Livestock farming

In this March 26, 2018 photo, farmer Jeff Rehder looks over some of his pigs, in Hawarden, Iowa. Rehder stands to lose potential revenue on his hogs after China responded to Trump's announced plans to impose tariffs on products including Chinese steel, with a threat to tag U.S. products, including pork, with an equal 25-percent charge. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 31, 2018 - 6:02 am
HOSPERS, Iowa (AP) — In Sioux County, where swine barns interrupt the vast landscape of corn-stubbled fields, exports of meat, grain and machinery fuel the local economy. And there's a palpable sense of unease that new Chinese tariffs pushed by President Donald Trump — who received more than 80...
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March 24, 2018 - 3:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's newly-appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion Chinese imports. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He told Mnuchin in a...
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A family walks down a snowy street during a winter storm, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Marple Township, Pa. A nor'easter pounded the Atlantic Coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees or branches. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 03, 2018 - 3:14 am
BOSTON (AP) — A fierce nor'easter that flooded streets, snapped trees in pieces and knocked out power to more than 1.8 million homes and businesses continued to lash the Atlantic coast, but the winds were expected to slowly let up as the storm moved offshore. Forecasters said rain and snow was...
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Waves crash against a seawall near the Scituate Lighthouse, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Scituate, Mass. A major nor'easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 02, 2018 - 9:16 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A nor'easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees or...
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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, shows Michelle Carr, a nurse and new mother living in Kittery, Maine, holding a dead lizard that she found and while eating a fresh salad, recently. Carr said she bought a bag of store-brand romaine lettuce at a supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 26. The lettuce was distributed by a California company. A supermarket spokeswoman said it notified the supplier.. (Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 7:27 am
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by...
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In this Jan. 23, 2018 photo, a youth moves quickly to collect grains of corn on the street that fell from a truck that was looted outside the port in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. At the country's biggest port, people swarmed a corn-carrying truck and began filling up sacks with the grain while the driver was held at gunpoint. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 30, 2018 - 4:02 am
PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) — The cab of Carlos Del Pino's big rig gave him a nerve-rattling front-row seat to a surge in mob attacks on Venezuela's neighborhood markets, cattle ranches and food delivery trucks like his. Shortly after pulling away from the docks at Puerto Cabello, the country's...
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This photo taken in 2009 and provided by Akubra Hats, shows Amy "Dolly" Everett in Brunette Downs in the Northern Territory, Australia. Hundreds of people are remembering Dolly who was known as the angelic face of the Australian bushmen's hat brand and whose family says she killed herself after being targeted by cyberbullying. A memorial service for Dolly was held in the tiny Northern Territory town of Katherine on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 near her family's cattle ranch. (Akubra Hats via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 12:13 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was the angelic face of an iconic Australian bushmen's hat brand was remembered by hundreds of mourners Friday after her suicide focused attention on the dangers of cyberbullying. The memorial service for Amy "Dolly" Everett was held in the tiny...
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December 28, 2017 - 11:24 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of taking part in a scheme to smuggle teenagers into the U.S. and force them to work at an egg farm for little pay is in custody after being arrested at the Mexican border, federal prosecutors announced. The teens from Guatemala were kept as virtual slave laborers...
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December 08, 2017 - 7:53 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm. Authorities issued the order Friday after a suspected highly pathogenic variant of the H5 bird flu was discovered at the farm in...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, baby turkeys stand in a poult barn near Waco, Texas. Just a week before Thanksgiving when 46 million turkeys will be eaten, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been petitioned to require more humane treatment for turkeys, chickens and ducks as they're sent to slaughter. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 15, 2017 - 1:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Americans prepare to consume some 45 million turkeys on Thanksgiving, an animal rights group asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday to require more humane treatment for turkeys, chicken and other poultry as the birds are sent to slaughter. California-based...
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