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South Carolina cannabis fight persists in farmer's lawsuit

Sep. 23, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina farmer is suing several state agencies in federal court on grounds they conspired to deny him his due process rights after authorities in 2019 destroyed his hemp crop, which was grown in unregistered fields. In a federal lawsuit filed Sept....

More consumers buying organic, but US farmers still wary

Sep. 22, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

CHURDAN, Iowa (AP) — In the 1970s when George Naylor said he wanted to grow organic crops, the idea didn't go over well. Back then organic crops were an oddity, destined for health food stores or maybe a few farmers markets. “I told my dad I wanted to be an organic...

No. 11 Vols can start ending No. 20 Gators' hold on rivalry

Sep. 22, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Josh Heupel learned quickly just what playing Florida really means to Tennessee. “Probably 30 seconds after I arrived on campus,” the second-year Tennessee coach said. “This is one of the ballgames that this fan base and our players point to.”...

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...

Fishermen appeal judge ruling that protects endangered whale

Sep. 21, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine and a fishing group are appealing a federal judge's decision that new rules intended to protect endangered whales must stand. The judge earlier this month denied a request from fishermen to stop federal regulators from placing the new...

Front line farming: Bombs disrupt critical Ukraine industry

Sep. 21, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

NOVOMYKOLAIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — An unexploded rocket sticks out of a field, and another is embedded in the ground of the farm compound. Workers found a cluster bomb while clearing weeds, and there's a gaping hole in the roof of the shrapnel-scarred livestock barn. All work has...

Beyond Meat executive charged with biting man in fight

Sep. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

A top executive at plant-based food company Beyond Meat has been charged with felony battery after a fight outside a college football game in which he was accused of biting a man’s nose. Doug Ramsey was also charged with making a terroristic threat after the attack Saturday in a...

Idaho a step closer to having largest research dairy in US

Sep. 20, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho’s plan to build the nation’s largest research dairy and experimental farm cleared a big hurdle on Tuesday. Idaho Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected officials on the Idaho Land Board approved the university’s plan to...

Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice

Sep. 20, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

ON LEECH LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — Seated low in her canoe sliding through a rice bed on this vast lake, Kendra Haugen used one wooden stick to bend the stalks and another to knock the rice off, so gently the stalks sprung right back up. On a mid-September morning, no breeze ruffled...

JBS to pay $20 million in pork price-fixing settlement

Sep. 19, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JBS has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit with consumers that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring with other meat companies to inflate the price of pork. The latest meat-industry settlement will likely reinforce concerns that the White...