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Maine Senators Join Push to Promote U.S. Agriculture Abroad

September 22, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two senators are part of a push to increase funding for American agriculture promotion programs. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say a...

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Evidence of Spills During Floods at Toxic Site

September 22, 2017

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days...

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4 U.S. Monuments to be Scaled Back, Hold Artifacts, Key Habitat

September 22, 2017

By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for...

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Biologist: Lethally Removing Pilot Rock Turkeys Is Way to Go

September 22, 2017

By PHIL WRIGHT, East Oregonian PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Pilot Rock city leaders heard two choices for dealing with the town's growing population of turkeys: Harass the birds or kill them. The surest...

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New Fight in California Water Wars: How to Update Old System

September 22, 2017

By SCOTT SMITH and ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing...

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Angry French Farmers Block Champs-Elysees in Pesticide Protest

September 22, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Angry French farmers are blocking Paris' famed Champs-Elysees in a protest against the government's agricultural policy. Sections of the normally pristine avenue were smothered in straw...

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USDA, House Agriculture Staff Injured in Car Accident

September 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee were injured Thursday in a car accident south of El Campo, Texas. A statement from the...

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EPA head: No Renewable Fuel Promise Made to Ex-Trump Adviser

September 15, 2017

DETROIT (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has told a group of senators he never made any promises to billionaire investor Carl Icahn about renewable fuel credits that were...

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Winter Wheat Moving Again to Gulf Coast Export Facilities

September 15, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hard red winter wheat exports are flowing again from the Plains states to the battered Gulf Coast for shipment overseas. Grain export facilities along the Gulf coast suffered...

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Irma Devastates Florida Orange Crop, Harms Other Produce

September 15, 2017

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma dealt Florida's iconic orange crop a devastating blow, destroying nearly all the fruit in some Southwest Florida groves and seriously damaging groves in Central...

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China Plans Nationwide Ethanol Use by 2020

September 15, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to expand use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020 to curb smog and fossil fuel demand, the government said Wednesday, joining United States, Brazil and other nations...

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European Court Sides with Italian Farmer Pushing GM Crops

September 15, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union court ruled Wednesday in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation's laws by planting genetically modified corn. Italy has prosecuted Giorgio...

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Experts Say Increase in Iowa Farmland Values Not Permanent

September 15, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmland values have increased this year, reversing several years of declines, but industry experts say the change likely isn't a signal that the agricultural economy is...

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Tyson Plans $320 Million Kansas Chicken Plant

September 8, 2017

Tyson Foods Inc. will invest $320 million in a new chicken-processing plant in northeastern Kansas employing 1,600 people so that it can keep up with a growing consumer demand for fresh poultry, the...

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Mexico's Low Wages Under Fire At NAFTA Talks

September 8, 2017

Mexico's low wages have become an increasing point of debate as the second round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement moved into their fourth day Monday. The United States has...

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Exports Drop - U.S. Trade Deficit Widens

September 8, 2017

The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in July as exports slipped a bit more than imports. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the trade gap reached $43.7 billion in July, up from $43.5...

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EPA Says Houston-Area Oil Spill Cleaned Up

September 8, 2017

A spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Agency says a 2,500-gallon oil spill linked to Harvey's strike on the Houston area has been cleaned up. EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said the agency had...

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North Dakota Minerals May Be Included In Oil Lease Sale

September 8, 2017

A parcel of land bordering Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota may be included in a federal oil and gas lease sale. Conservationists are urging the Bureau of Land Management not to...

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New Rules For New England Shrimp Fishery - If It Reopens

September 8, 2017

With the prospect of New England's shuttered shrimp fishery reopening this winter, new rules are being designed to perpetuate the crustacean's numbers and prevent another shutdown. Maine fishermen...

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Hurricane Harvey Hammers the Southeast

September 1, 2017 | 3 min

The biggest rainstorm in U.S. mainland history fell in feet and didn’t stop for days. The damage assessment is on-going. Hurricane Harvey stormed ashore and washed through the nation’s 4 th largest...