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Since the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the temporary hold blocking domestic horse slaughter, a northwest Missouri company is rushing to begin its slaughter of horses.
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5 hrs ago | News Observer
Farmer David Liskey holds his 20-month-old daughter, Peyson, while shelling the last field of his corn Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 2013 in Rockingham County, Va.
9 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com
If turkey, chicken or another bird is on your menu this holiday season, follow this tip from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: don't rinse it before cooking.
Six Bethany College students and three faculty members have received funding through the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, according to Bethany Professor of Biology John T Burns.
U.S. and global rice producers broke a number of records during the 2013-14 marketing year, and there could be more of the same for next year, according to Nathan Childs, senior rice market analyst, USDA's Economic Research Service, speaking at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in St. Louis, Mo.
Animal deaths have shaken the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Are the incidents a sign of unusual problems, or just unusually well publicized? A red panda named Rusty went missing from the National Zoo this summer.
The invasive brown marmorated stink bug has become an expensive nuisance for U.S. farmers.
There's a new incentive to stay after school in more than a dozen Lakewood schools: an after-school meal.
The U.S. Agriculture Department announced the expanded recall Monday. There have no reports of illness from the recalled products.
Earlier this year there was the "fiscal cliff." Now we have the "dairy cliff": A gallon of milk could eventually reach nearly $8 next year if lawmakers fail to pass a new farm bill.
The University of Florida will further research to develop drought resistant peanuts - a big need for industry in light of extreme weather conditions, its lead crop physiologist says.
For Randy Williams, who maintains a small, organically oriented farm, finding a profitable marketplace for what he grows has been a challenge.
Last year, when some Delaware farmers suffered crop losses from droughts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared the state's farmers eligible to apply for low-interest loans as part of a disaster relief program.
Growers are worried about citrus greening, a condition where an insect causes bacteria to grow on the leaf and fruit, eventually killing the tree.
Dec. 14 -- ST. THOMAS -- The V.I. Water and Power Authority has received a $13 million low-interest loan from the federal government to revamp its metering system, making it more efficient and more convenient and saving the utility millions of dollars over the next 15 years.
You've found the house. You think you can afford it. You just need a loan. No loan means no house, so you're understandably nervous.