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Maui residents protest diversion of water for farming
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. is seeking 115 million gallons of water per day for future diversified agriculture on about 30,000 acres of old sugar cane fields.

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Arctic ‘doomsday’ seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on the Svalbard archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, was built as a master backup to the world’s other seed banks.
Trump a ‘mixed bag’ for ag, policy expert says
Trump a ‘mixed bag’ for ag, policy expert says
Economist say removing regulations is good, but leaving TPP is bad for U.S. agriculture.
Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world
New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they're feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer
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.
Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest
From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, fans of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent
UN agency: Almost 1.4 million children face ‘imminent death’ in famine
The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in parts of Unity state in South Sudan, where civil war has raged since late 2013.
France slaughtering all ducks in key region due to bird flu
Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said on France Bleu radio Tuesday that the flu spread faster than expected.
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.

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