Agriculture

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks in Lebanon, Tenn. Wheeler and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met with farmers about a new Trump administration proposal to redefine "waters of the United States." Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country. But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farm land already are exempt from most of the regulatory hurdles on behalf of wetlands that the Trump administration is targeting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 14, 2019 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country. But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farmland already are exempt from...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., left, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, and Agriculture Sec. Sonny Purdue, right, on arrival at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, in Kenner, La., Monday Jan. 14, 2019, before traveling to New Orleans to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 14, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday left a city shut down by a funding dispute with Congress and the year's first snowfall to promote his trade policies and the new farm law at a farm convention in Louisiana. Trump arrived just outside of New Orleans behind schedule because a...
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Members of the media walk across the tarmac to board Air Force One ahead of President Donald Trump's arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday Jan. 14, 2019, en route to New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 14, 2019 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Farmers are gathering in New Orleans to hear from President Donald Trump as their businesses feel the effects of his trade policies and the partial government shutdown. Richard Musel of Bennington, Nebraska, a corn...
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January 14, 2019 - 6:49 am
COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — Scientists say warmer winters are sending shrimp further north, contributing to surging hauls off the coast of North Carolina. The Virginian-Pilot reports that trawlers have clustered within 3 miles of shore in the Outer Banks, each bringing in as much as 20,000 pounds of...
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A conventional beef burger, left, is seen Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, next to "The Impossible Burger", right, a plant-based burger containing wheat protein, coconut oil and potato protein among it's ingredients. The ingredients of the Impossible Burger are clearly printed on the menu at Stella's Bar & Grill in Bellevue, Neb., where the meat and non-meat burgers are served. More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like meat. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
January 13, 2019 - 1:19 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a U.S. Coast Guard boat crew responds to three fishermen in the water after the commercial fishing vessel Mary B II capsized while crossing Yaquina Bay Bar off the coast of Newport, Ore. Authorities say three men were killed when their fishing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 4:39 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling from a monthlong delay to the annual crabbing season. The U.S. Coast Guard said the vessel, the Mary...
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January 09, 2019 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government isn't doing routine food inspections because of the partial federal shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week. The Food and Drug Administration says it's working to bring back about 150 employees to inspect riskier foods such as...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:53 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down an Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation, finding the law violated the constitutional right to free speech. U.S. District Court Judge James Gritzner sided...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018 file photo, a worker pours wild blueberries into a tray at a farm in Union, Maine. State agriculture officials said farmers collected about 57 million pounds of the wild fruit in 2018, down nearly 11 million pounds from the previous year. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
January 06, 2019 - 9:02 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine agriculture officials say the growers in the No. 1 wild-blueberry state suffered another bad year, but there are reasons to believe the troubled industry is about to turn a long-awaited corner. University of Maine horticulture professor David Yarborough says Maine...
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January 03, 2019 - 7:09 am
GREER, S.C. (AP) — The northwestern corner of South Carolina appears to be a record for rainfall in the state. Preliminary information from the National Weather Service in Greer report that the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery near Lake Jocassee had 123 inches (312 centimeters) of rain in 2018...
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