Three House Republican Ag members in toss-up races
By a tiny margin, Rep. Jeff Denham, a fourth-term Republican from the Central Valley of California, may be the most endangered member of the House Agriculture Committee, although two other Republican panelists are also in toss-up races.
Ruth Reichl sees ‘pivotal moment’ ahead for women
Ruth Reichl, an influential author, critic and editor for four decades, talks about women in the restaurant industry and the #MeToo movement ahead of a panel discussion on the topic next week in Brooklyn, where she will appear.
EPA asks for a re-hearing of ban on pesticide chlorpyrifos
Facing an October deadline to ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, the EPA asked a federal appeals court on Monday for a rehearing of the case that resulted in the ban.
Sight, smell of hurricane damage ‘very impactful,’ says Perdue
Grounded by bad weather, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper visited a flooded poultry farm in livestock-heavy Duplin County on Monday for a firsthand look at recovery from Hurricane Florence.
TODAY’S QUICK HITS
Glyphosate harms honeybees (Guardian): Researchers say the world’s most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, damages bacteria in the guts of honeybees and makes them more susceptible to deadly infections.
Rancher gives vet school his ranch (CBC): A Canadian ranching family gave its land and herd worth $44 million to the University of Calgary veterinary school to get students out of the classroom and on the land.
Trade war to cost Iowa billions (Des Moines Register): Iowa farmers could lose up to $2.2 billion from a trade war, with a ripple effect through the state economy, according to an Iowa State University report.
The ‘wheaties’ face climate change (Civil Eats): Custom harvesters known as “wheaties” have followed, and reaped, the maturing crop across the Plains for decades but face a welter of challenges that spring from climate change, such as less-predictable growing seasons and a shift to other crops.
Solar farms fare well in Hurricane Florence (Inside Climate News): North Carolina ranks second to California in solar power and its solar farms suffered minimal hurricane damage last week, a selling point in the broader debate over energy.
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