The designation typically takes lands already owned by the government and walls them off from new mining, roads and power lines.
In the past few years, efforts by a growing fringe of state lawmakers to take over national public lands have surfaced in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
The legislation went to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature, which the pre
Seeds and nuts will top the list of "what's in" when it comes to healthy eating in 2015. Kale, cocon
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has extended a deadline for farmers to adjust the base acres and yield history of their farms for new programs under the 2014 Farm Bill.
U.S. Wheat Associates says a study shows that the governments of India, China, Turkey, Brazil and Thailand have increased trade-distorting subsidies for wheat, corn and rice production beyond their World Trade Organization agreements.
The bills are in response to concern the U.S. Forest Service is considering whether to curtail domestic sheep in Wyoming and other western states to reduce the threat to wild bighorns.
Even if the company found an alternative crop, the technology to convert plant materials into energy on a commercial scale still hasn’t been developed, the plantation's manager says.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has lifted quarantines established after bird flu was found in two places in Okanogan County.
The beetle previously had been found only on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Immigration policy reforms cannot overcome broader economic forces that are reducing farm labor supplies, an expert says.
The Partnership for a Healthier America is using star power in its marketing campaign to promote fruits and vegetables.
The suit alleges the food contains an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze and a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proposes that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store.