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Semitrailer overturns, spills milk along Michigan freeway

Jun. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Milk spilled from an overturned semitrailer shut down traffic for several hours along part of a freeway in western Michigan. The truck’s driver drifted about 9:30 a.m. Friday from the roadway of Interstate 196 in Holland Township before...

Iowa's high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

Jun. 18, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts. ...

High court backs Nestle, Cargill in child slave labor suit

Jun. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with food giants Nestle and Cargill on Thursday and threw out a lawsuit that claimed they knowingly bought cocoa beans from farms in Africa that used child slave labor. The justices ruled 8-1 that an appeals court improperly...

Retiring Kentucky lawmaker scoffs at congressman's criticism

Jun. 16, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Sen. Paul Hornback, a prominent voice on farming as a committee chairman, said Wednesday that he won't seek another term in 2022 but downplayed blistering criticism he received from a fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie. ...

Idaho's ongoing drought halts some irrigation months early

Jun. 16, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Water managers are cutting off irrigation flows to farmers in Idaho’s Wood River basin and wildlife officials are scrambling to move fish to safer waters as a severe drought grips the area. Farmers got 27 days of water this year before the...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 10, 2021. Editorial: Balancing interests at George Floyd Square Intersection can stand as a memorial with access restored. George Floyd Square in Minneapolis is well-known as a gathering place to...

NE Indiana ice cream plant closing, eliminating 176 jobs

Jun. 15, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — An ice cream producer has notified the state it will close a northeastern Indiana plant by the end of the year, eliminating 156 full-time and 20 temporary jobs. DFA Dairy Brands Ice Cream plans the first of several job cuts to occur on Sept. 10, the...

Man pleads guilty in charge linked to 2019 immigration raids

Jun. 14, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man who worked as an employee services contractor at a Mississippi poultry processing plant pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge connected to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade. Salvador...

Hassan: Mask requirement lifted for commercial fishermen

Jun. 14, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Coast Guard have updated guidance for commercial fishermen saying those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask while outside on a commercial fishing vessel, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said. ...

State biologist pleads no contest in sturgeon caviar case

Jun. 14, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

OSHKOHS, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s top sturgeon biologist has pleaded no contest in Winnebago County to obstructing a warden. Ryan Koenigs, 36, was charged following an investigation into illegally processing sturgeon eggs into caviar. "Quite...