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United States

P.J. Huffstutter

'I just couldn't be silent': How American women decided the 2020 presidential race

Nov 07 2020

By Mica Rosenberg, Gabriella Borter, P.J. Huffstutter, Mimi Dwyer and Chris Kahn

U.S. House agriculture leader loses election, unsettling Midwest farm sector

Nov 04 2020

CHICAGO Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, House Agriculture Committee chair, failed to win re-election in Minnesota on Tuesday, a loss some agriculture leaders said could hurt the Midwest grain belt.

Biden farms for crucial votes in Trump Country

Oct 30 2020

By planting a sign in early October supporting Joe Biden on a country road near her Minnesota dairy farm, Meg Stuedemann initially stood out from her neighbors.

USDA funds $1 million research project studying COVID-19 in U.S. beef supply chain

Sep 25 2020

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the virus that causes COVID-19 might be transmitted in the nation's beef supply chain, from cattle on the farm to the packages of meat inside a person's refrigerator.

USDA funds $1 mln research project studying COVID-19 in U.S. beef supply chain

Sep 25 2020

CHICAGO, Sept 25 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the virus that causes COVID-19 might be transmitted in the nation's beef supply chain, from cattle on the farm to the packages of meat inside a person's refrigerator.

Exclusive: How COVID-19 stimulus money will end up in U.S. tobacco farmers' pockets

Sep 23 2020

CHICAGO U.S. government aid payments to tobacco farmers will be channeled through a new account within the office of the agriculture secretary, an unusual move that bypasses the normal mechanism for distributing farm aid and stokes concerns about how the government is using COVID-19 stimulus.

In Wisconsin, Trump announces $13 billion in farm aid

Sep 18 2020

MOSINEE, Wis. U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new round of pandemic assistance to farmers of about $13 billion at a campaign rally in Wisconsin on Thursday night, delivering aid to an important sector in a crucial battleground state.

U.S. cites Smithfield Foods for failing to protect workers from coronavirus

Sep 10 2020

CHICAGO The U.S. Labor Department said on Thursday it cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from the coronavirus, making it the first major meatpacker to face a fine after outbreaks at slaughterhouses infected thousands of workers.

U.S. cites Smithfield Foods for failing to protect workers from coronavirus

Sep 10 2020

CHICAGO, Sept 10 The U.S. Labor Department said on Thursday it cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from the coronavirus, making it the first major U.S. meatpacker to face a fine after outbreaks at slaughterhouses infected thousands of workers this spring and caused meat shortages.

UPDATE 1-Chances of record U.S. corn crop shriveled post storm, Pro Farmer says after tour

Aug 21 2020

CHICAGO, Aug 21 Advisory service Pro Farmer, a division of Farm Journal Media, doused hopes for a record U.S. corn crop on Friday, after a severe wind storm and drought cut yield potential in the top production state of Iowa.

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