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U.N. expert: Junk food is a human rights concern
The U.N.’s special representative on the right to food, said that states must go beyond ensuring the minimum requirements needed for survival and ensure access to food that is nutritionally adequate.

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Farm group can intervene in suit over union ban on NY farms
Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided his administration would not seek to defend the law.
Firefighters achieve 60 percent containment of wildfire in Southern Utah
The Hicks Creek Fire has charred more than 2 square miles of federal Bureau of Land Management and private land since Oct. 16.
The number of female farmers continues to grow
Female farmers now make up about 30 percent of the farmer operators in the U.S., a number that has nearly tripled in the past three decades.
Food security group will offer advice to next president
The food security task force will advise the winner of the presidential election.
Soft durum wheat could replace hard durum wheat
Soft durum wheat could replace hard durum wheat
The USDA Agricultural Research Service Western Wheat Quality Lab in Pullman, Wash., is experimenting with soft durum wheat. Lab director Craig Morris has high hopes for the wheat.
Parks director: More worker sex harassment cases likely
Jon Jarvis calls the sexual harassment horrible and unacceptable and says he was unaware it had been taking place.
S. Dakota teen dies in grain bin accident
Taylor Watzel, 16, became trapped in a grain bin Tuesday and died the following day.
Bear killed in Wyoming after repeated human interactions
The 519-pound bear was captured Saturday after previously being relocated in 2004 and 2011 due to prior human encounters.
Groups file suit for Pacific fisher protection
Ashland-based Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center and others filed the suit in San Francisco against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Agency too slow on H-2A applications, farm labor director says
Agency too slow on H-2A applications, farm labor director says
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services doesn’t seem interested in helping a foreign guestworker program work for agriculture, a farm labor organization director says.