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Whooping Cranes' Migration Interrupted
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife researchers leading a flock of young whooping cranes south for the winter are warning people to stay out of their way after an apparently curious ultralight pilot disturbed the endangered birds.

New Fish-Labeling Law Proves Controversial
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Andreas Von Bubnoff, The Monterey County Herald, Calif.

Seafood consumers wondering where their fish comes from will probably welcome a new federal law that takes effect in April 2005.

Farmers Keep an Eye on WTO's Agricultural Trade Negotiations
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Julie M. McKinnon, The Blade

When yields for soybeans and corn are higher than normal, as they are this fall, farming in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan can be profitable despite prices that are lower than last year's.

EU Files Complaint Against U.S., Canada
November 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Associated Press

The European Union's head office said Monday it had filed a complaint against the United States and Canada for failing to lift sanctions against the EU over its ban on imports of hormone-treated beef.

Oil Supply to Peak Sooner Than Thought, Says BP Scientist
November 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Richard Orange, The Business, London

World oil production is likely to peak in the next decade, much earlier than many international forecasts, a senior BP executive has told The Business.

New Columbia, S.C., University Dormitory Features 'Green' Design
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Gina Smith, The State, Columbia, S.C.

West Quad's three cream-colored buildings feature long hallways and little bedroom suites just like any other dorm.

Alternative Fuel Hits the Pump in Idaho
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Betsy Z. Russell, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's new Suburban gets 100 miles for every gallon of gas used — because it runs on a new alternative fuel that's 85 percent ethanol.

Senator's Defeat Hurts Country-of-Origin Labeling for Food
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.

With the defeat this week of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and produce has lost one of its most powerful and committed supporters, say observers on both sides of the issue.

Ag-Related Firms Worried Ban on Methyl Bromide will Harm their Businesses
November 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Tim Moran, The Modesto Bee, Calif.

Methyl bromide is a chemical fumigant used to sterilize the soil for field crops like strawberries and to kill pests on export crops like walnuts and almonds.

China's FM to Visit Iran and Discuss Nuclear Issue
November 5, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, deeply involved in efforts to end the North Korean nuclear standoff, will visit Iran later this week and discuss the Islamic republic's own nuclear crisis.

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