Endangered Species Act Reform Passed
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:15AM CDT
A House bill would make reforms to the Endangered Species Act for the first time since 1988.
Prepping for a Pest
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:57AM CDT
USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious global agricultural pest that invaded Brazil last year.
Groups Want Terminal Reopened
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:46PM CDT
A labor dispute in Washington State has led to the shutdown of a grain terminal because the company can no longer get state or federal grain inspectors to cross a picket line without law-enforcement escorts. More than 20 ag groups have written USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack expressing concerns about the precedent being set over the disruption of inspection and weighing services.
Check and Certify
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:12PM CDT
Mark Fincham's family has been farming near Pratt, in south-central Kansas, for almost 130 years. As part of his effort to help the business last at least another century in ever-more regulated times, he hired a firm that conducts annual inspections to assess the farm's safety, security and environmental sustainability.