Agriculture regulation

FILE - In this June 15, 2018 photo, winter wheat is harvested in a field farmed by Dalton and Carson North near McCracken, Kan. With the start of the winter wheat harvest just weeks ago, U.S. custom harvesters are having problems getting into the country the foreign workers they usually rely on to run their combines. The shuttered embassies amid the global coronavirus outbreak is just the start of difficulties: Governments have closed down their borders and overseas workers who already have visas already simply cannot get a flight. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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May 09, 2020 - 7:33 am
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas harvester Mike Keimig is growing increasingly anxious about whether the foreign seasonal workers he needs to run his nine combines and drive his grain trucks will arrive in time for the start of the winter wheat harvest, which is just weeks away. His regular crew...
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Tobacco auctioneers wear face masks to protect against coronavirus while inspecting crop on the first day of the tobacco marketing season in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The tobacco selling season began across the country with auction floors complying with strict Covid-19 measures which included setting up clinics and isolation sites. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
May 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Adjust Saidi, a foreman at a farm outside Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, paced through rows of tobacco plants. Desperate to complete the harvest and sell the crop, he pushed workers picking leaves to “hurry it up." Some carried up to 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of leaves, bound by...
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FILE -- In this photo taken on Monday, April 27, 2020, a woman wearing a sanitary mask to protect against COVID-19 holds her daughter as she walks past a building in Castel Volturno, near Naples, Southern Italy. They are known as “the invisibles,” the undocumented African migrants who, even before the coronavirus outbreak plunged Italy into crisis, barely scraped by as day laborers, prostitutes and seasonal farm hands. Pope Francis is calling for migrant farm workers to be treated with dignity, issuing an appeal as Italy weighs whether to legalize undocumented agricultural workers amid a shortage of seasonal farm labor due to the coronavirus emergency. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 06, 2020 - 8:26 am
ROME (AP) — Migrant farm workers must be treated with dignity, Pope Francis said Wednesday, issuing his appeal as Italy weighs whether to legalize the workers amid a shortage of seasonal farmhands due to the coronavirus crisis. Farm lobby groups and some Italian lawmakers and ministers have warned...
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In this photo taken on Monday, April 27, 2020, a man sits outside a house where 46 men, from Nigeria and Ghana live in Castel Volturno, near Naples, Monday, Southern Italy. The house has no running water, the dilapidated electrical system doesn't reach many rooms that are in the dark. They are known as “the invisibles,” the undocumented African migrants who, even before the coronavirus outbreak plunged Italy into crisis, barely scraped by as day laborers, prostitutes and seasonal farm hands. Locked down for two months in their overcrowded apartments, their hand-to-mouth existence has grown even more precarious with no work, no food and no hope. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 02, 2020 - 2:37 am
CASTEL VOLTURNO, Italy (AP) — They are known as “the invisibles": Undocumented African migrants who, even before the coronavirus outbreak plunged Italy into crisis, barely scraped by as day laborers, prostitutes, freelance hairdressers and seasonal farm hands. Locked down for two months in...
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An airport employee checks the temperature of a Romanian seasonal worker outside the Avram Iancu international airport, in Cluj, central Romania, Thursday, April 9, 2020. More then 1800 workers from across Romania are traveling on 12 flights to Berlin, Baden Bade and Dusseldorf in Germany, most of them to work in asparagus farms.(AP Photo/Raul Stef)
April 09, 2020 - 12:52 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Two planes carrying Eastern European farmhands arrived Thursday in Germany as an ambitious government program to import thousands of seasonal agricultural workers got underway amid strict precautions to protect both the laborers and the country from the new coronavirus. The flights to...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 19, 2020, farm worker Evans Makori pulls a handcart of roses to be thrown away at Maridadi Flowers farm in Naivasha, Kenya. With lockdowns and border restrictions around the world because of the coronavirus, the multibillion dollar flower industry in countries such as Kenya and the Netherlands has slumped. For many people the new coronavirus pandemic causes mild or moderate symptoms but for some it can cause severe illness.(AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)
March 20, 2020 - 4:17 am
LISSE, Netherlands (AP) — The pots of chrysanthemums stacked in Henk van der Slot’s barn in the Netherlands bulb fields were supposed to decorate St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican over Easter. But with border restrictions and lockdowns spreading around the globe as governments fight the coronavirus...
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Students line up in the cafeteria for lunch at Lincoln High School in Dallas, Friday, March 13, 2020. During the coming extended spring break school closures, this cafeteria and a few others in the Dallas Independent School District will be providing lunches to students despite the closure of the school. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
March 14, 2020 - 12:04 am
ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Kiyana Esco needs free school lunches and breakfasts to feed her six children. But with schools shutting down over coronavirus concerns, she’s scrambling to pick up the meals, care for her kids and keep her job. Esco, a single mother who was just promoted to manager at a...
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Jessica Baker takes a cutting of a plant at the Baker's marijuana nursery at Baker Medical, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Oklahoma City. When voters in conservative Oklahoma approved medical marijuana in 2018, many thought the rollout would be ploddingly slow and burdened with bureaucracy. Instead, business is booming so much cannabis industry workers and entrepreneurs are moving to Oklahoma from states with more well-established pot cultures, like California, Colorado and Oregon. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 07, 2020 - 9:20 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From their keen taste for sun-ripened pot to their first meeting at a pro-marijuana rally in college in the 1990s, everything about Chip and Jessica Baker fits the stereotype of cannabis country in Northern California, where they lived for 20 years. Jessica, with wavy hair that...
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Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik, right, gestures during a parade marking the 28th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Banja Luka, Bosnia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Bosnia's Serbs celebrated on Thursday their self-declared holiday that has been disputed as discriminatory by the country's other ethnic groups and its top court. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
February 20, 2020 - 7:54 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Bosnian Serb leader on Thursday renewed calls for Bosnia’s dissolution and pledged to block decision-making in the country’s institutions, a move slammed by Western envoys as a challenge to the U.S.-sponsored peace agreement that ended Bosnia’s civil war...
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January 30, 2020 - 1:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — Leaders of Germany's governing coalition agreed Thursday to provide 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over four years to help farmers as they adapt to new environmental regulations. The decision to provide the money for environmental programs and investment emerged from a late-night...
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