Agriculture

Paper Tiger: UK police end up in standoff with stuffed toy

Feb 7, 2018

Police in Scotland were called by a farmer who thought a big cat had invaded his cow shed. They ended up in a 45-minute standoff with a large stuffed tiger.

Animal protection, environment groups oppose new pork rules

Feb 6, 2018

Labor, public health, environment and animal protection organizations are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reject plans to change the way hogs are slaughtered and processed for meat

China: Trade probe of US sorghum a 'normal' investigation

Feb 5, 2018

China says an anti-dumping probe of imports of U.S. sorghum is a "normal" trade case following suggestions it might be retaliation for Washington's investigation of Chinese steel and other goods

State cancels lease at site of salmon net-pen collapse

Feb 4, 2018

Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has canceled a state lease with Cooke Aquaculture at its facility where a net pen collapse released tens of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound last summer

Creating co-ed team saved season for tiny West Texas school

Feb 3, 2018

In a tiny high school in Texas, dwindling enrollment and injuries forced the Dawson Dragons to form a co-ed basketball team to save the season

Prisoners to use seized pot-growing kit on food for poor

Feb 3, 2018

Ohio state prison to use equipment seized from illegal marijuana grower to cultivate vegetables for poor people

2 more lawsuits accuse chicken producers of fixing prices

Feb 1, 2018

Two major food distributors have filed their own federal lawsuits accusing Tyson Foods and other major chicken producers of improperly fixing prices, but the industry denies any wrongdoing

India budget offers free cooking gas, health plan for poor

Feb 1, 2018

India's finance minister has announced a federal budget with a string of populist giveaways, from free cooking gas to a health plan for the poor, in an attempt to woo voters ahead of national elections next year

Russia warns of locusts destroying World Cup fields

Jan 31, 2018

The Russian government says a plague of locusts could "disgrace" the country by destroying World Cup fields

Major US salmon producer fined $332K for farmed fish escape

Jan 30, 2018

The largest U.S. producer of farmed salmon has been fined $332,000 for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws

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