Agriculture regulation

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018 file photo, romaine lettuce sits on the shelves as a shopper walks through the produce area of an Albertsons market in Simi Valley, Calif. After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The latest outbreak underscores the challenge of eliminating risk for vegetables grown in open fields and eaten raw. It also highlights the role of nearby cattle operations and the delay of stricter federal food safety regulations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 29, 2018 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The E. coli outbreak announced just before Thanksgiving follows one in the spring that sickened more than 200...
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November 29, 2018 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on the multibillion-dollar farm bill after months of contentious talks. The tentative deal scraps a plan backed by House Republicans and President Donald Trump that would have added new work requirements for some food stamp...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith calls on her family members to identify themselves as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 7:14 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about "public hanging." Hyde-Smith on Tuesday defeated Democrat Mike...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to reporters after returning to Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 27, 2018 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a partial government shutdown possible in just 10 days, President Donald Trump met with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes funding for Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. Trump is seeking $5 billion for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016...
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Sen. Cindy-Hyde Smith, left, R-Miss., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, greet supporters attending a Hyde-Smith campaign event Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum in Meridian, Miss. Hyde-Smith, appointed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, faces Democrat Mike Espy in a runoff election Tuesday for the remaining two years of a Senate term begun by Thad Cochran before he retired. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
November 25, 2018 - 6:40 pm
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two U.S. Senate candidates rallied supporters around their themes of conservatism and moderation Sunday as they entered the closing days of their campaigns. The last two years of the Senate term begun by the now-retired Thad Cochran hangs in the balance Tuesday...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004 file photo, a foreman watches workers pick fruit in an orchard in Arvin, Calif. California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
November 15, 2018 - 3:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies. The Department of Pesticide Regulation issued temporary guidelines for chlorpyrifos that include banning it from crop dusting, discontinuing its use on...
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Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., motions to the crowd at a Democratic election night party after wining a Senate seat Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 07, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Senate elections (all times local): 3:21 a.m. Democrat Jacky Rosen has defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller in a hard-fought battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Nevada, giving Democrats a key pickup in the chamber. Rosen on Tuesday ousted Heller, who has been...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon arrival at White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, from a trip to Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 09, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump announced he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2008, file photo, chickens huddle in their cages at an egg processing plant at the Dwight Bell Farm in Atwater, Calif. Proposition 12 on California's November ballot would require that egg-laying hens be cage free by 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 06, 2018 - 9:14 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California voters are right to think they already weighed in on how big cages should be for egg-laying hens. In 2008, voters ushered in Proposition 2, which sought to free egg-laying hens from tiny cages. It didn't outlaw cages but barred California farmers from keeping hens —...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, photo, Lisa Brown, the Democratic opponent to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks during a candidates forum in Colfax, Wash. Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president’s trade policies. Their efforts play into voter concerns that Congress should be more of a check on Trump. Republicans hope that a strong economy carries them to victory. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 19, 2018 - 9:13 pm
SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements," Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House...
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