Friday, February 21, 2020

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor and U.S agriculture secretary, will monitor Purdue Pharma to ensure the OxyContin maker does not revive an aggressive marketing effort that critics say overstated the benefits of its opioid painkillers and downplayed the danger of… Read more

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government has decided to once again allow raw beef products to be imported into the United States from Brazil, a move that has angered some cattlemen and food safety groups who are voicing concerns about the quality of the meat. Read more

Thursday, February 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state's largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to extinction. Read more

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem's proposal to overhaul the decision-making process for county zoning permits, including getting rid of a two-thirds majority vote requirement in some counties and making it more difficult to appeal permits once they are granted, cleared a Senate committee… Read more

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoisting the spoils of victories in California’s hard-fought water wars, President Donald Trump is directing more of the state’s precious water to wealthy farmers and other agriculture interests when he visits their Republican Central Valley stronghold Wednesday. Read more

Monday, February 17, 2020
Sunday, February 16, 2020

UCON, Idaho (AP) — Jeral Williams is a cowboy. He has 200 cows on his property near Ucon that he tends, several head of bison, six horses, two mules and a donkey. He wears a cowboy hat and sports a large mustache that ends with perfectly waxed round rings at the edges of his mouth the size o… Read more