Grain farming

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017, file photo, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., heads to a meeting at the Capitol in Washington. Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives instead of private buyers. The provision from Thune and John Hoeven, R-N.D., surfaced in the final days of the debate over the tax bill, which President Donald Trump signed last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 18, 2018 - 3:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies. Lawmakers say they didn't intend to give a competitive advantage to co-ops. But...
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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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In this Friday Nov. 24, 2017, photo, Mohammadul Hassan, 18, is photographed in his family's tent in Jamtoli refugee camp in Bangladesh. Hassan still bears the scars on his chest and back from being shot by soldiers who attempted to kill him. More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August, and many have brought with them stories of atrocities committed by security forces in Myanmar, including an Aug. 27 army massacre that reportedly took place in the village of Maung Nu. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
December 21, 2017 - 3:54 pm
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — For six hours he hid in an upstairs room, listening to the crackle of gunfire and the screams of people being slaughtered outside his Myanmar home. With every footstep that drew near, every cry that pierced the air, 52-year-old Bodru Duza braced for the soldiers to find him...
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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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In this July 21, 2017, file photo, Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court to make her final statements in a trial on a charge of criminal negligence in Bangkok, Thailand. A Thai court on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, has sentenced former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for alleged negligence in a money-losing rice subsidy program. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
September 28, 2017 - 7:01 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra appears to be staying in the Mideast commercial hub of Dubai after fleeing a criminal conviction, Thailand's prime minister said Thursday, in the first official word on her whereabouts since she missed a court date last month. "We have...
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Thai police women stand guard outside the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The court is expected to deliver verdict on case against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
September 27, 2017 - 4:42 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for alleged negligence in a money-losing rice subsidy program. Yingluck is believed to have fled the country last month before the court session at which the verdict initially was...
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FILE- This April 18, 2017, file photo shows the suburban Minneapolis headquarters of Syngenta in Minnetonka, Minn. Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said Tuesday, Sept. 26, that it has agreed to settle tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits by farmers over the company's rollout of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports. Terms weren't disclosed. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 26, 2017 - 6:40 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said Tuesday it has agreed to settle tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits by farmers over the company's rollout of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports. Terms weren't disclosed. Syngenta said in a...
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August 29, 2017 - 5:35 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Deep South's nastiest soybean pest is marching north, and Mississippi and Arkansas are facing their worst invasion ever. Two warm winters followed by this year's warm spring have let invasive red-banded stinkbugs spread well beyond south Louisiana, where they've been...
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A supporter of Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, with a sticker on her head indicating her love for Yingluck stands outside the Supreme Court after Yingluck failed to show up to hear a verdict in Bangkok Thailand, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Thailand's Supreme Court said Friday it will issue an arrest warrant for Yingluck after she failed to show up for a contentious trial verdict in which she could face a 10-year prison term for alleged negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
August 25, 2017 - 11:30 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Facing a possible 10-year jail term, former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra fled the country ahead of a court verdict her supporters say was politically motivated, a senior member of her party said. Yingluck's whereabouts were not immediately known Saturday, but local media...
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Supporters of Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dance outside the Supreme Court after Yingluck failed to show up to hear a verdict in Bangkok Thailand, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Thailand's Supreme Court said Friday it will issue an arrest warrant for Yingluck after she failed to show up for a contentious trial verdict in which she could face a 10-year prison term for alleged negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
August 25, 2017 - 7:14 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler said authorities are searching for Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister whose government he ousted in a coup three years ago, after she failed to appear for a verdict Friday in a criminal case that could send her to prison for 10 years. Yingluck's...
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