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SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s annual poinsettia sale, with thousands of plants and dozens of varieties and colors, will kick off Friday Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Poly Plant Shop and will run through mid-December. 
The flowering holiday plants are grown by students who work in the Horticulture and Crop …

In what could possibly be one of his first direct interactions with farmers after the decision to repeal three contentious agriculture reform laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is most likely to address a farmers’ convention on cow-based organic agriculture proposed in Varanasi in the third week of December. The convention is proposed to be held …

New grant to research community perceptions of agricultural careers and occupations and experiences of agricultural workers. Raising community perceptions of agricultural careers and occupations The Australian Government is providing $1.3 million towards new research that aims to bolster agriculture’s capacity to attract and retain workers. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the …

Ending a suspension of trade in fresh potatoes from P.E.I. to the United States is a top priority for the Canadian government, says federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. The trade suspension was ordered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Monday, following the discovery of potatoes infected with potato wart in two P.E.I. fields in October. …

For decades, agriculture employers have claimed that an inability to find willing American workers forces them to hire foreign-born labor. Sometimes the foreign-born workers are legally authorized and hold H-2A, temporary, nonimmigrant visas through the State Department. Other times, they’re illegally employed in the cash-only, under-the-table market. The “jobs Americans won’t do” meme is convenient …

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a brief in a federal appeals court to defend an Arkansas law that prohibits what Marshall called experimental transgender treatments. Alabama led 18 other states in supporting the Arkansas law in a case with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Arkansas passed a law in …

RUTLAND — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has ruled a Rutland City police officer was justified in using deadly force when he shot and killed a man inside a bathroom at a McDonald’s restaurant. The officer said he believed the man was charging at him with a weapon, but it turned out to be a …

Villagers of Nukulau in Ra are working to get their agriculture produce and exports back on track. Turaga ni Koro, Waisea Matevata says the village was once well-known for its high record production and exports but this changed after Tropical Cyclone Winston struck the village in 2016. Matevata says they have sought assistance from the …

News Ethanol production recedes, stocks climb U.S. ethanol production peeled back from the recent near-record highs last week as stocks grew. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.039 million barrels a day, down 68,000 on the week, but up 62,000 on the year. Ethanol margins remain firmly in positive territory, but there are …

MAUMEE, Ohio, Nov. 8, 2021 /CNW/ — The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces that it will participate in a virtual fireside chat at the Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals, Agriculture, and Packaging Conference on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. President and CEO Pat Bowe and Executive Vice President and CFO Brian Valentine will speak at the conference at …