- Monsanto pledges to be carbon neutral by 2021 Updated: Dec-01-15 4:45 am
ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use its products to help them reduce carbon emissions, the company's CEO told The Associated Press.
- Battle Creek urban farm offers children pathway to produce Updated: Dec-01-15 4:10 am
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - It takes a village to raise a child - and a garden.
- Dad of missing boy held after human remains found in barn Updated: Nov-30-15 9:08 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A Kansas bail bondsman was charged Monday with assaulting his wife and abusing his missing son, and a prosecutor said the case "escalated into a much larger investigation" when police found unidentified human remains in a barn on the man's property.
- EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply Updated: Nov-30-15 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates.
- Minnesota man hired to run Nebraska Pork Producers group Updated: Nov-30-15 9:32 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Minnesota man has been hired to become executive director of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association.
- Japanese whaling fleet set to leave for Antarctic Updated: Nov-30-15 4:00 am
TOKYO - Japan's whaling fleet will leave Tuesday for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, the government said, despite protests from opponents who say Tokyo has not proven that whales need to be killed for research.
- 12,500 turkeys die in fire at Virginia poultry house Updated: Nov-30-15 2:10 am
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Fire officials say that thousands of turkeys were killed in a fire that destroyed a poultry house near Shenandoah in Virginia last week.
- World War II injury sparks shared history for 2 families Updated: Nov-29-15 6:14 pm
WILSON, North Carolina - A friendship forged in the heat of war has connected two families - one in France and another in North Carolina - across an ocean and through three generations.
- Nebraska farmers reaping bounty from cover crop seeds Updated: Nov-29-15 2:04 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A central Nebraska farm is tapping into a growing national interest in cover crops, which were popular in organic circles but a rarity among mainstream row-crop producers.
- Frederick company wants to monetize farm manure Updated: Nov-29-15 9:09 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - Triea Technologies has big plans for manure.
- Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply Updated: Nov-28-15 2:01 pm
TRIBUNE, Kansas - Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.
- Control over access to seabed, harvest at issue in Texas Updated: Nov-28-15 11:09 am
DALLAS - A novel claim that a fleet of commercial boats on the Texas coast has exclusive rights to thousands of acres of seabed - and the lucrative oysters found there - has spawned a flurry of high-stakes lawsuits and has state officials saying the move undermines their efforts to protect wildlife.
- Hawaii-based longline fishermen allowed to keep catching ahi Updated: Nov-27-15 10:51 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii-based longline fishermen have exhausted multiple catch limits for ahi this year, but federal regulators said Friday a new agreement will ensure the fish will be available in the state through the holidays.
- Farmers struggling to make profit as price of cotton drops Updated: Nov-27-15 3:27 pm
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama - The days of high cotton are over.
- Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli Updated: Nov-26-15 9:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
- Tests suggest Oregon crabbing could re-open soon Updated: Nov-26-15 6:26 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - The levels of harmful acid that closed South Coast crab fisheries are now falling, and crabbers could return within weeks, authorities said.
- Connecticut family-owned farm to celebrate 275 years Updated: Nov-26-15 2:24 pm
MIDDLEFIELD, Connecticut - Through wars, financial panics and a freeze that destroyed its peach crop a century ago, eight generations of the Lyman family have sustained its farm in the hills of central Connecticut.
- 'Food Freedom' bill would free some farms from safety rules Updated: Nov-26-15 11:36 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Supporters of a measure that would exempt some small-time farmers and ranchers from food safety rules are pointing to a small Utah farm blocked by state regulators from selling turkeys this Thanksgiving as an example of regulations they see as burdensome.
- Thai poultry producers accused of labor abuses Updated: Nov-26-15 11:04 am
BANGKOK - Poultry exported to Europe from factories in Thailand is sometimes prepared in conditions that violate labor rights, two Scandinavian groups promoting corporate responsibility charged Thursday. The claim comes as Thailand's seafood industry is reeling from allegations that its products are tainted by major labor abuses, including slavery on fishing boats.
- Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel Updated: Nov-26-15 10:47 am
RENO, Nevada - Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed - curly top gumweed - was growing along the road to the future.
- Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean Updated: Nov-26-15 10:24 am
SAN DIEGO - Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported - a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.
- Wild Divers: Searching for Chesapeake gold Updated: Nov-26-15 9:05 am
CLAIBORNE, Maryland - There is another hour before the sun rises when Derek Wilson and Nick Hargrove finish fueling up their boat, load up the empty bushel baskets and head out onto the Chesapeake Bay.
- Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands Updated: Nov-26-15 4:52 am
MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands - Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.
- Heritage turkeys keep Minnesota couple in touch with land Updated: Nov-25-15 9:27 pm
FOUNTAIN, Minnesota - Every Bourbon red heritage turkey Steve and Mary Berg sell is a meal and a message.
- New federal rule for catfish inspection process finalized Updated: Nov-25-15 4:36 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on a new inspection process for catfish and other ray-finned fish species that's scheduled to start in March.