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Agribusiness

Judge clears way for initiative to repeal capital gains tax

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Opponents of the state's new capital gains tax can begin gathering signatures on an initiative seeking to repeal the law after a judge approved final wording for how the measure would be described on the ballot and the initiative petitions. The Everett Herald reported ...

Solar projects to bring millions of kilowatt hours to Maine

WINDSOR, Maine (AP) — Solar energy projects on Maine farms are expected to bring millions of kilowatt hours of electricity to the state. The projects will get a boost of $10.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America Program, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie ...

Large dairy farm sues state over wastewater permit changes

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) — One of Wisconsin's largest dairy farms is suing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over changes to its wastewater permit that require the operators to limit the size of their herd and begin monitoring groundwater in an area where nitrate contamination has ...

La. ag head plugs carbon capture as climate change fix

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rising global temperatures could damage crop production, but farmers also need domestic oil and gas production to increase, Louisiana's agriculture commissioner says. "Climate change is real," Commissioner Mike Strain told the Press Club of Baton Rouge. Strain said ...

Court won’t revive ban on secret filming at slaughterhouses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Kansas to revive a law, earlier struck down by lower courts, that banned secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities. The justices did not comment in leaving in place a ruling by a federal appeals court ...

Iowa lawmakers OK bill mandating sale of E15 at gas stations

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa would become the first state in the nation to require that gas stations have pumps selling fuel with at least 15% ethanol under a bill that received final legislative approval Tuesday. When signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds, who initially proposed the mandate, the ...