Immigrants enter plea deals in death
BISMARCK, N.D. When President Donald Trump began talking about tariffs in 2017, Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer suspected that her crop could become a weapon.
At a time when rural regions across the U.S. are struggling to attract young professionals, the states of Kansas and Vermont have used public dollars to fight “brain drain” by offering grants and tax breaks to professional workers who settle in small towns.
No one hurt in Mississippi silo blast
EPA reaffirms glyphosate safe for users
Woman dies from fall into meat grinder
Report shows fewer but larger U.S. farms
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An insurance program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June, the U.S. Farm Service Agency says, but farmers say it won’t tackle the underlying challenges they face.
MILLVILLE, Minn. — Staci Sexton keeps busy at her dairy farm near Millville.
NEW YORK — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry’s water testing “failed in an epic and tragic way.”
YANKTON, S.D. — Many teenagers would spend spring break catching up on sleep or spending time with friends.
Farmers.gov features help with H-2A, loans
LEBANON, Pa. — When William Hartmann opened Royal Oaks Vineyard & Winery in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, it was like a dream come true.
JAY, Vt. — Some dairy farmers advocated Tuesday for controlling the supply of milk to increase prices as producers and officials discussed how to support the struggling industry at a two-day summit.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Bound for a slaughterhouse less than a year ago, Rescued Performance Machine — RPM for short — rose to stardom earlier this month at the Horse World Expo.
Push renewed to get ‘milk’ off plant drinks
DERRY, Pa. — Chuck Penich plopped a sheep onto its butt between his legs and started buzzing away with a set of electric clippers, slowly working his way from her belly to her legs and back.
CUMMING, Iowa — Steve Bruere asks if he should dress like a farmer or a developer when he meets up with a photographer.
Lab stops pesticide testing on dogs
NEW YORK (AP) — Burgers made by growing cow cells in a lab dish have a clearer path to reaching supermarkets as U.S. regulators March 7 outlined how the emerging food category will be monitored.
Farm Rescue accepting spring aid applications
BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that’s running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions.
DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a trade mission Monday to persuade Iowa farmers struggling to survive low commodity prices and tariffs that have hurt sales to stand firm with President Donald Trump and his efforts to negotiate better trade deals.
Farms fret about cold weather
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BLM) — The Bureau of Land Management has appointed leaders at the agency’s headquarters and in its Idaho and Alaska state offices.
Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana.
WICHITA, Kan. — The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Even as agriculture has changed over the years, Future Farmers of Alabama says it’s remaining relevant. Students in the program learn leadership and public speaking — skills being lost over time with technology and communicating through texting, officials said at a recent…
URBANDALE, Iowa — Is the “ugly produce’” trend already reaching the end of its shelf life in supermarkets?
DIXON, Ill. — While many others did not have to work or go to school because of the recent brutal weather, that is not the case for area farmers.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some ranchers are concerned a sustained cold snap in South Dakota will affect calving season, as the bitter temperatures have already resulted in excess feed and bedding costs.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin farmers are facing a buildup of snow that’s causing damage to some structures as the state continues to get hit by unrelenting winter weather.
NEW ORLEANS — Sugar cane is on the rise in Louisiana, with a good crop and decent prices encouraging more farmers to plant the tall tropical grass.
Calif. district stalls West's drought plan
Firefighters rescue Iowa man from grain bin
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — Jacque Jones watched as an autumn breeze sent dozens of leaves to land between rows of red peppers and eggplants. Chickens clucked at her feet.
OMAHA, Neb. — Elephants poop 12 times a day.
CLYMERS, Ind. — With corn buried just inches away from his chin, Logansport Fire Chief Bernie Mittica felt immense pressure on his body as he was trapped inside a grain bin.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It might not occur to many men and women who sign up to be firefighters that they could have to rescue a horse, a pig or a cow in addition to dousing flames.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BLM) — The federal Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill three positions on its National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.
First round of checks going to N.C. farms
ST. PAUL, Minn. — University of Minnesota researcher Seth Wannemuehler wants to make the kiwiberry Minnesota’s next big fruit. The first step: explaining what a kiwiberry is.
Shutdown affected bovine TB probe
Cheese factory worker killed
DODGEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Residents in a rural Wisconsin county are split over a Chicago developer’s plan to work with two Wisconsin utilities to build a solar farm that would include more than 1 million solar panels.
WEST BRANCH, Iowa — Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear — and Sally — can be found in a hog pen on the edge of West Branch, Iowa.
EU would nix ag from trade talks with U.S.
JONESBORO, Ark. — Bobby Coy and his son, Richard Coy, owners of Crooked Creek Bee Co., in Jonesboro, began noticing a decline in bee pollination after nearby farmers began using the pesticide dicamba on nearby crops during the past three years.
DETROIT — U.S. shoppers are still paying more for organic food, but the price premium is falling as organic options multiply.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota ranchers say the partial government shutdown is stalling some cattle sales because checks from buyers require authorization from the Farm Service Agency.
AUSTIN, Texas — The kick-off to the 2019 potato conference season began last week in Austin, Texas, with the National Potato Conference’s 11th annual Potato Expo in the Austin Convention Center.
SMILEY, Texas — After many years, Darla Cherry decided she’d had enough of training horses and wanted to save them instead.
KIEL, Wis. — Kerry Henning is on a quest.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) — After 46 seasons of dive-bombing insects, weeds and fungi that threaten the livelihoods of area farmers, Pierre Smith is coming in for a landing.