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Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid.
Dec 14 9:00PM AP

Wild' salmon may be straight from the farm, NY report finds
NEW YORK (AP) That wild sockeye salmon in the refrigerated aisle may be straight from the fish farm, New York's attorney general said in a report released Friday.
Dec 14 7:53PM AP

Washington governor proposes major steps for orca recovery
SEATTLE (AP) With scientists warning that the Northwest's beloved killer whales are on the brink of extinction, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced dramatic plans Thursday to help the population recover including $1.1 billion in spending and a partial whale-watching ban.
Dec 13 10:46PM AP

Feds: US fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, buoyed by growth in key species such as sea scallops and American lobsters, the federal government reported on Thursday.
Dec 13 8:35PM AP

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves.
Dec 13 7:29PM AP

Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year a new tradition their young parents hope will create lasting memories.
Dec 11 7:07AM AP

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts
NEW YORK (AP) Many companies including McDonald's and Kellogg are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don't expect your cheeseburgers or cereal to look much different.
Dec 10 3:21PM AP

Former Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90
ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) Former U.S.
Dec 10 2:31AM AP

US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan
LAS VEGAS (AP) With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.
Dec 9 3:51PM AP