Study: 'Legacy' nitrogen also feeds Gulf of Mexico dead zone

Mar 22, 2018

Canadian scientists say the Gulf of Mexico's oxygen-starved "dead zone" will likely be a summer fixture for decades, and would persist even if farmers could immediately end all fertilizer runoff

Film examines Dolores Huerta from jazz to 'Si, Se Puede'

Mar 21, 2018

Dolores Huerta, the social activist who formed the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez and whose "Si, Se Puede" chant inspired Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign slogan, is the subject of a new PBS documentary

Emails show FEMA silent as Puerto Rico sought generator fuel

Mar 21, 2018

Emails and text messages after Hurricane Maria describe frantic efforts by officials at Walmart and the Puerto Rican government to get fuel for generators to prevent food from going bad - and silence from FEMA

Drone company wants to launch at Casselton airport

Mar 21, 2018

An international defense and electronics company wants to launch crop-surveying drone from the Casselton Regional Airport

Emails show FEMA silent amid chaos after Hurricane Maria

Mar 21, 2018

FEMA was unresponsive despite urgent requests from supermarkets in Puerto Rico for fuel to keep food from spoiling after Hurricane Maria, letter says

Ag official who backed Trump expected to get US Senate nod

Mar 20, 2018

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to fill an upcoming vacancy in the U.S. Senate, and Republican sources tell The Associated Press that he will choose the state agriculture commissioner who helped advise Donald Trump's campaign in 2016

On the menu for McDonald's: Cut greenhouse gas emissions

Mar 20, 2018

McDonald's is trying to cut greenhouse gases, and changing the way the beef in Big Macs and Quarter Pounders is produced

If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in store

Mar 17, 2018

Scallops are already one of the most readily available higher-priced seafoods to consumers, and prices could fall this year

Forecasters warn of fires, crop damage across US high plains

Mar 16, 2018

Rainfall received across the United States' southern high plains since October has been ridiculously low, and forecasters warned Friday that the intensifying drought has resulted in critical fire danger and crop damage

USDA rejects Mercy for Animals humane bird slaughter request

Mar 16, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rejected a petition from an animal rights group that sought more humane treatment for turkeys and chickens sent to slaughter

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