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Scotts renews litigation against rival
The Scotts Co. has resumed litigation against rival grass seed firm Pennington over alleged false ads.

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Producers await answers as USDA rolls out new programs
Producers await answers as USDA rolls out new programs
USDA is rolling out the 2014 farm bill, which cuts spending on farm programs but has generally been accepted by farmers and organizations that represent them.
Senator joins critics of federal cattle roundup
Senator joins critics of federal cattle roundup
Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said he told new U.S. Bureau of Land Management chief Neil Kornze in Washington, D.C., that law-abiding Nevadans shouldn’t be penalized by an “overreaching” agency.
Feds blaze ahead on new fire management plan
The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy was announced Wednesday by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Mike Boots of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Grain farmers stung by rail delays
Grain farmers stung by rail delays
A backup of available rail cars for hauling grain has placed downward pressure on grain prices, experts say.
Christmas tree checkoff gets green light
Christmas tree checkoff gets green light
The USDA will begin administering a program to raise funds for Christmas tree promotions this year.
Capital Press calendar of events
Selected agriculture-related events around the nation and region.
Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule
Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule
The senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a proposed rule last week before the government’s peer-reviewed scientific assessment was fully complete. They are calling on the government to withdraw the rule or give the...
Climate ‘hubs’ to offer farmers help
Climate ‘hubs’ to offer farmers help
In an effort to help farmers, ranchers and foresters mitigate the risks of climate change, USDA has created regional climate hubs to provide producers with information and strategies to adddress eratic weather conditions. The hubs will use existing...
March rain, snow eases drought in Northwest
March rain, snow eases drought in Northwest
A wet March followed a wet February throughout the Pacific Northwest, further improving the water outlook for regional growers.
University of Minnesota students fill hop demand
University of Minnesota alumnus Eric Sannerud and two other University students will turn a chunk of that land into Mighty Axe Hops. Their new project will farm local, organic and sustainable hops, filling a growing demand from the state’s booming...