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Denmark to allow 'significantly reduced' mink production

Sep. 23, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's government said Friday that a temporary ban on mink breeding will expire Jan. 1, allowing mink production to resume in the country but at a ”significantly reduced" level than before the coronavirus pandemic. The government nearly two years ago...

California fish conservation law could protect bees

Sep. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the state to consider protecting threatened bumblebees under a conservation law listing for fish. The state's high court refused to grant a review sought by farming groups of a May appellate court ruling that...

Desert farms in Utah flourish with water from Colorado River

Sep. 16, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — The second driest state in the country, Utah, doesn’t contribute much water to the Colorado River as it flows from Rocky Mountain headwaters through Canyonlands National Park to Lake Powell. Utah has a unique position in the middle of the river basin,...

Stressed Colorado River keeps California desert farms alive

Sep. 13, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Don Cox was looking for a reliable place to build a family farm in the 1950s, he settled on California's Imperial Valley. The desert region had high priority water rights, meaning its access to water was hard for anyone to take away. ...

EU lawmakers support ban of goods linked to deforestation

Sep. 13, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers have backed a proposal for a law that would ban the sale in the 27-nation bloc of agriculture products linked to the destruction of forests. MEPs gathered on Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, supported and strengthened a plan from the EU's...

US announces $40 million agricultural aid to Sri Lanka

Sep. 10, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States on Saturday announced $40 million in aid to buy fertilizer and other key agricultural inputs in time for the next cultivation season in crisis-hit Sri Lanka. USAID Administrator Samantha Power, who is visiting Sri Lanka, made the...

As deadline looms, railroads say strike would cost $2B a day

Sep. 08, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Major freight railroads, in a bid to apply pressure on unions and Congress, say a strike that could come after a key deadline passes next week would cost the economy more than $2 billion a day and disrupt deliveries of all kinds of goods and passenger traffic nationwide. ...

Dutch farm minister resigns after protests over pollution

Sep. 06, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch agriculture minister has unexpectedly resigned, telling reporters he wasn't the right person for the job following a tumultuous summer of protests by farmers over pollution regulations. Henk Staghouwer, who held the position for only nine...

Ranchers seek to intervene in Idaho-US water rights fight

Sep. 02, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Individual ranchers and the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice challenging recently-passed state water rights laws. The request filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court involves laws...

Silver lining: Northeast drought benefits some businesses

Aug. 31, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There is a silver lining to the drought affecting the northeastern U.S. that has frustrated farmers, dried up rivers and reservoirs, and brought water use restrictions and brush fires to the region. The arid conditions have benefited amusement parks, minor league...