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Rural

Cotton on Tree

Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on crops, livestock

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2017 - Harvey is still wreaking havoc after slamming into the Texas coast Friday as a Category 4 hurricane with deadly 135 mph winds. Now a tropical storm, Harvey continues to drop massive amounts of rain – in some areas more than 4 feet has fallen – on vulnerable livestock and unharvested crops, while blowing cotton modules off farms.
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New ‘family farm’ group forms

WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 - A group called Family Farm Action has been launched to lobby for the interests of family farmers and against “multinational agribusiness monopolies that are destroying rural economies and way of life.”
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John Duarte

Penalty phase of Duarte case set for trial Aug. 15

SACRAMENTO, August 9, 2017 - The countdown has begun for the trial of California nursery owner John Duarte, who faces millions of dollars in fines and mitigation costs in a Clean Water Act prosecution that has become somewhat of a cause célèbre in the agricultural community.
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