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Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record
Temperatures that were largely mild and few storms helped bolster the 24-day event, which wrapped up Sunday.

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Minnesota corn harvest raises safety concerns
Widespread railway delays are also adding to concerns because they could cause even more farmers to send their grain to bins and elevators.
Wyoming landowners praised for grouse conservation
The landowners recognized Wednesday are the first in Wyoming to join the program, called Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances. Jewell said the agreements formalize what some of the landowners have already been doing.
EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops
The agriculture industry has anxiously awaited the approvals, as many weeds have become resistant to glyphosate, an herbicide commonly used on genetically modified corn and soybeans now. Enlist includes a combination of both 2,4-D and glyphosate.
African leaders: Ebola could lead to food crisis
Liberia Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth says billions of dollars of outside agricultural investment is gone because farming has been decimated.
Peanut farmers deal with fallout from salmonella
The forecast calls for nationwide production to approach 5 billion pounds, an increase over last year, but those numbers won’t include as many Valencia peanuts as in years past. Grown along the New Mexico-Texas border, the sweet variety is coveted...
Protesters to shadow Wisconsin wolf hunters
Wisconsin’s hunt is slated to run until Feb. 28 or until hunters reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit.
Opponents seek to overturn Missouri right to farm
The legal challenge hinges on the ballot description presented to voters about Constitutional Amendment 1.
WTO sides with US farmers in dispute with India
WTO ruled against Indian restrictions on U.S. imports of meat and eggs that were intended to prevent avian influenza from entering that country. The restrictions began in 2007.
First lady hosts White House garden harvest
The first lady was joined by school children Tuesday to harvest squash, lettuce, sweet potatoes and tomatoes in the White House Kitchen Garden.
Interior secretary to tour Idaho sagebrush habitat
Jewell is scheduled to join Bureau of Land Management Deputy Director Steve Ellis in Rogerson, Idaho, on Tuesday to tour land that was burned in 2007’s large Murphy Complex wildfire.