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Fued Erupts Over Colorado River Water

Apr 20, 2018

Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening...

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Wildfires Frazzle Residents Of NW Oklahoma

Apr 20, 2018

Frazzled residents in a part of rural northwestern Oklahoma paralyzed by days of wind-whipped wildfires expressed fear a blaze could overrun their home Wednesday, as firefighters battling the deadly...

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House Panel Moves To Curb Food Stamps, Maintain Farm Supports

Apr 20, 2018

A bitterly-divided House panel Wednesday approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy. The GOP-run Agriculture...

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Colorado Bill Would Issue Drivers Licenses To Immigrant Laborers

Apr 20, 2018

The Colorado House on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting the ranks of the state's agricultural workforce by letting immigrants who are in the country illegally renew their driver's...

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Oregon Kills 2 Wolves In Effort To Save Wildlife

Apr 20, 2018

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators. The killings have reignited a debate between the state,...

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Sorghum Growers Fear Tariffs Could Cost Them Dearly

Apr 20, 2018

American sorghum farmers fear they will lose their largest export market if China follows through with a tariff on their crop. China imposed preliminary anti-dumping tariffs of 178.6 percent on U.S...

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$11 Billion Approved For CA Water Tunnel Project

Apr 13, 2018

California's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to...

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Enforcement Plan For Buffer Strip Law Fails

Apr 13, 2018

A proposal that could have led to huge fines for Minnesota farmers who fail to plant buffer strips between fields and waterways is likely to die on Thursday after it came under bipartisan fire from...

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Solution For Greening Citrus Virus Unlikely

Apr 13, 2018

Florida's citrus industry got some dire news Tuesday from an organization that advises the federal government on science and technical matters. In a report, the National Academies of Sciences,...

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Amid Trade Fight Trump Promises To "Make It Up To Farmers"

Apr 13, 2018

President Donald Trump acknowledged Monday that farmers could be adversely affected by the escalating tariff dispute with China, but promised to make it up to them, saying they "will be better off...

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Chinese Farmers, Traders Shrug Off Trade War Risks

Apr 13, 2018

When farmer Liu Cong first started planting soybeans in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province, he lamented how low prices were, thanks largely to competition from American exports. "U.S...

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Xi vsTrump: Who Has The Advantage?

Apr 13, 2018

The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own political agendas. But while...

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Washington State Apple, Cherry Industries Wary of Trade War

Apr 6, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cherry and apple growers in Washington state are worried their exports to China will be hurt by a growing trade war that escalated Monday when that country raised import duties...

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EPA to Ease Back Emissions Standards

Apr 6, 2018

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was not appropriate and set...

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USGS Records 2 Small Earthquakes in Northwest Oklahoma

Apr 6, 2018

COVINGTON, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma, the largest with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7. The USGS reports the larger quake struck at...

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Ex-Missouri Governor Urges Court to Allow Wind-Energy Line

Apr 6, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's former governor, now arguing as a private attorney, urged the state's highest court on Tuesday to overturn a decision blocking a proposed 780-mile power line...

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USDA: Illinois Farmers to Plant More Corn than Soybeans

Apr 6, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois farmers are expected to continue planting more corn than soybeans despite the trend changing...

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Plowing a Path: State to Buy Farms to Help New Farmers

Apr 6, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is launching a program to buy farms and sell them to new farmers for dirt cheap. A farm bought for $500,000, for example, could then be sold for $100,000. It is...

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Argentine Drought Hits Farmers Hard, Undermining Economy

Apr 6, 2018

PERGAMINO, Argentina (AP) — Jorge Josifovich is silent and downcast as he walks under the pounding sun in one of Argentina's most fertile agricultural regions, staring at soy crops parched by the...

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Judge: Jury Won't Take Smell Tour of North Carolina Hog Farm

Apr 6, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge decided Monday he won't send jurors for a see-and-sniff tour of a North Carolina hog-growing operation at the center of a lawsuit claiming industrial-scale pork...