- Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees Updated: Jul-02-15 10:55 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday.
- 5 accused of forcing migrant teens to work at Ohio egg farms Updated: Jul-02-15 5:55 pm
CLEVELAND - Federal authorities have indicted five people on charges related to allegations of illegally bringing teenagers from Guatemala and forcing them to work long hours with little pay at central Ohio egg farms.
- Men launch aquaponics operation at Corpus Christi food bank Updated: Jul-02-15 5:37 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A new aquatic effort on property owned by the Food Bank of Corpus Christi could mean a boost to the local economy and food for hungry people.
- Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall Updated: Jul-02-15 2:28 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.
- Wheat, corn, soybean stocks all are up in South Dakota Updated: Jul-02-15 11:11 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Stocks of wheat, corn and soybeans all are up in South Dakota.
- Wheat, soybean stocks up in North Dakota; corn stocks down Updated: Jul-02-15 11:03 am
FARGO, North Dakota - Stocks of wheat and soybeans are up in North Dakota, but corn stocks are down.
- Board approves tobacco settlement funds for hemp project Updated: Jul-02-15 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The state board that manages the tobacco settlement funds has approved $500,000 in grants and loans to a Winchester company that plans to process hemp seed grown in Kentucky.
- Landscaping goats delivering vegetation makeover Updated: Jul-02-15 2:07 am
SALT LAKE CITY - They are voracious eaters, these goats.
- Current heat wave can have negative impact on crops Updated: Jul-01-15 6:59 pm
MOSCOW, Idaho - Agricultural experts say the current heat wave can have a negative impact on farmer's crops.
- Maryland farmer testifies at trial, denies abusing livestock Updated: Jul-01-15 6:11 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - A Maryland farmer charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty testified Wednesday that he treated his cattle, goats and sheep better than authorities did when they seized the livestock he allegedly neglected.
- JBS of Brazil buying Cargill US pork unit for $1.45B Updated: Jul-01-15 5:57 pm
NEW YORK - Brazilian meat producer JBS will buy the U.S. pork division of agribusiness giant Cargill for $1.45 billion, the companies said Wednesday.
- Pence surveys flood damage at 2 northern Indiana farms Updated: Jul-01-15 5:02 pm
RENSSELAER, Indiana - Gov. Mike Pence has surveyed damaged crops in northern Indiana.
- Tyson Foods adding jobs in western Kentucky Updated: Jul-01-15 12:08 pm
HENDERSON, Kentucky - Kentucky officials say Tyson Chicken Inc. plans to add 91 jobs with a project to increase capacity at its Henderson County plant.
- General Mills' profit hit by Green Giant charge Updated: Jul-01-15 11:55 am
NEW YORK - General Mills said its profit fell by more than half after it took a charge to write down the value of its Green Giant frozen and canned vegetables business, to which it plans to devote less resources.
- Wheat acres up, corn and soybeans down in South Dakota Updated: Jul-01-15 10:53 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota farmers this year have planted more wheat but less corn and soybeans.
- Peach season starts early for farmers in western Colorado Updated: Jul-01-15 10:51 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Warm days and cool nights have Grand Junction-area peach growers harvesting fruit a full 10 days early.
- North Dakota's spring wheat crop about same size as in 2014 Updated: Jul-01-15 10:38 am
FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota farmers this year have planted about the same amount of spring wheat as last year, but a lot more durum wheat.
- Thailand arrests 2 alleged brokers who sent slaves to boats Updated: Jul-01-15 6:01 am
BANGKOK - Two Thai men described as key figures in a human trafficking ring that provides slave crews for fishing boats were arrested, officials said Wednesday, as new regulations aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing took effect.
- DNR to do full environmental study on proposed hog megafarm Updated: Jun-30-15 5:49 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Department of Natural Resources says it will require a full environmental impact study of a proposed hog "megafarm" in northern Wisconsin.
- Ex-Iowa egg farm manager gets probation after assisting feds Updated: Jun-30-15 5:41 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A former Iowa egg farm manager will avoid jail time after cooperating with investigators in a criminal prosecution stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak.
- Kansas growers plant more sorghum, fewer soybean acres Updated: Jun-30-15 4:29 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A government report shows Kansas farmers have planted a lot more sorghum this year, and put soybeans on fewer acres compared to a year ago. The number of corn acres in the state is unchanged.
- USDA: Illinois farmers plant more soybeans, less corn Updated: Jun-30-15 4:25 pm
ST. LOUIS - Illinois farmers have planted more soybeans and less corn this year, a new federal report showed Tuesday, yet they've been menaced by the wettest June on record.
- US opening market to Argentina, Brazil beef imports Updated: Jun-30-15 3:50 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban.
- USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain Updated: Jun-30-15 3:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, but it's not clear whether they'll all sprout because persistent rain in some Midwestern states has flooded fields and slowed plant development.
- Pig found in basement days after similar animal rescue Updated: Jun-30-15 6:28 am
HIGHLAND PARK, Michigan - Officials say a pig has been found in a feces-filled basement in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park just days after a similar rescue of a pig from a Detroit home.