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Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

Aug 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for...

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Organic dairy farmers vow to adjust in changing market

Aug 10, 2018

Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line...

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Migrant workers kept in deplorable conditions in Missouri

Aug 10, 2018

A Florida company kept more than 100 temporary farmworkers in "inhumane" and "unsanitary" working conditions while not paying them what they were due as they harvested watermelons in southeast...

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Farmers discuss tariffs at annual Farmfest in Minnesota

Aug 9, 2018

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Discussions about tariffs and the financial impact on farmers are a primary focus for many people attending the annual Farmfest trade show in southwest Minnesota. The...

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Hog nuisance trials get new judge after 3 industry losses

Aug 9, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal judge who's managing a series of North Carolina lawsuits accusing the world's largest pork company of creating nuisances for rural neighbors is being temporarily...

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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

Aug 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence...

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Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

Aug 9, 2018

ULSTER PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who...

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Will Economic Boom Complicate Curbing Immigration?

Aug 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration. With the number of jobs available exceeding the number of Americans...

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Jury Tells Pork Giant to Pay $473.5M in Nuisance Lawsuit

Aug 3, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury decided Friday that the world's largest pork producer should pay $473.5 million to neighbors of three North Carolina industrial-scale hog farms for unreasonable...

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Trump Sides with House on Farm Bill Work Requirement Fight

Aug 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is siding with House Republicans in the showdown over work requirements for food stamp recipients, adding a new wrinkle to difficult negotiations that are set...

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Video of Abuse at Pig Farm Also Highlights Common Practices

Aug 2, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world's largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights...

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Minnesota Farmer Uses Greenhouses Year-Round

Aug 2, 2018

LAKE CITY, Minn. (AP) — A greenhouse can be a serious investment in a farm. So, when a greenhouse is designed for winter growing, what do you do with it in the summer? For Paul and Sara Fried at the...

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Federal Agency Pauses Tree-Removal Plan to Help Sage Grouse

Aug 2, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The federal government on Wednesday put on hold one of the largest-ever projects to remove juniper trees to help an imperiled species after an appeal by an environmental group...

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Trump Administration Cites Safety to Freeze Mileage Standard

Aug 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era...

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Texas Researchers Seek to Develop Algae Bloom Warning System

Jul 27, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Texas researchers are trying to develop an early warning system to help health officials handle "red tide" algae blooms that can cause breathing problems in humans. Texas...

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Democrats Press for Tariff Relief to Bail Out Fishermen

Jul 27, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen are going to need a bailout, too. That's the message from a group of Democrats in Congress who say seafood harvesters are headed for a financial disaster due to...

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Program Gives Healthy Options to Kansas City's Food Insecure

Jul 27, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A food program is making a big difference to low-income families seeking healthy options in the Kansas City area. The Double Up Food Program matches Supplemental Nutrition...

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EPA Chief: US Needs a Single Standard for Fuel Efficiency

Jul 27, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that the United States needs a single standard for fuel efficiency for cars and trucks, signaling a possible...

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Tour de France Chaos: Farmers' Protest, Tear Gas and Crashes

Jul 27, 2018

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents. The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de...

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Drought Spurs Extreme Measures to Protect West's Wild Horses

Jul 27, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them. For what they say is the first time,...