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May 22, 2015

Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts

Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to th
May 22, 2015
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Possible frost damage to Nebraska beets

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.—The 2015 sugarbeet crop was off to a good start until cold weather hit the region on Mother’s Day weekend.
May 22, 2015

USDA offers summer food safety tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food.
May 21, 2015
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GMO ban fails in Oregon’s Benton County

A proposed ban on biotech crops in Oregon’s Benton County has failed by a strong margin.
May 21, 2015
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Former anti-GMO crusader speaks about his conversion

BOISE—British environmentalist Mark Lynas explained to several hundred people in Boise May 19 how he switched from being a pie-throwing, anti-GMO activist to a supporter of genetically engineered crops.
May 21, 2015
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Japanese file suit against TPP

More than 1,000 plaintiffs have filed suit in Japan seeking to halt their country’s involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
May 21, 2015
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USDA reminds growers to certify conservation compliance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds growers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1.
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