- Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears Updated: Feb-04-16 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients.
- Southern Indiana facility brings farm education to students Updated: Feb-01-16 8:25 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - In 1948, the U.S. War Assets Administration donated 220 acres of land near the former Freeman Army Airfield to Seymour Community School Corp.
- Researchers say drones help detect potato diseases Updated: Jan-25-16 1:28 pm
POCATELLO, Idaho - Researchers in Idaho have found a way to use drones to detect diseased potato plants.
- Feds giving UMaine grant to study potatoes, grains Updated: Jan-23-16 9:13 am
- NDSU researcher working to solve soybean yield mystery Updated: Jan-22-16 7:43 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A North Dakota State University official is investigating why research plots are producing more soybeans than average farm yields of the crop.
- Maine lawmakers to debate changing GMO label laws Updated: Jan-21-16 4:37 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine leaders will debate the possibility of changing the state's law regarding food grown with the use of genetically modified organisms.
- Officials: Animal health lab upgrades would protect industry Updated: Jan-17-16 10:34 am
Due in part to the avian influenza virus that led to the death of millions of turkeys and chickens across the country last summer, South Dakota is laying the groundwork to upgrade its only animal health laboratory, a move that veterinary officials say is crucial in helping the state's big agriculture industry weather future outbreaks.
- FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato Updated: Jan-13-16 9:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says.
- Israel honors Israeli, US scientists, Canadian architect Updated: Jan-13-16 12:42 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's Wolf Foundation has announced it will honor five American scientists, an Israeli scientist and a Canadian architect with this year's prestigious prize.
- Oregon to issue new industrial hemp licenses this winter Updated: Jan-13-16 12:38 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The state Department of Agriculture expects to resume issuing licenses to grow industrial hemp by the end of February, but some problems continue to dog the new crop.
- Experts to study food safety of oilfield wastewater Updated: Jan-12-16 9:35 pm
RANCHO CORDOVA, California - More farmers in drought-stricken California are using oilfield wastewater to irrigate, and a new panel on Tuesday began taking one of the state's deepest looks yet at the safety of using the chemical-laced water on food crops.
- LSU wood science professor charged with fraud Updated: Jan-09-16 3:22 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Louisiana State University professor has been arrested after he was accused of forging students' signatures to collect reimbursement from fake travel vouchers and of other instances of fraud valued at about $16,500.