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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 08, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Pfizer’s...

Judge: Army Corps must review decision on Indiana dairy farm

Oct. 04, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review its decision that a dairy farm built in northwest Indiana to house more than 4,000 cows is not subject to the Clean Water Act. Environmental groups and several residents sued...

Florida Forever conserves ecosystems as money dwindles

Oct. 02, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — East of the Southwest Florida city centers, where dense cypress domes and live oaks dripping with moss replace concrete and stucco, the world wakes up differently. The din of the early commute in natural Florida is not blaring horns or humming tires...

Colorado dairy fined $25K for worker's death in manure pit

Oct. 01, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

LASALLE, Colo. (AP) — A dairy in northern Colorado has been fined nearly $25,000 after the death of a worker whose truck slipped into a pit filled with liquid manure. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Shelton Land and Cattle LTD, which does...

Dozens killed and abducted in Nigeria's north

Sep. 30, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 32 people have been killed in Nigeria’s north after armed groups attacked remote communities in 2 states, authorities said, the latest incident in a spiraling cycle of violence in Africa’s most populous country. Local officials and...

Invasive and toxic 'devil weed' found on Hawaii's Big Island

Sep. 28, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — An invasive plant species that is toxic to cattle and highly flammable has been found on Hawaii's Big Island. Chromolaena odorata, also known as “devil weed,” was found on the east side of the Big Island earlier this year, the Hawaii...

Some Georgia dairy farmers see cash cow in raw milk sales

Sep. 27, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

Family dairy farms in Georgia are fighting to survive, and some farmers say selling raw milk could be the answer, despite public health concerns. White House Dairy Farm owner Marvin Yoder said that because of the oversaturation of the milk market, prices have been driven...

Walz proposes $10 million drought relief package for farmers

Sep. 24, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $10 million relief package Friday for farmers who suffered losses due to drought across most of Minnesota this summer — a plan that would require a special legislative session to approve. The Democratic governor’s proposal...

Lightning strike kills 8 cows on a Maine farm

Sep. 22, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — Lightning hit a tree at a Maine beef farm, electrocuting eight cattle that had gathered under it for shelter from the rain. The cows' deaths Saturday have been a huge economic and emotional setback to Fortin Farms in Winslow, which has been in the...

Hawaii couple buys assets of defunct dairy on Big Island

Sep. 20, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The owners of a Hawaii food distribution company have bought the assets of a Hamakua dairy farm that went out of business several years ago. Chad and Stephanie Buck of Oahu recently purchased the assets of the former Big Island Dairy with hopes of...