- As researchers fret, Devil's Hole pupfish just keep swimming Updated: Apr-30-16 11:10 am
LAS VEGAS - For one of the world's most endangered species, the Devil's Hole pupfish is having a pretty good year.
- 8 killed in 1982 Investor murders remembered in exhibit Updated: Apr-30-16 7:01 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Does the time ever come when a community stops remembering a murdered group of its own? In the case of Blaine, possibly not.
- Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat Updated: Apr-29-16 7:20 pm
VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina - Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.
- State inspectors say remaining Lebanon chickens healthy Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut agriculture officials say the remaining chickens at a Lebanon egg farm which suffered a devastating fire this week are healthy and their eggs are safe for humans to eat.
- Polish firm cuts contracts with 2 stud farms amid turmoil Updated: Apr-29-16 6:13 pm
WARSAW, Poland - A private Polish company said it has ended its contracts with two well-known state-owned stud farms after managers were replaced by the government, highlighting the turmoil surrounding the farms that feature Arabian and other horses.
- Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns Updated: Apr-29-16 4:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The police department in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border is inflicted by an entrenched culture of following sect leader edicts at the expense of the constitutional rights of nonbelievers and should be disbanded, the federal government recommended Friday in a new court filing.
- NYC exhibition: 4 whaling paintings by J.M.W. Turner Updated: Apr-29-16 7:53 am
NEW YORK - Four whaling paintings by the British artist J.M.W. Turner will be united for the first time in an upcoming exhibition in New York City.
- Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national interest Updated: Apr-29-16 3:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.
- Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead Updated: Apr-28-16 6:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.
- Senate passes $40M aid bill for flood-devastated farmers Updated: Apr-28-16 5:13 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Senate has approved a bill providing $40 million to South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall's flooding.
- That foul odor in southeast Alabama? Chicken manure Updated: Apr-28-16 9:19 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - What's that smell?
- Motor problem likely cause of fire that killed 80K chickens Updated: Apr-28-16 9:09 am
LEBANON, Connecticut - A fire at a Connecticut egg farm that killed an estimated 80,000 chickens was likely caused by an overheated electric motor.
- Louisiana soybean planting off to slow start Updated: Apr-28-16 8:37 am
WINNSBORO, Louisiana - Wet fields have been an all-too-common sight across Louisiana.
- Toxic plant kills 4 cows in Yellowstone County Updated: Apr-28-16 12:54 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Agricultural scientists are warning Montana livestock producers to be on the lookout for a slender green plant that has killed at least four cows in Yellowstone County in a one-week period.
- Mexico watches out for banned steroid clenbuterol in food Updated: Apr-27-16 8:26 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico is watching out for the banned steroid clenbuterol - on the dinner plates of its athletes.
- Bevin revamps Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Updated: Apr-27-16 6:05 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Gov. Matt Bevin revamped the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Wednesday with 11 new members and one holdover, reshaping a group overseeing a signature state industry.
- Dozens protest bill allowing diversion of Maui water Updated: Apr-26-16 8:51 pm
HONOLULU - Kamalani Pahukoa said her family would be able to farm all of their taro patches in Keanae if streams flowing to east Maui are restored.
- Foreign-matter contamination prompts Pilgrim's Pride recall Updated: Apr-26-16 6:57 pm
WACO, Texas - Pilgrim's Pride has ordered a massive recall of cooked chicken products after consumers and federal meat inspectors found contamination by such foreign material as wood, plastic, rubber and metal.
- Minnesota farmers start early on spring planting Updated: Apr-26-16 1:43 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Many of Minnesota's farmers are getting an early start on spring planting, taking advantage of warm weather in hopes of higher yields and an earlier harvest.
- Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 am
KAFR HAMOUDA, Egypt - "For a thousand years," Abdullah Sheikh's family has been working the land the same way - flooding fields in Egypt's Nile Delta and planting seeds by hand.
- USDA: State benefited from last week's rainfall Updated: Apr-25-16 6:03 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says much of South Dakota's rangeland, pastureland and emerging crops benefited from last week's rainfall, but the moisture slowed planting progress in eastern locations.
- Report: Kansas wheat heading, corn planting makes progress Updated: Apr-25-16 5:18 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A government report shows the Kansas winter wheat crop is maturing at a faster rate than usual.
- Missouri producers reject creating state beef checkoff Updated: Apr-25-16 1:45 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A proposal to establish a $1 state fee per head of cattle was soundly rejected by Missouri beef producers, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Monday.
- Oyster farms, shorebird vie for space on NJ bay beaches Updated: Apr-25-16 12:31 pm
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Oyster farming is the kind of business an environmentalist should love: it doesn't use harmful chemicals or deplete natural resources, and the locally grown shellfish actually help clean the water.
- Students use chickens to learn about urban agriculture Updated: Apr-25-16 11:16 am
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - Students at a Bellevue high school are using chickens to help learn about agriculture.