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Woman who was among pioneer pilots in WWII has died at 96

Jan. 15, 2019 12:56 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A member of a pioneering group of women who flew military planes in the United States during World War II has died. Millicent Young of Colorado Springs, a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, died Saturday of complications related to chronic obstructive...

Trump seeks to sell shutdown, trade policies to farmers

Jan. 14, 2019 6:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump urged farmers Monday to stick with him even as many grapple with the impact of his trade war with China and the partial government shutdown. "No one understands better than our great farmers that the tough choices we make today reap rewards for centuries to come,"...

The Latest: Trump tells farmers that wall won't hurt them

Jan. 14, 2019 2:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is seeking to assure farmers that they will still be able to get the help they need if he builds a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has used most of his speech Monday at the American Farm Bureau...

Trade war's wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

Jan. 13, 2019 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs. In California's San Joaquin Valley, the CEO of a...

Trade war's wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

Jan. 13, 2019 2:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs. In California's San Joaquin Valley, the CEO of a...

USDA delays deadline for farmer aid to offset tariff losses

Jan. 9, 2019 3:26 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers already reeling from low prices and uncertainty amid the nation's trade dispute with China are welcoming a decision to extend a deadline for federal aid because of the partial government shutdown. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Tuesday announced the Agriculture...

Iconic Japanese newspaper in Brazil closes after 72 years

Jan. 6, 2019 12:59 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Sao Paulo Shimbun newspaper has printed its final edition, ending a 72-year run as a vital reference point and voice for Brazil's Japanese community - the largest in the world outside of Japan. The Japanese-language newspaper, whose final edition rolled off the presses Jan. 1, was a...

Good news for wild blueberries in faltering No. 1 state

Jan. 6, 2019 9:04 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Growers in the No. 1 wild-blueberry state suffered another bad year, but agriculture officials say there are reasons to believe Maine's historic and troubled industry is about to turn a long-awaited corner. Maine farmers collected about 57 million pounds of the wild fruit in 2018,...

Investors, farmers guessing as shutdown delays crop reports

Jan. 4, 2019 5:19 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets. The USDA had planned to...

Federal judge orders settlement talks in soybean seed suit

Jan. 3, 2019 3:21 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield soybean seeds because of their race. During a court hearing in Memphis, U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes told the...