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Merger of world’s biggest beer makers clears final hurdle
The combined company will control almost a third of the global beer market.

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Cranberries at 200: Market changes, drought create a crisis
Cranberries at 200: Market changes, drought create a crisis
Many Massachusetts growers whose families have tended bogs for generations are facing challenges that include rising production costs, decreasing crop values, changing consumer habits and increasing competition from other states and Canada.
Putin praises farmers for Russia’s strong grain harvest
A mild winter and a warm, wet summer have contributed to the good harvest as Russia bounces back from a 2010 drought.
UN adopts declaration on anti-microbial resistance
The declaration encourages countries to develop plans to cut back on antibiotic use, make better use of vaccines and fund development of new drugs to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which currently claims the lives of an estimated 700,000 people...
Aggressive weed invades Minnesota
Palmer amaranth can shoot up as tall as 7 feet, and just one plant produces up to a million seeds.
21 states sue to block overtime pay expansion
Overtime protections would apply to workers who make up to $913 a week, or $47,476 a year, and the threshold would readjust every three years to reflect changes in average wages.
Wyoming heads to court seeking to regain control of wolves
For two years before the judge’s ruling, Wyoming had managed its own wolf population, declaring them unprotected predators that could be shot on sight in most of the state and classifying them as trophy game animals subject to regulated hunting...
Bayer, Monsanto officials defend $66B merger
Bayer, Monsanto officials defend $66B merger
The Senate panel is asking questions of those two companies and others at a hearing on consolidation and competition in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry.
Paris climate deal to receive boost
Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Morocco are expected to hand over documents at the U.N. in New York on Wednesday to formally complete the ratification process.
Georgia container port sees record August
Last year, Savannah benefited from labor woes on the West Coast that caused shippers to divert a large amount of cargo to the East Coast.
Drone operators seek permission to fly beyond line of sight
The FAA has only given exemptions to three companies that participated in a year-long FAA pilot program: CNN, BNSF Railway and the drone data company PrecisionHawk.

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