AP Wire Home  »  Nation/World  »  AP Wire

Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk
The agency announced in June that it had reached settlement agreements with four Hawaii farms over allegations that they exploited workers, but EEOC attorneys disregarded the judge’s instructions on filing the proposed agreements.

Featured Stories

Rural Colorado county approves first hemp greenhouse
The goal of the greenhouse will be to develop a stock of hemp seed suited to growing in Colorado.
Michigan peach crop suffers after harsh winte
Michigan's peach crop will be down about 50 percent from last year.
‘Threatened’ status sought for monarch butterfly
The petitioners blamed farming practices Tuesday for a loss of milkweed, a plant the butterflies rely on for feeding and breeding.
PETA files complaints against alligator, turtle farm
Group claims allowing child to handle baby alligators is abusive.
Law on genetically modified crops ruled invalid
The federal judge's ruling agrees that the Hawaii county's ordinance is pre-empted by state law and stops the county from enforcing the ordinance.
Guilty plea in California meat-recall case
Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his plea Friday in a San Francisco courtroom to aiding and abetting in the distribution of adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.
Winter wheat harvest wrapping up in South Dakota
About 94 percent of the state's winter wheat crop is in the bin.
Week of rain halts small grains harvest in North Dakota
Only 10 percent of the state’s staple spring wheat crop has been harvested.
Seed company sued by migrant workers in Michigan
The suit alleged that the defendants housed the workers and their families “in mobile trailers and a renovated farm building, which failed to comply with state and federal health and safety requirements.”
Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus
In China, where it was first found, the disease is called huanglongbing. Translation: “the yellow dragon.” In Florida, it’s known simply as “greening.”