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In Major Blow to Brazil, US Suspends Meat Product Imports

June 23, 2017

By PETER PRENGAMAN and RENATA BRITO, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a major blow to Brazil, the United States on Thursday announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products...

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Trump's Putdown of Wind Energy Whips Up a Backlash in Iowa

June 23, 2017

By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Trump's putdown of wind energy at his Iowa rally was denounced Thursday across the state, which takes pride in its position as a...

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Data On Glyphosate Withheld And Remains Unpublished

June 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in regards to Reuters' special report on International Agency for Research on...

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Cattle Ranchers Sue to Return Country-Of-Origin Labeling

June 23, 2017

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking to force meat to again be labeled if it's produced in other...

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California Beehive Heists Lead to Felony Charges

June 23, 2017

By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two California men have been charged with a string of felony counts stemming from a criminal case that created a buzz among beekeepers across...

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Small food makers wonder about Amazon-Whole Foods impact

June 23, 2017

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many questions being asked about Amazon's intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-sized food manufacturers:...

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Perry Tells Senators He Did Not Write Trump Energy Budget

June 23, 2017

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats denounced President Donald Trump's proposed energy budget Thursday, and even Trump's energy secretary distanced himself...

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Amazon to Buy Whole Foods in a Deal Valued Near $13.7 billion

June 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a stunning move into brick-and-mortar retail that sets the stage for more radical store experimentation and...

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China a Step Closer to Resuming US Beef Imports

June 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is a step closer to allowing imports of U.S. beef for the first time in almost 14 years. The United States and China have agreed on final details of a deal to allow the...

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US Oil Production Seen Thwarting OPEC Effort to Boost Prices

June 16, 2017

PARIS (AP) — OPEC's plan to cut production and support prices is likely to be undone by increased output in the U.S., the International Energy Agency predicted Wednesday. If correct, that could keep...

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Black Carp in Illinois Sparks Concern About Native Wildlife

June 16, 2017

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A new Asian carp found in central Illinois has prompted concern about native wildlife. Illinois Department of Natural Resources officials say a black carp was caught in April in...

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Utah Monument Recommendation Spurs Action

June 16, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to downsize a vast new national monument in Utah (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's...

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4th Worker Dies In Wisconsin Explosion

June 9, 2017

A fourth worker died of his injuries Tuesday after an explosion destroyed a corn mill in southern Wisconsin last week, the company said. Angel Reyes, 46, died at the University of Wisconsin Hospital...

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1st Farmer Syngenta Lawsuit On Tap

June 9, 2017

The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday in Kansas against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed...

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Current Rules To Keep US On Climate Track

June 9, 2017

The momentum of climate change efforts and the affordability of cleaner fuels will keep the United States moving toward its goals of cutting emissions despite the Trump administration's withdrawal...

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Kansas Legislature Overrides Tax Hike Veto

June 9, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators Tuesday night repudiated the tax-cutting experiment that brought Gov. Sam Brownback national attention, with even fellow Republicans voting to override his veto...

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Chemicals Sicken Oak Trees

June 9, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 1,000 Iowa residents have contacted a state agency about sickly oak tree leaves, which officials say were likely caused by farm chemicals and made worse by weather...

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Mississippi River Mayors: Paris Pullout Hurts US Ag Exports

June 2, 2017

Mississippi River mayors: Paris pullout hurts US ag exports NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mayors along the Mississippi River say President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a worldwide climate agreement...

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$3.8 Billion Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Begins Service

June 2, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline began shipping oil for customers on Thursday, as Native American tribes that opposed the project vowed to continue fighting. Dallas-based...

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Cattle Nonprofit Sues Nebraska Brand Committee

June 2, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nonprofit representing ranchers with Nebraska feedlots has requested a federal judge to rule the Nebraska Livestock Brand Act unconstitutional and prevent the state from...