Latest Agriculture News

North Dakota landowners at odds in carbon pipeline plans

Jan. 27, 2023 17:07 PM EST

North Dakota landowners testified for and against a carbon capture company’s use of eminent domain Friday, as Summit Carbon Solutions moves forward in constructing a massive underground system of carbon dioxide pipelines spanning 2,000 miles across several states and under hundreds of people’s...

Feds try to improve fishing data with new monitoring rules

Jan. 20, 2023 10:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Changes to U.S. rules about the monitoring of Northeast commercial fishing activities are going into effect this month with a goal of providing more accurate information about some of the nation's oldest fisheries. The U.S. mandates observers to work onboard...

Inspections of Ukrainian grain ships halved since October

Jan. 20, 2023 10:05 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Inspections of ships carrying Ukrainian grain and other food exports have slowed to half their peak rate under a U.N.-brokered wartime agreement, creating backlogs in vessels meant to carry supplies to developing nations where people are going hungry, United Nations and...

Gov.-elect Moore announces more Cabinet appointments

Jan. 17, 2023 13:59 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Gov.-elect Wes Moore announced additional Cabinet appointments on Tuesday, a day before he's scheduled to be sworn in as governor. Salisbury Mayor Jake Day will be the housing and community development secretary, the incoming administration...

Black gold is goal for Virginia biochar startup

Jan. 07, 2023 09:06 AM EST

FLOYD, Va. (AP) — Bio is business in this bucolic community, where a high-tech biochar facility readies for production. The wood-based biochar that Jack Wall and Jeff Wade are readying to cook is turned into such pure carbon, you could eat the stuff, Wall said. But there are better...

As speaker bid falters, mixed views of McCarthy in hometown

Jan. 06, 2023 13:42 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy’s political troubles don’t stop at the Washington Beltway. In his Central California hometown of Bakersfield — where oil derricks blanket hillsides and country music fans flock to Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace...

Warning about aquifer's decline sets up big fight in Kansas

Jan. 06, 2023 12:28 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas water experts are sounding an alarm decades in the making: Farmers and ranchers in the state's western half must stop pumping more water out of a vast aquifer than nature puts back each year or risk the economic collapse of a region important to the U.S. food supply. ...

Burgum touts North Dakota's energy sector in State of State

Jan. 03, 2023 18:08 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum highlighted the successes of the state’s energy sector during his annual State of the State address on Tuesday, while also calling on lawmakers to provide tax relief and address workforce shortages that he says continue to be a top barrier to...

W.Va. veterans to compete for cash to build agribusinesses

Dec. 28, 2022 04:14 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Veterans who pitch an idea to build or expand an agribusiness in West Virginia could be eligible to win up to a $10,000 grant from the state Department of Agriculture, officials said in a press release. The department is hosting a “Shark Tank”-style...

Florida crops appear to escape damage from unusual cold

Dec. 27, 2022 15:34 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's citrus, fruit and vegetable crops appear to have escaped any widespread damage from some of the coldest weather in years, officials with state growers associations said Tuesday. A cloud cover helped protect citrus trees in areas where the thermometer...