| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The machine harvester cut across Ronnie Leimgruber's alfalfa field, blades whirring, leaving behind a thick trail of leafy legume ready to be dried and baled.
"You've got to drive like hell, drive fast and get as much as you can," said Leimgruber, a...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Steve Cibor loaded his Ford Explorer with a few samples of Tibetan rugs and drove for days along the East Coast in 1994, trying to persuade retailers to sell the expensive hand-woven pieces.
"Nobody bought it — but they gave me ideas," Cibor said....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Earlier this month, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to consider crucial legislation that would grant the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would make it easier for him to negotiate deals with other countries. Maryland's own Sen....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:32 PM
You might have heard that Honda is a net U.S. exporter, sending more U.S.-built cars to international markets than it imports into the U.S. for sale. But don't take the news at face value. Here's why. The automaker, which includes......
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:32 AM
We've known that U.S. automotive exports are increasing, but now the Detroit News reports the country could export more cars than ever before this year. Auto exports could reach 2 million cars and trucks in 2013, up from around 1.8......
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:28 PM
UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday signed a treaty that seeks to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, but ratification in the Senate remains uncertain because of the strong resistance of gun rights advocates....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Confidential surveys of water officials, water users and others involved with the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta offer some telling insight on why the delta is stuck in a perpetual quagmire.
When it comes to fixing the hub of California’s water...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Global Focus: Fracking Australia -- Lock the Gate appears to be a fitting name for Australia’s protest movement against hydraulic fracturing. It took activists years to identify threats to public health from "fracking," a classic case of getting...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:54 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT – The United States' historically high cotton prices of 2011 are history.
But the country's cotton industry is starting to deal with an international trade problem created by the volatile market: cotton contract forfeitures, said...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Deadly industrial accidents in the developing world are tragically common, but the recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that took the lives of more than 500 workers has captured the American public's attention, and no wonder. Knowingly or...