Agriculture

March 30, 2017 - 5:47 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh have won a case against Greece at Europe's highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding unpaid wages. The Council of Europe's Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday in favor of 42 Bangladeshi nationals,...
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March 29, 2017 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday denied a petition to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos, reversing...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2009, file photo, the shadow of a helicopter hovers over feral pigs near Mertzon, Texas. Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill to allow hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters. Aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma, but the work can only be done by trained, licensed contractors with support from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
March 28, 2017 - 3:26 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters. Aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma, but the work can only be done by trained, licensed contractors with support from the Oklahoma...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2009, file photo, the shadow of a helicopter hovers over feral pigs near Mertzon, Texas. Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill to allow hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters. Aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma, but the work can only be done by trained, licensed contractors with support from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
March 28, 2017 - 1:06 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters. The Tulsa World ( http://bit.ly/2neDl3i ) reports that aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma. But that work can only be done by trained,...
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March 28, 2017 - 11:28 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters. The Tulsa World ( http://bit.ly/2neDl3i ) reports that aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma, but the work can only be done by trained,...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2006 file photo, freshly caught cod are stacked on ice waiting for shipment at a fish processing plant in Portland, Maine. State data released in March 2017 show that 2016 was the worst year for the commercial catch of cod in the history of Maine. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)
March 24, 2017 - 11:19 am
ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The cod isn't so sacred in Maine anymore. The fish-and-chips staple was once a critical piece of the state's fishing industry, but state records show 2016 was historically bad. Fishermen brought less than 170,000 pounds (77,110 kilograms) of the fish to land in Maine last...
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March 21, 2017 - 12:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — A foreign business group is appealing to China to ease import restrictions on animal feed additives and other agricultural goods, highlighting complaints Beijing blocks market access despite its vocal support for free trade. The American Chamber of Commerce in China asked in a report...
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March 19, 2017 - 7:57 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — As spring crocus blooms approach, some growers are thinking about a fall-flowering crocus that produces saffron, the world's most valuable spice. University of Vermont researchers have been raising the exotic spice now grown primarily in Iran and are encouraging growers to...
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In this undated photo provided by NOAA, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal known as RB18 lies on the shore of Hawaii's Big Island. The monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii. Officials with NOAA said Thursday, March 16, 2017, the death of the 10-year-old monk seal happened at Blue Ocean Mariculture, the same fish farm that NOAA's National Marine Fishery Service has been using for research in conjunction with a plan to expand aquaculture into federal waters around the Pacific. (Julie Steelman/NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 10:52 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii. Officials with NOAA said Thursday the death of the 10-year-old monk seal happened...
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In this undated photo provided by NOAA, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal known as RB18 lies on the shore of Hawaii's Big Island. The monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii. Officials with NOAA said Thursday, March 16, 2017, the death of the 10-year-old monk seal happened at Blue Ocean Mariculture, the same fish farm that NOAA's National Marine Fishery Service has been using for research in conjunction with a plan to expand aquaculture into federal waters around the Pacific. (Julie Steelman/NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 4:27 am
HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii. Officials with NOAA said Thursday the death of the 10-year-old monk seal happened...
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