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A ‘staggering’ 281 lobbyists have worked in the Trump administration 15.10.2019 Raw Story
At the halfway mark of President Donald Trump’s first term, his administration has hired a lobbyist for every 14 political appointments made, welcoming a total of 281 lobbyists on board, a ProPublica and Columbia Journalism Investigations analysis shows. With a combination of weakened rules and loose enforcement easing the transition to government and back to […]
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Walmart’s Flipkart confirms it is entering the food retail business in India 15.10.2019 techCrunch
India’s Flipkart is entering the food retail business as the e-commerce giant looks to expand its reach in the nation, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Flipkart, which sold majority stake in the company to Walmart for $16 billion last year, has registered an entity called ‘Flipkart Farmermart Pvt Ltd’ — in compliance with local […]
Retrofitting busy highways, like U.S. Highway 285 in Colorado, to let wildlife travel safely, too 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Highway 285 was once a death zone for the dwindling herds of elk and mule deer on Colorado’s Western Slope. But today it offers a lifeline, helping them travel from their summer range high in the mountains to winter foraging grounds along the Arkansas River.
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Trump Bows Down To King Corn On Ethanol Subsidies And Mandates 12.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
With an eye on the trade war and the 2020 election, President Trump is increasing subsidies and mandates for corn-based ethanol.
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Democrats warm to Trump's revised NAFTA trade deal after Mexico pledges labor reforms 10.10.2019 LA Times: Business

House Democrats say Mexican officials agreed to labor standards that would smooth passage of USMCA, the proposed update of the NAFTA trade deal.

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Trump’s Ag Secretary Uses His New Taxpayer-Funded “Farm” Podcast to Suck Up to Trump 10.10.2019 Mother Jones
What do you call a white guy babbling platitudes? If you thought “a podcast,” have I got a new audio product for you. Sonny Perdue, former bumbling governor of Georgia and current bumbling secretary of the US Department of Agriculture under President Donald Trump, has launched The Sonnyside of the Farm. The podcast’s literally corny […]
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The Trump Administration Has Figured out How to Get Rid of Federal Workers Without Firing Them 7.10.2019 Mother Jones
“It’s nearly impossible to fire a federal worker,” acting White House chief of staff and budget chief Mick Mulvaney told the audience at a South Carolina Republicans’ dinner in August. “I know that because a lot of them work for me, and I’ve tried. You can’t do it.” But Mulvaney reassured his audience that the […]
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As the welfare state decays, public libraries become sites of social trauma 7.10.2019 Raw Story
While we wring our hands over Trump’s subversion of the rule of law, the great national unraveling continues. The country teeters on recession. The factories he promised to save shutter and farms that were thriving when he took office face foreclosure. Almost twenty years of a robo-war on terrorism and obscene tax cuts for the […]
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Trump administration says plan would restore ethanol demand 5.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration announced Friday it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries.
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Brazil had a plan to stop the Amazon's destruction. Here's how it failed 4.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Cattle ranching continues to be the top cause of deforestation.

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Column: Warren proposes the largest expansion of worker rights 'since the New Deal' 3.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Elizabeth Warren's labor proposals would reverse years of government hostility and indifference to workers.

Most Americans support safe gun storage laws, according to new poll 2.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A recent survey from APM Research Lab, Call To Mind and Guns & America found that nearly eight in 10 Americans support mandating that guns are stored with a lock in place. That includes those who own guns and those who don’t have one.
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Warnings that millions more could go hungry as Trump pushes $4.5 billion in food benefit cuts 2.10.2019 Raw Story
“The Trump administration’s latest proposal to cut SNAP would leave millions of people, including struggling families, seniors, and people with disabilities, with less help putting food on the table.” In its latest potentially devastating attack on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a proposal that would slash food stamps benefits […]
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Trump farm secretary: No guarantee small farms will survive 1.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters following an appearance at the World Dairy Expo in Madison that it's getting harder for farmers to get by on milking smaller herds.
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GMO Seed Makers ‘No Better Than Gangsters’ on ‘Bluff City Law’ 1.10.2019 NewsBusters
Fictional agricultural corporation Terennial was the evil big business in the second episode of NBC’s new legal drama Bluff City Law.
New political parties try to organize around support for legal marijuana 25.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota’s two new major political parties are trying to get organized around their pro-cannabis message in the 2020 campaign. They’re also looking for candidates to deliver it.
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Ivanka Trump brings 'star power' to global women's empowerment. But is it helping women? 23.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Ivanka Trump makes a three-nation swing through South America to promote women's entrepreneurial empowerment. But do her father's policies undermine those efforts?

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Opinion: Universal basic income can work. I know it could be the difference between life and death 22.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The irony of my mother's murder is that it accomplished what she could not. It got my sister and me a little money.

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It’s ‘Clinton Cash’ all over again as the media blow the Trump whistleblower story 22.9.2019 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. We would […]
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In fight over agriculture funding, US Rep. Filemon Vela calls GOP Texan ‘a racist Christian pretender’ 20.9.2019 Raw Story
Vela, a Brownsville Democrat, was firing back after U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Midland, accused Democrats of attempting to “score political points on the back of rural America.” Members of the Texas congressional delegation achieved a new level of acrimony Thursday as Democratic U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela accused his fellow Texan and Republican colleague U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway of being […]
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