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Iowa pork queen lends sow a hand to deliver big piglet

Aug 16, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A piglet born at the Iowa State Fair has been touched by royalty. The 2019 pork queen for the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Gracie Greiner, kept her tiara atop her head as...

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Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

Aug 16, 2019

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Snow piled up in the mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely...

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Mining region struggles as it faces loss of biggest employer

Aug 16, 2019

METALINE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — Times are tough in a rural county in northeast Washington state because one of the region's biggest employers is shutting down. The Pend Oreille Mine, just north of...

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Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

Aug 16, 2019

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they...

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Farmers to be sentenced in largest US organic fraud case

Aug 16, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Four Midwestern farmers who cheated organic food customers are scheduled to be sentenced for the largest fraud scheme of its kind in U.S. history. Federal prosecutors say...

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Latest bankers survey indicates shrinking rural economy

Aug 16, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates a shrinking rural economy, and three-quarters of bankers said President Donald Trump's trade...

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White Sox, Yankees to play at 'Field of Dreams' in 2020

Aug 9, 2019

Major League Baseball is going to build it — and the White Sox and Yankees are coming to Iowa. The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the...

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Trade retaliation program unlikely to help Maine blueberries

Aug 9, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal program designed to help farmers suffering from trade disruptions is unlikely to assist Maine’s wild blueberry growers who are struggling in the face of falling...

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Report: Extreme heat may hurt farms and agriculture industry

Aug 9, 2019

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — As many as nine states could see heat indexes above 100 degrees for more than a quarter of the year by 2036, according to a new report. The impact of climate change will push...

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USDA Declares agriculture disaster in Illinois due to floods

Aug 9, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster in all 102 Illinois counties, citing historic flooding across the state this year. The declaration...

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Perdue: US farmers will regain markets lost in trade war

Aug 9, 2019

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told nervous Midwestern farmers on Wednesday that he's confident that they'll eventually regain the markets they've lost in the Trump administration's trade...

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Largest US immigration raids in a decade net 680 arrests

Aug 9, 2019

MORTON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade...

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Public land opponent now managing public land

Aug 2, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative lawyer and writer who argues for selling off the nation's public lands is now in charge of a nearly quarter-billion acres in federally held rangeland and other...

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Democrats and Administration make progress on USMCA

Aug 2, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats appear to be moving from "no way" to "maybe" on President Donald Trump's rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico. House Democrats have met four times...

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USDA buying surplus food as food banks struggle with demand

Aug 2, 2019

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — When patrons of the food pantry at Harmony Community Baptist Church walk into the basement on Wednesday mornings, many are overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of the food...

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