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Winners announced in 2019 OAPME newspaper contest

Mar. 23, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Newspapers in Columbus, Canton, Sandusky, Cleveland and Massillon were named the best in the state in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. General Excellence awards for 2019 went to The Columbus Dispatch, The Canton Repository, Sandusky Register, Cleveland...

Wyoming issues first hemp processing and producing license

Mar. 4, 2020 11:24 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming issued its first hemp processing and producing license, the state Department of Agriculture said. The department announced Wednesday that GF Harvest LLC and Mother’s Hemp Farms LLC received the joint license, The Casper Star-Tribune reports. The U.S. Department of...

Williams, Gianforte pick running mates in governor's race

Mar. 2, 2020 1:15 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrat Whitney Williams and Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte have selected their running mates, solidifying the field of announced gubernatorial candidates in the June 2 primary. Williams announced Culbertson farmer Buzz Mattelin was joining her ticket during a Monday event in...

Grain in Maine headed for the stein, not down the drain

Feb. 29, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine's annual conference about grain production will put a focus on growing malt barley varieties for local brewers. The Maine Grain Conference is scheduled to take place on March 13 at the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in Orono. The state is home to a large craft beer industry...

Michele Gran, shown here holding a photo of her 18-year-old son, Landon on her family's farm near Norseland, Minn., plans to advocate for more safety features in and around grain bins this legislative session after  Landon, died in August inside a grain bin two miles south of his home in Norseland. Landon is one of at least nine people who died in grain bin-related incidents since July. (Pat Christman/The Free Press via AP)

'Momma on a mission' backs Walz's call for farm safety money

Feb. 25, 2020 4:15 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday proposed reimbursing farmers who retrofit their tractors with rollover protection or install safety equipment in their grain bins in an effort to reduce farm accidents. The governor was joined at a news conference by Michele Gran, whose 18-year-old son,...

In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, Leah Tsiga, stands outside her thatched hut with an empty basket in Mudzi about 230 Kilometers, northeast of the Zimbabwean capital Harare. Living alone in Zimbabwe’s arid Mudzi district, Leah Tsiga's best friend is her cat. But when it comes to food, each has to look for their own and the 90-year-old Tsiga often comes second best. The crafty feline forages in nearby bushes for rats, birds, insects and worms. As for the frail Tsiga, she sometimes goes for days without a solid meal, as Zimbabwe is ravaged by a combination of drought and deepening economic crisis. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe's rural elderly battle hunger amid severe drought

Feb. 24, 2020 10:34 AM EST

MUDZI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Living alone in Zimbabwe’s arid Mudzi district, Leah Tsiga's best friend is her cat. But when it comes to food, each has to look for their own and the 90-year-old Tsiga often comes second best. The crafty feline forages in nearby bushes for rats, birds, insects and worms. As...

In this July 14, 2019 photo, 35-year-old Mohammed Eissa, an Ethiopian farmer and other migrants he met along the way, take shelter inside a damaged shipping container on the side of a highway, near Lac Assal, Djibouti. Over the past three years, the IOM reported 9,000 Ethiopians were deported each month. Many migrants have made the journey multiple times in what has become an unending loop of arrivals and deportations. Eissa is among them. This is his third trip to Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Migrants cross Yemen war zone to find work in Saudi Arabia

Feb. 14, 2020 4:47 PM EST

LAC ASSAL, Djibouti (AP) — “Patience,” Mohammed Eissa told himself. He whispered it every time he felt like giving up. The sun was brutal, reflecting off the thick layer of salt encrusting the barren earth around Lac Assal, a lake 10 times saltier than the ocean. Nothing grows here. Birds are...

Finalists announced in Ohio APME newspaper contest

Feb. 14, 2020 1:25 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Finalists have been announced in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors' 2019 newspaper contest. The awards in actual order of finish — first, second and third places — will be announced at the Ohio APME annual awards banquet May 9 in Columbus. The General Excellence,...

North Dakota non-oil exports total $2.2 billion in 2019

Feb. 12, 2020 2:56 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Commercial Service says that excluding oil, North Dakota exported more than $2.2 billion worth of products last year, which is nearly an 11% decrease from 2018. The state's export decline was led by soybeans and machinery, including farm implements. Soybean exports decreased...

Field of dreams: Marriage proposal shows up on Google Maps

Feb. 12, 2020 8:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German man's marriage proposal got a bigger audience than he had planned, after it showed up on an aerial picture used by Google Maps. The German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that 32-year-old part-time farmer Steffen Schwarz used a machine to plant a field of corn in such a way that...