- California farmers submit plans to save water under deal Updated: Jun-01-15 9:40 pm
FRESNO, California - Dozens of farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta submitted plans Monday to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted to meet voluntary water conservation targets amid the relentless California drought, officials said.
- Whataburger changes breakfast times, citing egg shortages Updated: Jun-01-15 8:52 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Whataburger says it is limiting its breakfast-serving hours, citing egg shortages due to the Midwest bird flu crisis.
- Minnesota corn, soybean crop development ahead of average Updated: Jun-01-15 6:58 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's corn and soybean crops continue to develop ahead of the five-year average.
- Flu found at turkey operations in Hamilton, Calhoun counties Updated: Jun-01-15 6:53 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two more cases are bird flu have been found at Iowa turkey farms.
- Wet weather keeps farmers out of fields Updated: Jun-01-15 6:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Wet weather kept farmers out of fields last week, but most of the corn crop is planted and doing well.
- Jury awards $2.5M to dairy farmers in stray voltage case Updated: Jun-01-15 5:46 pm
BUFFALO, Minnesota - A jury has awarded nearly $2.5 million Waverly dairy farmers who say stray voltage from their power company's faulty equipment cut deeply into their production.
- Klamath farmers fear their water woes will worsen in summer Updated: Jun-01-15 4:07 pm
MALIN, Oregon - After returning to Southern Oregon from a four-year tour in the U.S. Army, Paul Crawford decided it was time to follow in his family's footprints and put down some roots.
- Brown County records Minnesota's 103rd bird flu case Updated: Jun-01-15 3:40 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A turkey farm in Brown County of south-central Minnesota has become the latest in the state to fall victim to bird flu.
- Ohio farmers taking precautions to limit avian flu Updated: Jun-01-15 11:44 am
DAYTON, Ohio - Ohio egg farmers are taking extra steps to protect their flocks from the avian flu, which has led to 40 million dead birds in the United States.
- Michigan to boost steelhead production in Upper Peninsula Updated: Jun-01-15 9:09 am
MANISTIQUE, Michigan - The state Department of Natural Resources said an additional 150,000 steelhead trout will be reared at Thompson State Fish Hatchery in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the coming year.
- Stack of hay bales catches fire at Nebraska dairy farm Updated: Jun-01-15 7:58 am
RISING CITY, Nebraska - Firefighters have responded to a blaze that broke out at Butler County Dairy in Rising City, Nebraska.
- South Korea, China sign free trade deal Updated: Jun-01-15 5:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea and China signed a free trade deal Monday that will remove tariffs on more than 90 percent of goods over two decades.
- Floods delay some planting, forces other farmers to replant Updated: May-31-15 5:10 pm
TUPELO, Mississippi - Recent flooding has caused some Northeast Mississippi farmers to delay planting while forcing others to replant when the rain clears.
- Mushroom hunters find tasty harvest on the Kenai Peninsula Updated: May-31-15 3:13 pm
KENAI, Alaska - The Central Kenai Peninsula is projected to yield a bountiful harvest of morel mushrooms this season. Mushroom hunters are already on the move, combing through the undergrowth and forest floor.
- Iowa couple who sent cow manure to neighbors file lawsuit Updated: May-31-15 2:58 pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa - Iowa courts are now being asked to clean up a messy neighborhood dispute over a dog that included one couple sending a quart of cow manure in the mail to another couple.
- Washington farmers, wildlife managers prepare for drought Updated: May-31-15 12:13 pm
SEATTLE - With Washington state experiencing the worst mountain snowpack in decades and a drought emergency declared two weeks ago, farmers, growers and wildlife managers are preparing for a tough summer as conditions are expected to worsen.
- EXCHANGE: Hard-cider sales on the rise in Southern Illinois Updated: May-31-15 11:46 am
COBDEN, Illinois - Seven years ago, Brad Genung took a healthy gamble.
- Apple orchard along Blue Ridge Parkway protected Updated: May-31-15 11:43 am
SPRUCE PINE, North Carolina - An apple orchard along the Blue Ridge Parkway in McDowell County has been permanently preserved.
- Public offered a chance to 'meet your milk' at UNH Updated: May-31-15 10:22 am
DURHAM, New Hampshire - The University of New Hampshire is holding a "meet your milk" event to give people the chance to see a working dairy farm.
- Tribal leaders and fishermen protest Alaska military plans Updated: May-30-15 11:04 pm
Tribal leaders and commercial fishermen are protesting against military exercises planned for the Gulf of Alaska, saying they're concerned about damage to salmon, crab and other marine life.
- Chaves County drops commissioner who supports marijuana farm Updated: May-30-15 5:29 pm
ROSWELL, New Mexico - After the chairman of a joint city-county commission supported a controversial marijuana farm proposal, commissioners in Chaves County voted Thursday not to reappoint him to the board.
- Skowhegan man sentenced to 4 years in fatal crash Updated: May-30-15 2:16 pm
SKOWHEGAN, Maine - A Skowhegan man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a head-on crash in Fairfield in 2013 that took the life of a dairy farmer.
- Lawsuits claim migrant Kentucky tobacco workers mistreated Updated: May-30-15 1:38 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Lawsuits filed against five Kentucky tobacco farms claim they exploited migrant workers by paying substandard wages, providing squalid housing and threatening some with jail or deportation if they complained.
- State to release Puget Sound steelhead in lakes, not rivers Updated: May-30-15 12:38 pm
SEATTLE - Thousands of hatchery-raised steelhead trout will be released into Washington lakes rather than Puget Sound rivers this year, after federal biologists said they want to do a fuller review to ensure that hatchery fish don't harm federally threatened wild steelhead.
- New England's epic winter gives way to unusually dry spring Updated: May-30-15 11:46 am
BOSTON - It's hard to believe that after a winter of record-setting snowfall, much of New England is approaching drought conditions.