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Congress passes farm bill, stripped of conservative priorities

Published: 
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 3:27pm

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a five-year farm bill after removing conservative priorities that had stalled negotiations, including stricter work requirements for people receiving food benefits and a provision allowing more tree-cutting in federal forests as President Trump proposed in the wake of California’s wildfires.

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'Rotten' gets to the bottom of the food chain

Published: 
Thu, 01/04/2018 (All day)

The truth is hard to swallow. That’s the tagline for “Rotten,” Netflix’s new original documentary series about the shady business behind the food we eat.

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Born in the U.S.A. and working in the fields — what gives?

Published: 
Thu, 01/04/2018 (All day)

Nicholas Andrew Flores swatted at the flies orbiting his sweat-drenched face as he picked alongside a crew of immigrants through a cantaloupe field in California’s Central Valley.

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Over a dozen states balk at California’s egg law, sue

Published: 
Tue, 12/05/2017 (All day)

More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages.

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California Supreme Court rules for farmworkers, and upholds binding mediation

Published: 
Mon, 11/27/2017 (All day)

California’s highest court decided unanimously Monday that farmers may have a labor contract imposed on them if negotiations with a union fail to produce an agreement.