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Senate poised to confirm Acosta as Trump’s man at labor
The Senate is poised to confirm Alex Acosta as President Donald Trump's secretary of labor

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Trump to order review of national monument designations
The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the president to declare federal lands of historic or scientific value to be “national monuments” and restrict how the lands can be used.
Senate panel approves Trump’s choice to lead trade office
Robert Lighthizer will take his cues from a president who has broken with most Republicans in his criticism of free trade agreements.
Feds stumble again with split verdict in Bundy standoff case
Feds stumble again with split verdict in Bundy standoff case
A federal jury in Las Vegas found two gunmen guilty of some charges in a 2014 armed standoff that stopped federal agents from enforcing court orders and confiscating cows belonging to Cliven Bundy from public rangeland near his Nevada ranch and melon...
Trump slaps tariff on Canadian softwood lumber
The Trump administration is moving to impose a 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada, escalating an intensifying trade dispute between the two countries
Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
The Senate has confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
First farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade
First farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade
The first lawsuit out of tens of thousands across the U.S. is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to put a genetically engineered corn variety onto the U.S. market before China approved it
Potato farming in Washington involves high-stakes investment
Potato farming in Washington involves high-stakes investment
Potatoes are worth $7.4 billion to the state’s economy each year.
Farmers fear losing immigrant workers
Farmers fear losing immigrant workers
Farming uses a higher percentage of illegal labor than any other U.S. industry, and that's sparking worry about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally
Invasive spittlebug threatens Hawaii grazing land
The spittlebug has been found at two ranches in Kona since September, including one property that had about 2,000 acres of damaged pasture.
Colorado farmers struggle to find workers
Many workers used to be willing. But a few years ago, they started to move to other labor-intensive industries like oil fields or construction.

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