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With Blueberries in Trouble, Maine Eyes Commission Overhaul

Apr 19, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers might try to pump some life into the state's troubled wild blueberry industry by overhauling the makeup of the commission that promotes the state's most...

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Massachusetts Captain Offers Classes for Aspiring Fishermen

Apr 19, 2019

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Capt. Joe Sanfilippo fished out of Gloucester for more than 20 years alongside siblings and family members. For much of that time, a seed was germinating. Sanfilippo, 46, is...

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New Mexico Led US Pecan Production after Storm Hit Georgia

Apr 19, 2019

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico became the national leader in pecan production last year after Hurricane Michael struck down large swaths of Georgia's crop, new U.S. Department of Agriculture...

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Fed Sees Moderate Growth but Problems in Trade and Floods

Apr 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the economy was expanding at a moderate pace in March and early April, despite uncertainty caused by trade tensions and severe flooding in the...

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Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo Cousin

Apr 19, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — It's showing up in everything from skin creams to bath balms to dog treats — an elixir that can supposedly reduce anxiety and help you sleep. The ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a...

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China's Economic Growth Steady Amid Tariff Fight with US

Apr 19, 2019

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington as Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown started to gain traction. The world's second-...

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Army Corps Takes Heat in Wake of Missouri River flooding

Apr 19, 2019

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive...

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'Necessity': Those in U.S. illegally push for license to drive

Apr 12, 2019

ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — Dairy farm worker Luis Jiménez gambles every time he drives without a license. Even a minor traffic stop could alert immigration agents that he is in the country illegally and...

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McConnell: Willing To Offer Hemp Bill To Resolve 'Glitches'

Apr 12, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As hemp enters a new era as a legal agricultural commodity, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he's willing to offer follow-up legislation to resolve any "...

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From Jets To Cheese: Trump Wants To Impose New Tariffs On EU

Apr 12, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The United States wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese — in what some experts say marks another attempt by the Trump administration to use...

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Trump To Sign Orders Making It Harder To Block Pipelines

Apr 12, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for shifting more power to states took a back seat Wednesday to his affinity for oil and gas production as he aimed to make it harder for states to...

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California Races To Deter Disaster As Towns Face Fire Risk

Apr 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe...

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China Says Trade Talks With U.S. 'Moving Forward'

Apr 12, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. The...

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Iowa, Nebraska Leaders: Wet Weather Could Slow Road Repairs

Apr 12, 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa and Nebraska transportation officials said Thursday that they're hoping to have nearly all roads and bridges that were damaged by last month's flooding repaired by...

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California Eyes Risk Pool as it Struggles with Costly Fires

Apr 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials were struggling Wednesday to find ways for homeowners to afford insurance in fire-prone areas of California and for utilities to survive liability from devastating...

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New Mexico Lays Regulatory Groundwork for Hemp Production

Apr 5, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislation that clears the way for the industrial production of hemp and related products in New Mexico has been signed into law. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on...

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South Dakota Veterinary Program Aims to Fill Rural Shortage

Apr 5, 2019

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State University is creating a new veterinary program with the University of Minnesota to address a shortage of rural care in the region. South Dakota Gov. Kristi...

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Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump Wind Turbine Comments "Idiotic"

Apr 5, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Republican senator is expressing irritation at what he calls "idiotic" comments by President Donald Trump about wind energy. Trump, at the National Republican...

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EPA Weighs Reviving Massive Mississippi Flood Project

Apr 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Mississippi's governor toured massive flooding in the state, the Trump administration said Wednesday that it is giving another look to a long-dead flood control and drainage...

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Is That Soy in Your Whopper? Plant-based Meat Sales Rising

Apr 5, 2019

From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers. Growing demand...

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