| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Farming advocates are pressing Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to reverse a little-noticed measure approved by Congress last month that rescinded tough new rules on the poultry industry — a move that has strained the already rocky relationship between mom-...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — With a satisfied grin, farmer Bob Combs watches the big truck slowly dump its greasy load, a Niagara Falls of yesterday's kitchen leftovers that sends off a sickening spray as it splashes into a metal bin.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:07 PM
For years, Foster Farms wanted consumers to know its poultry was farm fresh, all natural and, most important, safe to eat.
But the ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to three of its central California processing plants is threatening to tarnish the...
| Oct 31, 2012
Steve Austin will be back for Season 2 of CMT's Redneck Island when the competition series kicks up again starting Nov. 10 at 9pm ET/PT. The 10-episode season is again billed as a “redneck-style competition series,” and this time the...
| Dec 31, 2010
The Animal Rights Institute issued this statement after a judge ruled in favor of Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in a long-running lawsuit alleging elephant abuse:
After nearly a decade of...
| May 27, 2011
| 11:33 AM
A petition to reintroduce the Florida panther to part of its historic range in northern Florida and southern Georgia was rejected Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, even though the agency’s own recovery plan calls for expanding the...
| Apr 22, 2012
HANALEI, Hawaii — It's a warm Tuesday afternoon on Kauai and tourists are lining up — just a few at first, then a dozen or so. Finally more than 100 have gathered, waiting patiently. They're not here to swim with dolphins, snorkel in turquoise...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 10:47 AM
It is not very often that meetings of the Certified Farmers Market Advisory Committee are the stuff of high drama. But such was the case Thursday at a meeting in Sacramento at which the committee voted to recommend a substantial increase in fees paid by...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 12:13 PM
With more than 4 million people visiting Yosemite National Park last year — and that number expected to increase this year — it's no wonder lodging inside the park is snatched up quickly.
"We typically sell out during the summer season,"...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Cattle culture and the beef industry have an enduring legacy in Central Florida, thanks in part to cowmen like Gilbert A. Tucker.
The 93-year-old retired seventh-generation rancher knows that history well.
Tucker's family came to Florida from Georgia in...
| Nov 7, 2010
At Haleakala, it's all downhill
Every day, about an hour after first light hits the green hillsides of upcountry Maui, the spokes begin to sing.
If you stand along the road by Sunrise Market in the hamlet of Kula, you'll first hear the buzz, then with a...