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Labeling of GMO Food; Farmers Earth Friendly

During the Organic Trade Association luncheon last week - Montana Senator and organic farmer Jon Tester said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods. Tester says mor

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420 Songs About Marijuana, Getting High

While the origins of the term "420" remain murky at best, the fact that there have been dozens of songs written about marijuana is indisputable.

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Chickens Test Positive For The H7 Stain Of Bird Flu
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Avian Influenza Has Surfaced Again in North America; Energy Information Admin. Predicts Gas Prices to Drop

Avian influenza is again popping up across North America as USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed an eighth case of H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock of 30,000 turkeys in Minnesota on Tuesday. The site has be

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Could Prickly Lettuce Be The New Hops?

Prickly lettuce is something we don’t eat but it is a very common weed. It has driven farmers crazy for years but, it soon might have a real purpose and potential to make some serious cash

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Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California's Lake Oroville Water Level
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Asia-Pacific Expanding Its Reach; California Water Shortage Impact Farmers

Trade negotiators for the U.S. and Japan are working around the clock to complete a trade agreement prior to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington later this month. Negotiators are working to have the agreement ready to unveil during Abe’s visit as they hope the deal can pave the way for a broader Asia-Pacific pact involving 10 other countries. U.S. Trade Repr

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U.S. Corn Growers Plant Less Corn; $19 Million Awarded by National Institute of Food and Agriculture

According to the Prospective Plantings report released on Tuesday - U.S. corn growers intend to plant two-percent less acres to corn - at an estimated 89.2-million acres. Wheat acreage is estimated at 55.4-million acres

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USDA Extending Coverage for Farmers; Senate Sends Message on U.S. Water Rules

USDA is providing farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. If no changes are made to yield history or base acres by the deadline, the farm's current yield and base acres will be used. If a program ch

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Tieton Cider Works To Publicly Unveil New Beverage Next Friday

Tieton Cider Works will launch a new canned, hard cider product called Rambling Route to the public next Friday (March 27). The new beverage is described as being "bold and has a crisp flavor just like biting into a Washington state-grown apple."

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EPA’s Clean Water Rule; E-Verify Impact on Ag Industry

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told the National Farmers Union convention she’s renaming the Waters of the U.S. rule the Clean Water Rule and said EPA should have done a better job of rolling out its Clean Water Rule - from calling it WOTUS instead of the Clean Water Rule - to not being more clear about what EPA was and was not proposing - to not talking to farmers and others before EPA put out the interpretive rule. McCarthy says t

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Snowpack Declining; EPA’s Air Quality Standards Restrictions

Due to warmer temperatures last month, snowpack in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada have further declined. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Hydrologist Cara McCarthy says nearly one-third of SNOTEL sites in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada are reporting the lowest snowpack ever measured and -- for the first time -- some snow sites were snow-free on March 1. McCarthy says t

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