Agriculture And The Environment
SCRAPER, Okla. - Ellen Thompson remembers the first time she came to the Illinois River in 2006 to kayak: She saw cattle - and their droppings - alongside the river and heard tales that the waters were infested with poultry manure.
FRESNO, Calif. - The federal government is considering giving Central California farmers some massive water infrastructure to settle a lawsuit over drainage problems that killed birds and left farmland too salty for crops, according to a draft proposal obtained by The Associated Press.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Premium Standard Farms has been given a two-year extension to install technology at its hog confinements to reduce odors after it failed to meet a July 31 deadline established by a Jackson County court six years ago.
WASHINGTON - Federal agents have descended for a second time on Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms, the two Iowa farms at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive egg recall.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The bear that recently killed a caretaker in a Cleveland suburb was the latest example of animal violence in a state that has some of the nation's weakest restrictions on exotic pets and among the highest number of injuries and deaths caused by them.
- FDA commissioner says agency needs more authority
- FDA looking for source of tainted eggs
- Workers examine alleged pot mess at Wis. forest
- Yellowstone proposes shooting bison with vaccine
- Groups, EPA settle farm pollution lawsuit
- Blackfeet woman sees end to 14-year govt fight
- Nuns face guns, impunity in trying to save Amazon
- Judge allows genetically engineered beet harvest
- AP IMPACT: Drug gangs taking over US public lands
- Suit seeks to bar genetically modified sugar beets