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DuPont Wins Fight For South African Seed Company

posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Africa marks a major growth opportunity for seed companies because of the global scramble to grow enough crops to meet growing demand for food and biofuels Full Story

Dispute Over Jobs Created By Keystone Pipeline

posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Obama downplayed the pipeline's effect on jobs, calling it a "blip" compared with the overall economy. Full Story

Japan Resumes Wheat Imports To Glee Of US Growers

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM

The USDA on Tuesday confirmed Japan's resumption of wheat imports. Japan will test U.S. imports for genetically modified wheat for an undisclosed period of time. Full Story

Gulf 'Dead Zone' Above Average But Not Near Record

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:51 PM

The area of low oxygen covers 5,840 square miles of the Gulf floor — roughly the size of Connecticut Full Story

Businesses Call For Action On Immigration

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Group seeks a change saying the existing immigration system is "completely incapable" of responding to the national economy or global competition. Full Story

GOP Prepares Bill To Cut Food Stamps By 5 Percent

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM

House conservatives have urged major cuts as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, has doubled in cost since 2008. Full Story

Groups In Federal Court To Block Horse Slaughter

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Valley Meat Co. of Roswell, N.M., has been at the forefront of the fight, pushing for more than a year for permission to convert its cattle plant into a horse slaughterhouse Full Story

Dozens Of Teen Workers Sprayed In Ill. Corn Field

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:29 PM

The teenagers were detasseling corn when the chemical drifted over them from a plane that was crop-dusting an adjacent field. Full Story

New York City's Crackdown On Big, Sugary Sodas Is Staying On Ice.

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Soda consumption is not necessarily harmful when done in moderation, the court wrote, and therefore "cannot be classified as a health hazard per se." Full Story

FDA Proposes Rules For Safer Imported Foods

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe. The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food safety law passed by... Full Story

House GOP Considers Food Stamp Work Requirements

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 47 million Americans received food stamps last year, but only a relative few are required to work or look for a job as a condition of receiving the aid. Now, House Republicans are considering whether the work... Full Story

House GOP On Health Care: For Repeal, Not Replace

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years after campaigning on a vow to "repeal and replace" President Barack Obama's health care law, House Republicans have yet to advance an alternative for the system they have voted more than three dozen times to... Full Story

Union Wants Feds To Mandate 2-member Train Crews

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:34 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Most railroads in the U.S. use at least two crew members to operate freight trains, but there's no federal rule to prevent them from using one employee as did a Maine-based railroad whose train, while unattended,... Full Story

Feds Update Plan To Protect Great Lakes From Carp

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:32 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations of the Great Lakes calls for reinforcing electrical and other barriers currently in place and for field-testing other... Full Story

Redford, Richardson Fight Against Horse Slaughter

posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Robert Redford and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday joined the divisive debate against a return to domestic horse slaughter, announcing the formation of an animal protection foundation to fight the... Full Story

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