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North Dakota wants specifics on backlogged grain shipments
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board told Canadian Pacific and BNSF Railway in June to submit plans to address backlogs in northern Plains states and begin filing weekly updates.

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Kauai needs more cash to defend GMO, pesticide law
The council in February authorized spending $75,000 on attorneys for the case.
Two large chicken farms planned for southern Delaware
The separately owned plans call for one operation of 10 chicken houses and one of 20 chicken houses. Each house is a long building that can house between 35,000 and 50,000 birds at a time. The operations would grow broiler chickens for two industry...
Development puts squeeze on Indiana farmers
Many farmers who are facing retirement and have no family members willing to take over their operations understandably sell to developers, especially when developers offer them $30,000 to $35,000 an acre. The going price for farmland, depending on the...
Illinois city a finalist for national ag research center
Fargo, North Dakota, is the other city in the running for the National Agriculture Genotyping Center.
Stolen trade secrets valued at $500M
The government alleges in indictments that the group of Chinese nationals was shipping the seed to China to be replicated, eliminating the cost of research and development.
Wildfires burn across West, threaten homes
Crews battle fires in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and California.
Chinese woman in trade secrets case seeks release
Mo Yun is one of seven people associated with Chinese agriculture biotechnology company DBN Group to be indicted in the case.
Wildfires gain ground in Washington
Washington’s largest wildfire, the Mills Canyon blaze near the central Washington town of Entiat, was 40 percent contained Tuesday and holding steady about 35 square miles.
Kauai resort owner sues to block nearby dairy farm
The resort owner says its business, recreational, environmental and aesthetic interests would be adversely affected by the wastewater-treatment unit, the dairy farm and its effluent ponds.
Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport
Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport
The snails were confiscated July 1 and a sample was sent the next day to a federal mollusk specialist in Washington, D.C., who identified them as a prohibited species.