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Iowa Senate approves new rules on downsizing farms

The Iowa Senate has approved a bill that would make it easier for livestock producers to downsize, drawing criticism from environmentalists who say the measure could mean those farms would avoid environmental oversight.

Rain brings drought to end in most of Wisconsin

The latest weekly update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows less than 13 percent of the state in drought, although another 14 percent is still considered abnormally dry. More than 60 percent of the state was in drought at the start of the year.