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U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation
The Homeland Security Department memos lay out that any immigrant living in the United States illegally who has been charged or convicted of any crime — and even those suspected of a crime — will now be an enforcement priority.

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On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead
Plug your noses and ready your 'Juche fertilizer,' it's time to prep the frozen fields in North Korea
Memo: Administration weighed using National Guard for immigration roundup
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the report was “100 percent not true” and that there was “no effort at all to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants.”
Maryland lawmakers seek to protect bee colonies from bears
Bees and bee colonies would be granted the same protection as other farm animals under bill.
Missouri will appeal California egg law ruling
The state’s attorney general says the law will cost Missouri jobs because of increased farming costs, drive up food costs and hurt the state’s hospitality and restaurant industries because of pricier food.
First lady says she’ll keep predecessor’s produce garden
Michelle Obama planted the garden on the South Lawn in 2009 as one of her first big projects and as the foundation for her signature initiative, “Let’s Move.”
Nebraska prairie dog management law in crosshairs
Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said the 2012 law violates property rights by allowing the government to trespass on private land.
Colorado approves hemp-animal feed study
The state Senate voted 34-0 in favor of bill directing the Colorado Department of Agriculture to study the feasibility of allowing farmers to use hemp in animal feed.
Armyworm invasion threatens southern Africa’s crops
Affected crops include maize, sorghum, soybeans, groundnuts and potatoes. The region already has been struggling with what the United Nations has called its worst drought in more than three decades.
U.S. dairy industry rallies against Canadian dairy scheme
Dairy organization and state departments of agriculture are urging President Trump to discuss a change in Canada’s milk pricing policy with Prime Minister Trudeau.
Westerners back bill to legalize DACA expansion
Washington Republican Reps. Dan Newhouse and Dave Reichert are among 15 co-sponsors of legislation to protect illegal aliens from deportation who were brought to the U.S. as children.