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National monument supporters in California get antsy
The designation typically takes lands already owned by the government and walls them off from new mining, roads and power lines.

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USDA extends yield, base acre deadline to March 31
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has extended a deadline for farmers to adjust the base acres and yield history of their farms for new programs under the 2014 Farm Bill.
Study shows countries distort wheat trade
Study shows countries distort wheat trade
U.S. Wheat Associates says a study shows that the governments of India, China, Turkey, Brazil and Thailand have increased trade-distorting subsidies for wheat, corn and rice production beyond their World Trade Organization agreements.
Wyoming House advances bills to protect domestic sheep
The bills are in response to concern the U.S. Forest Service is considering whether to curtail domestic sheep in Wyoming and other western states to reduce the threat to wild bighorns.
Maui sugar plantation looking for biofuel crop
Even if the company found an alternative crop, the technology to convert plant materials into energy on a commercial scale still hasn’t been developed, the plantation's manager says.
Washington free of bird flu quarantines
Washington free of bird flu quarantines
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has lifted quarantines established after bird flu was found in two places in Okanogan County.
Oahu coffee farm quarantine broadened by state
The beetle previously had been found only on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Expert: Immigration reform won’t fix farm labor shortage
Expert: Immigration reform won’t fix farm labor shortage
Immigration policy reforms cannot overcome broader economic forces that are reducing farm labor supplies, an expert says.
Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push
The Partnership for a Healthier America is using star power in its marketing campaign to promote fruits and vegetables.
Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs
The suit alleges the food contains an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze and a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains.
Vilsack: Smartphones could tell consumers what’s in food
Vilsack: Smartphones could tell consumers what’s in food
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proposes that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store.