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Judge Blocks 176-million Ton Coal Mine Expansion in Montana

August 18, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for...

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US: 'Zero' Chance of Colorado River Water Shortage in 2018

August 18, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heavy winter snows in the Rocky Mountains have rescued the thirsty Western U.S. for another year. U.S. water managers said Tuesday there will be no water cutbacks in 2018 for...

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Missouri Regulators Rule Against Power Line Project

August 18, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant...

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Drought Delivers Double Whammy To Southwest North Dakota

August 18, 2017

HETTINGER COUNTY, N.D. — Aryn Hansen could see her coffee cup as half full or half empty, and, after opening a new coffeehouse on Mott's Main Street during one of the driest springs on record, she...

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Fugitive Sought For Dumping Radioactive Waste

August 18, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A fugitive who escaped custody in Wyoming four years ago has been added to a list of U.S. environmental crimes fugitives and is being sought by investigators for illegally...

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Senators Announce Federal purchase to help NY concord grape growers

August 18, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Concord grape growers in New York are getting a boost from the federal government, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture planning to buy juice for nutrition programs. Sens...

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Feds to Give States More Flexibility in Protecting Wild Bird

August 11, 2017

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states where the bird lives flexibility...

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Attorney Grills Company Officials in Keystone XL Hearing

August 11, 2017

By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline and its allies faced a litany of tough questions Monday in front of a Nebraska commission that will...

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Beware at the Pump: Black Market Fuel is Making Millions

August 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel...

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Midwest Governor Trying to Lure Canadian Companies to Nebraska

August 11, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts said Wednesday he's trying to lure Canadian businesses to Nebraska as part of his trade mission focused largely on agriculture, manufacturing and other major...

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2016 Weather Report: Extreme and Anything But Normal

August 11, 2017

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record-breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. The U.S...

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Downward Dog Meet Jumping Goat: Goats Invade Yoga Classes

August 11, 2017

BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Downward dog meets jumping goat. Yoga classes are popping up across the nation that include the playful goats. At a recent class at Oak Hollow Acres farm in Burlington,...

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NAFTA Negotiations Could Mark End of Era for Mexican Exports

August 11, 2017

By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is putting Mexico in a tough spot, threatening the system...

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Trump Administration Hails Deal to Export Coal to Ukraine

August 4, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday hailed a Pennsylvania-based company's deal to supply coal to Ukraine in preparation for winter heating needs, saying it would bolster a key U.S...

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Minnesota Governor Pushes for Water Quality Improvements

August 4, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's governor is pushing for more improvements to water quality in the state. Forty percent of the state's lakes and streams are polluted, and many of them are unsafe...

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Nebraska Pheasant Farmer Aims to Hatch 350K Birds This Year

August 4, 2017

MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (AP) — A pheasant farmer in Nebraska plans to hatch 350,000 birds at his farm this year to supply hunting preserves around the Plains and Midwest. Ninety percent of Dustin...

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Nutrient Pollution: Voluntary Efforts Failing to Shrink Algae Blooms and Dead Zones

August 3, 2017

Summer is the season for harmful algae blooms in many U.S. lakes and bays. They occur when water bodies become overloaded with nitrogen and phosphorus from farms, water treatment plants and other...

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FDA Approves Bunge Petition to Claim Soybean Oil as Heart Healthy

August 3, 2017

ST. LOUIS -- Bunge North America, the North American arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its petition for a qualified...

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Questions for This Week's Analyst -- Mark Gold

August 2, 2017

Grain lower, livestock mixed. CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. fell 13.25 cents at 4.6125 bushel; Sept. corn was down 8.25 cents at 3...

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US Ag Secretary: Current Farm Visa Program "Unworkable"

July 28, 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the United States' current farm-labor visa program is "essentially unworkable." Perdue did not specify why during a visit to Mexico on...