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Indian lawmakers repeal farm reforms after year of protests

Nov. 29, 2021 05:22 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers on Monday repealed agricultural legislation that provoked a year of nationwide protests from farmers, in a move that was seen as a major reversal and rare climbdown for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, which had ardently defended the controversial...

Thousands of Indian farmers celebrate 1 year of key protests

Nov. 26, 2021 06:05 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of jubilant Indian farmers waving green and white flags on Friday marked the anniversary of their movement by celebrating a victory that forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw three agriculture laws the farmers feared would drastically reduce their...

Iowa farmer Muhlbauer ends US Senate campaign

Nov. 24, 2021 14:41 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa farmer and former county supervisor will end his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Chuck Grassley. Dave Muhlbauer announced Tuesday he would no longer seek the Democratic nomination for Senate. ...

Sri Lanka heeds protests, lifts ban on agrochemical imports

Nov. 24, 2021 10:46 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has withdrawn a ban on imports of agrochemicals that it said was aimed at encouraging organic cultivation. Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage announced on Wednesday the revocation of the ban, which took effect...

Canada suspends province's potato exports to US

Nov. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EST

CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island (AP) — Canada announced Monday it has suspended all shipments of fresh potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States after the recent discovery of potato wart on several farms in the province. The Canadian Food Inspection...

Bowing to protests, India's Modi agrees to repeal farm laws

Nov. 19, 2021 09:36 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a major reversal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday that he would repeal the controversial agriculture laws that sparked yearlong protests from tens of thousands of farmers and posed a significant challenge to his administration. ...

EXPLAINER: Why did Modi repeal India farm laws after a year?

Nov. 19, 2021 06:38 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise announcement Friday that he will withdraw agriculture laws that triggered a year of farmer protests, in what is seen as a major climbdown by his government. The nationwide demonstrations were the biggest challenge faced to...

India PM Narendra Modi says his government will withdraw controversial farm laws that were met with year-long protests

Nov. 18, 2021 23:11 PM EST
NEW DELHI (AP) — India PM Narendra Modi says his government will withdraw controversial farm laws that were met with year-long protests.

Biden administration acts to restore clean-water safeguards

Nov. 18, 2021 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took action Thursday to restore federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, undoing a Trump-era rule that was considered one of that administration’s hallmark environmental rollbacks. ...

Ernst challenger Greenfield named to USDA post in Iowa

Nov. 18, 2021 17:34 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced the appointment of former U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield to serve in a top agriculture position in Iowa. Greenfield, the Democratic nominee who lost to Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst last...