Agriculture

August 20, 2019 - 3:54 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say drivers have been following and harassing buses transporting the children of seasonal and migrant farmworkers for early childhood education programs in Idaho. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the Community Council of Idaho plans to remove and conceal the "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Carlos Rafael talks on the phone at Homer's Wharf near his herring boat F/V Voyager in New Bedford, Mass. Rafael was sentenced to prison in 2017 after pleading guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling profits overseas. The federal government announced Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, it has settled its civil case against Rafael, a fishing magnate known as The Codfather, saying he will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries. (John Sladewski/Standard Times via AP, File)
August 19, 2019 - 4:54 pm
A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry. The settlement...
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August 16, 2019 - 6:24 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history to 10 years in prison, saying he cheated thousands of customers into buying products they didn't want. U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams said Randy Constant...
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ADDS NAME OF IMMIGRANT - Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks in Spanish to Guatemalan immigrant Agusto Lopez Coronado in Canton, Miss., on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Coronado initially declined to give his name to journalists because of fears of repercussions days after the immigration raids at chicken processing plants in Mississippi. Coronado later identified himself in an interview, saying his wife was arrested in an immigration raid Aug. 7, 2019, while she was working at a chicken processing plant in Canton and she is jailed in Louisiana while he remains in Canton caring for their three children. O’Rourke said he is concerned about people affected by the raids. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)
August 16, 2019 - 2:57 pm
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, John Deere products, including a toy tractor on the sign, are on display at a home and garden trade show in Council Bluffs, Iowa. John Deere reports financial earnings Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 16, 2019 - 5:31 am
Deere & Co. cut its profit expectations for the year as beleaguered farmers and an escalating trade war with China cut into sales. Widespread and heavy flooding severely delayed planting this year for thousands of farmers. In the 18 states that grow most of the nation's corn, only 58% of the...
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A monarch butterfly is silhouetted suspended near its empty chrysalis soon after emerging in Washington, Sunday, June 2, 2019. Farming and other human development have eradicated state-size swaths of its native milkweed habitat, cutting the butterfly's numbers by 90% over the last two decades. It is now under considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 14, 2019 - 5:52 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager to play his part, 3-year-old Thomas Powell flaps his arms and...
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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center, poses with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, for photos before holding talks at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
August 01, 2019 - 10:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intensified pressure on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn't already taxed. The move immediately sent stock prices sinking. U.S. consumers will likely feel the...
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FILE - In this document provided by the Clinton County Missouri Sheriff's Department shows a missing poster for Nicholas Diemel. Nicholas and his brother Justin Diemel, who owned Diemel's Livestock in Bonduel, Wis., have been missing since July 21, 2019, when they were in northwest Missouri to check cattle for their business. His wife Lisa Diemel is asking a judge to oversee the men's business. (Clinton County Missouri Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
July 31, 2019 - 3:23 pm
SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities who had been searching a Missouri farm for two missing Wisconsin brothers announced Wednesday that human remains have been found there, more than a week after the pair disappeared during a trip for their livestock business. Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish said the...
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FILE- This Jan. 11, 2019, file photo shows the Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger containing wheat protein, coconut oil and potato protein among it's ingredients in Bellevue, Neb. After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
July 31, 2019 - 4:26 am
After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based startup is partnering with OSI Group, an original supplier to McDonald's and one of the world's largest food...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, a package of meatless burgers by Beyond Meat are seen in Orlando, Fla. Beyond Meat reports financial earns Monday, July 29. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
July 29, 2019 - 3:09 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Beyond Meat is in for a bumpy ride. The plant-based meat maker reported some good news Monday, raising its full-year revenue guidance after better-than-expected second quarter sales. But its shares slumped as it turned in a bigger loss than Wall Street forecast and...
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