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Agribusiness

US to allow teen semi drivers in test apprenticeship program

DETROIT — The federal government is moving forward with a plan to let teenagers drive big rigs from state to state in a test program. Currently, truckers who cross state lines must be at least 21 years old, but an apprenticeship program required by Congress to help ease supply chain ...

Biden: More competition in meat industry can ease food costs

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met virtually with independent farmers and ranchers Monday to discuss initiatives to reduce food prices by increasing competition within the meat industry, part of a broader effort to show his administration is trying to combat inflation. “Capitalism ...

Monsanto pleads guilty to pesticide-related crimes in Hawaii

HONOLULU — The Monsanto Company pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally using and storing agricultural chemicals in Hawaii, and will pay $12 million in fines. Monsanto, now owned by German pharmaceutical company Bayer, agreed to plead guilty to the charges in December. U.S. District Court ...

“Women in Dairy” Event in Hutchinson

The Minnesota Dairy Initiative – SouthCentral Region and the University of Minnesota Extension announce the upcoming Women in Dairy event. The Women in Dairy: Creating Value Added Opportunities event is planned for Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the Crow River Winery (14848 MN-7) in ...

‘Strategic Farming – Talking Crops’ webinars start Jan. 5

Pull up a chair and join in or bring the conversation with you as you go about your day. Whatever works best for you, join us this winter to discuss some of the key issues and questions around commodity crop production facing Minnesota farmers today through the “Strategic Farming: Let’s ...

Navajo ranchers want imported beef labeled

CROWNPOINT, N.M. — Continued drought and lack of precipitation in the Southwest has forced rancher Majorie Lantana to reduce the number of cows at the ranch she leases from the Navajo Nation. The ranch, registered as the Pitts Ranch 4, is located about 15 miles from Crownpoint. Lantana said ...