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EPA says it will take months to hand over What’s Upstream files
EPA says it will take months to hand over What’s Upstream files
The Environmental Protection Agency will waive a $2,000 fee for providing What's Upstream records, but the Washington farm group seeking the documents may have to wait until December.

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USDA continues to prime trade with Cuba
USDA continues to prime trade with Cuba
With its close proximity to the U.S., Cuba offers plenty of opportunity for agricultural exports, with particularly high potential for rice, fruits and vegetables, livestock and ag equipment.
Leader to be sentenced in Ohio egg farm forced labor case
Prosecutors say Aroldo Castillo-Serrano made victims’ family members sign over deeds to their property in Guatemala to pay for transporting the boys, with assurances they would be enrolled in school.
FBI: Utah militia leader planned to bomb BLM cabin
An FBI agent said in charging documents that William Keebler, 57, was planning to retaliate against the federal government that he felt was harassing people and imposing overreaching grazing restrictions on ranchers.
Mysterious ‘zombie bee’ scourge reaches southern U.S.
Mysterious ‘zombie bee’ scourge reaches southern U.S.
Flies attach themselves to the bees and inject their eggs, causing erratic “zombie-like” behavior in the bees.
Senators reach deal on genetically modified food labeling
Senators reach deal on genetically modified food labeling
The Agriculture Department appeared to endorse the legislation, as well, issuing a statement encouraging members of the House and Senate to move quickly on the deal.
Any impact of ‘Brexit’ vote on ag likely to be temporary, experts say
Any impact of ‘Brexit’ vote on ag likely to be temporary, experts say
A weaker pound could impact Britain's importation of commodities in wake of that nation's vote to leave European Union.
Ag’s reaction to Supreme Court’s immigration ruling mixed
Ag’s reaction to Supreme Court’s immigration ruling mixed
Upheld or not, Obama’s order on immigration would have benefitted illegal workers but not alleviated labor shortages, agricultural leaders say.
Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie in Supreme Court
Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie in Supreme Court
The one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency.
White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff
White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff
The Federal Aviation Administration has created a new category of rules for drones weighing less than 55 pounds.
Hot, dry conditions beginning to stress Iowa, Nebraska crops
The state saw half of the normal rain for the week during its seventh consecutive week of below normal precipitation and the fourth consecutive week with higher than normal temperatures.

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