5 hospitalized after cleaning product spill at Tyson plant
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) Several employees have been sent to a hospital after a cleaning agent was spilled at a Tyson Foods poultry plant in northwest Arkansas.
Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Louisiana's governor says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood, so he's asking the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state.
US stocks edge higher after 2 weeks of gains
NEW YORK (AP) U.S. stocks edged higher in late-afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday following two weeks of gains.
Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon
SALEM, Ore. (AP) Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.
Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring's torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham's land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops.
US maple syrup production up despite shorter season
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) U.S.
Like quicksand': Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield's knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm.
Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess
AURORA, Ore. (AP) A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.
What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues
NEW YORK (AP) Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us.
USDA plan to move offices sparks concerns about research
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The U.S.
Cargill to spend $30M for ideas to end Brazil deforestation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Cargill Inc. said Thursday the Minnesota-based agribusiness giant will spend $30 million to fund new ideas for ending deforestation in Brazil, and called on its peers, governments and organizations to work together to come up with real solutions.
Yogurt company offers to pay school district's lunch debt
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) Yogurt company Chobani has offered to pay off $85,000 in student lunch debt at an Idaho school district.
Tyson Farms spill spreads E. coli, kills fish in Alabama
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) Alabama environmental officials say another waste water spill from a Tyson Farms plant has contaminated rivers with E. coli and killed an untold number of fish.
Snake stows away in bag for trip to Hawaii from Florida
HONOLULU (AP) A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said.
Not to be outdone, Tyson enters plant-based meat market
The fast-growing market for meat alternatives has a surprising new player: Tyson Foods.
More research monkeys retire when studies finish
WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined to inside of a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health.
The Latest: 1 arrested on abuse charges at Indiana farm
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) The Latest on alleged animal abuse at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular agritourism destination (all times local):
New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) An animal rights group that infiltrated a popular Indiana dairy farm and captured disturbing undercover video that has led to animal cruelty charges against three former farm workers released new footage Wednesday showing workers punching and striking adult cows with poles while loading them into a farm milking carousel.
USDA: Weather delay cuts corn crop to smallest in 4 years
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has lowered its estimate of this year's corn crop to the lowest in four years, saying wet weather has delayed planting and reduced acres planted and the expected per-acre yield.
Names released of 3 charged with animal cruelty at dairy
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) Authorities released the names Tuesday of three former employees of a large northwestern Indiana dairy farm who were charged with animal cruelty following the release of undercover video showing workers kicking and throwing calves.