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States argue in court for more say over endangered species
States argue in court for more say over endangered species
It’s the latest skirmish in the federal government’s troubled effort to restore the rare wolves to part of their original range under the Endangered Species Act.

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Teacher’s lesson: Waste not, want not
The EU wastes 88 million tons of food a year for a population of 510 million.
Wyoming to get its first USDA slaughterhouse
The move will allow the brand to sell Wyoming beef to markets beyond state borders.
Uganda confirms Avian flu in wild terns, domestic birds
The Ministry of Agriculture is warning of an imminent “catastrophe.”
Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission
Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission
Jeanette Finicum has become something of a cause celebre in the year since her husband’s death.
Vilsack leaving USDA a week early; no replacement named
Vilsack leaving USDA a week early; no replacement named
Tom Vilsack has led USDA for eight years and was President Barack Obama’s longest-serving Cabinet secretary.
How high is too high for a pile of chicken droppings?
Poultry experts are warning farmers that piles 6½- to 7-feet high are high enough. One pile caught fire in western Arkansas this week.
Two largest farm groups square off over corporate farming law
The Farmers Union will side with the state against the North Dakota Farm Bureau over the constitutionality of the state’s Depression-era anti-corporate farming law.
Bird flu-plagued South Korea to buy U.S. eggs
Bird flu-plagued South Korea to buy U.S. eggs
South Korea has lost about 26 million chickens — and a third of its egg-laying hens — to the H5N6 flu strain since November.
Arizona high court to review identical cattle brand ruling
Rancher David Stambaugh objected when the state Agriculture Department allowed a California cattle company that bought land in Arizona to use the identical brand on its cattle.
New calorie counting rules confound eateries, groceries
The federal regulation is set to take effect in May for eateries with 20 or more locations.

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