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Rural states get innovative to attract new residents

Jun 14, 2019

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there...

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Easier approval for gene edited foods sought

Jun 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to...

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Women owned, first generation farmers growing in number

Jun 14, 2019

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Emma Jagoz, founder of Moon Valley Farm, was not born knowing she was meant to be a farmer. The University of Maryland graduate in American Studies discovered farming eight...

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Tyson enters plant based meat game

Jun 14, 2019

The fast-growing market for meat alternatives has a surprising new player: Tyson Foods. Tyson, one of the world's largest meat producers, will begin selling nuggets made from pea protein at grocery...

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VP Pence tries to soothe GOP Trade worries

Jun 14, 2019

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A group of Pennsylvania manufacturers surrounded Mike Pence as he offered his standard greeting from President Donald Trump. The response was underwhelming. "When I told him I was in...

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USDA research move to Kansas City raises concerns over quality

Jun 14, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will relocate two research agencies' headquarters to the Kansas City area, delighting Kansas and Missouri officials...

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Court Fight Could Affect Future of Bison in Montana

Jun 7, 2019

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Democratic governor of Montana who is running for president and the Republican secretary of state who wants his job were locked in a constitutional dispute over a uniquely...

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Brazil Suspends Beef Exports to China Due to 'Mad Cow' Case

Jun 7, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of "mad cow disease," describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak. A...

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Veggie Products Face New Labeling Restrictions in Louisiana

Jun 7, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bye-bye, cauliflower rice. Farewell, veggie sausage. See you later, chicken-free strips. Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to labeling restrictions that will keep veggie...

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Trump Signs Long-Delayed $19.1B Disaster Aid Bill

Jun 7, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires. Trump...

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State, Federal Laws Now Allow Arizona Farmers to Grow Hemp

Jun 7, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona farmers will soon begin planting hemp as its byproduct - CBD oil - is exploding in popularity, with some supporters saying it could overtake a traditional crop in the state...

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Missouri Man Calls for Improved Farm Safety for Children

Jun 7, 2019

BROOKFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Donnie Bishop began working on his neighbor's farm in Brookfield when he was 14. One February day in 1982, when he was 16, Bishop had a day off from school and decided to work...

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Poor Americans Likely to be Hit Hardest by New US Tariffs

Jun 6, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — The biggest victims of President Donald Trump's tariffs won't necessarily be Mexicans or Chinese or young urbanites who will have to pay more for avocado toast. The people likely to...

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City to Install Big Battery for Solar Power Installation

Jun 6, 2019

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — South Sioux City in northeast Nebraska will become a demonstration site for the storage of electric power generated by the city's 1,200-panel solar installation. City...

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Young Americans' Lawsuit on Climate Change Faces Big Hurdle

Jun 6, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit by a group of young people who say U.S. energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump...

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FDA Food Testing Finds Contamination by 'Forever Chemicals'

Jun 6, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store...

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Congress Finally to Send $19B Disaster Aid Bill to Trump

Jun 6, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is finally shipping President Donald Trump a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, a measure stalled for months by infighting, misjudgment, and a presidential feud with...

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U.S. Does Not Brand China as Currency Manipulator

May 31, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has again decided not to label China or any other country as a currency manipulator. But in a report to Congress on Tuesday, the administration is keeping...

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Chicago Will Serve as Midwest Hub for Canadian Trade Finance Institution

May 31, 2019

Export Development Canada will partner with regional banks to provide large scale financing to U.S. corporations and expand trade with the Midwest CHICAGO, May 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Canada does...

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EU Rejects US Demand That Agriculture Be Part of Trade Talks

May 31, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top trade official insists that the agricultural sector cannot be included in negotiations on a new trade agreement with the United States, as the U.S. has...

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