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Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration


Many were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food was meant for the incarcerated but administrators sold it on the open market.

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Dairy Group Pushes State-Sponsored Visas

Cows are milked at a dairy facility

Dairy industry groups want to allow states to sponsor their own visas for foreign workers.

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Vanuatu Goes Local To Fight Obesity

People shop at a vegetable market in Port Vila, Vanuatu

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.

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As Organic Farming Pioneers Age, Younger Generation Steps In

Tom Willey

While some in California are passing on their farms to family to preserve their legacy, others are getting help finding like-minded strangers.

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Watch: Research Hints At Ways To Keep Burgers Safe From E. Coli

Brandon Stewart, left, and Rob Fenton

Researchers can differentiate harmless strains of E. coli, which are naturally present in most warm-blooded animals, from the nasty Shiga toxin-producing kind.

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Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming

Taylor Hutchinson with chickens

Farming is grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one often-ignored aspect: health care costs.

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Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America’s Farmers More Than Mexico’s


Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. Restricting that trade could backfire.

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Immigrant Communities Diversify Face Of Rural Colorado City

Isra Mohamud

For the students at Fort Morgan High School, refugee resettlement and the lagging rural economy aren’t abstract political ideas. They’re living it.

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To Cut Food Waste, Expiration Labels Get An Update

carton of eggs

You could start seeing more standardized food labels by summer 2018, the soft deadline trade groups told members to aim for in adopting the new language.

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Nebraska Landowners Revive Fight Against Keystone XL

Jeanne Crumly

When Keystone XL was last up for approval, Jeanne Crumly and a group of other local landowners sued to block TransCanada from seizing land by eminent domain.

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Increased Immigration Enforcement Sets Ag Industry On Edge

worker checks on cows being milks at a dairy farm

Undocumented immigrants make up a significant portion of the country’s agricultural workforce. A crackdown on immigrant workers could put farms at-risk.

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Embezzlement Probe Adds To Questions About Beef Checkoff Oversight


The check-off is a network of 45 state-based boards and councils that collects the money to promote the beef industry.

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Chlorpyrifos: Linked To Autism, Still On The Market

spray plane

The safety of chlorpyrifos has been in question for almost three decades. The next step is an outright ban by the EPA, though it's unclear if that will happen.

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Dan Williamson Wanted To Be A Dad, So His Chef Hat Had To Go

dan and kate williamson

Dan Williamson revisits his days as a professional chef with Stuffed Mushrooms With Tomato Coulis and Zucchini Hash.

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