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Kansas wild bird populations weathering avian influenza
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Pacific, Central and Mississippi flyways. Cases have been found in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas.

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Bill would create organic-type labels for non-GMO foods
The proposed government-certified label would allow companies that want to advertise their foods as GMO-free to do so, but it would not be mandatory for others.
Coalition challenges agencies’ science on sage grouse
Coalition challenges agencies’ science on sage grouse
A western coalition of public lands stakeholders has filed formal challenges against three Department of Interior agencies regarding the integrity of the science being used to make decisions about sage grouse conservation.
School lunch fruit cup has extra wiggle
The distributor told the school that pesticide use is limited and as a result, "organic matter" can appear.
Farm cancels Easter egg hunt over bird flu worries
The farm is taking its cue from the USDA, saying a human who has come in contact with an infected bird could spread the disease to the farm.
Colombia drug debate revived over herbicide
In Colombia a fierce debate has raged over a program that has sprayed more than 4 million acres with glyphosate in the past two decades to kill coca plants.
Rural county finds booming business in organic grains
Organic grain farmers turn to a rural elevator to store their wheat, barley, oats and corn harvested in northern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.
Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case
The judge chided a Justice Department attorney for telling him at a January hearing before the injunction was issued that nothing would be happening with regard to one key part of Obama’s actions, an expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action for...
Colorado lawmaker pitching hike in minimum wage to $12.50
The proposal doesn’t have the votes to pass, but its sponsor said he hopes the debate will help jumpstart an effort outside the state Capitol for advocates to try to make the 2016 ballot.
Fire sweeps through N.Y. poultry barn, killing 50,000 chickens
Flames spread quickly through the two-story structure, which had been built last summer.
States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work
The ideas ranged from using career coaches to mental health assistance.