Farm Service Agency offices reopening
The Department of Agriculture will reopen all Farm Service Agency offices for limited services beginning tomorrow, the department said, calling in several thousand employees who have been furloughed during the government shutdown.
E15 fans nervous as shutdown puts pressure on deadline
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's promise to make higher-ethanol fuel available this summer hasn't convinced industry advocates that the agency will deliver.
Walden champions forest-thinning bill
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) introduced legislation in recent days to increase thinning of forests suffering from disease and bug infestations, picking up where Republicans left off last year in pressing more intensive forest management.
Ocelot preservation has bipartisan support
A dwindling population of wildcats may receive help from Congress, once lawmakers reach a compromise on spending for the current fiscal year.
Apples are better when they grow near the wild — study
An apple orchard that's surrounded by cropland produces lower-quality fruit than one surrounded by natural habitats friendlier to bees, researchers at Cornell University have found.