Lawsuit challenges cancellation of farmer fair practice rule
Farmers in Alabama and Nebraska have joined a fair trade group to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the cancellation of rules that would have made it easier for farmers to demand better treatment when they contract with meatpacking companies.

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Washington in position to move big apple crop
Washington in position to move big apple crop
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West Coast grain price report
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California shell egg price report
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Western hay price report
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Wilco celebrates retirement of longtime CEO
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Washington in position to move big apple crop
With apple crops lighter in Europe and Michigan, Washington is in a better position a little earlier than normal to move its large crop, the...
California issues 1st licenses for legal pot market
Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze
California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires

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Lawsuit challenges cancellation of farmer fair practice rule
Farmers in Alabama and Nebraska have joined a fair trade group to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the cancellation of rules that would...
National wool and sheep review
Slaughter lambs were uneven, steady to 10.00 higher at San Angelo, Texas, and steady to 10.00 lower at New Holland, Pa.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
West Coast grain price report
California shell egg price report

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Lawsuit challenges cancellation of farmer fair practice rule
Farmers in Alabama and Nebraska have joined a fair trade group to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the cancellation of rules that would...
National wool and sheep review
Slaughter lambs were uneven, steady to 10.00 higher at San Angelo, Texas, and steady to 10.00 lower at New Holland, Pa.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
Washington in position to move big apple crop
Fluid milk and cream review — West

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Time to limit Antiquities Act
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