$280K USDA Grant to Promote High-Paying, In-Demand Agriculture Careers
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$280K USDA Grant to Promote High-Paying, In-Demand Agriculture Careers

The agriculture departments at Southern Arkansas University and the University of Arkansas are teaming up to take on the problem of declining numbers of agriculture students and more mouths to feed.
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EPA Rules Will Strengthen Pesticide Safety on Farms

The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides.
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Whole Foods to Stop Selling Products Made by Inmates

Whole Foods will stop selling products made using a prison labor program after a protest at one of its stores in Texas.
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Arkansas Says It Has Paid Off Debt from Boll Weevil Efforts

Arkansas officials say they have made their final payment on debt incurred to help fight boll weevils.
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