ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer schools choice in ground beef buys amid growing concern over an ammonia-treated filler critics call "pink slime." Under the change to be announced Thursday, schools will be able to choose between beef patties made with the filler or bulk... more »
TIVOLI, Texas (AP) - It took BP PLC's well blowing out in the Gulf of Mexico for the nation to turn its attention to the slow, methodical ruin of the ecosystem that had been happening for years. Last month, more than a year and a half after the oil spill... more »
Food pantries across the country are having trouble with resources, but one Colorado Springs non-profit says they have extra food to give away.
Silver Key Senior Services has been giving out about 450 boxes of food a month locally to seniors; each box feeds one person for a month.... more »
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Cases of a deadly strain of a horse virus have more than doubled in the past week and suspected cases have forced the quarantine of 15 more facilities.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Friday there are 75 confirmed cases in 9 states and... more »
Colorado State University researchers have received $1.15 million in federal funds to study how much nitrogen and ammonia are emitted from cattle feedlots. Feedlots along Colorado's Front Range are believed to be a major source of nitrogen pollution in Rocky Mountain National Park to the west. Biologists say the park's... more »
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 50 of California's 58 counties as natural disaster areas because of crop losses due to ongoing drought.
The declaration will clear the way for emergency loans to farmers who have suffered financial losses this year from the drought.
Farmers will be... more »