- Judge rules in son's favor in Christmas tree farm feud Updated: May-03-16 12:41 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The owner of a popular Christmas tree farm can continue leasing the land from his parents despite their insistence that he stop, a judge ruled.
- Missouri black bear treks 200 miles, surfaces by St. Louis Updated: May-03-16 10:14 am
WARRENTON, Missouri - A black bear briefly trapped by Missouri wildlife experts has trekked about 200 miles across the state over the past two years, managing to cross the Missouri River along the way.
- State agencies launch multi-year hemlock restoration effort Updated: May-03-16 5:02 am
HALETHORPE, Maryland - Two state agencies are launching a multi-year effort to restore hemlock trees after massive losses caused by an invasive insect.
- Daugaard names May 'Noxious Weed Control Awareness Month' Updated: May-02-16 9:14 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says May is "Noxious Weed Control Awareness Month" in South Dakota.
- US agency's Nevada boss urges roundup of 4,000 mustangs Updated: May-02-16 4:13 pm
RENO, Nevada - Concerned about continued deterioration of drought-stricken rangeland in Nevada, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's state director wants to round up 4,000 wild horses in Elko County - more mustangs than were gathered across 10 Western states combined last year.
- INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny Updated: May-02-16 3:14 pm
NEW YORK - Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.
- Study says Massachusetts farmers lack succession plan Updated: May-02-16 9:35 am
LEOMINSTER, Massachusetts - Bill Broderick's family has owned Sunny Crest Orchards in Sterling for almost 150 years.
- Vermont farmers can apply for US water monitoring grants Updated: May-01-16 10:02 am
COLCHESTER, Vermont - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Vermont farmers are eligible to apply for grants to help pay for monitoring stations at the edges of fields that can gauge water quality as it leaves the field.
- Volunteer fire assistance program grants to open soon Updated: Apr-29-16 7:15 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture says it will soon be looking for grant applications for the Volunteer Fire Assistance program.
- 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.
- Mendocino County suspends predator trapping program Updated: Apr-28-16 8:54 am
UKIAH, California - Mendocino County has suspended its longstanding program that traps and kills wild animals and dogs that kill livestock to settle a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups.
- Federal officials end plans for Alaska island feral cattle Updated: Apr-27-16 9:55 am
KODIAK, Alaska - Federal wildlife managers say efforts to remove a herd of more than 2,000 feral cattle on Chirikof Island that have long gone without caretakers have stopped due to funding issues.
- Philanthropic leader talks global food strategy in Lincoln Updated: Apr-26-16 11:59 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska's Water for Food Institute is working to form partnerships to help feed a global population that's expected to reach 10 billion by 2050.
- Berkeley Springs High School wins environmental honor Updated: Apr-26-16 1:06 am
BERKELEY SPRINGS, West Virginia - Berkeley Springs High School has been singled out for its environmentally friendly practices.
- 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.
- Billy Busch offers $1 more than siblings for Grant's Farm Updated: Apr-25-16 10:47 am
ST. LOUIS - Kraftig Brewing Co. founder William K. "Billy" Busch is now offering $1 more than his siblings in his effort to buy Grant's Farm in south St. Louis County.
- Farm shares offer local produce without the labor Updated: Apr-25-16 9:26 am
SUDBURY, Massachusetts - With its rocky soil, freezing cold winters and expensive acreage, New England isn't exactly a farmer's paradise.
- Huntington 'slow-food' cafe features locally sourced menu Updated: Apr-24-16 11:24 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - It was one of those moments that spoke volumes.
- Doctor makes time for farming, teaching with a kiln Updated: Apr-24-16 11:15 am
BARDSTOWN, Kentucky - For Jonas Hurley, being an emergency room doctor in Taylor County is only the beginning. He's the father of two boys, ages 9 and 10. The family of four, including his wife Julie, moved to their 17-acre Washington County farm about five and a half years ago from Bardstown.
- City of Oxford provides space for farmers to sell produce Updated: Apr-24-16 10:01 am
OXFORD, Georgia - Some small farm farmers are offering two different ways for Newton County residents to support local agriculture: either by purchasing shares in a farm's seasonal offerings or by subscribing to receive an email which lists the week's offerings and prices.
- Farms can get fed help for meeting environmental standards Updated: Apr-23-16 5:11 pm
EAST LANSING, Michigan - Federal funding is available to help Michigan farm operations get certification for meeting environmental protection standards.
- 3 northwest Ohio farms to showcase conservation practices Updated: Apr-23-16 11:20 am
FINDLAY, Ohio - Three farms in northwestern Ohio are being turned into demonstration sites to show farmers how to reduce fertilizer runoff that feeds the harmful algae in Lake Erie.
- Feds seek comments on plan to fight potato pest in Idaho Updated: Apr-21-16 5:34 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials are taking public comments on possible methods to deal with a microscopic pest that has infested potato fields in southeastern Idaho.
- New Mexico lawmakers challenge feds over rare mouse Updated: Apr-21-16 5:34 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Nearly half of New Mexico's Legislature is stepping into the fray between ranchers and the federal government over the fencing of watering holes on national forest land to protect an endangered mouse found in three Western states.
- Potential high-risk area designated for bovine tuberculosis Updated: Apr-20-16 10:55 am
ROGERS CITY, Michigan - Officials say a potential high-risk area for bovine tuberculosis has been designated in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.