Latest Livestock farming News

Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records

Mar. 22, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn't putting her pole down anytime soon. Flo Filion Meiler left Thursday for the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor in Poland, where she'll compete in events including the long jump, 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, pentathlon and pole vault, for...

Oats has Buffalo shedding basketball's mid-major label

Mar. 20, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo coach Nate Oats was so caught up in the possibility of facing his former boss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the significance of the West Region's top-seeded team initially escaped him on Selection Sunday. "You know, I didn't even think about that," Oats said when...

Sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah dies at 13

Mar. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — WinStar Farm says that stallion Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has died. Owner Ahmed Zayat confirmed the death of the 13-year-old to the Associated Press on Monday and said he was "like a family member." WinStar stated on its web site that...

Pork giant Smithfield Foods loses another neighbors' lawsuit

Mar. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Smithfield Foods was found responsible Friday for a fifth time for nuisances neighbors suffered from waste generated by thousands of the company's hogs. Jurors determined the pork giant should pay $420,000 after four previous juries awarded nearly $550 million in penalties. Most of the...

Farmer patience on tariffs comes with caution flag for Trump

Mar. 7, 2019 1:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa hog farmer Howard Hill is feeling the pinch from President Donald Trump's get-tough trade policies — his pigs are selling for less than it costs to raise them. It's a hit that Hill is willing to take for now, but his understanding also comes with a caution flag for the...

Committee OKs bill to expand immigrant drivers licenses

Feb. 28, 2019 3:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's dairy and livestock industries backed bipartisan legislation Thursday to expand a state program in which residents who are in the country illegally can obtain drivers licenses and identification cards. The Senate Finance Committee voted 5-2 to advance the bill , which would...

Police capture emu that's been on the run in Pennsylvania

Feb. 28, 2019 2:12 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police have captured an emu that's been on the run in Pennsylvania. Northern York County Regional Police say the large bird was caught Tuesday after residents spotted it walking through backyards and on roadways. Police say animal wranglers with Ellis Animal Services walked the bird to a...

Judge OKs settlement from nation's largest natural gas leak

Feb. 25, 2019 4:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $120 million court settlement from the nation's largest-known natural gas leak was approved by a California judge Monday despite objections from local residents and criticism from environmentalists. Judge Carolyn Kuhl in Los Angeles Superior Court signed a consent decree putting the...

The Latest: Gas blowout settlement approved by judge

Feb. 25, 2019 1:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a $120 million court settlement from the nation's largest-known natural gas leak (all times local): 11:55 a.m. A judge has approved a $120 million court settlement from the nation's largest-known natural gas leak. Judge Carolyn Kuhl in Los Angeles Superior Court signed off...

Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

Feb. 23, 2019 12:42 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a "product like any other." Macron's speech at his country's premier agriculture fair was aimed at assuaging French...