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Abortion resistance braces for demands of a post-Roe future

May. 17, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

The day’s first caller begged for help to cross state lines and end her pregnancy. “Please,” the woman from Texas said in her voicemail. “Anything would be greatly appreciated.” Three states away, in southern Illinois, Alison Dreith heard the plea and ground a toothpick...

Goats, geese, chicks: Baby animals help Virginia farm thrive

Apr. 30, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

BRANDY STATION, Va. (AP) — Visitors from near and far have been seeking refuge at a farm in Culpeper County to escape the daily cares and pressures of life. They are coming away joyful. “This is the best thing I’ve been able to do all year,” said Elizabeth Coco of Alexandria...

West Virginia family farm not sheepish about lamb operation

Apr. 10, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

SUMERCO, W.Va. (AP) — Scott and Mattie Smith are bullish on the commercial lamb business. The father-daughter team manages about 100 sheep at Midnight Farms, a 230-acre, three-generation family farm venture clinging to a Lincoln County ridge overlooking the Coal River Valley, a few...

Bighorn sheep numbers continue to grow in North Dakota

Apr. 02, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials say bighorn sheep are making a comeback in the state following a crippling disease outbreak in the Badlands. There are almost 450 bighorns among populations managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, the National Park...