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Minnesota Farmers Take On More Debt For Spring Planting

Feb 15, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Many Minnesota farmers who have suffered years of low crop prices are taking on more debt to begin spring planting while trade tensions and tariffs drag on, according to a...

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Senate Backs Major Public Lands, Conservation Bill

Feb 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and...

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EPA Outlines Plan For Dealing With Toxic Chemicals In Water

Feb 15, 2019

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water in...

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Hemp Legalization Nationwide Spurs Push For Crop In Nebraska

Feb 15, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two months after President Donald Trump signed a law to legalize hemp, Nebraska lawmakers and state agency officials are working together to help farmers get a piece of the...

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California Governor Scales Back High-Speed Train

Feb 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Tuesday there "isn't a path" for completing the state's plan for a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles, yet his...

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Trump-Dominated Board To Close Coal Plant, Despite His Plea

Feb 15, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

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Feds Requiring Regional Response Teams To Oil Train Wrecks

Feb 15, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal transportation officials are requiring railroads to establish regional response teams along oil train routes following a series of fiery derailments. The new rule...

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Trump to name acting Interior secretary to lead department

Feb 8, 2019

Trump to name acting Interior secretary to lead department By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is nominating...

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Corn syrup in beer- fermenting tool, not sweetener

Feb 8, 2019

Corn syrup in beer: It's for fermenting, not as a sweetener By CANDICE CHOI, AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it...

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Resort maintains ice harvest tradition

Feb 8, 2019

Resort keeps alive tradition of harvesting ice from lake By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press HOLDERNESS, N.H. (AP) — Modern refrigerators have little appeal for summer guests at a rustic New Hampshire...

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Soybeans upstage trade talks

Feb 8, 2019

A hill of beans: Soybeans upstage trade talks By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Soybeans account for less than 1 percent of all the goods and services the United States sells the...

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Cold weather can cut electric car range by 40 percent

Feb 8, 2019

AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 percent By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more...

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Wet winter greatly reduces drought conditions in California

Feb 8, 2019

Wet winter greatly reduces drought conditions in California By JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a matter of weeks, a very wet winter has greatly reduced drought conditions that...

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Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets Over Reports of Rubber Inside

Jan 31, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling some chicken nuggets after customers said they found pieces of "soft, blue rubber" inside. The U.S. Agriculture Department said the 5-pound (2-kilogram)...

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Kentucky Company Says Its Hemp Plants Have Zero THC

Jan 31, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky company says it has developed hemp plants that don't contain any THC, which is marijuana's main psychoactive component. The Courier Journal reports the Monday...

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Food Industry Sway Over Public Health Gets New Scrutiny

Jan 31, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-...

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Utility Bankruptcy Could Be Costly to Wildfire Victims

Jan 31, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Faced with potentially ruinous lawsuits over California's recent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in a move that could lead to...

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Ranchers Whose Case Sparked Standoff Get Grazing Rights Back

Jan 31, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon have had their grazing rights restored. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that...

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As Cold Stalks Midwest, Focus is on Protecting Vulnerable

Jan 31, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Winter's sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect...

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What a Venezuelan Oil Embargo Could Mean for U.S.

Jan 25, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Diplomatic relations between U.S. and Venezuela have hit a new low over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the leader of the South American country's opposition as its...

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