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GOP Bill to Import 1 Million Low-Wage Replacements for U.S. Food Workers

House Republicans are expected to approve a gigantic “H-2C” guest-worker bill on Wednesday that allows the nation’s food industry to employ one million low-wage, foreign guest-workers — regardless of how many Americans would lose their skilled or unskilled jobs in

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Trump Relaxing EPA Water Regulation; Heartland Farmers Applaud

Farmers in Michigan are expressing relief that President Donald J. Trump has, through an executive order, started the process of reviewing, revising, or rescinding the Waters of the U.S. portion of the Clean Water Act that threatened to put huge swaths of land under federal control.

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Texas Farmers Promise D.C. Fight for Land, Water

The president of the Texas Farm Bureau warned ranchers and farmers at the 83rd annual meeting that the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule for waters in the U.S., “if it’s allowed to happen, will hamstring many farmers and ranchers to the extent that it might not even be possible to farm.” Farmers and ranchers in Texas are struggling with government bureaucracy in many areas.

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Texas Farmers, Ranchers Call for Fairness in Eminent Domain

Texas farmers and ranchers will vote on resolutions to stand-up against taking more farm and ranch lands through eminent domain for high speed rail and other construction projects during a meeting in San Antonio December 3-5. The 83rd meeting of the Texas Farm Bureau will address the challenges in agriculture and rural Texas.

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San Diego Farmers Want Same Treatment as Farmers in Central Valley

San Diego farmers are calling a foul on Governor Jerry Brown’s new and unprecedented 25% mandatory water regulations, accusing the governor of favoring Central Valley farmers with exemptions and pressing for similar allowances for other California farming regions, including those in San Diego County.

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White House Unveils New ‘Let’s Move!’ Director

With the holiday season behind us, many Americans are vowing to eat better and get in shape. And the federal government is, as it is in so many other ways, only too happy to help. The White House has unveiled Debra Eschmeyer, co-founder of the group FoodCorps, as executive director of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” program. The title of senior policy adviser for nutrition policy has also been bestowed upon Eschmeyer.

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Avocado Prices to Rise as Gang War Fights for ‘Green Gold’

Avocado and guacamole lovers: brace yourselves. as your delectable fruit may soon be even more pricey and in short supply. thanks to rising fertilizer and water prices; California drought; and Mexican gangs. Comprising “[a] $435 million industry in California,” according