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Advocacy groups in Montana, Idaho sue over forest plan
The lawsuit alleges that Kootenai officials removed some waterway segments and added others after receiving objections from environmental groups. The result was an increase in the total mileage in the final plan, which did not go through public scrutiny.

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Colorado wildlife officials revisit wolf concerns
In January, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife decided to list the Mexican wolf, a smaller subspecies of the gray wolf, as endangered.
Minnesota officials target tractor rollovers
The number of Minnesota farmers killed in work-related accidents soared more than 30 percent in the past decade.
Indonesia, Malaysia form OPEC-like palm oil council
The council will be a game changer for an industry under pressure from falling prices and unsustainable farming practices.
E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle expands to 6 states
So far, 45 people have been infected, with 43 of them saying they ate at Chipotle in the week before they became sick.
Tyson closing plants in Chicago, Wisconsin
The closures will cost 880 jobs and are due to changing product needs, the age of both facilities and prohibitive costs of renovations.
Vilsack defends TPP pact on Japan trip
The U.S. agriculture secretary sees the agreement as a way to counterbalance China's influence in the region.
Genetically modified salmon OK’d for human consumption in U.S.
The FDA said that there are “no biologically relevant differences in the nutritional profile of AquAdvantage Salmon compared to that of other farm-raised Atlantic salmon.”
In Asia, Obama says climate action will be good for business
President Obama urged business leaders to reduce emissions in their operations and use their sway to pressure governments to sign on to the international pact.
Senate bill would drop protections for wolves in 4 states
Senate bill would drop protections for wolves in 4 states
Legislation introduced this week would order the Department of the Interior to reissue orders from 2011 and 2012 that dropped wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming from the endangered species list.
Consumers behind accelerated shift to cage-free eggs
Consumers behind accelerated shift to cage-free eggs
The cage-free movement is one of the largest-scale examples of agribusiness adapting to consumers’ growing sensitivities and anxieties over how their food is treated.