Agriculture

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

Sep 23, 2018

US farmers will soon begin getting government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to help those experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China, but even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough.

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

Sep 21, 2018

NN Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Sep 20, 2018

Duke Energy has activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina

Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

Sep 20, 2018

A Colorado company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened 17

Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Sep 20, 2018

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters

The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

Sep 19, 2018

North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

Sep 19, 2018

Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president's trade policies

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

Sep 19, 2018

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market

Thai police show off seizures of meth, heroin, marijuana

Sep 18, 2018

Thai police have announced three large seizures of illegal drugs, including 10 million methamphetamine pills and 37 kilograms (81 pounds) of heroin hidden under sacks of chicken manure

USDA looking into why camel bucked at circus, hurting 7

Sep 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking into the case of a startled camel that began bucking while a woman and two small children were riding it at a circus in Pittsburgh

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