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Front line farming: Bombs disrupt critical Ukraine industry

Sep. 21, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

NOVOMYKOLAIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — An unexploded rocket sticks out of a field, and another is embedded in the ground of the farm compound. Workers found a cluster bomb while clearing weeds, and there's a gaping hole in the roof of the shrapnel-scarred livestock barn. All work has...

Idaho a step closer to having largest research dairy in US

Sep. 20, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho’s plan to build the nation’s largest research dairy and experimental farm cleared a big hurdle on Tuesday. Idaho Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected officials on the Idaho Land Board approved the university’s plan to...

Bill Gates: Technological innovation would help solve hunger

Sep. 13, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates says the global hunger crisis is so immense that food aid cannot fully address the problem. What’s also needed, Gates argues, are the kinds of innovations in farming technology that he has long funded to try to reverse the crisis documented in a report released...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 01, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

New York Post. August 29, 2022. Editorial: Sorry, Hochul: Your bail-reform ‘fixes’ don’t cut it — so stop passing the buck The mutual finger-pointing by Gov. Kathy Hochul and state judges over surging crime shows no sign of let-up. But don’t be confused: The...

University of Tennessee has new agriculture leader

Aug. 20, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There’s one thing the new leader of the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture wants Tennesseans to understand: Farming impacts everyone. “Four out of four people eat,” Carrie Castille said in an interview with Knox News. “And the...

University of Idaho envisions largest research dairy in US

Aug. 18, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho wants to build the nation’s largest research dairy and experimental farm in south-central Idaho, the geographical heart of the sector. University President Scott Green and school officials in a presentation to Gov. Brad Little and other...

Golf courses using drought-resistant grass from Auburn

Aug. 13, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Following the acquisition of rights by an Oregon-based company to a grass developed in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, a bentgrass variety known as AU Victory is taking root at golf courses. AU Victory was developed by Edzard van Santen, a...

Las Cruces boy finds bone marrow match in sister

Jul. 02, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Moustapha Idrissa and Balkissa Boubacar’s first child was born eight years ago. Muhammad was perfect and the young family was happy. However, standard tests on the newborn revealed he had sickle cell anemia. Sickle cell diseases are inherited blood...