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CNN drops former senator Rick Santorum after remarks on Native American culture

CNN drops former senator Rick Santorum after remarks on Native American culture

Former Republican U.S. senator Rick Santorum has been dropped as a senior political commentator by CNN after remarks he made about Native American culture drew criticism. Santorum gave a speech in April at an event of a conservative organization named the Young America’s Foundation where he said: “We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, …

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Punjab: A Day After Arthiyas Call off Strike, Wheat Procurement Kicks Off

Punjab: A Day After Arthiyas Call off Strike, Wheat Procurement Kicks Off

Jalandhar: Wheat procurement has finally kicked off in Punjab, after arthiyas or commission agents ended their strike on Saturday, April 10, against the Centre’s decision to exclude them from the minimum support price (MSP) payment for the crop. In Punjab, though wheat procurement officially started on April 10 but with arthiyas on strike, normal operations …

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Northwest apple exports are down as Eastern European growers crunch into US shipments

Northwest apple exports are down as Eastern European growers crunch into US shipments

Washington apple growers are shipping about 20 percent less fruit abroad now compared with this time last year. The result is a drop to export levels not seen since 2003-2004, according to Washington Apple Commission president Todd Fryhover. A boom in American consumers’ online shopping during the pandemic has prompted a boost in imports from …

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US Department of Agriculture issuing public health alert for Pa. based company’s raw ground turkey products

US Department of Agriculture issuing public health alert for Pa. based company’s raw ground turkey products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness. A recall was not requested because it is believed that …

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Why food, agriculture experts are not buying central govt’s formulae to enhance farmers’ income

Why food, agriculture experts are not buying central govt’s formulae to enhance farmers’ income

WHILE THE Centre and many economists have claimed that the farm laws will not only help enhance the income of farmers, but also reduce the population dependent on the agriculture sector by migrating them from rural to urban areas, experts on food and agriculture say there is not a single example in the world to …

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'Ecocide' movement pushes for a new international crime: Environmental destruction

‘Ecocide’ movement pushes for a new international crime: Environmental destruction

This article was published in partnership with Inside Climate News, a nonprofit, independent news outlet that covers climate, energy and the environment. It is part of “The Fifth Crime,” a series on ecocide. In 1948, after Nazi Germany exterminated millions of Jews and other minorities during World War II, the United Nations adopted a convention …

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HISTORIC OVERTIME BILL FOR AGRICULTURE WORKERS PROVIDES A CHANCE AT EQUAL LABOR LAWS

HISTORIC OVERTIME BILL FOR AGRICULTURE WORKERS PROVIDES A CHANCE AT EQUAL LABOR LAWS

Washington State has the opportunity to become the second state to provide agriculture workers with overtime compensation. Currently, farmworkers do not receive overtime pay. In 1938, agriculture workers were specifically excluded from the Fair Labor Standards Act and many researchers have noted that New Deal-era legislation was crafted to block Black and other POC agricultural …

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Young urban farmer plots growth of regenerative agriculture endeavor

Young urban farmer plots growth of regenerative agriculture endeavor

Chander Payne digs dirt. The budding farmer’s fondness for linking humans to the promise of the oft-disregarded ground beneath their feet spurred him to launch a social — and earthy — enterprise as a high schooler in metropolitan Washington, D.C. His hands-on effort to connect farming with homeless shelters and schools in underserved communities has …

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Small Farmers Balk at Another Big Agriculture Appointment

Small Farmers Balk at Another Big Agriculture Appointment

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s choice of communications chief is rankling progressive and rural family farmers already concerned that Vilsack favors big agriculture at the expense of family farms. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Director of Communications Matt Herrick, appointed by Vilsack on Jan. 21, was previously a senior vice president at a national trade group called …

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Agri Bills: Farmers ready for talks, drop demand for the repeal of laws

Agri Bills: Farmers ready for talks, drop demand for the repeal of laws

Farmers’ organisations on Wednesday stuck to their demand that the minimum support price (MSP) be made statutory but appeared to have climbed down from the intransigent position that nothing less than repeal of three new farm laws is acceptable to them. Speaking to FE, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar insisted that the farmers protesting on …

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Launch of SGS Supply Chain Solution Powered by T Transparency

Launch of SGS Supply Chain Solution Powered by T Transparency

Geneva, Switzerland,/ — SGS and Trace One unveiled SGS Supply Chain Solution powered by T Transparency, an integrated platform that will provide brand owners, manufacturers, and suppliers with complete farm-to-fork visibility throughout the entire supply chain. SGS Supply Chain Solution powered by T Transparency is built upon a social network platform that enables the entire …

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Pegasus Agriculture Group Tee up for Singapore’s Swingers

Pegasus Agriculture Group Tee up for Singapore’s Swingers

DUBAI, /EPR NETWORK/ — Pegasus Agriculture Group Sponsor Golf Vacation Classics corporate golf day. The event took place at the prestigious Tanah Merah (Garden course) Country club on Friday 13th November 2015. Sponsors included Maybank Private Wealth, Etihad Airlines, Westin Hotels, Taylor Made and much more. The Pegasus Team, John Harrison, Regional director (APAC) AND …

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