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Lawsuit: Bighorn sheep threatened by domestic sheep grazing

October 20, 2017

The U.S. Forest Service is illegally jeopardizing a small herd of bighorn sheep with deadly diseases by allowing thousands of domestic sheep to graze in eastern Idaho as part of agricultural research...

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Onion Farmer Owes $1.4 M In Overtime

October 20, 2017

One of the largest producers of Georgia's famous Vidalia onions must pay $1.4 million in damages and unpaid overtime owed to hundreds of workers, a federal judge ruled. A U.S. District Court judge...

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Oil Terminal Backers Pour Money Into Washington Port Race

October 20, 2017

Backers of oil terminal pour money into Washington port race By PHUONG LE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that would be the largest in the nation have...

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Backyard Chickens Leads To More Disease

October 20, 2017

Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. When his breathing became difficult, doctors...

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California Fires Cause $1 Billion In Damage

October 20, 2017

The wildfires that have devastated Northern California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities increased the count of homes and...

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Negotiators Lose Hope Of Finishing NAFTA Negotiations This Year

October 20, 2017

Talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled over tough American demands, dashing hopes that a deal can be reached this year. A fourth round of negotiations between the U.S...

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Scientists: Costs Of CO2 Capture Declining

October 13, 2017

Technology now in limited use removes about 90 percent of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, but energy experts say cost remains the chief obstacle to bringing the "clean...

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California Water Tunnel Project Approved

October 13, 2017

The powerful Metropolitan Water District voted Tuesday to pay its share of the $16 billion project to build two massive tunnels to pipe water from Northern California to Southern California cities...

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Trump Administration: Court Can't Suspend Pipeline Decision

October 13, 2017

Attorneys for the Trump administration said a federal judge has no authority to second-guess a presidential permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline as they seek to stop a lawsuit that would block the...

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Dakota Access Generates $6 Million In Taxes Per Month

October 13, 2017

The Dakota Access oil pipeline boosted North Dakota state tax revenues by about $19 million in its first three months of operation, according to an analysis by the North Dakota Pipeline Authority...

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Vintners Inspect Grapes After Wildfires

October 13, 2017

Worried California vintners surveyed the damage to their vineyards and wineries Tuesday as wildfires sweep through counties whose famous names have become synonymous with fine food and drink. At the...

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Ohio Hands Out Fines Over Fish Killed By Manure Spill

October 13, 2017

The operators of three agriculture businesses have been told to pay more than $30,000 for three large fish kills that Ohio's natural resources department says were caused by livestock manure spread...

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Legal Pot Blooms Government Jobs In California

October 6, 2017

Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists. Recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018, and one of the things to blossom in the emerging industry...

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Northeast Farmers Grappling With Changing Weather

October 6, 2017

Vermont farmers are expected to face higher temperatures, more precipitation and a longer growing season due to climate change in the next 50 years, experts say. With that projection, some of the...

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Farm Rescue Nonprofit Marks 500th Aid Case

October 6, 2017

Amid the most devastating drought in the Northern Plains in decades, a farm aid nonprofit has reached another milestone. North Dakota-based Farm Rescue, which expanded into its sixth state earlier...

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Stagnant Farm Economy Slows Growth In Nebraska, Iowa

October 6, 2017

A stagnant farm economy that has slowed Nebraska and Iowa's income growth to the lowest levels in the nation is also contributing to state budget problems that could linger through next year,...

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Ben & Jerry's Pledge To Improve Farmworker Conditions

October 6, 2017

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's promised Tuesday to improve the pay and working conditions of laborers hired by the farms that provide milk for the Vermont-based company's quirky flavors while...

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Alaska To Make Reduced Payouts From Oil Fund

October 6, 2017

Nearly every Alaskan will wake up $1,100 richer Thursday, thanks to this year's payout from the state's oil wealth investment fund. The distribution from the Alaska Permanent Fund is essentially free...

Arkansas Considers Ban on Post-Emerge Dicamba

Arkansas Dept. of Ag Release New Dicamba Regulations for 2018

September 29, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture announced new proposed rules regarding use of the herbicide Dicamba for the 2018 growing season. At its quarterly meeting, the Arkansas State...

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Harvey may not have Dealt Devastating Blow to Texas Ranchers

September 29, 2017

GLEN FLORA, Texas (AP) — As John Locke looked down from a helicopter at his roughly 200 cattle struggling with Harvey's rising floodwaters, he saw about 20 becoming entangled in a barbed wire fence...