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High Anxiety: Proposed US Hemp Rules Worry Industry

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hemp growers and entrepreneurs who were joyous a year ago after U.S. lawmakers reclassified the plant as a legal agricultural crop now are worried their businesses could be crippled if federal policymakers move ahead with draft regulations. ...
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Tariffs and Bee Research Cuts. How Will Trump Hit Farmers Next?

American farmers who backed Donald Trump in 2016 can be excused for wondering when they'll get some presidential love. After approving a bee-killing pesticide last month, the White House said Saturday that it would stop collecting data on declining honey be...
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USDA Moves to Tighten Restrictions on Food Stamps

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. The U.S. Department of A...

U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue On Farm Workforce, Water & NAFTA

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is on a West Coast tour. On Tuesday (Feb. 13), he visited the World Ag Expo in Tulare, answering questions during a Town Hall. He then spoke with GV Wire, for the latest in our "Take 5" series. Among the subjects P...