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Farmers to take seed hub to court

posted: 04/25/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

A bumper crop created a glut of corn and depressed prices in 2013, just as China rejected shipments of U.S. corn because of contamination from unapproved genetically modified corn varieties.

Farmers in fear of losing migrant labor

posted: 04/25/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

SALEM, Ore. -- The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines a crew of 20 Mexican workers had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on migrants.

Target going for the edge in razors

posted: 04/25/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Target's sales of men's razors started to slip the Minneapolis-based retailer decided to join forces with the upstart online brands disrupting the industry.

Study: Minimum wage rise hits low-quality eateries hardest

posted: 04/25/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

An increase in the minimum wage does cause restaurants to close, a new study suggests. But only a certain kind of restaurant: the ones patrons already liked less.

Senate confirms new agriculture chief

posted: 04/25/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Senate confirms new agriculture chief

Oregon city set to open roads to driverless cars

posted: 04/24/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer.

Diabetes firm gets shot in arm

posted: 04/24/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Dexcom Inc. is working with Alphabet Inc.'s health unit, Verily, to deliver smaller, cheaper versions of its glucose monitoring devices.

NYC food vendor starts day early

posted: 04/23/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- It's 6 a.m. on a Wednesday, and Kabir Ahmed has hit snooze on his alarm one too many times. He steps softly, barefoot, around his small, second-story apartment in Jamaica, Queens, creaking along the green-and-pink hallway.

U.S.-Canada clash over softwood seen as trade-policy test

posted: 04/23/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

A long-simmering trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada over lumber is heating up, increasing the cost of building houses and causing American businesses to hunt for supplies in other countries.

Years of low prices have farms facing 'tipping year,' one says

posted: 04/23/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Petefish already has the planter hooked up to his tractor in his farmyard, staged next to field cultivators and trucks that can haul huge fertilizer tanks and large bins with conveyor belts called seed tenders.

West's weather wilts nation's salad supplies

posted: 04/23/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

California's farmers have been plagued by drought in recent years, but the problem this year is too much rain. That has squeezed U.S. salad supplies, and it may be several more weeks before supermarket shelves are fully stocked again.

For shop owners, closing doors disorienting

posted: 04/23/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- When small or independent retailers post "Going Out of Business" signs, many ask themselves: Now what? That may mean trying again -- or forging ahead on a completely different career path.

Rising housing costs push more people out of coastal California

posted: 04/23/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Birtwistle and Allison Naitmazi were about to get married and decided it was time to buy a home.

Subway shut 359 U.S. stores in '16

posted: 04/23/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Subway Restaurants closed hundreds of domestic locations last year, marking the biggest retrenchment in the history of a chain that spent decades saturating America with restaurants.

Startups use 'upcycled' food waste in products

posted: 04/23/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Flour milled from discarded coffee fruit. Chips made from juice pulp. Vodka distilled from strawberries that nobody seems to want.

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