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20 farms fined for not protecting workers from COVID-19

Nov 13, 2020

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Three Mid-Columbia farms are among those receiving the biggest fines in the state from the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries for serious violations of...

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Key departures signal agriculture shakeup for Capitol Hill

Nov 13, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The reelection defeat of U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson in Minnesota and some key retirements mean a shakeup is coming for the industry on Capitol Hill,...

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Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

Nov 6, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state's dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the...

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Court orders FDA to assess environmental impact of GM salmon

Nov 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal court judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to conduct an environmental assessment of genetically modified salmon that he said was required for the...

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Washington to manage wolves within borders after fed action

Nov 6, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington will take over management of most wolves within its borders early next year, after the U.S. government announced Thursday that gray wolves in the Lower...

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5 key takeaways from the October jobs report

Nov 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American job market is clawing its way back — steadily if slowly — from the devastation inflicted by the coronavirus-caused recession. What no one knows is just how long it...

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Scaled-Back Thanksgiving Plans Leave Turkey Farmers in Limbo

Oct 30, 2020

For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings against travel and...

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Government Grant Seeks to Help Small-Scale Meat Processors

Oct 30, 2020

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Agriculture is offering COVID-19 relief grants to small-scale meat processors to help them cover costs of boosting capacity during the...

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ICE Settles Lawsuit Filed by Immigrant Activists in Vermont

Oct 30, 2020

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The federal government has agreed not to deport three immigrant activists in Vermont who sued two years ago after they were arrested, saying they were targeted in retaliation...

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