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Despite agreement, China purchase of US agriculture lags

Despite agreement, China purchase of US agriculture lags

Seven months after the United States and China signed a preliminary agreement to temper their trade war, Beijing's purchases of US agricultural goods have yet to reach the deal's target.As President Donald Trump readies for a tough reelection battle in Novem

Wild bee decline threatens major US crops: study

Wild bee decline threatens major US crops: study

Wild bees are worth some $1.5 billion to key fruit and vegetable crops in North America, according to new research that warned declines in these pollinators threatens the productivity of vital agriculture. The study, which had funding from the United States De

Fourth US meat inspector dies of coronavirus: union

Fourth US meat inspector dies of coronavirus: union

A US government meat inspector died this week from coronavirus, the fourth fatality of a food safety official in the outbreak that has shuttered some slaughterhouses, union officials said Thursday.The US Department of Agriculture food safety inspector was from

New York cats become first US pets to contract coronavirus

New York cats become first US pets to contract coronavirus

Two cats in New York have become the first pets in the United States to test positive for the new coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.The cats live in separate areas of New York state, America's COVID-19 epicenter, the Department of Agriculture and the Cent