Perdue: Trump tariffs not as bad as feared

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue talks at a news conference in Fargo, N.D., on Friday, March 9, 2018. Perdue spoke about how President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum might help farmers get a better deal in the long run if the North American Free Trade Agreement is improved. From left are North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, U.S Rep. Kevin Cramer, Perdue, and U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp. It was the first trip to North Dakota for Perdue, who has now visited 34 states. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

FARGO, N.D. — Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue said Friday that while he’s as anxious as farmers are about President Donald Trump’s new tariffs, the move doesn’t look as bad as he originally thought.

Cancer claim for Roundup gets judge’s scrutiny

In this March 2, 2018, photo, Christine Sheppard works with her loom in her home in Oceanside, Calif. Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product's manufacturer, agribusiness giant Monsanto. Sheppard, among those suing Monsanto, said she sprayed Roundup for years to control weeds on her Hawaii coffee farm. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN FRANCISCO — Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product’s manufacturer — agribusiness giant Monsanto.

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