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Tariffs have varying fallout in trade-heavy Washington state

May. 20, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Workers at a $1.7 billion polysilicon plant in central Washington believe President Donald Trump's trade war with China may be their best chance for staying employed. Unable to compete with Chinese factories aided by government subsidies and high tariffs, REC Silicon is shutting down the...

More charges filed against man accused of neglecting cattle

May. 9, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

GENEVA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have filed more charges against a man already charged in connection with the discovery of hundreds of dead, ailing or neglected cattle at his farm in southern Nebraska's Fillmore County. Court records say 30-year-old Aaron Ogren now faces one felony count of theft, nine...

Immigrant siblings enter plea deals in dairy co-worker death

May. 9, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) — Two siblings who immigration authorities say were in the U.S. illegally are awaiting sentencing after entering plea agreements during their murder trial in the slaying of a Michigan dairy farm co-worker. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports Francisca Vargas-Castillo and Leobardo...

New doc chronicles how a California farming oasis came to be

May. 8, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — John and Molly Chester, a filmmaker and a chef, had made a decision that many urbanites only fantasize about: They decided to leave their life in Los Angeles and start a farm that would function in harmony with nature. Their family and friends thought they were crazy, but they were...

Missouri speaking engagement for Cliven Bundy is canceled

Apr. 30, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

MANSFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri seed company will not host Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy at an upcoming spring planting festival. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds had invited Bundy to discuss growing ancient crookneck watermelons in desert conditions at its festival May 5-6 near...

Spain's rural regions become fierce battleground for votes

Apr. 22, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

LA BIENVENIDA, Spain (AP) — Spanish politicians are swapping campaign buses for tractors, buddying up with hunters and inspecting home-grown tomatoes in Spain's often-neglected rural regions as they hunt for votes in Sunday's general election, one of the country's most polarized votes in decades. The...

Minnesota farmer's tearful video underscores industry woes

Apr. 12, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

PINE ISLAND, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dairy farmer frustrated by the industry's rising financial pressures has taken to social media to voice his concerns in an emotional video that's been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Mark Berg, 26, told the Star Tribune that he posted the six-minute-long...

Dairy safety net program expected in June

Apr. 9, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An insurance program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June, the U.S. Farm Service Agency says, but farmers say it won't tackle the underlying challenges they face. Dairy farmers are in their fifth year of low milk prices that have driven...

Polish teachers go on indefinite strike at student exam time

Apr. 8, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike over pay Monday after the government failed to meet union demands during days of negotiations. The strike by teachers of kindergarten all the way up through the final year of high school is the first such widespread work...

'Necessity': Those in US illegally push for license to drive

Apr. 8, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — Dairy farm worker Luis Jiménez gambles every time he drives without a license. Even a minor traffic stop could alert immigration agents that he is in the country illegally and lead to deportation. But in the wide open spaces of upstate New York's farm country, supermarkets and job...