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Farmer defeats Georgia regulators in legal battle over Vidalia onion

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – With Georgia’s famed Vidalia onions soon to hit grocery store shelves nationwide, the brand’s largest grower is celebrating a court victory against state regulators in a fight over when he can ship his sweet crop. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black exceeded his legal authority…

U.S. forces to stop joint operations in Iraq’s north

TIKRIT, Iraq — In one week US troops will cease joint operations with Iraqi and Kurdish forces, begun in early 2010 to dampen tensions between Kurds and Sunni Arabs in disputed northern zones, a US military official said on Saturday. Colonel Michael Bowers said that from August 1, American forces…