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For the past 15 years, the U.S. has had a strategy of immigration control that overwhelmingly emphasizes border enforcement, coupled with extremely weak worksite enforcement in the absence of efforts to increase legal-entry opportunities, especially for low-skilled workers, the Mexican Migration Field Research and Training Program (MMFRP) at the UC – San Diego stated during a recent press conference.

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With all of the talk about biofuels, and with oil prices reaching an all-time high, crops such as corn, soybeans and wheat have skyrocketed – in demand, production and price.

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After more than two years of meetings, the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production finally released its recommendations in late April, more than a month after their initially scheduled release.

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The U.S. Dairy Export Council reported in February 2008 that on a total-solids basis, more than 9.5 percent of U.S. milk production was exported.

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Editor’s note: The author submitted the following in response to the article by Ben Yale, “It’s a small world after all,” also in this issue.

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Ten years ago, farm animal welfare was rarely discussed in livestock circles.

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