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  • SAO PAULO, March 13- Brazilian meatpacker and food processor JBS SA on Monday said it reached an agreement to acquire U.S.-based ham and bacon producer Plumrose USA for $230 million, according to a securities filing. The Brazilian company said the deal includes five prepared foods plants located in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi and Vermont and two distribution...

  • District Judge James Boasberg last week rejected the request of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to stop construction of the final segment of the pipeline under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota from which the tribes get their water. Cheyenne River attorney Nicole Ducheneaux on Friday appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court...

  • GRAETTINGER, Iowa— Authorities say three tanker cars containing ethanol remain in a rural creek, three days after a fiery train derailment in northwestern Iowa. Environmental specialist Amber Wolf with the Iowa Natural Resources Department said Monday that the fire finally went out midday Sunday. The blaze erupted after the derailment around 1 a.m. Friday on...

  • GRAETTINGER, Iowa— A federal safety official called on the rail industry to move faster to upgrade aging rail tankers following a fiery train derailment in rural Iowa that spilled ethanol into a creek and was still burning nearly two days after it erupted. A Union Pacific train hauling 99 tankers of ethanol from a producer in Omaha, Nebraska, derailed around 1 a.m....

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Sunday that a farm in southern Tennessee that is a supplier to Tyson Foods Inc had been infected with the virus. The outbreak raised concerns among chicken companies because the infected farm is located near biggest-producing states for chicken meat, including Georgia and Alabama. Already, U.S. trading partners,...

  • Severe thunderstorm warnings were scattered across the Southeast and wind gusts of 50 or 60 miles per hour were recorded as the system headed toward the Atlantic coast, said Jared Guyer, a forecaster with the Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Although the chance of a tornado could not be ruled out, the system has lost much of the punch...

  • Severe thunderstorms and possible travel delays are likely later on Wednesday in New York City, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston, AccuWeather meteorologists said. "Severe thunderstorms will continue to spread across the Ohio and Tennessee Valley regions into the Middle Atlantic states, possibly into southern New England by midafternoon," the National...

  • Severe thunderstorms and possible travel delays are likely later on Wednesday in New York City, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston, AccuWeather meteorologists said. "Severe thunderstorms will continue to spread across the Ohio and Tennessee Valley regions into the Middle Atlantic states, possibly into southern New England by midafternoon," the National...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- After a turbulent start to his presidency, Donald Trump goes before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday night to give a speech that will be closely watched for details of his plans for the economy and whether he can strike a more conciliatory tone. White House officials say the speech will include some gestures toward unifying a country polarized by a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- After a turbulent start to his presidency, Donald Trump goes before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday night to give a speech that will be closely watched for details of his plans for the economy and whether he can strike a more conciliatory tone. World financial markets will be scrutinizing the 9 p.m. address in the House of Representatives for...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- After a turbulent start to his presidency, Donald Trump goes before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday night to give a speech that will be closely watched for details of his plans for the economy and whether he can strike a more conciliatory tone. World financial markets will be scrutinizing the 9 p.m. address in the House of Representatives for...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- Donald Trump gets a chance to put the rocky start to his presidency behind him on Tuesday night with a speech to the U.S. Congress where he will lay out his plans for the year including a healthcare overhaul and military buildup. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the theme of the speech to Congress, which is controlled by Trump's fellow...

  • Wal-Mart launched the price test across 11 Midwest and Southeastern states such as Iowa, Illinois and Florida, focusing on price competition in the grocery business that accounts for 56 percent of the company's revenue, said vendor sources with direct knowledge of the matter who did not wish to be identified for fear of disrupting business relations with...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 23- Mexico is increasingly confident that U.S. Trump wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, but talks cannot begin until he triggers a 90- day notice period by informing Congress. The view of some Mexican officials and business leaders that the U.S. Congress, Supreme Court and some state governors are...

  • ARLINGTON, Va., Feb 23- Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, whom U.S. "Mad cow disease is long since gone in this country, and there is no reason why the Chinese should continue to restrict American beef," Branstad said at the U.S. Agriculture Department's annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. He has visited China at least six times, and Chinese President Xi Jinping has traveled...

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  • Feb 16- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China. Zhang, who has a doctorate from Louisiana State University, worked as a rice breeder for...

  • Feb 9- Wind energy has surpassed hydropower as the biggest source of renewable electricity in the United States following the sector's second-biggest quarter ever for new installations, a wind industry trade group said on Thursday. Wind installations totaled 82,183 megawatts at the end of 2016, enough to power 24 million homes, the American Wind Energy...

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...