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January 14, 2020
High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry
Hemp growers and entrepreneurs who were joyous a year ago after U.S. lawmakers reclassified the plant as a legal agricultural ...
December 14, 2019
Documents: Mining company writing own environmental report
Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed ...
December 05, 2019
EPA rejects ban on poison bombs against cattle predators
Trappers can keep using sodium cyanide bombs to kill coyotes and other livestock predators, the Trump administration said ...
December 05, 2019
668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules
Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump ...
November 12, 2019
Senate Democrats assail Trump's $16B bailout for farmers
President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout package for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly benefits the South ...
November 08, 2019
$800 million in disaster aid to farmers hit by hurricanes
The federal government announced $800 million in aid Friday to farmers in three southern states that were devastated by last ...
November 06, 2019
High-tech chestnuts: US to consider genetically altered tree
Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they're marble sized, russet colored and ...
October 30, 2019
Correction: Hemp Growing Rules story
In a story Oct. 29 about new federal agriculture rules for hemp growing, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Greg ...
October 21, 2019
USDA recalls sausage patties manufactured in Tennessee
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 6,000 pounds of frozen sausage patties manufactured in Tennessee have been ...
October 17, 2019
Some US farmers get a reprieve at end of challenging year
Many farmers in the Midwest and South whose planting this year was interrupted by wet weather are getting a reprieve, though ...
October 16, 2019
Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch
Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration ...
October 14, 2019
'Nothing-burger': US-China truce leaves big issues for later
President Donald Trump heralded a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, and markets rallied in relief over a de-escalation ...
October 10, 2019
'Flash drought' brings dust and dread to Southern farmers
A furnace-like "flash drought" is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, ...
October 07, 2019
US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade
The United States and Japan signed a limited trade agreement Monday, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers ...
September 26, 2019
Stomp and squish: Pennsylvanians battle 'nightmare' bugs
In the Great Spotted Lanternfly War, Pennsylvania's citizen-soldiers are fighting back with fly swatters and vacuums, dish ...
September 18, 2019
China releases stockpiled pork to cool price surge
China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of the ...
September 05, 2019
US farmers hope Trump delivers on trade deal with Japan
American farmers have not only endured retaliatory tariffs from China and other nations, they've watched as most of their top ...
August 30, 2019
250 pigs escape; most back, some with help from hot dog buns
About 250 pigs have been causing a ruckus in a Vermont town the past month after they escaped from their enclosure, but most ...
August 13, 2019
Animals rights complaint details dog deaths at Johns Hopkins
An animal rights group has filed a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins University researchers over a lab experiment in ...
August 10, 2019
Mining region struggles as it faces loss of biggest employer
Times are tough in a rural county in northeast Washington state because one of the region's biggest employers is shutting ...
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