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Farm group reactions mixed on federal tax relief package
Farm group reactions mixed on federal tax relief package
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other groups laud the proposed eventual elimination of the estate tax, but they’re concerned about restrictions on business interest deductions they say could harm rural America.

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Montana drafts medical marijuana regulations
Montana's health department has drafted dozens of medical marijuana regulations, setting rules for quality testing, tracking, increasing fees and creating employee permits
Utah agrees to pay $349K to settle lawsuit over ‘ag-gag’ law
Utah will pay $349,000 to settle a lawsuit that overturned a law banning secret filming at farm and livestock facilities
Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed at least 15 days
Oregon's commercial Dungeness crab season won't start until at least Dec. 16
Growers feel the squeeze as county’s citrus industry drops
Growers feel the squeeze as county’s citrus industry drops
From a 2-acre plot on north Merritt Island, Steve Crisafulli looks at rows of orange trees, searching for a glimmer of hope for Brevard's dying citrus industry
Rural Utah farmer, market owner makes exclusive cheese
Caineville farmer likes making brined feta, smooth chevre or Ramsley’s signature semi-firm tomme, a cheese typically produced in France and Switzerland.
Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state’s herbicide ban
A major agribusiness company is asking an Arkansas judge to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage
Malheur occupier Duane Ehmer sentenced to one year in prison
In March, a jury found Ehmer guilty of depredation of property, a felony.
Justice Department won’t release national monument documents
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit from Advocates for the West seeking the information.
Montana rancher sentenced to probation for eagle’s death
A rancher in eastern Montana was fined and sentenced to one-year probation after pleading guilty in August to killing a bald eagle through a poisoned calf carcass
California pot rules open way for potentially larger fields
The state has been trying to determine what should be the appropriate size limit on cannabis farms, but regulations issued Thursday did not include that language.

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