September 17, 2019

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China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar despite government efforts to rebuild herds decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farms for environmental reasons.

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
German herdsmen lead autumn Alpine cattle drive

BAD HINDELANG, Germany (AP) -- Bavarian herdsmen have gathered together in the Alps in for an annual autumn ritual, driving their herds of cattle from high mountain pastures to the valley below in preparation for the cold winter to come.

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Tuesday 09/10/2019
EPA to scale back use of animals to test chemical toxicity

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of mammals to test the toxicity of chemicals, a move backed by animal rights groups but criticized as irresponsible by a leading environmental organization.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
British farm moo-ves into new tech with 5G collars on cows

SHEPTON MALLET, England (AP) -- On the dairy farm of the future, the cows are going wireless.

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Wednesday 08/28/2019
Perdue to visit Illinois amid farmer anger at administration

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is set to visit Illinois amid rising tensions between farmers and President Donald Trump's administration.

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Monday 08/26/2019
Wisconsin leads nation in family farm bankruptcies

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin continues to top the nation in family farm bankruptcies.

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Friday 08/23/2019
Ethanol producer blames Indiana plant closure on Trump's EPA

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) -- The owner of a western Indiana ethanol plant is blaming its shut down on the Trump administration allowing some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law.

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Tuesday 08/20/2019
Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

BEIJING (AP) -- Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds.

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.

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Friday 08/09/2019
EPA won't approve warning labels for weed killing chemical

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world's largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical.

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Thursday 08/08/2019
Perdue: Farmers will regain markets lost in trade war

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told nervous Midwestern farmers on Wednesday that he's confident that they'll eventually regain the markets they've lost in the Trump administration's trade war with China.

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Tuesday 07/30/2019
Farmers staying on the job longer

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (AP) -- At 79 years old, Art McManus says he's still able to hop on the tractor and maintain the 160 acres of cherry trees at his orchard in Traverse City, Mich.

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Monday 07/29/2019
Farm aid may be distributed more fairly

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Trump administration's decision to base new handouts to farmers hit by the trade war with China on how many acres they've planted might be a fairer way to distribute the cash than the previous system of payments per bushel heavily skewed toward soybean growers, an agricultural economist said Friday.

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Wednesday 07/24/2019
Midwest wildlife officials discuss chronic wasting disease

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Midwest wildlife officials gathered Wednesday to discuss how they might better combat chronic wasting disease, which has been spreading among the region's deer herds.

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Tuesday 07/23/2019
Tofurky: Arkansas meat-labeling law unconstitutional

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Tofurky Co., which produces plant-based alternatives to meat, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of its products violates free speech rights.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
40% of transferred ag researchers to move to Midwest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Department of Agriculture says fewer than 40% of the researchers whose jobs are being transferred from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City will make the move to the Midwest.

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Thursday 07/11/2019
Lawmakers on northern border want grain rules addressed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Republican senators along the northern U.S. border are asking officials to address grain in the trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

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Wednesday 07/10/2019
Fresh from the lab: Startups make meat that avoids slaughter

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews slowly, absorbing the taste.

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Tuesday 07/09/2019
Spring wheat, soybean development lags in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Spring wheat and soybean development in South Dakota is lagging behind last year's pace.

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Wednesday 07/03/2019
LCI receives award

Case IH has recognized Lake County International in Madison for achieving Pinnacle Excellence status in all six areas of the business -- parts, operations, service, marketing, sales and Advanced Farming Systems.

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