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Drought ravages California’s reservoirs ahead of hot summer

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OROVILLE, Calif. — Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and...

Asylum-seekers help produce Italy’s famous Brunello wine

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CASALE DEL BOSCO, Italy — Summer is arriving in Italy's wine country in Tuscany, and the leaves on the vines shimmer in gold and...

South Africa starts jabs for elderly as virus surge looms

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ORANGE FARM, South Africa — Spry and gray-haired, many dressed in their Sunday best or colorful African prints β€” and all sporting masks β€”...

Report: EPA officials improperly influenced dicamba decision

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O'FALLON, Mo. — Environmental Protection Agency officials improperly influenced a decision to re-approve use of dicamba, a herbicide blamed for crop damage in hundreds...

Factory boss defiant as sanctions bite in China’s Xinjiang

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AKSU, China — A backlash against reports of forced labor and other abuses of the largely Muslim Uyghur ethnic group in Xinjiang is taking...

Carbon storage offers hope for climate, cash for farmers

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ORIENT, Ohio — The rye and rapeseed that Rick Clifton cultivated in central Ohio were coming along nicely β€” until his tractor rumbled over...

DIARY: In Gaza, bombs drop and the conflict again hits home

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Friday morning, a military airstrike smashed my family's farm in the northern Gaza Strip into a jagged mass...

India’s deepening water crisis at the heart of farm protests

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RANSIH KALAN. India — Every year, Swarn Singh sows rice in his fields, knowing that the thirsty crop is draining northern India's Punjab of...

US farmers finally see better outlook after 2 odd years

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MADRID, Iowa — In 43 years of farming, Morey Hill had seen crop-destroying weather, rock-bottom prices, trade fights and surges in government aid, but...

A farmer to chefs reveals his deep vegetable knowledge

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NEW YORK — Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn. Just ask Farmer Lee Jones about...