- Report: Test weight, protein down in 2015 Kansas wheat crop Updated: Sep-04-15 11:47 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Preliminary data of wheat samples from 47 counties in Kansas shows test weights and protein were both down for this year's crop.
- Horse industry worries about plans to curb casino subsidies Updated: Sep-04-15 11:14 am
BOSTON - Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-industry.
- From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial Updated: Sep-04-15 3:43 am
WASHINGTON - The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?"
- Proposed pig farm draws concerns about smells, water quality Updated: Sep-04-15 3:31 am
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A plan to put 4,800 pigs on a farm in Shiawassee County is drawing concerns about smells and water quality from nearby residents.
- Sweet solution: Wellington horse manure finds a new home Updated: Sep-03-15 7:13 pm
WELLINGTON, Florida - Hold the spice, just sugar has made everything nice for Wellington's horse manure disposal - a once-bigger problem in the village.
- Residents of Hill Country town upset about wind farm plan Updated: Sep-03-15 4:29 pm
MASON, Texas - They first started appearing in West Texas, where the wind howls through oil rigs. Then it was the Panhandle, and small towns along I-20, like Sweetwater, where cattle farms have given way to giant, white spinning blades.
- High tunnels extend growing season for Portland farmers Updated: Sep-03-15 12:13 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Cully neighborhood isn't one of Portland's celebrated areas, yet. Crime, poverty and neglected properties leave it a bit rough around the edges.
- French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris Updated: Sep-03-15 10:19 am
PARIS - More than 1,000 tractors - and a few cows - descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes.
- Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece Updated: Sep-03-15 7:41 am
CANBERRA, Australia - A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters - and shedding almost half his body weight.
- Buffalo Ranch outside town of Buffalo offers meat, tours Updated: Sep-03-15 5:11 am
BUFFALO, Indiana - Carl Van Meter used to look out of his farmhouse and tell himself he'd like to see a herd of bison out on the pasture one day.
- Licensed grain storage increases in North Dakota Updated: Sep-03-15 2:07 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The state Public Service Commission says grain storage licensed this year in North Dakota is up by more than 24 million bushels.
- Study finds possible link between oyster deaths, bridge work Updated: Sep-02-15 12:18 pm
HUDGINS, Virginia - A new study says there's a possible link between oyster larvae deaths at a hatchery last year and rehabilitation work on the Gwynn's Island Bridge in Mathews County.
- Egg group scrambled over eggless mayo maker Updated: Sep-02-15 12:05 pm
NEW YORK - A California company that makes an eggless mayonnaise alternative has the U.S. egg industry scrambling.
- A bold move to save a man's hand: Tucking it into his tummy Updated: Sep-02-15 2:35 am
Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the "sci-fi" surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather's badly burned hand.
- Extension educator: cattle feed an option for damaged wheat Updated: Sep-02-15 2:17 am
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - A South Dakota State Extension educator says feeding damaged wheat to cattle can be a way to salvage a crop.
- South Dakota corn and sorghum crops starting to mature Updated: Sep-01-15 10:05 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's corn and sorghum crops are starting to mature.
- Small grains harvest well ahead of average in North Dakota Updated: Sep-01-15 10:00 am
FARGO, North Dakota - Another week of dry weather has helped North Dakota farmers harvesting small grains crops, though humid conditions late in the week slowed combining.
- American anti-dolphin-hunt activist arrested in Japan Updated: Sep-01-15 9:35 am
TOKYO - Former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry was released by police late Tuesday after being arrested for not carrying his passport while in Japan to protest a dophin hunt due to begin this week.
- Farm fire causes $1.7M in damage Updated: Sep-01-15 6:52 am
UPPER BERN, Pennsylvania - Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a Pennsylvania chicken farm fire in which 70,000 birds were saved.
- Report: Kansas crops making progress as fall harvest nears Updated: Sep-01-15 5:07 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The latest government progress report on Kansas crops shows more crops maturing as fall harvest nears.
- Minnesota corn, soybean development ahead of last year Updated: Aug-31-15 8:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's corn and soybean crops are developing ahead of last year's pace.
- State report: E-cigarette use doubles among Utah youth Updated: Aug-31-15 7:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Veronica Ford delivered a message Monday to fellow Utah teenagers: Don't fall for the cool mist and bright-colored flavors of increasingly popular e-cigarettes.
- Heavy rainfall tarnishes quality of Illinois wheat crop Updated: Aug-31-15 6:46 pm
RED BUD, Illinois - Many wheat growers have seen decent yields across Illinois, but heavy rainfall late in the growing season diminished much of their crop's value.
- Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall Updated: Aug-31-15 3:32 pm
BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell ice cream is back.
- Growers see strong apple-picking season in region Updated: Aug-31-15 9:04 am
BOSTON - As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop.