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US, South African Farmers Cry Fowl over Trump Metal Tariffs

Oct 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Which came first, the chicken or the trade war? Well before President Donald Trump began slapping tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods, there was a deal with South...

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Hurricane Michael Damages $3 Billion in Timber

Oct 19, 2018

Florida's agriculture commissioner says Hurricane Michael has damaged an estimated $3 billion of timber across nearly 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of forestland in the state's Panhandle...

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Jurors: Don't Throw Out $289M Weed Killer Cancer Verdict

Oct 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who found that agribusiness giant Monsanto's Roundup weed killer contributed to a school groundskeeper's cancer are urging a San Francisco judge not to throw out the bulk...

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Tornadoes are Spinning Up Farther East in US, Study Finds

Oct 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new...

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Offshore Wind Farms Planned on East and West Coasts

Oct 19, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is taking steps to develop offshore wind farms off both coasts. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced this week the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold an...

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Banker Survey: Farmland Prices Expected to Drop in 10 States

Oct 19, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey says farmland prices are expected to continue their decline in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The latest Rural Mainstreet survey shows that on average, bank...

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US States Agree on Plan to Manage Overtaxed Colorado River

Oct 12, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Seven U.S. states in the Southwest that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River have reached tentative agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought, officials...

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Market Forces put America's Recycling Industry in the Dumps

Oct 12, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — America's recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep...

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Congress Approves Massive Water-Projects Bill

Oct 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. If...

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Jury's $289M Award in Roundup Cancer Suit Heads to Court

Oct 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury's $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test Wednesday. Agribusiness giant...

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3 Farmers to Plead Guilty in Organic Grain Fraud Scheme

Oct 12, 2018

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Three farmers have agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a lengthy, multi-million-dollar scheme...

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West Texas an 'Extraction Colony' as Oil, Gas Exports Surge

Oct 12, 2018

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Drilling booms have come and gone in this oil town for nearly a century. But the frenzy gripping it now is different. Overwhelming. Drilling rigs tower over suburban backyards...

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Oregon Vineyards Face Losses Amid Concerns About Smoke Taint

Oct 5, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled Thursday to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company...

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Zinke Expected to OK Block on Mining Claims Near Yellowstone

Oct 5, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has scheduled a visit next week to Montana, where he's expected to finalize a proposal to block new mining claims on the forested public...

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No Free Lunch for Renewables: More Wind Power Would Warm U.S.

Oct 5, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation's temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly,...

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Gassy Cows are Bad for the Planet; Could Seaweed Diet Help?

Oct 5, 2018

The smelly reality is that cows will always pass gas. But if farmers had more access to seaweed, cow flatulence might just stink a little less for the planet. That's the thesis of a New England-based...

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Scientists: U.S. Military Program Could be Seen as Bioweapon

Oct 5, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a...

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Meet the Farmers of the Future: Robots

Oct 5, 2018

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He's heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit slow. But he's...

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Judge Restores Energy Lease on Montana Land Sacred to Tribes

Sep 28, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada — a ruling that could test the depths of the...

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Florence is Nation's Second Wettest Storm, Behind Harvey

Sep 28, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Florence was the nation's second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated. Only last year's Hurricane Harvey rained more over a 14,000 square...

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