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  • TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013, 11:45 A.M.

    Industry takes aim at AP ethanol investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press investigation, which found that ethanol hasn’t lived up to some of the government’s clean-energy promises, is drawing a fierce response from the ethanol …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 12:55 P.M.

    Massive Napa do-over prompts grape plant shortage

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier wine growing regions, has an uncommon problem these days: not enough new grapevine root stock is available to supply …

  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 10:48 A.M.

    Conservationists team up with ranchers, loggers

    FRIANT, Calif. (AP) — Two cowboys on horses pushed cattle across an expanse of golden hills overgrown with tall grasses and oak trees, up an unpaved road toward another pasture. …

  • SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012, 5:23 A.M.

    USDA chief: Rural America becoming less relevant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s “becoming less and less relevant,” he says. A month after an election that Democrats won …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 6:01 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Feds funnel millions into Gulf Coast

    HOUSTON (AP) — Days before a newly formed council focuses on long-term Gulf of Mexico cleanup, a report released to The Associated Press shows that one federal agency has committed …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012, 10:43 A.M.

    Program trains farmworkers to be organic farmers

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Bending over beds of shriveled strawberry plants, former farmworker Domitila Martinez pulls pieces of black plastic row covers in preparation for next season’s planting. Except this …

  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 8:25 A.M.

    High Court to decide how logging roads regulated

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to switch gears on more than 30 years of regulating the muddy water running off logging roads into …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 1:15 A.M.

    Calif oyster farm closure ends long battle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Lunny’s struggle to keep his family’s oyster farm running in Point Reyes National Seashore appears to be over, closing out an era of oysterman plying …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 1:39 P.M.

    EPA turns down states’ request for ethanol waiver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol. A renewable fuels law requires that 13.2 billion gallons …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 4:10 P.M.

    Federal government ending Wyoming wolf protections

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government will end its protections for wolves in Wyoming, where the species was introduced two decades ago to revive it from near extinction in …



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