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3 charged in deaths of dozens of cattle at Nebraska farm

Apr. 20, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

OVERTON, Neb. (AP) — Three family members have been charged with animal cruelty and neglect following the deaths of dozens of cattle on their Nebraska farm. Acting under search warrants, deputies found at least 65 carcasses on the property near Overton, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) west of Lincoln. No...

Immigration raid: Guatemalan worker arrested on dairy farm

Apr. 19, 2018 9:42 PM EDT

ROME, N.Y. (AP) — A dairy farmer says seven federal immigration officers came onto his property without permission, arrested a Guatemalan worker without producing a warrant and handcuffed the farmer when he video-recorded their actions. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, tweeted that she was "deeply...

Immigrant driver's bill advances to aid Colorado farm labor

Apr. 18, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado House on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting the ranks of the state's agricultural workforce by letting immigrants who are in the country illegally renew their driver's licenses online or by mail. The bill is supported by dairy, cattle and produce farmers and...

Truck pulling trailer full of cows catches fire

Apr. 18, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A truck pulling a trailer full of cows caught fire on a Massachusetts interstate, but the driver and the cattle were not injured. The fire happened Tuesday on Interstate 495 in Salisbury. Police say the driver got out of the truck safely and the flames did not spread to the trailer,...

Saving the bison: Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow

Apr. 16, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seven young female bison from Poland are being shipped off to help boost a herd in Spain and expand the population of Europe's largest animal, which is on the endangered species list. Michal Krzysiak, head of the Bialowieza National Park in eastern Poland, said the bison — aged...

Bovines online: Farmers are using AI to help monitor cows

Apr. 13, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence? No time to ruminate on that because the moment has arrived, thanks to a Dutch company that has married two technologies — motion sensors and AI — with the aim of bringing the barnyard into the 21st century....

Farmer gets jail time in cruelty case involving 70 dead cows

Apr. 10, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan farmer charged with animal cruelty after about 70 cows were found dead on his properties has been sentenced to 15 days in jail and ordered to pay nearly $20,000 in restitution. Sixty-one-year-old Keith E. Huck Jr. of Livingston County's Cohoctah Township learned his...

Don Imus ranch in northern New Mexico up for sale

Apr. 9, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

RIBERA, N.M. (AP) — The sprawling cattle ranch in northern New Mexico owned by former radio host Don Imus is for sale. Real estate agent Craig Huitfeldt confirmed last week that the ranch is on the market, the Santa Fe New Mexico reported Saturday. The 2,400-acre (971-hectare) ranch near the small...

The Latest: Iowa governor would send troops to Mexico border

Apr. 5, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's order for the National Guard to deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is prepared to send National Guard troops from the Midwest state to the U.S.-Mexico border if President Donald Trump's administration...

Maine petting zoo is site of first reindeer birth in years

Apr. 5, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A traveling Maine petting zoo says its reindeer has unexpectedly given birth to the first baby reindeer in the state in more than 20 years. Pony X-Press co-owner Ed Papsis says the reindeer is a dark brown female calf, and it was born at a farm on Easter Sunday. She's been named...