- Venison from deer killed in Ann Arbor going to feed hungry Updated: Feb-11-16 6:53 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Venison from deer killed by sharpshooters hired to reduce the deer population in Ann Arbor parks is being processed to help feed the hungry.
- Wheat research, marketing meetings set in Dickinson, Minot Updated: Feb-11-16 2:25 am
DICKINSON, North Dakota - Spring wheat and durum wheat research and marketing are the focus of meetings this week in Dickinson and Minot.
- North Dakota project donates tons of produce to the poor Updated: Feb-11-16 2:05 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Agriculture Department says more than 338,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables made its way to food pantries and homeless shelters across the state last year.
- Hawaii bill would ban growing genetically engineered fish Updated: Feb-10-16 7:00 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers say they don't want genetically engineered fish grown in the islands.
- Amid boom in catch, debate rages over lobster license rules Updated: Feb-10-16 5:08 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Members of the next generation of Maine lobster fishermen say they fear they will never get a license to fish for the valuable critters, but some longstanding lobstermen fear changing the rules could result in overfishing.
- Louisiana reopens 3 oyster harvest areas Updated: Feb-10-16 4:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reopened oyster harvest areas 2, 3 and 4 on the east side of the Mississippi River.
- House bill provides $40M in aid to flood-devastated farmers Updated: Feb-10-16 3:29 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall's flooding could get up to $40 million in state aid to stay afloat under legislation advancing in the House.
- Growers fear lawsuits could cut supply of irrigation water Updated: Feb-10-16 9:54 am
MADRAS, Oregon - The farm fields in Jefferson County are quiet this time of year, the irrigation ditches dry, the crops dormant and the tractors, combines and balers parked in barns until spring.
- Controversial 500,000-chicken farm 1 step closer to reality Updated: Feb-10-16 9:00 am
PARKER, South Dakota - Turner County has given conditional approval to an egg-laying facility that aims to bring 500,000 chickens to a site near Parker.
- Nebraska company to ship beef to Israel, officials say Updated: Feb-09-16 6:08 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska authorities say a Hastings company will be sending the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel since Israel banned U.S. beef imports more than a dozen years ago.
- California farmers reap record sales in record drought Updated: Feb-09-16 5:58 pm
FRESNO, California - A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.
- Welcome to the 'agrihood': homes built around working farms Updated: Feb-09-16 10:53 am
Gated communities with houses clustered around golf courses, swimming pools, party rooms and fitness centers are common in many suburban areas. But homes built adjacent to functioning farms?
- Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon Updated: Feb-08-16 4:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Animal health officials monitoring the bird flu outbreak in southwestern Indiana say they will lift most restrictions in two weeks if ongoing testing finds no additional infections.
- Probe under way after explosion kills 1 at Georgia feed mill Updated: Feb-08-16 4:06 pm
ROCKMART, Georgia - State and federal authorities are investigating an explosion that killed one person and injured five others at a feed plant in north Georgia.
- Official details storm's lasting effects on dairy industry Updated: Feb-08-16 2:18 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - It could take months to tally the true costs of a winter storm that killed an untold number of livestock and derailed New Mexico's dairy industry, the state's top agriculture official warned lawmakers Monday.
- Alaska editorials Updated: Feb-08-16 1:47 pm
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Ballot language approved for corporate farming referendum Updated: Feb-08-16 12:12 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Ballot language has been approved for a referendum that would block a new law that relaxes North Dakota's Depression-era ban against corporate farming.
- Nebraskan charged after cattle carcasses found at feed yard Updated: Feb-08-16 8:57 am
BEAVER CITY, Nebraska - A man faces several charges after 93 cow and calf carcasses were found at his feed yard in southern Nebraska's Furnas County.
- Judge to hear arguments on permit for Au Sable fish hatchery Updated: Feb-08-16 4:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - Environmental groups are challenging a state agency's decision to allow commercial aquaculture in a branch of the Au Sable River in northern Michigan.
- 75th W.Va. Strawberry Festival seeks berries for retail tent Updated: Feb-08-16 3:20 am
BUCKHANNON, West Virginia - Organizers of the 75th West Virginia Strawberry Festival are looking for local growers to help provide berries for a retail tent.
- Storied Lady takes Big A's Biggio Rose Stakes by a head Updated: Feb-07-16 6:10 pm
NEW YORK - Storied Lady beat Saythreehailmary's by a head Sunday at Aqueduct in the $100,000 Biggio Rose Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares.
- 1 person killed in plant explosion in Georgia Updated: Feb-07-16 1:23 pm
ROCKMART, Georgia - A coroner says a man has died and six others were injured in an explosion at a plant in northwest Georgia.
- USDA awards $200,000 in federal funding to NDSU for research Updated: Feb-07-16 10:35 am
- Pace picks up, anticipation of Grand Parkway around Houston Updated: Feb-06-16 5:00 pm
HOUSTON - Country Bumpkins Cafe is where northwest Harris County's rural past meets its suburban future. It's not unusual to see BMW luxury sedans and John Deere tractors in the gravel parking lot along Telge Road.
- Tyson Foods executive predicts record profits for 2016 Updated: Feb-06-16 3:56 pm
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas - Executives at Tyson Foods, Inc. are predicting record profits for the year, helped along by a steep drop in feed and livestock costs.