Agriculture

Indian farmers and agricultural laborers march towards the Indian Parliament during a protest rally in New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Thousands of farmers are marching to India's Parliament demanding higher prices for their produce and a government waiver on their farm loans to alleviate hardships. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
November 30, 2018 - 6:54 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of farmers marched to India's Parliament on Friday demanding higher prices for their produce and a government waiver on their farm loans to alleviate hardships. Waving red, yellow and green flags and banners representing their organizations, the protesters also called for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo a lobster walks over the top of a lobster trap off the coast of Biddeford, Maine. Heavy demand from Canada is buoying the American lobster industry as both countries head into the busy holiday export season. It's a positive sign for the U.S. seafood dealers and fishermen even as the industry struggles with Chinese tariffs. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
November 29, 2018 - 4:06 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Trade hostility from across the ocean was supposed to take a snip out of the U.S. lobster business, but the industry is getting a lifeline from its northern neighbor. Heavy demand from Canada is buoying American lobster as both countries head into the busy holiday export...
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FILE--In this Feb. 23, 2004, file photo, winemaker David Lett savors the bouquet from a glass of Pinot Noir at his Eyrie Vinyards home in Dundee, Ore. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and have told a California winery to back off its claims it makes an Oregon pinot noir. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
November 28, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery's claims that it makes an Oregon pinot. Copper Cane, a Napa Valley...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Anthony Brindisi speaks to supporters on election night at the Delta Hotel in Utica, N.Y. More than three weeks after Election Day, the upstate congressional race was finally settled on Wednesday, Nov. 28 with Brindisi, a Democratic Assemblyman, winning the election against Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:47 pm
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Democrat Anthony Brindisi defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, following a contentious race that was settled by absentee ballots more than three weeks after Election Day. Brindisi, an attorney and state assemblyman from Utica, was ahead by less than 2,000 votes on...
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In this image made from video taken Nov. 15, 2018, Knickers the steer, center back, is in paddock with cow herd in Lake Preston, Australia. A enormous steer in the state of Western Australia has avoided the abattoirs by being too big. The 194 centimeters-tall bovine, dubbed "Knickers", is believed to be the tallest in the country and weighs about 1.4 tons, local media reported. (Channel 7's Today Tonight via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 3:09 am
LAKE PRESTON, Australia (AP) — Knickers the steer is huge on the internet — for being huge. The black-and-white Holstein Friesian won social media fame and many proclamations of "Holy Cow!" after photos surfaced of the 194-centimeter (6-foot-4-inch) steer standing head and shoulders above a herd of...
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November 27, 2018 - 12:29 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The world's largest pork company is teaming up with a major energy company to turn pig manure into renewable natural gas. Smithfield Foods and Dominion Energy announced a joint venture partnership Tuesday to trap methane from hog waste and convert it into power for heating...
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In this Nov. 21, 2018, photo, Justin Roth holds a handful of soybeans at the Brooklyn Elevator in Brooklyn, Iowa. Farmers still working to get out their remaining corn and soybeans after a weather-plagued harvest season are also struggling to figure out what to do with the record soybean crop for which they have fewer customers willing to buy due to the ongoing tariff dispute. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 27, 2018 - 12:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — American farmers still working to get out their remaining soybeans after a weather-plagued harvest season are struggling to figure out what to do with a record crop now their traditionally dominant export market is largely closed. Usually by this point in the year, 100-car...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo Lisa Dennis selects a head of green lettuce from the vegetable shelves at the East End Food Co-op Federal Credit Union in Pittsburgh. Health officials on Monday, Nov. 26, said it's OK to eat some romaine lettuce again. The Food and Drug Administration is narrowing last week’s alert warning people not to eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency hasn’t identified a source of contamination. But it says it's OK to eat romaine from parts of California and Arizona that were not harvesting when the illnesses began in October. (Jessie Wardarski/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
November 26, 2018 - 9:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label. The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn't eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency said Monday the romaine...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo two cows fight during the traditional "Combats de Reines" ("Battle of the Queens"), a cow fight in Bussy-Chardonney, western Switzerland. During the combat the cows simply push forehead against forehead. They also use their horns in different ways. Swiss will decide on Sunday whether to ban farmers from removing cow horns. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, file
November 25, 2018 - 8:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a national referendum on a cattle farmer's proposal to have the government subsidize herders of goats and cows if they let their animals keep their horns, according to projections. Swiss media, including public broadcaster SRF, reported that the early...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo two cows fight during the traditional "Combats de Reines" ("Battle of the Queens"), a cow fight in Bussy-Chardonney, western Switzerland. During the combat the cows simply push forehead against forehead. They also use their horns in different ways. Swiss will decide on Sunday whether to ban farmers from removing cow horns. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, file
November 23, 2018 - 10:40 am
CHESEAUX-NOREAZ, Switzerland (AP) — As a hollow cowbell echoes through a rolling, misty Swiss countryside, cattle herder Armin Capaul smiles and cracks wise about the feat he's pulled off: Using the country's system of direct democracy to force a vote on an issue dear to his life and livelihood —...
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