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April 24, 2015
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California government says it’s meeting water-saving goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California’s state government reported meeting its own overall water conservation goal for 2014, though data released Wednesday showed half the agencies fell short of the 20 percent target while the drought worsened.
April 24, 2015
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GMO control area proposal dies in Oregon House

SALEM—A bill to create “control areas” for increased regulation of genetically modified crops in Oregon has died in committee, but the basic idea may be revived.
April 24, 2015
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Agritourism bill overcomes trial lawyer opposition

SALEM—Proponents of a bill limiting the legal exposure of agritourism operations in Oregon have overcome the objections of trial lawyers who initially fought the proposal.
April 24, 2015
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Monsanto’s Fraley spreads "innovation" message

After years of playing defense on the topics of biotechnology and GMOs, Monsanto has gone on the offense in recent months.
April 24, 2015
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Southwestern Idaho water supply "marginally adequate"

BOISE—The 2015 irrigation season should be adequate for most farmers in Southwestern Idaho, but only if natural river flows hold up.
April 23, 2015
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Europe proposing opt-out provision for GMOs

The European Commission has started work on legislation which would allow individual member-nations to ban the importation of genetically modified organisms even if they are approved by the European Union.
April 23, 2015
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Sugar industry closely monitoring TPP negotiations

The Louisiana sugar industry is following the trade negotiations in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership accord with keen eye, said Jim Simon, manager of the American Sugar Cane League.
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