Agriculture

Arkansas lawmakers approve ban on disputed herbicide

Jan 19, 2018

Arkansas lawmakers have approved banning an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn't applied and caused damage, but the prohibition still faces a legal challenge from a maker of the weed killer

US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter

Jan 19, 2018

The government wants to change how most hogs slaughtered for meat in the U.S. are processed

The Latest: Haitians angry over denial of guest worker visas

Jan 19, 2018

Immigrant rights group are upset over a decision by the Trump administration to bar people from Haiti from applying for U.S. guest worker visas.

The Latest: JFK airlines told to get bags to owners faster

Jan 18, 2018

The agency that runs New York's Kennedy Airport is asking airlines, terminal operators and baggage delivery companies to beef up their efforts to reunite travelers with lost baggage after a storm disrupts airport operations

Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

Jan 18, 2018

Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell crops to cooperatives instead of other companies

Arkansas legislative panel backs proposal to ban herbicide

Jan 16, 2018

Arkansas lawmakers have recommended the state move forward with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, endorsing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the weed killer

Cod catch at all-time low, but rebound could be near

Jan 14, 2018

Federal statistics say America's catch of cod is at an all-time low, but the fishery might finally experience a rebound in the coming fishing year

Maine shed blown to Canada by blizzard being saved, returned

Jan 12, 2018

A historic Maine fishing industry shed that was dislodged from its pilings and set adrift by a blizzard and wound up in Canada is being saved

Justices seem to favor Florida in water fight with Georgia

Jan 8, 2018

The Supreme Court appears to be looking for a way to side with Florida in its complaint that Georgia uses too much water and leaves too little for its southern neighbor

Half-ton butter sculpture unveiled at Pennsylvania Farm Show

Jan 4, 2018

Half-ton of butter transformed into sculpture celebrating Pennsylvania's dairy industry, heralding start of state's 102nd Farm Show

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