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Coronavirus hits already struggling US farmers with drop in prices

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo taken March 20, 2020, cattle rancher Joe Whitesell rides his horse in a field near Dufur, Oregon, as he helps a friend herd cattle. Gillian Flaccus | AP U.S. farmers have endured a slew of financial hardships......
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When Mexico’s Immigration Troubles Came From Americans Crossing the Border | History

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During the two centuries in which Mexico and the United States have shared a border, allegations of out-of-control immigration, with Mexican immigrants posing a threat to American security, have often been a staple of American politics and a source of friction and concern. But the worry has worked both ways.......
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Bronze Age Baby Bottles Reveal How Some Ancient Infants Were Fed | Science

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Every parent knows how critical it is to have a sippy cup on hand, and three drinking vessels from a pair of ancient German graves reveal that such cups were just as important 3,000 years ago as they are today. Across the European continent, archaeologists have dug up curious pint-sized......
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The Government Taste Testers Who Reshaped America’s Diet | History

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Lucy Alexander boasted one of the strangest jobs on the federal payroll. Her official title was the innocuous “chief poultry cook” for the Bureau of Home Economics, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture, and Alexander was a veteran of the government taste testing landscape. Throughout the 1920s......

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