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One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches
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Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”; Healthcare for Farmers

**The “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is bigger than ever.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says hypoxia, which is a reduced oxygen level in the water which can kill marine life or force it to move to other areas, is estimated at 8,776 square miles, 7 % larger than June...

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Skill-based Immigration; Corn Exports to Mexico

**President Trump last week endorsed a Senate bill for a skills-based system for immigration that could have a distant effect on farm labor because it would halve the flow of legal immigrants...

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Despite Wobbly Economy, Midwestern Farmers Enjoy High Yields And Profits
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FDA Approves Heart-Healthy Soy Oil; Beyond Burger Expands

**The Food and Drug Administration has approved a heart-health claim for U.S. soy oil. The approval follows the American Heart Association’s recent confirmation that the fats in soybean oil have benefits for cardiovascular health...

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Global Markets Continue Last Week's Steep Decline
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Appeals Court Wolf Decision; Ag Econ Barometer Up

**Farmers and lawmakers say the Federal Appeals Court was wrong to keep wolves on the endangered species list. The decision handed down last week means nothing changes, and people cannot interfere with wolves attacking livestock and pets...

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Brooklyn's Famous Junior's Restaurant To Be Sold To Developer
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Extreme Eating Awards and Crop Insurance

**For 10 years, The Cheesecake Factory has taken home at least one of the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s ‘Xtreme Eating Awards...

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Buoy 10 Awaits Salmon Anglers

The Super Bowl of Salmon fishing is unquestionably the Buoy 10 salmon season.

The fall season opened on August 1st and already Yakima area anglers have descended on the epic fishery...

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Locally taxed dab oil and flower options are available.
Locally taxed dab oil and flower options are available.
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Flower vs. Dab?

To smoke flower or take a quick dab?

That is the question many a seasoned stoner are asking themselves in states like ours these days.

Long gone are the days when people had two types of weed: Red bud or green bud...

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Consumers Shop For Meat Products In Pennsylvania
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Japanese Beef Tariffs; Mexico Grain Shopping

**Japanese purchases of U.S. beef are about to be subject to a 50% tariff after imports in the three-month period ending June 30 triggered a “safeguard” mechanism...

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WOTUS Rewrite Moves Forward; NAFTA Needs Quick Action

**The Trump administration’s effort to write new “waters of the U.S.” regulations took a big step forward last week with publication of a proposed rule to withdraw the Obama administration’s 2015 rule...

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WOTUS Rule Formatting; Telemedicine for Rural America

**For those wondering why the proposal to withdraw the WOTUS rule, announced June 27th, hasn’t appeared officially in the Federal Register … blame the formatting...

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Sugar Tax Proposed Following WHO Global Report On Diabetes
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Brazil Ethanol Tariff; USDA Opens U.S. to Sugar Imports

**Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen says if Brazil imposes tariffs on U.S. ethanol, it would have a chilling impact and prices here would likely go down as the U...

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Uzbekistan Lifts U.S. Pork Ban; Ag Risk Coverage Program

**Uzbekistan has reopened to U.S. pork for the first time in three years, lifting an import suspension imposed after porcine epidemic diarrhea virus was found in the United States...

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