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US Takes on China Subsidies

“The United States is challenging China’s government support on behalf of American rice, wheat, and corn farmers to help reduce distortions for rice, wheat and corn, and help American farmers to compete on a more level playing field.”   Read more 

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Expanded Overtime Pay for Agricultural Workers in California

[SFM] Expanded Overtime Pay for Agricultural Workers in California – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed Bill AB-1066, ‘Agricultural workers: wages, hours, and working conditions,’ which would “… remove the exemption for agricultural employees regarding hours, meal breaks, and other working conditions, including specified wage requirements, and would create[…]

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Purdue entomologist gets USDA grant for neonicotinoid research

Purdue University entomologist Ian Kaplan and his team have received a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to fund their research into the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic effects of neonicotinoid pesticide use.   Read more about Kaplan and the grant here.

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