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Fast Food Protests

posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are under way in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers planning for the biggest walkouts yet in a push for higher wages. Whether the actions will have any impact on business isn't... Full Story

Marching Against Monsanto

posted on May 31, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities. Full Story

Activists Push on Immigration Reform

posted on April 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Activists Push on Immigration Reform
Thousands of immigrants and activists rallied across the U.S. this week in a coordinated set of protests aimed at pressing Congress to approve sweeping immigration reform. If passed the measure would create a path to citizenship for the 11 million... Full Story

Clinton: Too Much Ethanol Could Spark Food Riots

posted on February 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With global food prices rising and more corn being diverted to the production of ethanol fuel, Bill Clinton is warning of food riots in poor nations. Full Story

Middle East Upheaval Affecting Oil Prices

posted on February 25, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Middle East Upheaval Affecting Oil Prices
With global food prices on the rise and an increasing portion of American corn destined for ethanol production, former President Bill Clinton this week called for the agricultural community to consider the impact on poorer countries. Full Story

Egyptian Protests Ripple Through Oil and Ethanol

posted on February 3, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Egyptian Protests Ripple Through Oil and Ethanol
Despite a tepid pace of job creation last month, the U.S unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly two years. Full Story

Black Farmers Still Waiting on U.S. Government

posted on August 6, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Black Farmers Still Waiting on U.S. Government
Despite agreeing to the largest civil rights settlement in U.S. history more than a decade ago, thousands of black farmers are still waiting to see the money. Full Story

USDA Offers Discrimination Settlement

posted on May 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday offered $1.3 billion to settle complaints from female and Latino farmers who say they faced discrimination from the Agriculture Department. Full Story

Tractors Invade Paris as Farmers Protest

posted on April 29, 2010 at 10:04 AM

PARIS (AP) -- More than 1,000 tractors descended on the French capital Tuesday as farmers protested falling grain incomes and demanded government help - even appealing to the not-very-rural French first lady to intervene. Full Story

Humane Society Wants Hens Uncaged, Releases Videos

posted on April 9, 2010 at 4:04 PM

DES MOINES (AP)- The Humane Society of the United States released videos Wednesday that they say show animal-welfare violations at four egg farms in Iowa, the nation's top egg-producing state. Full Story

Black Farmers' Settlement Still Not a Done Deal

posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP)- A $1.25 billion settlement between black farmers and the Agriculture Department is at risk of unraveling after Congress adjourned for a two-week break without approving the spending. Full Story

Meatout Day' Angers State's Farmers

posted on March 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

LANSING (AP) — Some Michigan agriculture organizations have a beef with Michigan Gov Jennifer Granholm over her proclamation encouraging residents to not eat meat for a day. Full Story

Black Farmers Legal Saga Still Unresolved

posted on February 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Black Farmers Legal Saga Still Unresolved
Despite the loss of nearly eight-and-a-half million jobs since the recession began in late 2007, inflation appears to be in check and the economy continues to improve. Full Story

Black Farmers Protest Yields Apparent Results

posted on May 8, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Black Farmers Protest Yields Apparent Results
In 1999, the Agriculture Department agreed to settle a landmark civil rights case with the nation's black farmers. Full Story

Black Farmers Still Looking for Justice

posted on May 1, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Black Farmers Still Looking for Justice
Shortly after the Civil War ended, the federal government promised "forty acres and a mule" to thousands of newly freed slaves. Full Story
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