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Articles by Steve Davies

Beekeepers say splitting up is hard to do

Pollination services making up for lost production, ERS report says
Beekeepers have been struggling with high winter loss rates for more than 10 years, but a report from USDA’s Economic Research Service says they have been able to offset the costs of replacing colonies by providing more pollination services.
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Trust fund to benefit Indian farmers, ranchers upheld

A long-running class-action lawsuit alleging USDA discrimination against Native American farmers and ranchers has finally made its way through the appeals process, clearing the way for distribution of additional payments to the plaintiffs and the establishment of a $265 million trust fund to support organizations that help Indian farmers and ranchers.
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