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Thousands of young hemp plants dance in the breeze as fans blow through a loft on Trent Lawrence's organic produce farm. And once a day, they dance to Bob Marley. "The plants have got to have a little tunes," Lawrence said, bending down to an industrial Bluetooth speaker and turning up the volume. Lawrence is babying the hemp plants, he'll be the first to admit. But he has to. The farmer in ...

Tim Velde had about half his corn planted before the weather near Hanley Falls, Minn., went sour in May. Then he had to switch seed to make sure his corn beat the first frost in the fall. "I had to get something that matures a little earlier," Velde said. "Mostly 100- to 102-day corn is what I usually go for, and I switched to 88- to 90-day seed." Farmers all over the Midwest had to make ...

CHICAGO — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker made Illinois the most liberal state in the U.S. for access to reproductive health care with the stroke of 20 pens Wednesday at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County commissioner Kendell Culp has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in …

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JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County commissioner Kendell Culp has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in …

Cargill Inc. is putting up $30 million to fund new ideas for ending deforestation in Brazil, where the conflict between economic growth and environmental protection attracted global attention. The Minnesota-based agribusiness, a key player in Brazilian soy production, said Thursday that industry will fail to end deforestation by 2020, and that more companies, governments and organizations need ...

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Durante generaciones que se remontan a la década de 1930, a lo largo de México, incluso en el estado de Guanajuato conocido como El Bajío, las ciudades se habían vaciado de sus jóvenes durante lo que se denominó el "blues del invierno". Los jóvenes salían hacia el norte en busca su propia versión del sueño americano: Trabajar. En el norte de Texas y otros lugares, trabajaron en todo, desde ...