Recent Stories by Associated Press
May 15, 2019 by Associated Press
A bill that would prevent local officials in Missouri from regulating industrial farms more strictly than the state does is heading to the desk of GOP Gov. Mike Parson.
Apr 30, 2019 by Associated Press
Missouri senators are advancing legislation to block local officials from regulating industrial farms more strictly than the state does.
Farm owners warned New York state lawmakers that legislation that would give workers the right to organize to demand better wages and conditions could devastate New York's agricultural economy.
Wisconsin Republican legislators want to join two lawsuits before the state Supreme Court that will determine the extent of environmental regulators’ powers.
Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates.
The Democrat-led New York state Senate is holding the first of three hearings dedicated to proposals to expand the labor rights of farmworkers.
Apr 23, 2019 by Associated Press
Measures advancing in the Missouri Legislature would limit the scope of rules that local governments can slap on large animal feeding operations.
Mar 28, 2019 by Associated Press
EPA says it has surveyed Superfund sites in flooded areas of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.
Mar 26, 2019 by Associated Press
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed legislation that requires “fake meat” products to be correctly labeled, hoping to reduce the impact of lab-cultured products on the local meat market.
Mar 21, 2019 by Associated Press
A bill that would tie farmland property taxes to the value of commodity prices is headed to the full Nebraska Legislature for debate.
Mar 20, 2019 by Associated Press
The flooding is expected to continue throughout the week in several states as high water flows down the Missouri River.
Mar 12, 2019 by Associated Press
Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That's according to the company making the oil, which says it's the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S.
Mar 10, 2019 by Associated Press
Iowa hog farmer Howard Hill is feeling the pinch from President Donald Trump's get-tough trade policies — his pigs are selling for less than it costs to raise them.