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Stories with subject: Agriculture and the environment
  • Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 1:49 am

    WICHITA, Kansas - Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed - even marine algae - with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice.

  • Judge grants extension for assessment of Arkansas hog farm 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 1:57 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A judge is giving two federal agencies more time to assess the environmental impact of a northern Arkansas hog farm in the Buffalo National River watershed.

  • Environmental group targets Indiana's right-to-farm laws 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:56 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - An environmental group is challenging the constitutionality of Indiana's right-to-farm laws on behalf of two rural families who say the stench wafting from a large hog farm west of Indianapolis is making their homes unlivable.

  • JetBlue plants a seed with farm-to-tray-table concept 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 12:13 pm

    NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own "farm" at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

  • JetBlue plants a seed with farm-to-tray-table concept 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:28 am

    NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own "farm" at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

  • Cattle-killing bear shot by wildlife officials 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:47 pm

    COLUMBUS, Montana - Wildlife officials have shot a grizzly bear that killed 12 cows in Stillwater County.

  • Farmer opens barn to show woolly mammoth bones 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 6:40 pm

    LIMA TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A barn in southeastern Michigan suddenly has become a natural history museum since bones from a woolly mammoth were discovered by a farmer while he was digging in a soybean field.

  • Park considers using beetles to fight destructive insect 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 10:49 am

    STRASBURG, Virginia - Predatory beetles could become a new tool in Shenandoah National Park's effort to combat a destructive insect.

  • South Dakota ag, wildlife agencies launch habitat initiative 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:18 pm

    SALEM, South Dakota - State officials have launched a campaign to help South Dakota farmers and ranchers develop and maintain wildlife habitat on their land.

  • McCrory visits Raleigh rally defending hog farming industry 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:43 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's hog industry has been getting organized this year to combat what it considers misleading information about its farming operations and to oppose litigation challenging its environmental practices, and it took that fight to the state Capitol on Thursday.

  • Correction: Loose Emu story story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 6:25 pm

    BOW, New Hampshire - In a story Sept. 28 about the return of an emu that had been on the loose in New Hampshire, The Associated Press reported erroneously the job of a man who took the bird back to Vermont. Kermit Blackwood is the curator at Taft Hill Farm, not the owner of the emu.

  • Livestock owner near Ferndale fined for manure pollution 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 6:19 pm

    FERNDALE, Washington - The state Department of Ecology has fined a livestock owner $12,000 for polluting waterways with manure north of Bellingham.

  • Va. farmland preservation funding totals nearly $2 million 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 2:46 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - With a deadline looming, nearly $2 million in state matching funds is available to Virginia localities for farmland preservation.

  • 2 grizzlies relocated after killing livestock near Pinedale 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 11:26 pm

    CODY, Wyoming - Wildlife officials have trapped and relocated two grizzly bears that were killing livestock north of Pinedale.

  • EPA rules will strengthen pesticide safety on farms 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 2:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides.

  • Swine squabble: Duke Energy criticized for Midwest hog waste 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 6:26 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Members of North Carolina's hog industry have criticized Duke Energy for planning to use out-of-state swine waste at two of its power plants.

  • Petersen would be happy with farm deal 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 6:16 am

    BREMERTON, Washington - Gerald Petersen expected top dollar for his 167-acre spread in Clear Creek valley, but also wanted to keep it a working farm. The conflicting objectives left the property in limbo for six years after the 94-year-old died in 2009.

  • Irrigation, aquaculture among top users of Idaho water 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 11:35 am

    BOISE, Idaho - An Associated Press review shows the highest consumers of Idaho's drinking water aren't the people taking long showers, using their dishwasher or even those turning on their hoses for a green lawn. Instead, on a daily average, the state's precious resource is being used the most for irrigation and aquaculture.

  • Advocates: Oyster farming may hurt threatened shorebirds story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 10:58 am

    Environmentalists and coastal researchers say New Jersey's efforts to establish commercial oyster farms in shallow coastal waters may be jeopardizing a threatened shorebird.

  • Nation's water challenges are many, but so are the solutions 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 12:43 pm

    Many of the nation's water-supply systems need expensive improvements. And in the West and elsewhere, utilities are focused on finding enough water to meet demand. Although the problems are complex, experts generally agree on some basic solutions.

  • Authorities: More than 300 animals removed from farm 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 6:23 am

    BURLINGTON, Michigan - Authorities say more than 300 animals found living in unsanitary conditions with no food and little water were seized from a southern Michigan farm.

  • Fox removal effort closer to completion on Alaska islands 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 9:19 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A decades-old campaign to wipe dozens of Alaska islands clean of invasive arctic foxes is a step closer to wrapping up with an eradication effort this summer on a large, uninhabited island that's also home to hundreds of feral non-native cattle.

  • Reports: Minnesota's wetlands aren't healthy everywhere 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 1:56 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's wetlands are healthy overall but are suffering in agricultural and populated areas, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said in a pair of reports released Thursday just ahead of the waterfowl season.

  • Delaware officials eye farmland preservation regulations 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 3:15 am

    DOVER, Delaware - State officials are accepting public comment on proposed changes to rules governing Delaware's farmland preservation program.

  • Michigan lost 4.3 million wetland acres in past 200 years 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 4:10 am

    LANSING, Michigan - When 19th century surveyor Lucius Lyon first clapped eyes on Michigan, he excitedly wrote his friends back east to tell of a pristine wilderness that had been "undervalued" by a poor 1815 report.