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MEAT PLANT COMPLAINTS

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Three workers say an Iowa pork processor fired them in retaliation for filing complaints about working conditions.

The Sioux City Journal reports that Luis Aceves,

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MN Crop Progress

Despite the overall unseasonably cool weather throughout
Minnesota, there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork
during the week ending June 23, 2019, according to
USDA’s National

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Is Hemp Profitable?

VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) — Farmers are questioning whether growing hemp for grain will ever be profitable in Wisconsin, but they see the potential in the future of hemp fiber and CBD

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Elevator Manager Sentenced

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The former manager of a western Minnesota grain elevator has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for a swindle that cost his employer millions of

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Asia Struggles with ASF

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million

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Killer Gnats

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — An invasion of gnats is presenting a risk to the health and lives of livestock in a southern Minnesota town.

The Mankato Free Press reports that gnats cause weight

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More Video From Fair Oaks

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — An animal rights group that infiltrated a popular Indiana dairy farm and captured disturbing undercover video that has led to animal cruelty charges against three former

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Smallest Corn Crop in Four Years

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has lowered its estimate of this year’s corn crop to the lowest in four years, saying wet weather has delayed planting and reduced

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North Korea Fighting AFS

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it is actively fighting the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever weeks after it reported an outbreak near its border with

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Iowa’s Waste

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A study shows Iowa leads the nation in the amount of human and animal waste it produces.

Christopher Jones is a scientist at the University of Iowa. The Des Moines

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