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Bill would train next generation of Alaska fishermen

Dec 23, 2020

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A bill to establish the nation's first ever federal program to train prospective commercial fishermen has passed Congress and awaits approval by the White House. The Young...

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US: More must be done to protect Colorado River from drought

Dec 18, 2020

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A set of guidelines for managing the Colorado River helped several states through a dry spell, but it's not enough to keep key reservoirs in the American West from plummeting...

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National bio-defense lab completion date moved to October

Dec 18, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The completion date for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan has been moved to October of 2021, federal officials said. The biolab was originally scheduled...

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US gives Florida wider authority over wetland development

Dec 18, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The federal government granted Florida's request for wider authority over wetland development, a move announced Thursday that came under immediate fire by environmentalist...

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Mexico proposes phasing out Roundup pesticide by 2024

Dec 18, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Agriculture Department has proposed rules for phasing out the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup, by early 2024. The rules were praised by...

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US regulators OK genetically modified pig for food, drugs

Dec 18, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical products, making it the second such animal to get the green light for human consumption. But the company...

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Fresh food initiatives feed, teach communities of color

Dec 14, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Bruce Babcock only has to walk across the street from his house in a residential neighborhood to get to the 10-acre patch (40,500 square meters) of farmland where he labors to help...

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Inflation still a no-show, US wholesale prices up just 0.1 percent

Dec 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices edged up just 0.1% in November with the economic disruption from the pandemic continuing to suppress demand and keeping inflation at extremely low levels. The...

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Judge upholds pollution fine against Iowa cattle farmers

Dec 11, 2020

ARMSTRONG, Iowa (AP) — An administrative judge has approved a $76,000 fine against an Iowa cattle feedlot for violating the Clean Water Act by discharging polluted wastewater into the East Fork of...

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