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Rusty patched bumblebee added to endangered species list
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Rusty patched bumblebee added to endangered species list
The bee has disappeared from about 90 percent of its range in the past 20 years.

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Chinese premier visits Australia to expand bilateral ties
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Bird flu confirmed in three Southern states
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Brazil’s president: Meat scandal an ‘economic embarrassment’
On Tuesday, Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico announced that they were halting at least some Brazilian meat imports. They joined the European Union, China and Chile.
USDA designates $6M for ranchers affected by wildfires
The funding will be distributed through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to help restore grazing lands, rebuild fencing and protect damaged watersheds.
U.S. group seeks better access to China’s farm goods market
U.S. group seeks better access to China’s farm goods market
The American Chamber of Commerce in China wants a quicker review of foreign biotechnology products, an end to restrictions on beef and pork imports and other changes.
Brazil meat scandal deepens as China, EU, Chile bar imports
Brazil meat scandal deepens as China, EU, Chile bar imports
The European Union, China and Chile temporarily halt some imports of Brazilian meats amid an investigation into sales of rotten products
Farmers return to N. Dakota to expand their opportunities
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Commercial farms unaffected by Alabama poultry order
An order issued by state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan only applies to backyard farmers or people who raise birds as a hobby.
EPA, USDA among agencies facing big reductions in Trump’s budget
EPA, USDA among agencies facing big reductions in Trump’s budget
The budget proposal out Thursday is a White House wish list; it’ll be up to Congress to decide where money goes.
Hydroponic farming brings fresh lettuce to Wyoming
Every stage of these plants’ lives, from seeding to harvesting, takes place in a metal shoebox that’s just 8 feet wide, 9 feet tall and 40 feet long.

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