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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday Nov. 6, 2020, mink look out from a pen at a farm near Naestved, Denmark.  Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has appointed Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, a new agriculture minister, after Mogens Jensen resigned after the government ordered the culling of all Danish mink because of the coronavirus, but without having the necessary legislation in place first.(Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix FILE via AP)

Danish PM taps new minister after mink culling fiasco

Nov. 19, 2020 1:55 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen appointed a new agriculture minister Thursday to succeed Mogens Jensen, who resigned after the government ordered the culling of all Danish mink without having the necessary legislation in place. Development Cooperation Minister Rasmus...

A mass grave is prepared as Danish health authorities, assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces, work to dispose of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro, Denmark, Monday, Nov. 9 2020.  Danish mink will be buried in mass graves on military land as the country's incinerators and rendering plants struggle to keep up, the Danish environmental and health authorities announced. Denmark will cull about 17 million mink after a mutated form of coronavirus that can spread to humans was found on mink farms. (Morten Stricker/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Danish agriculture minister quits over mink culling fiasco

Nov. 18, 2020 6:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish minister in charge of farming resigned Wednesday as he took the blame for the government ordering the culling of all farmed mink without having the necessary legislation in place first. The culling was ordered after a mutated version of the coronavirus was found in...

Dutch farmers pass the gate of Royal Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, during a protest against a new law they argue threatens their livelihoods by reining in emissions of nitrogen oxide. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Dutch farmers protest reining in nitrogen oxide emissions

Nov. 17, 2020 7:59 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers angry at the Dutch government's policies to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions protested Tuesday in The Hague, snarling traffic as they drove their tractors into the center of the city. Members of the Farmers Defence Force group who converged on the city from around the...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., asks a question on Capitol Hill in Washington. The reelection defeat of Peterson in Minnesota and some key retirements mean a shakeup is coming for the industry on Capitol Hill, with power likely to shift from the Midwest to the South and the coasts. Both the House and Senate agriculture committees will get new chairs, and there will be a new top Republican on the House panel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Key departures signal agriculture shakeup for Capitol Hill

Nov. 10, 2020 4:59 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The reelection defeat of U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson in Minnesota and some key retirements mean a shakeup is coming for the industry on Capitol Hill, with power likely to shift from the Midwest to the South and the coasts. Both the House and Senate...

Heavy machinery is used by members of Danish health authorities, assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro, Denmark, Monday, Nov. 9 2020.  Danish mink will be buried in mass graves on military land as the country's incinerators and rendering plants struggle to keep up, the Danish environmental and health authorities announced. Denmark will cull about 17 million mink after a mutated form of coronavirus that can spread to humans was found on mink farms. (Morten Stricker/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Denmark wants to ban mink farming until end 2021

Nov. 10, 2020 11:37 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish government said Tuesday it wants to ban mink farming until the end of 2021, as it presented a law proposal that would allow for the culling of 15 million minks as announced last week. The culling is meant to contain a mutated version of the new coronavirus that can be...

In this July 24, 2019, file photo, workers watch as a truck passes by stacks of shipping containers at a port in Yingkou in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Authorities in China's rust-belt region are looking for support for its revival from Beijing's multibillion-dollar initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)

China tightens restrictions on Australian exports

Nov. 3, 2020 4:43 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China has stepped up trade restrictions against Australia, suspending imports of some timber and barley, the agriculture minister said Tuesday, amid tension over the coronavirus, Hong Kong and the South China Sea. Chinese authorities also are delaying clearance for a $1.4 million...

A store clerk shows plant based products at a supermarket chain in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. European lawmakers rejected Friday proposals that could have prevented plant-based products without meat from being labeled sausages or burgers. Following the votes on agricultural products at the European Parliament, the so-called veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops across the union. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Veggie burgers are still burgers, at least in Europe

Oct. 23, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s a meaty issue but the EU has taken a stance: veggie burgers are in fact burgers. European lawmakers said Friday that plant-based products that do not contain meat, including veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages, can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops...

Farmers take part in a protest against a proposed animal welfare bill, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Thousands of farmers from across Poland gathered in Warsaw to protest the bill, which would prohibit breeding animals for fur and restrict ritual slaughter. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish farmers protest planned animal welfare law

Oct. 13, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of angry farmers chanting anti-government slogans protested Tuesday in Warsaw against draft legislation that would ban fur farms, religious slaughter for export and the use of animals for entertainment and in circuses. Towing a life-size figure of a cow, the farmers...

Mink breeder Thorbjoern Jepsen holds up a mink, as police forcibly gained access to his mink farm in Gjoel, Denmark, Friday,  Oct. 9, 2020. The culling of at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark has started, authorities said Monday after the coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is handling the culling of the infected animals while breeders who have non-infected animals on a farm within 8 kilometers (5 miles) from an infected farm must put them to sleep themselves.   (Henning Bagger /Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Danes start culling 2.5 million minks after virus hits farms

Oct. 12, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish veterinarians and farmers have begun culling at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark, authorities said Monday, after coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is handling the culling of the infected animals...

Women peel potatoes outside a snack bar amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Many people in Brazil are struggling to cope with less pandemic aid from the government and jumping food prices, with millions expected to slip back into poverty. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

The Latest: Brazil's virus death toll surpasses 150,000

Oct. 10, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 on Saturday night, despite signs the pandemic is slowly retreating in Latin America’s largest nation. The Brazilian Health Ministry reported that the death toll now stands at 150,198. The figure is the world’s second...