Grain farming

A fast-moving fire continues to rage across Wasco County southeast of The Dalles, Ore., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Firefighters crept into the fields in water trucks and attempted to douse the leading edges of the fire from behind as it burned through acres of wheat, with everything behind the flames charred black. The region has seen drought conditions in many areas. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 10:44 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person, forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency Wednesday. The flames near the city of The Dalles started Tuesday and expanded...
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As the Public Utilities Commission nears a vote, Tania Aubid leaves the room and tells commissioners, “You have just declared war on the Ojibwe people.” Aubid is Ojibwe. She said, after leaving the meeting, “I’m hurt because Minnesota did not uphold their end to protect Native people. We were giving them the voice for a healthy future.” The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission began its deliberations on Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 pipeline replacement project Thursday, June 28, 2018 at its headquarters in St. Paul, ten days after beginning its final round of hearings and question sessions in the case. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 6:57 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Thursday approved Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across the northern part of the state. All five members of the Public Utilities Commission backed the project, though some cited heavy trepidation, and a narrow...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 15, 2018 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale...
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June 15, 2018 - 1:03 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests deep in Trump country, as corn farmers and ethanol producers complain his support for oil and gas is hurting their industries. Midwest corn farmers are showing their unhappiness in rallies, on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner with the first ladies at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Trump is closing in on a decision to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as June 15, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long vowed to fulfill his campaign pledge to clamp down on what he considers unfair Chinese trading practices. But his calls for about $50 billion in tariffs could complicate his efforts to maintain China's support in his negotiations with North Korea. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP, File)
June 14, 2018 - 9:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long...
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FILE - This Aug. 15, 2012, file photo shows sorghum at a farm in Waukomis, Okla. As China-U.S. trade talks resume in Washington, China said Friday, May 18, 2018 it is dropping anti-dumping and anti subsidy investigations into imported U.S. sorghum, saying it is not in the public interest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
May 18, 2018 - 12:52 am
HONG KONG (AP) — As China-U.S. trade talks resumed in Washington, China said Friday it is dropping anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations into imported U.S. sorghum, saying it is not in the public interest. The Commerce Ministry said it was ending the anti-dumping probe because it would have...
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Visitors talk at the Mercedes exhibit booth during the China Auto Show in Beijing, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Auto China 2018, the industry's biggest sales event this year, is overshadowed by mounting trade tensions between Beijing and U.S. President Donald Trump, who has threatened to hike tariffs on Chinese goods including automobiles in a dispute over technology policy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 08, 2018 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the threat of tariffs and counter-tariffs between Washington and Beijing looming, Chinese buyers are canceling orders for U.S. soybeans, a trend that could deal a blow to American farmers if it continues. At the same time, farmers in China are being encouraged to plant more...
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A man cleans a room littered with concrete after walls and the roof of his house collapsed during a dust storm in Kakua village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Friday, May 4, 2018. Winds blew up to 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour) as a storm swept through Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states on Wednesday night, demolishing hundreds of mud huts, uprooting trees and causing extensive damage to wheat and vegetable crops. It also killed scores of cattle and buffalo. (AP Photo/Pawan Sharma)
May 04, 2018 - 7:36 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Workers rushed to restore electricity Friday to scores of towns and villages in five Indian states where a powerful dust storm and thundershowers caused more than 120 deaths and injured another 200. Winds blew up to 130 kilometers (80 miles) per hour as the storm swept through...
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In this April 1, 2018, photo, Mike Wacker, left, and Juan Ulloa move cattle at Cross Four Ranch before the animals are shipped to summer pasture in Sheffield, Mont. Cross Four has thousands of cattle ready for export to China but a trade dispute could undermine those plans. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
April 29, 2018 - 12:01 pm
SHEFFIELD, Mont. (AP) — Montana rancher Fred Wacker had thousands of head of cattle fattening up along the Yellowstone River for export to China when President Donald Trump picked a trade fight with the Asian nation. The dispute threatens a $200 million deal that Wacker helped secure last year to...
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April 23, 2018 - 7:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 replacement (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Environmental and tribal groups are criticizing an administrative law judge's recommendation that Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3...
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