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Agribusiness

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 ...

Finance heads urged to boost fight against food insecurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged world finance leaders Tuesday to "get concrete" as they look for ways to combat a looming crisis over food insecurity around the globe that Russia's war in Ukraine has made even worse. "This threat touches the most vulnerable people ...

Oregon Gov. Brown signs farmworker overtime pay bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill into law that phases out the state's agricultural overtime pay exemption. The Capital Press reported Brown wrote in a letter Friday to Senate President Peter Courtney and Speaker of the House Dan Rayfield that she views this bill ...

Kansas to set up weevil program, let drinkers roam at fair

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Kansas laws will make the state fair home to drinkers who roam and allow the state to tax each bale of home-grown cotton up to $2 to pay for efforts to get rid of the bug that ruins cotton crops. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday signed bills approved by the ...

Bird flu drives free-range hens indoors to protect poultry

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Is it OK for free-range chickens to not range freely? That's a question free-range egg producers have been pondering lately as they try to be open about their product while also protecting chickens from a highly infectious bird flu that has killed roughly 28 million ...