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Ash borer detected in new places in Colorado
Officials say the beetles have killed more than 50 million ash trees in more than 20 states since 2002.

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Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards
The Chinese food safety agency said last week its investigators found unspecified illegal activity and police detained five employees of Husi including its product quality manager. But the government and OSI have yet to confirm publicly whether it sold...
Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia
Federal investigators found filthy conditions at the company’s Georgia plant and said the employees even fabricated certificates saying peanut product shipments were safe when tests said otherwise.
Two Alabama farmers among White House honorees
Bill Bridgeforth of Tanner and Lee Haynes of Cullman are among 15 people being recognized as so-called “Champions of Change” in Washington on Tuesday.
GMO initiative to appear on Nov. 4 ballot in Maui
The proposed moratorium would make it illegal to cultivate, grow or test genetically modified crops in Maui County until companies complete environmental and public health studies to show their practices are safe.
Bark beetles killing Columbia River Gorge pines
This time of year, the beetles tunnel their way into the bark, where they consume the moist insides of the trees and lay their eggs there. As many as half of the adults move on to colonize other trees, and when the eggs hatch, the larvae emerge to eat...
Wisconsin farmers set record for cranberry harvest
Wisconsin harvested two-thirds of the nation’s cranberries last year and three times as much as Massachusetts, the second-largest cranberry producer.
Alaska governor asks USDA to buy surplus canned pink salmon
The price of canned pink salmon is 23 percent lower than a year ago and the advance price paid to fishermen is down about 33 percent from last year.
Russia bans dairy imports from Ukraine
Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Ihor Shvaika described the ban to Interfax Ukraine as politically motivated.
Fire season in West so far is below expectations
With only about $1 billion budgeted for fighting wildfires, the Forest Service expects by late August to once again have to tap other funds, such as forest thinning projects, to continue fighting fires as the season goes on into the fall, Tidwell said.
Survey: honey bee colony losses in Virginia continue
A state-by-state survey found that Virginia ranked 20th of the 47 reporting states for the highest percentage of honey bee colony loss over last winter.