The farming industry in the United States is second to none around the world.

After testing New Orleans' flood defenses over the weekend, Tropical Storm Lee moved northeast on Monday after weakening to a tropical depression, and threatened to bring heavy rains and flooding t

Significant levels of the world's most-used herbicide have been detected in air and water samples from two U.S.

Six Great Lakes states that unsuccessfully sought a court order to seal off the lakes from invading Asian carp on Wednesday asked other states to apply pressure on Congress to act.

A band of showers has offered some relief to parched areas from Kansas to Mississippi, but the historic drought causing billions of dollars in losses in the South is showing no signs of abating soo

A recent mapping expedition by scientists has shown that a zone of low oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico is above average but not as vast as many had anticipated, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad

The gopher tortoise deserves protection in several states in the U.S.

An oppressive and potentially deadly summertime mix of sizzling temperatures and high humidity baked a large swath of the country again on Sunday, pushing afternoon heat indexes in dozens of cities to dangerous levels.

Forecasters warned the heatwave would persist through much of the coming week and cautioned residents in more than three dozen states to take extra precautions.

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The swollen Missouri River was swamping more farmland in Missouri on Wednesday as federal officials began to prepare for a gradual reduction in water releases from a key dam starting later in July.

Residents from Montana through Missouri have built flood barriers and evacuated homes for more than a thousand miles over the last two months as melting snow and heavy rains overwhelmed six reservoir

Heavy rains and flooding across swaths of US farmland mean farmers have planted significantly less corn than initially intended, according to Cargill, the world