Ag News Briefs for Monday May 14

As allegations of misconduct continue to dog EPA Administorator Scott Pruitt, the president still likes what he’s doing with the agency, but there are worries about those allegations. White House spokesman Raj Sha briefed reporters aboard Air Force One.


A new study from the U-K shows that horses can read and remember emotions and respond to those emotions hours later. Researchers showed the creatures photos of people with happy, or angry, expressions. When the horses met the same people, who then showed no emotion, they responded to the pictures they’d seen earlier. Karen McComb is a professor of animal behavior and cognition at the University of Sussex.

A 5-year-old boy’s horse has been found dead with a gunshot wound in South Carolina and his mother says she is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.

Brooke Gasque tells news outlets she found Sky lying on her side Tuesday morning at her home in Galivants Ferry. Gasque says a neighbor had called and said she should check on the horse. She says Sky was still alive Monday night.

Gasque did not initially see any blood, but her family discovered Sky had been shot in her side and called police.

Gasque says her son Bentley wanted to ride Sky on Monday but did not because he was recovering from a sickness. She said in a Facebook post that the reward is $1,700.

Allergy season is upon us and experts say it’s one of the worst in memory. CBS News Correspondent Jim Chenevey reports.