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Cowboy recalls years working Montana ranch bought by Murdoch

Jan. 15, 2022 10:28 AM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Ray Marxer’s first day as a hired hand at the Matador Cattle Co. ranch south of Dillon began with two lessons in humility. As dawn approached, jitters struck. “I was so nervous, I threw up,” Marxer recalled. Next, he joined a...

Consumers asked to support Northeast organic dairy industry

Jan. 14, 2022 14:26 PM EST

Northeast organic dairy companies are trying to recruit consumers to help strengthen the industry after news that 135 farms in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and New York will lose their milk contracts. An initiative announced Wednesday by Gary Hirshberg, co-founder of organic yogurt...

DNR set to allow factory farm expansion in Kewaunee County

Jan. 11, 2022 10:32 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Environmental regulators are set to allow a factory dairy farm accused of contaminating Kewaunee County drinking water to expand, angering conservationists. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday that the state Department of Natural Resources has drafted...

Property at Boscawen dairy farm to be protected as cropland

Jan. 10, 2022 02:04 AM EST

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — More than 120 acres at a nearly century-old dairy farm in Boscawen is going to be protected as cropland. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests announced Friday it worked with the town to buy a conservation easement for the property. ...

New park opening Saturday at site of former university farm

Dec. 31, 2021 11:12 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A new park is opening where a university farm once operated in south Louisiana. Saturday is opening day for 100-acre (40-hectare) Moncus Park in Lafayette, news outlets report. Formal ceremonies are scheduled Jan. 8. “Enjoy the space, tell...

Chuck Hunt, husband of former Gov. Jane Swift, dies at 67

Dec. 22, 2021 17:06 PM EST

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Chuck Hunt, the husband of the first woman to serve as governor of Massachusetts, has died. Hunt died Tuesday in hospice care in his Williamstown home of end-stage kidney disease and surrounded by his family, former acting Gov. Jane Swift said in an...

Award-winning storyteller talks about his cancer diagnosis

Dec. 20, 2021 01:08 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Back in September, KARE 11 reporter and “Land of 10,000 Stories” host Boyd Huppert was preparing to take a trip to Denmark to conduct a workshop for one of the country’s television networks when he realized he had an eye floater. He mentioned it to a...

At least 5 dead as Midwest rocked by hurricane-force winds

Dec. 16, 2021 18:59 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least five people died as a powerful and extremely unusual storm system swept across the Great Plains and Midwest amid unseasonably warm temperatures, spawning hurricane-force winds and possible tornadoes in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. In southeastern...

Wild winds cut power, rip school roof; dozens of cows dead

Dec. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EST

SAND LAKE, Mich. (AP) — Fierce winds scoured Michigan on Thursday, knocking out power for more than 150,000 customers, ripping a roof off a school and contributing to the electrocution of dozens of cows at a dairy farm. Tim Butler was emotional as he described how his workers...

Horizon Organic to extend Northeast milk contracts 6 months

Dec. 15, 2021 11:45 AM EST

The company that announced this summer that it would stop buying milk from 89 organic dairy farms in the Northeast next August has offered to extend those contracts another six months. Danone, parent company of Horizon Organic, notified officials in Vermont, Maine and New York this...