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Organic Animal Welfare Standards and SNAP Investigation

A government scandal in Brazil, Dept of Ag. delaying organic animal welfare standards and investigation of food stamp fraud in great number of states.

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Pruitt Hears Feedback on WOTUS; U.S./Mexico Potato Relationship

**Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers, elected officials, and ag industry leaders last week to hear feedback on re-writing the Waters of the U...

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Cherry Inspector Jobs Open In The Yakima Valley

The Washington State Of Agriculture is looking for Cherry Inspectors for summer. It's a great way to make some money if you are looking for a job.

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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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California's Dungeness Crab Seasons Starts
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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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