| Aug 10, 2014
The Sunshine State may be best known for sand, sun and theme parks, but it's also home to world-renown botanical gardens. The unusual tropical flora and fauna, and the historic buildings and museums, tell the story of our past.
Here are five Florida...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON The heated tempers of the nation's border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Grass-fed beef and bison, pastured pork and poultry, and lamb and goat are enjoying a heyday right now. But if you don't cook them properly, you may be disappointed. We would never want that, so we're here to offer some tips to make your experience with...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 7:03 PM
There's nothing yummier than a carton of veggie juice to wash down your whole grain Rice Krispies Treat, right?
Students are about to find out as tighter federal regulations kick in on snack foods in school cafeterias. Sweetened teas and greasy chips...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Shea Belahi worked in information technology until last year, when she escaped her crowded, windowless office to follow her childhood dream of being a farmer. Now she runs a 1-acre farm in Champaign, but her dream has brought troubles as well as joys....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Using live pigs to train future doctors in surgery is unethical and unnecessary, members of a health and animal rights group said Thursday during a protest of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing lifting a ban on imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit.
The announcement Thursday comes one week after China said it had reopened its doors to American citrus exports.
Under the proposed rule, China...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:33 PM
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Three workers at a Louisiana grocery store pleaded guilty this week to participating in a $7 million scheme to exchange food assistance benefits for cigarettes and cash, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.
The fraud scheme,...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same.
Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds).
Its Labor Day run.
And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:40 PM
When New York resident Jillian Civitano saw a picture of Tink on a Texas dog dealer’s website, she fell in love and purchased the 2-pound Maltese puppy.
She was told the dog was born in South Korea and brought to Texas. But soon after Civitano...