Pig farms rebound from lethal virus

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2005 file photo, a group of young pigs stare out of a pen at a hog farm in central North Dakota. A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize their operations.

Beavers put to work restoring streams

In this Sept. 12, 2014, photo, Brad Bonner and Garrett Pittis transport a 50-pound male beaver nicknamed Quincy to a creek near Ellensburg, Wash. Under a program in central Washington, nuisance beavers are being trapped and relocated to the headwaters of the Yakima River where biologists hope their dams help restore water systems used by salmon, other animals and people. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)

ELLENSBURG, Wash.

Rural entertainment abounds in eastern Idaho

It was a different kind of farm maze these visitors from the Teton Valley found Oct. 4 at Squealers in Rigby, as they make their way out of a sunflower maze. From left are Preston Griese, Allyssa Reece, Christy Jamee and Wyatt Reece.

Rural Idaho isn’t just about hunting, fishing and farming. A relatively new industry that’s arisen in recent years called agritourism shows how entertaining life on a farm can be.

Patriots beat Jets 27-25

New York Jets' Nick Folk (2) follows through on a field-goal attempt as New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington, right, flies past on the final play of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. The kick was blocked by Patriots defender Chris Jones, and the Patriots won 27-25. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chris Jones wasn’t going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night.

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