Agriculture

FILE - This April 18, 2020, file photo, shows the JBS USA Pork Plant in Worthington, Minn. Officials estimate that about 700,000 pigs across the nation can't be processed each week and must euthanized. Most of the hogs are being killed at farms, but up to 13,000 a day also may be euthanized at the JBS pork plant in Worthington. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
AP News Staff
May 01, 2020 - 11:20 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After spending two decades raising pigs to send to slaughterhouses, Dean Meyer now faces the mentally draining, physically difficult task of killing them even before they leave his northwest Iowa farm. Meyer said he and other farmers across the Midwest have been devastated...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo provided by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Iraqi TV and three Iraqi officials said Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, that Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, has been killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)
AP News Staff
January 03, 2020 - 9:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iranians whose icons since the Islamic Revolution have been stern-faced clergy, Gen. Qassem Soleimani was a popular figure of national resilience in the face of four decades of U.S. pressure. For the U.S. and Israel, he was a shadowy figure in command of Iran's proxy forces...
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Close-up of two hands holding a leafy hemp plant.
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Rebecca Crockett
November 11, 2019 - 6:49 am
Kansas City, MO - A Missouri law that legalizes the growing of industrial hemp has attracted a lot of attention from farmers who are looking for ways to diversify crops and to bring in new sources of revenue. The University of Missouri Extension has developed a program to help industrial hemp...
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Founders of Ben and Jerry's scoop ice cream
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AP News Staff
November 08, 2019 - 11:18 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry's is facing a lawsuit accusing the ice cream maker and its parent company of false advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from "happy cows." In a complaint filed Oct. 31 in federal court in Burlington, Vermont, where Ben & Jerry's...
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AP News Staff
August 27, 2018 - 11:53 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vegetarian food-maker Tofurky filed a lawsuit in Missouri on Monday seeking to defend its right to describe its products with meat terminology such as "sausage" and "hot dogs," as long as the packaging makes clear what the ingredients are. The Hood River, Oregon-based...
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Bill Grady
March 27, 2018 - 6:20 am
Earlier this month, the Missouri state senate approved a bill supporting industrial hemp. Now, US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he will introduce legislation to legalize the production of industrial hemp. Once a major crop in the US, hemp has been grown on an experimental basis in a...
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