the ag community when it comes to Iowa's issues with water quality.
- Montana Editorial Roundup Updated: Nov-18-15 6:24 pm
Great Falls Tribune, Nov. 13, on the Keystone XL Pipeline:
- US agriculture secretary visits Cuba to build trade momentum Updated: Nov-13-15 6:25 pm
GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spent Friday morning discussing soil management and crop diseases at a cooperative farm in central Cuba, part of an American push to cement detente with the communist island before President Barack Obama leaves office.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus raises civil rights issues Updated: Nov-02-15 4:45 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are raising questions about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's treatment of Latino farmers and ranchers.
- US agriculture secretary coming to Boonsboro Updated: Nov-02-15 2:31 am
BOONSBORO, Maryland - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is coming to Washington County.
- California declares emergency from massive tree die-off Updated: Oct-30-15 6:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Friday to help California address a massive tree die-off exacerbated by four years of drought that has made millions of trees vulnerable to native bark beetles.
- Montana pea, lentil farmers at odds with India import policy Updated: Oct-30-15 1:51 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana pea and lentil farmers are at risk of being shut out of one of the world's biggest markets for their crops: India.