| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.
The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion in...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Hillsborough, N.C., cookbook author April McGreger wants to settle the confusion about yams and sweet potatoes.
First, McGreger says, they are not the same vegetable. Sweet potatoes are grown in the U.S. Yams are a tropical plant, grown in Africa and...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Some suburban officials worry that millions in taxpayer dollars could be lost and are closely following as federal authorities prosecute a case involving alleged fraudulent loans provided to a state investment fund in which dozens of Illinois towns...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:22 AM
This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report.
Temperatures in California for the first 10 months of the year averaged 4.2 degrees above the state's 20th century...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:41 PM
The federal government said Wednesday that a Lehigh County meat processor is recalling nearly 3,000 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
K. Heeps Inc. of Upper Macungie Township packaged its Stryker Farm Beer...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday.
Ingredients for a typical...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:18 PM
This fall, as we gather around the table and stuff ourselves silly, consider that our annual food coma disguised as a national holiday will hit us in the belly AND the wallet.
Take turkey, for example. Plain old frozen turkey, the kind your mom would...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:33 PM
A Lancaster company is recalling more than 1 million pounds of frozen pretzel dogs sold under numerous brands for containing soy lecithin, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredients label.
The recall was announced by the Food and Drug...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:35 PM
A Milwaukee company suing Orlando businessman Nik Patel over alleged loan fraud has expanded its damage claim to $537.5 million.
The company, Pennant Management, also included a new defendant in the lawsuit – Patel's business partner Timothy...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:51 PM
For decades, Florida homeowners have been battling a monster in their gardens: a creeping vine with heart-shaped leaves and dangling potatolike bulbs that suffocates trees, bushes and even entire forests in a matter of months.
But now there's an...