Cotton farming

FILE - This July 2016 photo provided by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture shows industrial hemp growing in a field in North Dakota's Benson County. In Arizona, farmers will soon begin planting commercial hemp under a 2018 state law that just took effect once the state issues required licenses. (North Dakota Department of Agriculture via AP,File)
June 06, 2019 - 3:46 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona farmers will soon begin planting hemp as its byproduct - CBD oil - is exploding in popularity, with some supporters saying it could overtake a traditional crop in the state because there's more money in the cannabis plant than cotton. The emerging market for hemp, which...
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Jack Maloney poses in front of the grain bins on his Little Ireland Farms in Brownsburg, Ind., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Maloney, who farms about 2,000 acres in Hendricks Count, said the aid for farmers is "a nice gesture" but what farmers really want is free trade, not government handouts. American farmers will soon begin getting checks from the government as part of a billion-dollar bailout to help those experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
September 24, 2018 - 1:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough...
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Flooding on Clinton Road at Cedar Creek Road on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Fayetteville, N.C. (Andrew Craft /The Fayetteville Observer via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 7:25 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 7:20 p.m. North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of soybean and cotton farmers across the country are getting free but mandatory training on how to properly use a weed killer blamed for drifting and damaging crops in neighboring fields. The federal government mandated the training last fall in a deal with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2011, file photo, a feral hog stands in a holding pen at Easton View Outfitters in Valley Falls, N.Y. New York has since eradicated feral swine within its boundaries, but such hogs still do more than $1.5 billion a year in damage around the country, and scientists are taking what could be a big step toward controlling them. They are field-testing poison baits made from a preservative that’s used to cure bacon and sausage. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
December 26, 2017 - 1:00 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Feral swine do more than $1.5 billion a year in damage around the country, and scientists are taking what could be a big step toward controlling them. They are field-testing poison baits made from a preservative that's used to cure bacon and sausage. The tests will start in early...
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October 20, 2017 - 5:46 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage. Monsanto asked a state judge...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. California regulators say they're tightening the rules on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns. The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, that it's targeting chlorpyrifos. Farmers use it to kill pests that attack many crops like grapes, almonds and cotton. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
August 18, 2017 - 7:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton...
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In this photo taken Friday, July 14, 2017 a cyclist rides past Bertie County Peanuts in Windsor, N.C., located in Bertie County. The county is home to seven of the state's top 10 towns with the biggest percentage decline in the number of people between 2015 and 2016, according to data from the UNC Carolina Population Center. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
July 29, 2017 - 10:50 am
LEWISTON-WOODVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tucked away in northeastern North Carolina is Bertie County —a rural, primarily black community in one of the state's poorest areas with many of its fastest-shrinking towns. There are plenty of pothole-marked roads, mobile homes, and overgrown lots of weeds and...
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