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Georgia's agriculture commissioner running for US Senate

Jun. 05, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A prominent Republican has put his hat into the race to replace Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, who's seeking reelection next year. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black entered the 2022 Senate race Friday, announcing on Twitter and other...

Central Oregon farmers struggle in drought

Jun. 05, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Cate Havstad-Casad, co-owner of Havstad-Casad Family Farms in Jefferson County, didn’t hold back last week while speaking on a Zoom call with state representatives about the drought conditions affecting farmers in Jefferson County. Speaking during a...

Offshore wind farm gets approval from coastal regulators

Jun. 03, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island coastal regulators have given a proposed wind farm off the state's coast critical approval over the objections of the fishing industry and some environmentalists. The vote Wednesday by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management...

Senate Republicans ready to block Cooper environment chief

Jun. 02, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's pick to lead the state's environmental agency appears doomed in the state Senate, where Republicans on a key committee formally opposed the Democrat's choice on Wednesday. The Senate Agriculture, Energy and...

Montana law allows hemp for commercial animal feed

Jun. 02, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana agriculture officials say hemp and hemp-derived substances can be used under a new state law in commercial animal feed, but with limitations. A measure sponsored by Fort Benton Republican Rep. Josh Kassmier and approved by the Legislature...

To control CWD outbreak, Minnesota bans moving farmed deer

Jun. 01, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota wildlife managers imposed a statewide ban on the movement of farmed white-tailed deer starting Tuesday through the end of July as they try to control an outbreak of chronic wasting disease that threatens the state’s wild deer population. ...

Florida high court rules against medical marijuana challenge

May. 27, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's high court ruled that a medical marijuana company isn't likely to win its challenge of state regulations on the industry and on Thursday struck down an appellate court decision that said the legislatively imposed business model was in conflict with the...

Carry-out alcohol from restaurants becomes permanently legal

May. 26, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska restaurants can now offer carry-out alcohol permanently under a new state law inspired by Gov. Pete Ricketts' efforts to help struggling businesses during the pandemic. Ricketts announced Wednesday that he signed the measure into law. It...

Indian farmers mark 6 months of protest with no end in sight

May. 26, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian farmers demanding the government repeal new agriculture laws they say will devastate their livelihoods marked their protest movement's sixth month Wednesday by flying black banners on the cars and tractors and burning effigies of the prime minister. ...

Some ag groups upset with Inslee over farm worker rules

May. 25, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some top agriculture groups are upset with Washington Gov. Inslee because farm workers were not covered in last week's announcement that fully vaccinated employees do not have to wear a mask or socially distance at work. Inslee also recently...