Livestock farming

February 07, 2017 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department says "adjustments may be made" in its decision to remove animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website. The information, including lists of animal welfare violations at...
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President Donald Trump is sworn in during a live broadcast of the inauguration as Denny Riebe, from right, Doug Dickman, Scott Reilly, and Bill Winter, play cards at the Sawmill Saloon in Prairie du Chien, Wis., Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. The men who meet here for cards every morning and call themselves the Corner of Superior Knowledge are made up democrats, Trump supporters and another described as agnostic. The campaign vitriol that has cleaved apart the country has not left the same scars here, a place where talking politics is considered impolite, where wives reported not knowing how their own husbands voted and husbands said they never asked their wives. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 07, 2017 - 9:18 am
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) — She tugged 13 envelopes from a cabinet above the stove, each one labeled with a different debt: the house payment, the student loans, the vacuum cleaner she bought on credit. Lydia Holt and her husband tuck money into these envelopes with each paycheck to whittle away...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, cotton farmer Teofilo "Junior" Flores drives his truck along the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through his property in Brownsville, Texas. President Donald Trump’s vow to accelerate construction of a “contiguous, physical wall” along the Mexican border is slamming into a Washington reality _ who’s going to pay for it and how? (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 27, 2017 - 10:28 am
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump's announcement that he is taking steps toward building a U.S.-Mexico border wall was welcome news for voters who say they're glad he is following through on one of his biggest campaign promises. Trump's renewed vow Wednesday to seize control of the border hit...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2016 file photo, a bald eagle is poised for flight from a treetop perch at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in Juneau, Alaska. Audubon Society bird counters found the number of bald eagles in 2015 were double the 1995 count. Some farmers and conservationists say the resurgence of the American bald eagle has come at a price. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
January 15, 2017 - 8:01 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready. The resurgence of the bald eagle is one of America's greatest conservation success stories. They have come back so strong that in some areas, they are interfering with efforts to preserve more...
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January 05, 2017 - 7:53 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities started slaughtering ducks in the main foie gras-producing region on Thursday to try to contain a dangerous form of bird flu. Operations to destroy birds got underway in three departments of southwestern France where an outbreak of the H5N8 virus hasn't stabilized...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 11, 2016, file photo, a radiation warning sign stands near a checkpoint in an exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, southeast of Minsk, Belarus. A Belarus court on Thursday Dec. 22, 2016 ruled against an Associated Press correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article about farming on fallout-damaged land hurt its reputation. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
December 23, 2016 - 1:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the former Soviet republic of Belarus has ruled against an Associated Press correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article damaged its reputation. AP said it stands by his reporting and will seek to overturn the ruling on appeal. The lawsuit stems...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2010 file photo, steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. With a little more than a month left in the Obama administration, the Agriculture Department on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, announced new rules aimed at protecting the rights of livestock and poultry producers who do business with larger companies. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 14, 2016 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a little more than a month left in the Obama administration, the Agriculture Department on Wednesday announced new rules aimed at protecting the rights of livestock and poultry producers who do business with larger companies. A years-long fight over the regulations has pitted...
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