| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:57 PM
KANO, Nigeria -- Nigerian soldiers and police once had the most to fear from the Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia Boko Haram. But the insurgents' latest targets include farmers, irrigation officials, schoolchildren and teachers.
In northeastern Nigeria,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:39 PM
U.S. House of Representativesis gearing up for a big egg fight as early as Wednesday when it takes up the proposed farm bill and whether states can regulate how agricultural products outside its borders are manufactured or raised.
This all stems from...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:00 PM
An estimated 65,000 rare, tricolored blackbirds — roughly one-fifth of the species’ entire global population — were saved this year when six Central California dairy farmers were paid to delay harvesting their silage crops through the...
| Jun 23, 2013
Re "A tax system that targets workers," Opinion, June 20
Bob Lord's and Sam Pizzigati's analysis should form the conclusion of any study of the effects of supply-side economic policy since the time of Ronald Reagan. The evidence is in: Tax cuts do not...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 11:12 AM
It’s a “back to the future” concept that’s rocking the culinary world and changing the way we eat: farm-to-table dining. And if you want to experience firsthand what the fuss is all about, there may be no better place than the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
People opposed to genetically modified organisms often insist that the plants are no good for anyone except the companies, like Monsanto Co., that sell GMO seeds. A new study may force them to come to terms with the idea that GM crops can benefit...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:32 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela —Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the charismatic socialist whose Bolivarian Revolution reduced poverty and galvanized anti-American sentiment across Latin America but left his nation deeply polarized and ever more dependent on...
| Mar 22, 2013
A bill recently introduced in the California Assembly, AB 996, would substantially change the operations and governance of the state's certified farmers markets, strengthening some enforcement provisions and weakening others. The bill would renew...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:17 PM
A partner in the firm of Burns, Schaldenbrand & Rodriguez, Cynthia Schaldenbrand is a specialist in business litigation. Born in Kent, England, Ms. Schaldenbrand grew up in a military family, living in various states and abroad. She attended the...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Starting Thursday, people who attend Live Talks Los Angeles events will be able to nosh on a Conversation Bar. It's a custom, branded energy bar that tastes a lot like cookie dough. It will be, as far as we've been able to determine, the first reading...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The U.S. had a record quarter in solar installation during the first three months of the year, installing 723 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity for a 33% increase over the same period last year. That represents nearly half of all new generation...