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Report: Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans
More farm loan applications are being rejected in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in reaction to weak farm commodity prices and income

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Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming
Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming
U.S. government water managers say a vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks as soon as the end of 2019
Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade
The world’s two biggest economies are battling over China’s aggressive campaign to challenge American technological dominance.
GOP’s McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling
McCarthy defended the federal tax overhaul and the escalating tariff feud with China, which is expected to hit American farmers hard.
Small grains harvest in the final stages in South Dakota
South Dakota's small grains harvest is in the final stages
Gianforte, Williams hold meetings on wilderness study areas
Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and his Democratic challenger, Kathleen Williams, are both bringing Gianforte's proposal to release hundreds of thousands of acres of land from study for federal protection to the forefront of the campaign
Ben & Jerry’s has new CEO focused on social impact
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact."
Notes of support pour in for 2 who started California blaze
A blaze that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people started with a spark from a vehicle driving on a flat tire.
Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help
Firefighters from all over the country and some from overseas have been helping California battle a series of deadly and devastating wildfires.
Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality Across Northwest
Officials advise people in affected areas to avoid outdoor activity — especially young children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems.
Texas shrimp farmers try new technology to prevent disease
It was a Texas-sized shrimp dream, to breed crustaceans far from shore but close to transportation hubs that would speed fresh seafood to restaurants as far away as New York or Las Vegas

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