EPA rejects ban on poison bombs against cattle predators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trappers can keep using sodium cyanide bombs to kill coyotes and other livestock predators, the Trump administration said Thursday, rejecting calls for a ban despite repeated instanc...

Deadly swine flu outbreak breaks out in Poland near Germany

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s agriculture minister says 21 wild boars have died as a result of an outbreak of African swine fever close to the German border. The minister said Wedne...

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pak...

Taiwan's legislature passes amendment banning disinformation about animal diseases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s legislature on Tuesday (Dec. 3) passed amendments intended to regulate e-commerce platforms selling quarantined products and to curb the spread of rumors re...

Sheriff: 3 Guatemalan Christmas tree workers killed in crash

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — The men and youths from Guatemala had worked all week on one of the largest Christmas tree farms in the world, loading the fir trees onto trucks for shipment around the United Sta...

Sugar field burning plagues poor Florida towns with soot

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — For residents of the Glades, a string of poor, predominantly African American rural towns dotting the southern shore of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, the beginning of the annual suga...

‘Cat AIDS’ nothing to be afraid of

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) found in cats is similar to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosed in people, but cats cannot pass FIV to humans, reported New Ta...

In Florida and elsewhere, GOP pressured over climate change

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Since taking office in January, Florida’s Republican governor has appointed a science officer, established a climate change czar and pledged to spend billions of dollars to re...

Cranberry farmers want to build solar panels over their bogs

CARVER, Mass. (AP) — Plummeting cranberry prices and the country's ongoing trade wars have America's cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power. Some cranberry farm...

French farmers protest stagnant revenues, unfair competition

PARIS (AP) — French farmers are driving tractors into the cities of Paris and Lyon to protest stagnant revenues and what they say is unfair competition. The protest Wednesday is expe...

Visiting U.S., Italian legislators urge Taiwan to defend democracy

Visiting legislators from the United States and Italy urged the Taiwanese people Tuesday to defend democracy amid the worsening situation in Hong Kong. "Democracy is a precious thing and we ha...

Taiwan office in US to set up agriculture section

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese representative office in the United States will set up a separate agriculture department to promote farm and fishery products from the island, the Ministry o...

Taiwan exports first shipment of local cabbage to Vietnam

Taiwanese cabbage will officially enter the Vietnamese market next week, when the first shipment of 180 metric tons of the vegetable arrives in the Southeast Asian country, Agriculture and Food Agency...

Guam Christmas trees treated with gas to stop invasive pests

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — In the U.S. territory of Guam, the Christmas season so far smells like frankincense, myrrh and methyl bromide. The Pacific Daily News reports that Guam’s Customs...

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food say experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. ...