Agriculture

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Aug 16, 2019

Democrat Beto O'Rourke has become the first presidential candidate to visit Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken plants and arrested nearly 700 people

Farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest US

Aug 13, 2019

Researchers and farmers across the Southwestern U.S. are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of irrigation water from the vital but beleaguered Colorado River

To boost workforce, medical schools try to sell rural life

Aug 9, 2019

Some U.S. medical schools are arranging field trips and tours to try to lure students to practice in rural communities after they graduate

The Latest: Chicken company says it obeys immigration laws

Aug 8, 2019

The company that owns one of the plants targeted in a Mississippi immigration raid says it follows strict procedures to make sure full-time employees are eligible to work in the country

ICE raids food plants on day of Trump visit to grieving city

Aug 7, 2019

U.S. immigration officials have raided Mississippi food processing plants in early-morning strikes that were part of a large-scale operation targeting both owners and employees

Trump says he'll put 10% tariffs on remaining China imports

Aug 2, 2019

President Donald Trump says he will apply a 10% tariff on about $300 billion of Chinese goods

Gulf state US reps back fisheries disaster request

Jul 24, 2019

U.S. House members from three Gulf Coast states are backing their governors' request for a fisheries disaster declaration, saying freshwater flooding into saltwater ecosystems has killed oysters and hurt the fishing industry

Taste of the Tour: Garlic soup in Toulouse-Lautrec country

Jul 15, 2019

Taste of the Tour: Garlic soup in Toulouse-Lautrec country

Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers

Jul 12, 2019

Farmers and the politicians representing them hesitate to directly blame President Donald Trump for EPA decisions on ethanol that hurt corn farmers targeting instead the EPA and its Trump-appointed administrator.

Fresh from the lab: Startups make meat that avoids slaughter

Jul 9, 2019

A number of startups are creating meat in a lab to avoid hurting animals and damaging the environment

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