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  • Competing bills in Congress and Vermont revive GMO debate

    Two competing pieces of legislation -- one in Congress and another in Vermont -- are reviving debate over genetically modified foods. On Capitol Hill, Rep. Mike Pompeo has a bill that would give the Food and Drug Administration the sole authority to require labeling to indicate that foods have...

  • Va. boasts 240-plus farmers' markets

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is seeing an explosion of farmers' markets. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state has more than 240 farmers' markets statewide. That's a 180 percent increase since 2006. The department says besides the fresh farm products...

  • Cattlemen's group won't get involved in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's dispute with government

    A Nevada cattle rancher group expressed sympathy for embattled cattleman Cliven Bundy in his increasingly tense confrontation with the federal government over grazing rights, but it stopped short of getting involved. "Nevada Cattlemen's Association does not feel it is our place to interfere in...

  • Soybean prices rise on signs of strong demand

    Soybean futures are higher as traders see more signs of strong demand for beans. Wheat futures are lower. The actively traded contract for soybeans delivered in July rose 21 cents to $15.09 a bushel Wednesday. Brandon Marshall, commodity trader with Northstar Commodity in Minneapolis, said...

  • Officials celebrate Delmarva poultry industry

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Members of Delaware's congressional delegation are joining in an annual celebration of the Delmarva region's poultry industry. U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons both planned to attend the 58th annual Delmarva Poultry Industry banquet in Salisbury, Md. on Wednesday....

  • Rail companies to report fertilizer delivery plans

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface Transportation Board's decision Tuesday comes in response to...

  • Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres. But this spring has kept him sidelined, and he's anything but alone. Spring...

  • State says pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in Michigan, the state agriculture department says. Jennifer Holton, spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said porcine epidemic diarrhea is deadly to...

  • Harry Reid: Nevada rancher dispute with federal government 'not over'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the tense confrontation between a southern Nevada rancher and federal agents over cattle grazing rights is "not over." "We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it," the Nevada Democrat told Reno, Nev., TV station...

  • Va. Urban Ag Summit to meet 2 days in Lynchburg

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit is set to convene for two days in Lynchburg. The summit beginning Tuesday is aimed at taking an in-depth look at urban agriculture in the state, including its challenges and opportunities. Topics include so-called food deserts and...

  • Anti-Keystone XL protest inspires massive crop art

    The controversy over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has inspired what may well be the largest piece of crop art ever. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a coalition of farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes who oppose the pipeline, recently unveiled a massive display of crop art that...

  • John Hoeven: BNSF pledges to speed fertilizer delivery

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. John Hoeven says BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more trains to ensure timely delivery of fertilizer for spring planting. Hoeven says BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose told him that the railroad "will dedicate additional resources and crews to get fertilizer to...

  • Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia. State Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wilkes says the horse was euthanized Friday. The horse lived on a farm in The Plains in Fauquier County. Wilkes says an investigation by...

  • Chinese pork giant plans IPO to raise up to $5.3B

    HONG KONG (AP) — China's WH Group, which became the world's biggest pork company after buying Smithfield Foods of the U.S. last year, said Monday it plans to raise up to $5.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Most of the money will be used to pay off the...

  • Vidalia onion farmer back in court over ship date

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia's most prominent Vidalia onion farmers is going back to court in an effort to stop the state agriculture commissioner from fining growers who ship the famous sweet onions before a certain date. Delbert Bland, who grows Vidalia onions on about 3,000 acres in...



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