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Vilsack Backs Perdue; Rural Electric on Elimination of Clean Power Plan

Tom Vilsack is backing Sonny Perdue to run the Department of Agriculture, the job Vilsack held for eight years under President Barack Obama.

Vilsack says “I have had the opportunity to work with Governor Perdue and know how committed he is to all of our farmers, ranchers and producers regardless of size or production method used to expand markets here and throughout the world...

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Oregon Officials to Open Part of Coast to Dungeness Crabbing

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials plan to open the commercial crab season on December 18 for a portion of coast that runs from Cape Blanco to the Oregon-California border...

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State Finds Undisclosed Pesticides in Pot Growing Products

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's Department of Agriculture says it has found traces of undisclosed pesticides in many of the marijuana-growing fertilizers and other products it tested recently...

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Settlement Reached Between Indian Farmers/Ranchers and Dept. of Ag; EPA Squares Off With Bayer

$380 Million Keepseagle II Settlement Reached in the landmark civil rights lawsuit by Indian farmers and ranchers against the Department of Ag for discriminatory lending practices...

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Legislature OKs Authorization for Growing Industrial Hemp

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislature has passed a bill that would allow licensed growers to produce industrial hemp in Washington as part of a research program.

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Castro Stating U.S. Owes “Millions” to Cuba; El Nino Weather Taking its Toll in South America

Prior to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, Fidel Castro said on Thursday that the United States owes his government “millions of dollars” because of the decades-long embargo...

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Drop in Corn and Soybean Prices; Agricultural Production Up.

Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation...

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Price Of Coffee Hits 13 Year High
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Fast-casual Coffee Shops Gaining Ground; Microsoft Demonstrated New Farm Data Dashboard

An annual survey of restaurant industry chains suggest that the burger is losing ground to the fast-casual coffee shop concept,. The “Chain Industry Restaurant Review” from GE Capital Franchise Finance shows that consumer dining habits have shifted dramatically as competition, technological challenges and rising costs for labor and commodities have taken hold...

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Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
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Nanotechnology Used to Secure Healthy Food Supply; USDA Extends Public Comments on Ag. Easements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 3.8-million dollars through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative yesterday to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges...

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Orchardists to get Help in the Battle Against Apple Maggots

A bill moving through the state legislature would help orchardists better monitor and eradicate apple maggots in the Yakima County area. While school children joke about worms in apples, the apple maggot is no laughing matter for the tree fruit industry in Washington...

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