- Governor's Agricultural Summit coming to Brookings next week Updated: May-24-16 8:59 pm
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - The state Department of Agriculture has scheduled the 2016 South Dakota Governor's Agricultural Summit for next week in Brookings.
- Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states Updated: May-24-16 6:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states as the battle against the tree-killing borer is now biological.
- EPA fines 1 Nevada nursery over pesticides, warns another Updated: May-24-16 2:33 pm
RENO, Nevada - Federal regulators have fined one northern Nevada nursery and issued a warning to another for violating pesticide worker safety laws.
- Saint-Gaudens event commemorates national park anniversary Updated: May-23-16 5:08 pm
CORNISH, New Hampshire - Several people have gathered at a New Hampshire farm for a Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
- Businesses, farms getting $6.8M in financing Updated: May-23-16 9:35 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Economic Development Authority has approved financing of about $6.8 million to help businesses and farms with their startup and expansion plans.
- Maine's forest products industry gets USDA grant to expand Updated: May-23-16 12:27 am
BANGOR, Maine - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving the Maine Forest Service more than $380,000 to assist the state's wood products industry.
- Illinois farmers see changes in property tax assessments Updated: May-22-16 5:01 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Illinois farmers are paying attention to assessed land value as they pay their 2016 property taxes because of a remedy to a disparity that hinged on soil quality.
- Trees more than a crop for Sweet Home logger, tree farmer Updated: May-22-16 3:02 am
SWEET HOME, Oregon - Robin Miller has spent virtually all of his adult life working around trees.
- Preserving farmland a struggle amid encroaching development Updated: May-21-16 11:59 am
SPANISH FORK, Utah - Longtime ranchers and farmers in Utah County are trying to hold on to fertile and productive lands amid encroaching development of housing and commerce in the region.
- State program permanently preserving farms in Delaware Updated: May-20-16 3:04 am
DOVER, Delaware - More than 120,000 acres of Delaware farmland have been permanently preserved through a state program.
- Pro-nuclear GOP senator urges Tennessee to reject wind farm Updated: May-19-16 5:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is urging his fellow Tennesseans to oppose what he calls an "unsightly" wind farm near the Cumberland Mountain State Park.
- Oregon's 'right to farm' law questioned in pesticide dispute Updated: May-19-16 11:16 am
SALEM, Oregon - Questions about the constitutionality of Oregon's "right to farm" law, which shields growers from some lawsuits, have been resurrected in a pesticide dispute in Curry County.
- Wildlife group: Wisconsin environmental fines down sharply Updated: May-18-16 5:34 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin collected dramatically less in penalties for environmental violations last year, according to data a conservation advocacy group released Wednesday.
- Wildfire-fighters warn 2016 could be bad in California Updated: May-17-16 2:23 pm
California could face a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in 2016 despite a relatively wet winter, federal officials warned Tuesday.
- Biologist: Rabbits and skunks can pass bird flu to ducks Updated: May-17-16 1:37 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed it enough to infect ducks - offering scientists one more clue about how bird flu may move in the environment and spread between farms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
- Disease's spread blamed on elk, not bison or feed grounds Updated: May-17-16 5:01 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Researchers say Montana elk are to blame for an animal disease spreading into new areas around Yellowstone National Park.
- Zebra reported missing from New York farm is found dead Updated: May-16-16 3:40 pm
CATSKILL, New York - A zebra that was reported missing from a New York farm has been found dead.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: May-16-16 10:01 am
Omaha World-Herald. May 13, 2016
- Tiger encounters ending at zoo on Alabama Gulf coast Updated: May-15-16 11:30 am
GULF SHORES, Alabama - The practice of handling tiger cubs during interactions at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores is ending.
- Organic, conventional farmers deal with pesticide conflict Updated: May-14-16 11:06 am
GREELEY, Colorado - The jagged hole in the roof of the chicken coop at Ginger's Farm shows the sky, but there are no birds to see it. The coop has been empty for months, nearly as long as the beehive surrounded by tiny winged corpses. The plot that used to grow everything from raspberries to onions to cabbage is now just mud and weeds.
- Ohio moves to protect corn mazes, farm markets from lawsuits Updated: May-14-16 9:26 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Farmers who run pumpkin patches, corn mazes and petting zoos say they can't always stop an aggressive goat from chomping down on a visitor's hand or prevent someone from stumbling in a field.
- Weeds, pests in spotlight at invasive species festival Updated: May-14-16 8:43 am
FRYEBURG, Maine - Scientists and state agriculture officials want Mainers to come learn about weeds and pests at a fair where the theme is all about invasive species.
- Gov. Walker calls for changes in deer wasting disease plan Updated: May-13-16 10:13 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced a series of changes in Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease plan Friday, calling for more studies and guidelines for the deer farm industry but rejecting suggestions to resume thinning the state's herds.
- Water Works federal lawsuit trial delayed to June 2017 Updated: May-13-16 9:38 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works in federal court against several upstream agriculture drainage districts has been delayed by nearly a year.
- Maine says rule changes will help grow Aroostook businesses Updated: May-13-16 12:45 am
CARIBOU, Maine - Maine agriculture officials say a rule change will make it easier for rural businesses to develop in Aroostook County.